Craft Beer Events for the Week of Mar 13–19, 2017

It seems things have calmed down a bit after Victoria Beer Week and various events in Vancouver and the rest of BC last week. This is probably a good thing, as my liver took quite a beating!

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 13: CAMRA South Okanagan AGM & March Members Meeting

Craft Corner Kitchen, Penticton, BC; 18:00–21:00 PST

The AGM will start at 6:00pm. Come hear about our results from 2016 and our plans for the upcoming year. Elections will be held for the executive positions. Nominations can be sent to and will also be accepted at the meeting. All current CAMRA SO members are eligible to vote.

Once the AGM wraps up (around 6:30pm) we will start our regular members meeting with our special guest, Nathan from Detonate Brewing, who will have some of his beer on tap for purchase. CAMRA SO is excited to welcome our members back together at our first official 2017 meetup and we will be providing complimentary appies prepared by Chef James! As always, CAMRA members save 15% on food and get 20oz pints for the price of 16oz.

Ginger from Okanagan Fest of Ale will also be on site selling weekend passes at a reduced price for CAMRA members!

We are looking forward to catching up with you all soon! As always we will also be accepting new memberships during the meeting as well.

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March 15: East Side Beer Fest

The Wise Hall & Lounge, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–21:00 PST

Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 5th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, which helps provides food for up to 25,000 people in need each week. All proceeds from both ticket sales and draw prizes directly support the GVFBS.

The evening will feature craft beers from all over the world and gift card prizes from La Mezcaleria and Merchants Workshop. It’s the perfect Spring event! Join us on Wednesday, March 15th, from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Wise Hall located at 1882 Adanac Street, just off of Commercial Drive.

Tickets are $24.99 plus a non-perishable food donation to the GVFBS and are available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations. Tickets are all-inclusive – all alcohol tastings are included with your ticket.

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March 16: Beware the Ales of March

Callister Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 14:00–23:00 PST

Join us March 15th for Boombox’s inaugural Ales of March. We will be launching two (2!!) new IPAs as well as our limited release “Double Double” Golden Ale. Three brand new Boombox beers on the same day!

Growler fills will be time limited on the 15th so that you don’t have to lineup too long for a pint. Get fills of either of the IPAs from 2pm – 5pm. Growler fills will resume the following day.

We’ll also be providing some appies in the evening to celebrate Kent and Ryan’s birthdays as well as staying open until 11pm.

Hopefully you can make it and remember… Beware the Ales of March!

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March 16: New Beers & New Breweries Tasting with Joe Wiebe

Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:00 PST

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

This month we’re tasting some of the newest beers available in Victoria, including several of the beers that were launched at Victoria Beer Week 2017: Lift Off! as well as a few other ultra-new tasty options from:

  • Powell Brewery – Hop Hash IPA
  • Persephone Brewing Company – Single Hop series
  • Dageraad Brewing – White
  • Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks – Valis Imperial IPA
  • Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – Towers + Trains Earl Grey IPA
  • Twin Sails Brewing – No Fun Zone Blonde Stout AND Str8 Flexin Imperial Stout
  • Hopefully something from Parkside Brewery.

See you there!

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March 17: Tapping of the Casks

The Bent Mast, Victoria, BC; 16:30–01:00 PST

This St. Patrick’s Day, come celebrate with us at The Bent Mast for The Tapping of the Casks.

Fuggles & Warlock, Bomber Brewing, and The Bent Mast are joining forces to bring you the Spirit of the Irish with two casks and Irish inspired dishes.

Bomber Brewing will be bringing our Choqlette Porter with Jameson soaked oak chips.

Casks are tapped at 4:30.

No cover. Pints are 6.00. Cask and menu information to follow.

Wear green!

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March 18: Port Alberni Hops Festival

Echo Centre, Port Alberni, BC; 19:00–21:00 PST



March 18: Beer Wars Fundraiser Night at the Moon!

Moon Under Water, Victoria, BC; 16:30–23:00 PST

Come support your Island contenders as they make their way to BC Beer Wars to face off against some Vancouver Breweries!

Tickets $25 – includes a burger, side, and 20oz pint!

There will be door prizes, a raffel, and live music provided by the talented folks of Roy’s Bag

If you would like tickets, please shoot Victoria Boxing Club a message or swing by Moon Under Water. Tickets will be available at the door.

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March 18: Hoppy Sunday: an IPA tasting

Spinnakers (West side), Victoria, BC; 16:30–01:00 PST


Join us at Spinnakers Spirit Merchants Vic West in Victoria, BC to explore the world of IPAs! The style becomes more broad every year and brewers continue to push the boundaries for this category. Over the course of 6 samples we hope to show you the wide variety of flavour and aroma profiles within IPAs.

We will have TWO sampling sessions, one at 2pm and another at approx. 2:50pm.

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March 19: Hops & Hounds

Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC; 14:00–16:00 PST


Festival Nanaimo, Pacific Island Entertainment and the good folks at Dog n’ Suds Pet Services are letting the dogs out to join us at Hops & Hounds, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo SPCA on Sunday, March 19th at Maffeo Sutton Park from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Oh – let’s not forget about the beer! Nanaimo’s own White Sails Brewing, and Longwood Brewery, will provide some of the finest craft beer made on the Island. $2 beer tasting tokens. There will also be a BBQ by Original Joe’s – yum!

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