BC Craft Beer (and Cider) Events for the Week of May 1–7

There’s quite a few events going on all over BC this week. 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

May 2: Category 12 Tap Takeover

Malone’s, Vancouver BC; 17:00–20:00

We are excited to have Category 12 brewing join us for another great TAP TAKEOVER!

From 5pm Category 12 will be here to answer questions and give you a unique insight into their beers and brewery.

There will also be prizes for some lucky guests and live music by Tynan!

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May 3: Strange Fellows Chicha Dinner w/ guest chef Tobias Grignon

Chicha Restaurant, Vancouver BC; 18:30–21:30

Join us for a five course dinner with Chicha chefs; Shelome Bouvette and Allison Flook and guest chef Tobias Grignon (Executive chef/ Owner of Rabbit’s Foot Supper Club, chef at Edible Canada and formerly executive chef of Mamie Taylor’s). All five courses paired with Strange Fellows Brewery.

The Menu
Reception starts at 6.30pm
light snacks
Penelope the Tart passionfruit sour cocktail

Rockfish ceviche- clams, cilantro, sweet potato, aji panca
Strange resemblance wild Saison

Crispy octopus- purple potato, cucumber, mizuna, amaranth, ponzu
Strange Fellow’s pilsner

Pork belly, yuca, pickled ramps, puffed quinoa, spiced apple
Guardian white ipa

Roast duck, broken duck leg empanada, rasins, pinenuts, plantain and parsley
Reynard oud bruin

Charred figs and rhubarb, bread and brandy ice cream, puffed cancha
Coup de foudre new world wild ale

Tickets $76 per person

Tickets will be sold at Chicha Restaurant and via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicha-and-strange-fellows-brewery-dinner-with-guest-chef-tobias-grignon-tickets-33602077719

Menu and pairings will be posted soon.

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May 3: BC Craft Cider Tap Takeover

Central City Brewpub Beatty, Vancouver BC; 17:00–23:00

On May 3rd, we will be hosting a BC Craft Cider Tap Takeover, featuring 12 taps from 12 unique craft cideries at Central City on Beatty, in support of BC Cider Week.

Admission is free. Drink tickets extra.

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May 3: Howling Moon Craft Cider Dinner

The Cascade Room, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00

Howling Moon Craft Cider and The Cascade Room present a special 5 course tasting menu by Executive Chef Tim Evans, paired with cider from the Howling Moon Cider House in Oliver BC. Guests will sip and savour their way through an incredible dining experience and will learn all about BC craft cider. Howling Moon will be showcasing their Revival, Revolution, Rebellion, Serenity and a specialy crafted cider made just for our event.

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May 4: Cascadia Eagle Creek’s One Year Anniversary Celebration

Cascadia Eagle Creek, View Royal BC; 15:00–18:00

We’re throwing a customer appreciation party for #CascadiaEagleCreek’s one year anniversary! Enjoy small bites + local samples as you celebrate along with us. Thank you for your support!

Local Samples provided by Mark Wachtin (Storied Wines & Spirits) featuring:
Tod Creek Craft Cider • Unsworth Vineyards • Wayward Distillation House

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May 4: Save the Beer Farms! Tap Takeover

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 16:00–00:00

Persephone is bringing the ‘Save the Beer Farms’ campaign to the capital! Join us, and our friends at The Drake for a night of great beers, petition signing, and a brief presentation on what’s at stake for farm-based breweries in the province under the current ALR regulations!
Presentation @ 6pm
We’ll have our petition to the Minister of Agriculture on hand for those who’ve yet to sign!
8 Great beers – a few classics, plus some new and exciting brews!
Come out and show your support for locally grown hops, craft beer, sustainable agriculture, and community-focused small business’ in BC!

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May 5: Cinco De Mayo at Big Rock Urban

Big Rock Urban, Vancouver, BC; 11:00–23:59

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Big Rock Urban!

FREE ENTRY to our all-day celebration with Mexican-inspired food, cocktails, and entertainment including all-female Mariachia band Las Estrellas, pinatas, prizes, and more!

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May 5: VI Brewing Presents: Cinco de Mayo at Yates Street Taphouse

Yates Street Taphouse, Victoria, BC; 17:00–23:00

Vancouver Island Brewing, and Surfrider Vancouver Island will be celebrating the start of summer on Friday, May 5th (5:00pm) at Yates Street Taphouse Bar&Grill’s official Cinco de Mayo Party!

Help us kickoff beach season with $6.25(+tax) 20oz pints of the new Juan de Fuca Cerveza, and a variety of awesome raffle prizes, including a custom VI Brewing Stand Up Paddle Board ($1,500 value). All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Surfrider Vancouver Island’s beach cleanup program.

Raffle draws at 7:00pm, 9:00pm, and 11:00pm!

There is no cover charge for entry, so come join #TeamVI and the fine folks from Surfrider Vancouver Island at the Yates Street Taphouse for what is sure to be the best Cinco de Mayo party north of the broder!

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May 5: Tasting Room Day at the Market

Victoria Public Market, Victoria, BC; 11:00–16:00

Come down to the Market to sip and sample some of Victoria’s finest beers, wines, and ciders! All sampling items will be available for sale, so you can take home your favorites! The Market will also feature a variety of local artisans showcasing their items, and our permanent vendors will be open as usual to provide you with some of the best food in the city! This event is FREE to attend, and no tickets are required.

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May 5: Four Winds & Tacos

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

Do you like Four Winds beer? Do you like Tacos? Then that’s all you need to know!

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May 6: Fresh Hop Co-Op – Cutting Pickup Day

Red Arrow Brewing, Duncan, BC; 13:00–15:00

We are gearing up for our second annual Fresh Hop Co-Op! Join us on May 6th from 1-3PM to pick up your very own lovingly picked and potted hop cutting!! We are asking all you local craft beer enthusiasts to lend us a hand (especially your green thumbs) in growing the hops for our next batch of fresh hop beer! On pickup day we will provide you with a grower’s manual to help you to care for your plant while it grows until it comes time to harvest in September! Bring in your hops on brew day (to be determined) and reap some exclusive rewards! Any participants from last year– especially those who were on our wait list but did not end up getting a cutting– will get first priority on cutting pick-up day, but otherwise it will be first come first serve!

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May 6: Fresh Hop Co-Op – Cutting Pickup Day

An afternoon of Snake Bites at Tod Creek Cider, BC; 13:00–15:00


Join us on Saturday, May 6th for an afternoon of craft cider and craft beer to celebrate BC Cider Week.

There will be four south island cider makers, and five south island breweries serving one-of-a-kind snake bite tastings, along with the regular fair. Mosi Bakery be on site making their own delicious handmade pizza in the wood fired oven.

Our goal is to raise $1000 for two great charities; Mustard Seed and Montessori special needs. Rain or shine, come spend some time in our apple orchard enjoying craft cider, craft beer, and combinations of the two!

We will be providing a shuttle service ($19 round trip to and from town), so you don’t have to drive to our rural Saanich location. Bus service is very limited as we are located just off West Saanich Rd. If the shuttle isn’t your thing, take your bike up the Interurban trail, catch a ride, or come with a designated driver please.


PICKUP LOCATION TO EVENT: Lido Waterfront Bistro (1234 Wharf St, down the stairs to the waterfront across from The Local) at 3:15 sharp!

Please meet in the parking lot at pickup time, Tyler Hadfield will be helping you. Feel free to head down to see our friends at Lido Waterfront Bistro before hand to enjoy a pint or a pizza (Tip: They have an awesome groupon deal right now!)

(Drop off at the orchard will be around 4pm and the event will continue until 7:30 pm)

DEPARTURE TIME FROM EVENT: The bus will pick up shuttle-goers at Tod Creek in the TOP parking lot at 7:45pm and drop you back off downtown at Lido.

Tickets are $20 and include admission , 4 drink tokens and a keepsake glass. Shuttle Ticket options can be found online with ticket purchase.

See you there!

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