Craft Beer Events for the Week of Mar 6–12, 2017

It’s a busy week as Victoria Beer Week is in full swing and there are several other fun events taking place across BC this week.

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email.

For a full list of events, check out my Facebook page

March 6: Victoria Beer Week 2017: Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz

The Northern Quarter, Victoria, BC; 19:30–22:00 PST

Victoria’s Quiz Master Benji Duke hosts this fun and entertaining evening. Bring your own team of experts (up to 6 people per team) to try to defeat VBW’s own Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Expect this to involve the usual trivial shenanigans Benji is famous for, but with a Beer Week twist — including a prize package for the winning contestant.

-a glass of beer ordered from the Northern Quarter tap list
-a discount on food — the kitchen will do something special for VBW so come early and enjoy dinner

19+, 2 pieces of ID required

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March 6: Victoria Beer Week 2017: Beer, Pizza, More Beer

Pizerria Prima Strada, Victoria, BC (map); 17:30–20:00 PST

Beer and Pizza! Is there a better marriage in the world of food and beverage? This ultimate beer and pizza party sees four of BC’s best breweries collaborate with Prima Strada for custom pairings with specialty pizzas. There is another 8pm seating to accommodate your hungry stomach.

Enjoy beer from Hoyne Brewing Company, Fernie Brewing Company, Lighthouse Brewing Company and Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

$30 (plus tax) TICKET WILL GRANT:
-4 servings of pizza, paired with a 4oz sample of beer
-complimentary VBW sampler glass

-this is a food pairing event – if you have severe allergies, please consider before purchasing a ticket
-Prima Strada’s parking lot is quite small; Rock Bay has plenty of street parking within close walking distance

19+, 2 pieces of ID required

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March 6: Victoria Beer Week 2017: Taco Tuesday

Fort Common, Victoria, BC (map); 18:00–21:00 PST

This new event celebrates Victoria’s delicious taco scene paired up with some great BC craft beer. The venue is the Fort Commons, a hidden gem of a courtyard tucked behind buildings on the corner of Fort and Blanshard.

Spice up your week and join us for some tacos and beer from Hoyne Brewing Company, Driftwood Brewery, Lighthouse Brewing Company and Steel & Oak Brewing Co.with us!

-complimentary VBW sampler glass
-3 beer tickets
-3 taco tickets

-1 beer ticket = 1 x 4-oz sample
-additional beer tickets will be available for $1.75 each
-additional taco tickets will also be available for sale (price TBD)
-this is an outdoor venue; please dress accordingly

19+, 2 pieces of ID required

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March 7: Victoria Beer Week 2017: Drink In the Story

Harbour Air/Westcoast Air, Victoria, BC (map); 19:30–22:00 PST

Check out this line-up of craft beer legends:

  • Iain Hill – Strange Fellows Brewing – the longtime head brewer at Yaletown Brewing who finally opened his own brewery in 2014
  • Gary Lohin – Central City Brewpub Surrey – one of the leaders of the craft beer movement in BC since the 1990s
  • Matt Phillips – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.- hear the “Legend of Matt Phillips” from the man himself!

Each of these celebrated brewmasters will take a turn telling stories while you sample a special beer chosen by him. At the end of the evening, we put all three beers on tap and you get a chance to socialize with the legends themselves.

For discount tickets to this event and other beer geekery, check out the Beer Geek Heaven package on our website!

-3 x 12-oz glasses of beer, one selected by each brewer

19+, 2 pieces of ID required

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March 7: LEGO and ‘New to BC’ Left Hand Brewing Co. Launch Party

The Drake, Victoria, BC (map); 18:00–21:00 PST

To welcome Left Hand Brewing to BC, the Drake will be pouring five of their beers. Also, there will be LEGO for some reason. 🙂


  • Milk stout nitro
  • Bittersweet Nitro
  • Polestar pilsner
  • Sawtooth amber ale
  • Extrovert america IPA

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March 8: Tofino Brewing Tap Takeover at Smiths Pub

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC (map); 17:00–01:00 PST

Come celebrate Victoria Beer Week with the brewery that started our monthly tap takeovers.

Often imitated, but never duplicated, our pals at Tofino Brewing are back for our annual Tofino Brewing Tap Takeover.

We’ll be pouring all the Tofino beer you love, handing out sweet Tofino swag and maybe “Last Call” Wade Moore will regale us all with tales of What’s Hoppening at the brewery.

Pair a pint with our Smiths Burger or Hippie Chick veggie burger for $14 and stick around late to hear the finest Psych rock with Audio Osmosis.

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March 8: Brewmasters Dinner with Bridge Brewing

Club Llia, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:00 PST

Join us for a special Brewmasters Dinner with Bridge Brewing! Enjoy a sampling of craft beers and special menu items prepared just for the occasion. 4 courses – 4 beers – $40 plus tax.

Reserve ahead 604-568-4993 or email
@Bridge Brewing Company #craftbeer #sfucentral

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March 8: Spring Fundraiser at Phillips Brewery

Phillips Brewery, Victoria, BC (map); 19:00–21:00 PST

Come chat with Rob, fellow BCNDP MLAs, and other supporters as you enjoy local craft beverages paired with delicious appetizers in the Phillips’ tasting room.

Tickets are going fast so click on the ticket link to reserve your spot now!

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March 9: Victoria Beer Week 2017 – Pucker Up: A Sour Beer Showcase

Victoria Public Market, Victoria, BC; 19:30–22:30 PST

Join Victoria Beer Week in celebration of all beers tart, sour and delicious! Bigger and better than ever with as many sours as we can serve.

Sour beers are growing more and more popular all the time, and what better proof than the story of this event itself. When we first held it in 2015, we were happy to fill the Churchill Pub. Last year, we expanded it to the Churchill and Garrick’s Head.

In 2017, we’re making the leap to the Victoria Public Market. Join us in a celebration of all beers tart, sour and delicious!

$30 (plus tax) ticket to this event includes:

~ access to at least 12 sour beers from some of BC’s finest breweries
~ complimentary VBW sampler glass
~ 6 beer tickets

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March 10: Victoria Beer Week 2017 – Friday Night Casks #2

Victoria Public Market, Victoria, BC; 19:30–22:00 PST

Friday Night Casks at the Victoria Public Market are back! Victoria Beer Week celebrates craft beer creativity at our second Friday Cask Night with a selection of 25 unique cask-conditioned beers from BC breweries, along with food from the Victoria Public Market’s fantastic vendors.

~ access to more than 25 casks from BC’s finest breweries + cider & mead!
food options from vendors at the Victoria Public Market
~ complimentary VBW sampler glass
~ 8 drink tickets
~ 1 food ticket


~ 1 drink ticket = 1 4oz sample
~ additional food tickets will be available for purchase on-site for $5 each
~ additional drink tickets will be available for $1.75 each
~ we accept cash or major credit cards for merchandise and beer ticket sales
~ coat check will be available on site
~ although some breweries are participating in both cask nights, they will provide a unique beer for each event

19+, 2 pieces ID required
All attendees will be asked for ID

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March 11: Peche Day

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–22:59 PST

Join us for a chance to try six different versions of Dieu du Ciel’s Peche Mortel.
Event runs all day or until the beer runs out.

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March 11: Kootenays Tap Takeover at Smiths Pub

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–01:59 PST

We’ll be bringing the crisp mountain air and fresh water of the Kootenays to Smiths on Saturday March 11, in the form of quality brews. Fernie Brewing Company (from Fernie) and Torchlight Brewing Co. (from Nelson) will be taking over all the taps on this night.

Fernie Brewing Company has been making quality brews since 2003, first in the Pask family barn, and now in their ever expanding facility just outside of Fernie. We’ll be featuring some of their award-winning core line-up, a couple seasonal brews, plus some barrel aged stand outs.

Torchlight was established in Nelson in 2014. Since then, this nano-brewery has been knocking out loads of different types of beer (more than 40). The only way you’ll get to try them is to head to Nelson or come to Smiths for this tap takeover. We are looking forward to finally trying some of their fantastic suds.

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March 11: 3rd Annual Beer League BASH

Britannia Ice Rink, Vancouver, BC; 16:00–22:00 PST

Bomber Brewing is very pleased to present the 3rd annual Beer League BASH taking place from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday, Mar 11th at Britannia Community Rink (1661 Napier Street).

With 100% proceeds going to BASH, Britannia After School Hockey, this fundraising event will offer 16 local craft breweries pouring tasters on the rink concourse while four craft brewery teams, Bomber, Parallel 49, Vancouver ‘Craft Beer All-Stars’ and the Suburban ‘Craft Beer All-Stars’, battle it out on the ice in a round-robin tournament.

Each $25 ticket includes three taster tokens (additional tokens are $1.25 a)s well as entrance to the After Party hosted by Parallel 49 at Britannia Hall at 1739 Venables across the street from the rink.

Attendees can earn extra tokens! One additional token will be given per clean, gently-used hockey item donation to the BASH program (I.E. pair of elbow pads, helmet, socks, sticks, etc.)

Sorry, leave the kids at home – no minors permitted.

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