BC Craft Beer Events; Week of May 15–21

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May 16: VanBrewer Awards Gala

The Cobalt, Vancouver BC; 19:30–23:30

Join us in celebrating the winners of the 2017 VanBrewer Awards! There will be beer, medals, raffle prizes, general merriment and more beer.

$5 gets you entry and your first beer, drinks are market price after that.

Register your entries and sign up for judging/stewarding here: http://vanbrewers.brewcomp.com/

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May 16: Battle of the ‘Burbs – Dageraad vs. Steel & Oak

Wildebeest, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00

It’s almost summertime and Wildebeest is welcoming in the season with another exciting edition of their outstanding beer dinners for your eating & drinking pleasure! On this occasion we’ll be showcasing two of our favorite breweries from outside the city – Dageraad from Burnaby and Steel & Oak from New Westminster. Both breweries have secured their spot among the top brewing talent in British Columbia and we aim to showcase their amazing beer through our carefully selected head-to-head pairings.

Dageraad Brewing defied all logic by brewing only Belgian-style beers. Other breweries have tried, with varying degrees of success, to produce these styles of beer in individual batches, but no one expected that a brewery in BC could focus exclusively on Belgian beer and be successful. While the brewery may be a bit out of the way for some, it is indeed a hidden gem, well worth the train or bus ride out to Burnaby for their beer. Dageraad is singular in Vancouver, with no other brewery coming close to creating these styles with such quality, consistency, and attention to detail.

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past. Materials of strength and durability, steel and oak; house protect and nurture what we stand for most – exceptional tasting craft beer. Using a mixture of North American, English and German brewing styles, techniques and ingredients, Steel & Oak explores new beer styles while constantly refining and perfecting the classics. Always unfiltered, unpasteurized and made with the finest ingredients, Steel & Oak proudly returns the noble tradition of brewing quality beer to New Westminster.

Tickets are $85 including tax and gratuity.

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May 18: Island Tour de Brewers Wrap up Fundraising Party for MS

Moon Under Water, Victoria BC; 19:00–23:00

After riding over 500 km’s to every brewery on Vancouver Island, the Island Tour de Brewers will wrap up at Moon Under Water! Donated beer from island breweries will be pouring to raise funds for the MS Society of Canada. As well, some exciting donated auction items will on hand to bid on (including Shawn Soole’s hair!)

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May 18: Beer Club – Category 12

Lucky Liquor Store, Nanaimo BC; 18:30–21:00

This amazing weather is calling for beer! Fantastic beer! Come on up to Lucky’s Gourmet Loft and join our craft beer specialist and the crew from Category 12 Brewing as they walk you through a tasting of delicious brews with a story or two. Cheers!

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May 18: La Ducasse & Life Drawing

Strange Fellows Brewing, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00

Strange Day #29

Think you can’t DRAW to save your LIFE? Face your fear (of drawing) and join us for an evening of LIFE DRAWING.

La Ducasse de Mons’ yearly re-enactment of the battle of St. George and the Dragon celebrates the triumph of bravery over fear. Even if you think that you can’t draw, take inspiration from St George, and join us on Thursday May 18th, when we’ll celebrate bravery with an evening of judgement-free LIFE DRAWING.

La Ducasse: The good luck charms of some are small enough to fit in a pocket or wear around the neck. Other charms are bigger, like the one that characterizes the tiny village of Mons, Belgium. Each year, the townsfolk re-enact the notorious battle between good & evil, with St George astride his horse, valiantly battling the Dragon. First performed in 1349 to cure the village of the Black Death, this charm obviously works, as the town has not suffered from the Plague since.

$12 – for a beer and a Life Drawing Session* with a live model. Materials and instruction provided. You bring your courage to try something new. *Life Drawing Sessions are 1 hour: 7-8pm, or 8-9pm. All artistic abilities welcome. Please RVSP.

Many thanks to OPUS Art Supplies for their generous donation of materials.

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May 18: San Diego Day

The Drake, Victoria BC; 11:30–23:59

A celebration of small-scale, independantly owned craft breweries from one of our favorite beer cities, San Diego, CA.

Hosted by Scot Blair, owner of Monkey Paw Brewing, South Park Brewing Company and the iconic craft beer bar, Hamilton’s Tavern.

Breweries confirmed…

  • Mikkeller SD
  • Monkey Paw
  • South Park
  • Council
  • Burning Beard
  • Burgeon

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May 20: Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival

Fort Langley National Historic Site; 12:00–17:00

Get ready for a brand new beer festival for the Fraser Valley!

Located outside the palisades of the Fort Langley National Historic site in the heart of farm country, this is the perfect place to enjoy the best of local craft beer, food and entertainment!

Mark your calendars for May 20th from 12 to 5 pm for an afternoon filled with old fashioned fun!

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May 20: Rare Brews North America 2017

Darby’s Gastown, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00; $60

The newest installment of Darby’s Rare Brews brings some of the best rare beer to Darby’s Gastown from some great North American breweries.


  • Against The Grain
  • Trinity
  • Moylan’s
  • Funkerks
  • Propolis
  • Cascade
  • Boneyard
  • Dieu du Ciel
  • Le Trou Du Diable
  • Dunham

Enjoy some Canadian and American import rare brews while you enjoy locally sourced comfort food from Chef Simon McLeod and Sous Chef Alex Chiu.

Join us on Saturday, May 20th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm from some great food and beer.

Tickets are limited and can be found on Eventbrite.

Food and Drinks are inclusive of price.

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