Craft Beer Events for the Week of Mar 20–26, 2017

There’s quite a few events going on in BC this week, mostly in Victoria or Vancouver. Please let me know if you spot some more.

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 20: Pint + Paint at Faculty Brewing: Mixed Media

Faculty Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 19:30–21:30 PST

Faculty Brewing presents the first instalment of our new “Pint + Paint” series, a monthly art class where you get to drink craft beer and create a rad new piece of art for your home.

Taught by the wonderful Brooke, this class is a spin on the classic “painting” course. Rather than a generic landscape or beach scene, you’ll be creating a unique mixed media piece with ink and watercolour. Check out her instagram @brookemily__ (two underscores) to check out some of her work.

Your ticket includes all the supplies, a frame for your piece, and a stein of beer! (You can also have a glass of kombucha or a can of cider if beer’s not your thing).

The class has extremely limited space. Grab your ticket ASAP to avoid disappointment!

It’s going down on Monday, March 20th at 7:30pm. Please arrive 5 minutes early so we can get started on time.

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March 21: Paint Nite at Red Arrow Brewing

Red Arrow Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–21:00 PST

What’s that? Another upgrade to Taco Tuesday?? How??

It’s time for our very first paint night at the brewery! With a friendly local favorite, Mario Peruzzo, as the hosting artist, the evening is sure to be nothing short of an absolute blast! Tickets are $45 and available in limited quantities. Check out the tickets link listed here for more info on Mario and the rest of the Paint Nite team, as well as to purchase your tickets and reserve your spot!!


As an added bonus, we will stay open for business to the general public right throughout the evening, with Taco Revolution staying on site a little later than usual (6:30 or so) to keep you fed. So make sure to come down early to get set up with some $3 tacos and a flight of beer and get geared up to paint up a storm!!

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March 22: CAMRA “Members Only” March Event – IPA Blind Tasting

Yates Street Tap House, Victoria, BC; 19:00–21:00 PST

Come join us Wednesday March 22nd for our monthly meeting.

We’ll be doing blind tastings of various IPA’s while trying to determine which ones they are.

This is a Member event, however, members are welcomed to bring potential new members as guests.

Stay tuned for more details as they’re revealed.

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March 23: Beer & Cheese Pairing Masterclass

Cascadia Uptown, Victoria, BC; 19:00–20:00 PST

Host: Stephanie Turcotte – Certified Cicerone

Discover your favourite local craft beer and cheese pairings. Canadian and International Cheese Provided by Whole Foods. RSVP In-Store or By Phone

Admission: $5 (all proceeds donated to our monthly local charity).

Limited space available, please register in advance in person or by phone (778.265.6265).


March 23: Gastown Beer Society Weekly Meeting

Lamplighter Pub, Vancouver, BC; 18:00 PST

Moody Ales will this weeks Gastown Beer Society ! They will be featuring their Intrepid Lemon Matcha Saison and sampling their finest core beers!


March 23: Faculty Brewing x Milano Coffee: Mount Pleasant Brewers Collab Keg

Faculty Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–23:00 PST

We brew beer. They brew coffee.

We’re excited to announce our new collab-brew with Milano Coffee Roasters: the 599 COLD BREW ESB.

Being the new kids on the block, we’re thrilled to be working with one of the original brewers of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood!

We are creating JUST ONE 50L keg incorporating our beer with Milano Coffee. We feel that the caramel and roasted notes in our ESB pair wonderfully with Milano’s Café M Cold Brew.

Milano’s founder and Master Roaster, Francesco Curatolo, brought his blending and roasting expertise to Vancouver in 1984. Since then, Brian Turko has taken over as Master Roaster, with his blends being hailed by coffee connoisseurs throughout the world and awarded multiple times by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters.

Join us from 5pm until the keg runs out! Our brewers, along with Milano’s staff and Master Roaster Brian Turko, will be here to chat about the collaboration.

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March 23: Granville Island Taproom Trivia Night

Granville Island Brewery, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–22:00 PST

Get ready for another round of Taproom Trivia with your host Josh Ruddock!

Grab your buds, enjoy some brews and try your hand at five rounds of brain-teasing trivia complete with drink specials and awesome prizes to be won!

What obscure trivia facts will you wow us with?!

Trivia starts at 7 PM so make sure to get there early.

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March 25: Coronado Tap Takeover

Moon Under Water Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 13:00–18:00 PST

Join us Saturday afternoon of March 25 as we celebrate the amazing craft beers of CORONADO Brewing Co!

Co-founder Rich Chapman will be in attendance, talking beer and showing off some of the best brews on the West Coast.

  • 4 days IPA
  • Idiot IPA
  • Fog Bound
  • Mermaid’s Red Ale
  • Blue Bridge Imperial
  • Guava IPA
  • Pilsner
  • Orange Avenue Wit

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March 25: Townsite Brewing Big Birthday Bash

The Red Lion Pub, Powell River, BC; 18:30–01:00 PST

Remember a time when there were no growler fills in Powell River? No brewery tours on a rainy saturday? No casks being tapped at 3pm on a Thursday?

It hardly seems possible but it was only FIVE YEARS AGO!

We are planning a big fat Belgian party. Save the date and join us in celebrating the last 5 and toast to many more years.

Admission is one ticket – available at Townsite Brewing!

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March 25: BC Beer Wars: The Purge

East Side Boxing Club, Vancouver, BC; 18:30–01:00 PST

Training for BC Beer Wars 2017 is approaching the half way mark and you know what that means – bring on The Purge!

“The Purge” is an afternoon of sparring matches to determine the fight card for the final Fight Night. Who will make the cut?

Where: Eastside Boxing Club, 238 Keefer Street, Vancouver

$5 cash entry for non-fighters and beers will be $5. Cash only.

Starts at 2pm, sparring until 7pm, mingling will go until the beer runs out. Likely 9pm.

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March 26: Strange Day #27: Carnival

Strange Fellows Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 13:00–16:00 PST

Celebrated under many different guises worldwide, Carnival is a joyous and colourful celebration of life. On Sunday March 26th, Strange Fellows Brewing invites one and all to celebrate the Belgian Carnival tradition with music, food, and of course beer. Belgian crepes will be flipping, and East Vancouver’s own Carnival Band will liven things up as only they can.

Masked revelers will receive a Free Beer.

Amid bursts of confetti and music, the juggler entertains us with a handful of oranges. As the oranges rise and fall, the planets revolve in the universe, babies are born and the old pass on. Making that which is difficult look effortless and all of life’s worries seem insignificant, the juggler teaches us a simple lesson: To take pleasure in both the big & the small things in life.

Strange Fellows is an East Vancouver craft brewery inspired by tradition and creativity that celebrates the strange and extraordinary. We invite you to celebrate with us each month as we observe a different Strange Day, inspired by obscure superstitions and folklore from around the world.

The Carnival Band is East Vancouver’s own community-based ensemble of brass, woodwinds, drums, percussion, accordion, and voice. No matter what their influence – samba, calypso, swing, afro beat, jazz, funk, disco or traditional music – joy and celebration is at the heart of their super-fun performance.

So don a mask and join us for a festive afternoon of beer, Belgian crepes and music in celebration of both the big and the small things in life!

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March 26: Four Winds Barrels & Hops Tap Takeover

The American, Vancouver, BC; 17:00 PST

We’re going to be posted up @theamericanvancouver this Sunday with some of our rarest barrel aged beers as well as some hoppy favourites! If you haven’t had a chance to try MONA, our Port Barrel Aged Belgian Blend with Cherries this your chance! We’ll also be pouring our last kegs of Blódberg – Foeder Aged Nordic Saison collab with @borgbrugghus and Best Case Ontario – Foeder Aged Farmhouse Ale collab with @sawdustcitybeer @greatlakesbeer @nickelbrookbrewing @escarpmentlabs // see poster for more details. Doors at 5pm.


March 26: Celebrates Excellence in Salt Spring Libation

Hasting House, Saltspring Island, BC; 14:00–17:00 PST

Sunday, March 26th at 2pm, Hastings House Celebrates Excellence in Salt Spring Libations!

Come celebrate the amazing diversity of our Wineries, both Garry Oaks and Salt Spring Vineyards, Salt Spring Island Ales, Salt spring Wild Cider and Salt Spring Shine Distillery.
Meet the makers! Each of these deliciously diverse artisan beverage makers will be sharing samples and stories. Our Executive Chef, Marcel Kauer, will be creating canapes to pair beautifully.

Tickets are available for $25.00 per person and are very limited.

We suggest booking early by calling our front desk at 250-537-2362.

Must be 19 years old or Older to attend this event.