Craft Beer Events for the Week of Mar 27–Apr 2, 2017

It’s another busy week for BC craft beer events, 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 27: Main Street Monday: A Night of Trivia Hosted by Jered Love

Main Street Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 19:30–21:30 PST

Come test your knowledge with a night of trivia at Main Street Brewery. Host Jered Love will put you and your friends to the test, with fun and funny skill testing questions.

Enjoy fine beer, and delicious food. Ciders and wine available for those who cannot enjoy beer.

Prizes will be awarded throughout the night. Trivia Starts at 7:30, but we reccomend you get here early, as we expect to be at capacity.

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March 28: Hearthstone Brewmaster’s Dinner

Craft Beer Market, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:30 PST

Join Hearthstone Brewery & CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver for the a collaboration dinner. If you enjoy great beer paired with fresh local food, this is an event you do not want to miss!

Your ticket includes a welcome beer, plus four courses each paired with a Hearthstone beer.

Please note that this is a set menu! If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please e-mail us BEFORE purchasing a ticket here:

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A clean, crisp golden pale pilsner with a spicy, floral hop aroma. Polish Marynka and Saaz hops are the driving force in this brew’s hop character, resulting in a balanced, yet complex Pils.

Wonton crisp

Lighter than your average IPA, these Amarillo and El Dorado hops steal the show. The result is stone fruit, citrus and all around tropical hoppy goodness.

Crème fraiche

A full bodied red ale where the malt and hops battle it out creating a beautifully balanced brew. On the nose Citra hop aroma, hop spice from the Galena on the tip of your tongue, big caramel notes on the after palate, bitter finish.
The force is strong with this one.

Polenta, herb salad

This dark and broody milk stout is full-bodied and perfect to cuddle up next to a fire with. A solid and robust drink that has been aged on cacao nibs and shells provided by the East Van Roasting Company.

Rum roasted pineapple carpaccio

Kettle soured, then fermented with our house ale yeast. Next, we dry hop the hell out of this beer with Equanot and Idaho 7 hops, both accentuating the beautiful bouquet of passion fruit and citrus.

Limited tickets available for $60 (taxes and gratuity included).

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March 29: Brasserie Dunham Tap Takeover at Smiths Pub

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00 PST

Located an hours drive southeast of Montreal, Dunham Brewery was born on June 1, 2011. Their portfolio reflects the passion for this noble nectar of the people. Inspired by classic European brewery traditions their know-how is resolutely focused on the exploration and renewal of genres.

Whether aged in barrels, loaded with lupulin, intensely fruity or delicately wild, enough chatter … TRINQUEZ!

Recently voted best brewery in Canada and one of the top 100 breweries in the world by, Dunham will be supplying their quality brews for those looking to try quaffable and delicious suds. We will have 6 kegs of their fine nectar, as well some of the folks from Dunham in attendance to talk about their beers and imbibe with us.

Tap list:

  • Saison Cassis
  • Oro Zuur Barrel-Aged Sour
  • Saison Rustique
  • Pale Ale Américaine
  • Ping Pong Wizard Grisette
  • Plus one more TBD

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March 29: Field House and Modern Times Tap Takeover

The Alibi Room, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–22:00 PST

Field House is coming to the city! Join us March 29th at @thealibiroom for an EPIC collaboration between Field House X @moderntimesbeer , a rad craft brewery out of San Diego.

We’ll be taking over 11 taps! 5 Field House, 5 Modern Times, and 1 FHxMT Collaboration Brew!

Head to our Facebook page to see more info on the event!


March 29: Live Acoustic Night

Granville Island Brewing, Victoria, BC; 19:00–22:00 PST

We’ve got more live music coming your way on Wednesday, March 29 when local musician Phil Bo takes over the Taproom with his funky fresh sound.

Bringing you three sets complete with crowd-pleasing covers and new tunes you can groove to, it’s a Wednesday night you won’t want to miss.

Beer + music = good times. What are you waiting for?

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March 30: Fourwinds + Breakside Tap Takeover

Handlebar Cafe and Apres, Whistler, BC; 17:30 PST

Four Winds Brewing (Delta, BC) and Breakside Brewing (Portland, OR) will be hijacking HandleBar with some of the best beer the West Coast has to offer! Each Brewery will be putting 4 of their favorite creations on tap for you check out. Come nerd-out on some amazing beers rare to BC, hilarity and good times are sure to ensue.

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March 30: Moon Under Water Brewmaster’s Dinner

Heron Rock Bitro, Victoria, BC; 19:00–2:00 PST

A four-course brewmaster’s dinner paired five beers from Moon Under Water. Tickets are $65 a head.Moon.jpg


March 30: Gladstone Brett Saison – Brewer-Led Tasting

Gladstone Brewing, Courtenay, BC; 16:00–17:00 PST

Join us for a brewer-led tasting!

Assistant brewer, Ryan Steffler, will lead a tasting orientation on our new Gladstone Brett Saison, sharing his insight on the production process and flavour profile.

We will be serving complimentary 4oz. tasters of the Gladstone Brett Saison in the tasting lounge to the first 20 people. (limit one per person).

The Gladstone Brett Saison was aged in wine barrels for one year, fermented with Brettanomyces, and bottle-conditioned resulting in a sophisticated beer – a little bit funky, with notes of overripe fruit.

750ml bottles of the Brett Saison will be available to take home.

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March 30: Save the Beer Farms Tap Takeover

The Cascade Room, Vancouver, BC; 15:00–0:45 PST

Persephone Brewing Company and Crannóg Ales are in danger of losing their farms. Come down and sign the petition to keep them producing on their own land. Live music by Bonfire Ballerina starts at 7pm. Spend the evening enjoying eight very special beers from Persephone and Crannog Ales, including two unique pin casks. The more people that come down and sign the better the chance of saving the beer farms. $1 from each beer sold will go towards Dining Out For Life – Vancouver / Whistler. Two causes, eight beers and one fantastic night. See you on Thursday, March 30th. Beers start flowing at 3 pm.

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March 31: Twin Sails Tap Takeover

12 Kings Pub, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–2:00 PST

We’ll be featuring nine beers including a bunch of our limited release beers, a sneak preview of our Juice Plus batch#2 and the next beer in our DIPA series, Kool Koala.

Entry is free, just come down, drink some beers and have a good time!

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March 31: Brewology

UVSS Student Union Building, Victoria, BC; 15:00–19:00 PST

The term is finally ending and the UVSS has your back with *7* different breweries bringing tasty samples of their best beer to Vertigo!

Want more? On it. While you’re enjoying those tasty, tasty samples, DJ Carson and DJ Tanner will be serenading you!

There will be a coat check, so you don’t even have to worry about your belongings while you listen to music, relax with a beer, and let the stress of the term fade away.

Entry is $5 and only $1.75 per sample token.
(or from Jordan Quitzau, UVSS Director of Events)

This is a 19+ event. Entry requires 2 pieces of government issue ID.

Our confirmed breweries are:

– Category 12 Brewing
– Lighthouse Brewing Company
– Vancouver Island Brewing
– Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
– Tod Creek Craft Cider
– Twa Dogs
– Hoyne Brewing Company

This event is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive washrooms.

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March 31: Longwood Beer Pairing Dinner

Drinkwaters Restaurant, Port Alberni, BC; 18:00–21:00 PST

Drinkwaters Lakeside Lounge & the Stirling Room has teamed up with Longwood Brewery for another exciting beer pairing dinner!

Join us Friday March 31st for 4 delicious courses expertly paired with 4 unique Longwood craft beers. Special guest & brewmaster, Harley Smith will be joining us to provide us with the inside scoup behind his beers and to share the story and journey of Longwood Brewery.

For reservations, please call (250) 723-2722 ext. 104, or e-mail

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April 1: Fuggles and Warlock tap takeover

Six Mile Pub, Victoria, BC; 11:00–00:00 PST

Surprise!! This isn’t a cruel April fools day joke, it’s a dream come true. Fuggles and Warlock are taking over 5 beer taps at the Six Mile. Come on down for some exclusive beers and talk to the brewers and get to know them and their awesome beers!

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April 1: Oregon Day

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:09 PST

Certainly one of the stand-out events we hosted last year. For 2017 our co-host, Copper & Theory, has been able source even more great beer! Breweries participating…

Breakside – Scott Lawrence in attendance
pFriem – Josh pFriem in attendance
Gigantic – Ben Love in attendance
Cascade – Edwin Johnson in attendance
Commons – Travis Sandoval in attendance

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April 1: Feast of Fools

Strange Fellows Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–23:00 PST

The Feast of Fools at Strange Fellows Brewing
Strange Day #28 – April 1, 2017

VANCOUVER – Strange Fellows Brewing invites one and all to celebrate the absurd and join us for our inaugural Feast of Fools on Saturday April 1st.
5pm until the food runs out (but the silliness & beer will flow until 11pm)

Since the days of Chaucer, the Fool’s Day has played an important role to society’s health by allowing folks to let off a little steam. Medieval clerics celebrated the Fool’s Feast as an outlet for their innate foolishness, lest they be too silly year round. These days, the Fool’s Day is a reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.

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.

Please join us for a festive evening of foolish revelry, delicious food, and of course beer! Irreverent behaviour, good-natured pranks, and silly costumes encouraged. Present a joke and receive a Free Beer.

$16 for a beer with dinner: BBQ brisket/salmon sandwich, house coleslaw, imperial mac n’cheese, and tarte à la bière.

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