BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of May 15–21

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May 22: 20 Tap Fuggles & Warlock Tap Takeover

Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00

Join us next Monday the 22nd from 5pm as we will have an epic 20 tap takeover at St.Augustine’s Pub!

We have saved some incredibly rare beers for this event and here are the list of beers we will bring:

Gin & Lime Pilsner
Pineapple Destiny
Kokoro Pear Sour
Dark Side Russian Imperial Stout
Super 8-Bit IPA
Bella Rossa
Icarus Mosaic Saison
The Last Mango Wit
Ryegar Rye IPA
Shiva White IPA
Valis Imperial IPA
Super SMaSH Brewers
Kakeru Equinox Sour
Blaze Smoked Porter
Gangnam Pale Ale
Destiny IPA
Personas West Coast Common
Bean Me Up Stout
The Last Strawberry
Pixel Pils

See you at 5pm!

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May 23: May CAMRA Victoria ‘Members Only’ Event

Vancouver Island Brewing, Victoria BC; 18:00–19:30

Please join us at Vancouver Island Brewery for our annual ‘members only,’ event as we will be gathering in the retail store portion of the newly renovated facility. Expect to sample tasters of their revamped lineup of beers, and hopefully be joined by a member of the VIB team to answer questions and share some info into the changes they undertook.

As with all of our events, this is ‘members only,’ however you are welcome to bring a potential new member as a guest. And as always, please plan for a safe ride to and from VIB.

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May 24: Yellow Dog Tap Takeover

Colony Bar, Main St., Vancouver BC; 17:00–20:00

Our next #TapTakeover series is hosted by our friends at Yellow Dog Brewing.

We will be featuring a variety of Yellow Dog craft beers as well as prizes, samples, and exclusive information from the brewers and reps.

The perfect opportunity to support local businesses while also drinking beer. Cheers.

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May 25: 3 Course Craft Beer Pairing Dinner ft.Stanley Park

Townhall Public House Abbotsford, Victoria BC; 18:00–21:00

Our chef will prepare a 3 course dinner, perfectly paired with 3 Stanley Park Brewing beers

Click here to see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/townhall-abbotsford-presents-stanley-park-3-course-pairing-dinner

*Please note there are additional service charges applicable when purchasing online

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May 25: 5 Course Driftwood Beer Craft Beer Pairing Dinner

Mickey’s Irish Public House, Victoria BC; 18:30



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May 26: VCBW Opening Night Presented by The Georgia Straight

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver BC; 18:00–21:00

Join us to raise a glass as Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicks off it’s 8th fantastic year and celebrates The Georgia Straight’s 50th Anniversary with Music, Food, Beer and Art at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Featuring a curated list of 20 of BC’s breweries and cideries pouring 40+ beers and ciders, and VCBW favourite Mark Woodyard flying in specially to provide the tunes for the evening,

Your $49 ticket includes 15 – 4oz drink tickets, live entertainment from VCBW favourite Mark Woodyard, and a sample of Rocky Point Ice Cream’s VCBW 2017 Collaboration Beer Ice Cream! Meet2Eat food truck will be onsite, and breweries include Yellow Dog Brewing, Twin Sails Brewing, Moody Ales, Parkside Brewery, Vancouver Island Brewing, Dogwood Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Andina Brewing Company, Strathcona Beer Company, A-Frame Brewing Co, Main Street Brewing, Riot Brewing Co., Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, Trading Post Brewing, Luppolo Brewing Company, Bomber Brewing and Red Truck Beer, with cider from our friends at Howling Moon Craft Cider.

Get your tickets soon – VCBW’s 8th Annual Opening Night presented by The Georgia Straight is set to be the best kick-off yet!

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May 26: The Beers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Vessel Liquor, Vancouver BC; 18:30–20:00

Vancouver Craft Beer Week runs May 26 to June 4 with a variety of different events held in various venues throughout Vancouver, culminating in a big, outdoor beer festival at the PNE on the closing weekend.

Joe will guide you through a tasting of 8 different beers from Vancouver craft breweries. You’ll sample some great beers, learn a little about the Vancouver beer scene and some of the events taking place during VCBW, and maybe even decide to plan a getaway across the water to attend some events later in the week.

NOTE: One lucky attendee will win a pair of tickets to The 2017 VCBW Festival in Vancouver on Sunday, June 4!

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May 27: 2017 Cellar Clear Out Day / Tempus Corvi Launch

Moon Under Water, Victoria BC; 11:30–23:00

Join us Saturday, May 27 as we celebrate the Spring with the launch of our 2017 Tempus Corvi. Released once every 2 years, this barrel fermented sour Saison will be on tap and available in limited cork and cage bottles while it lasts!

We’ll also be celebrating with a MOON TAP TAKEOVER featuring you’re favorite rare and limited Moon beers from the past and present seasonals to barrel aged specialties. Beer list to come!

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May 27: Collaboration Tap Takeover II

Big Rock Urban, Vancouver BC; 12:00–17:00

Celebrate Vancouver Craft Beer Week at Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery with the Big Rock/VCBW Collaboration Tap Takeover!

Join us on Saturday May 27th from 12PM – 5PM and sample collaboration brews from many of your favourite local breweries, such as Ravens Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing Company, Four Winds Brewing Co.,Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Bomber Brewing, Persephone Brewing Company, Red Racer Brew, Powell Brewery, Twin Sails Brewing, Field House Brewing Co., Yellow Dog Brewing, Moody Ales, Parkside Brewery,Callister Brewing Company, Dogwood Brewing, and more! Try them all and vote for your favourite!

Your ticket includes a sample of each beer, live entertainment, beer-inspired canapés, and free brewery tours.

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May 27: Dazed and Confused Under the Maltworks

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Vancouver BC; 21:30–23:30

Travel back to the generation of the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, and pot smoking. On the last day of school before summer break, a rambunctious group of high school seniors celebrate the arrival of summer while hazing the incoming freshmen.

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May 27: Ridge Meadows Beer Fest

Pitt Meadows Golf Club, Pitt Meadows BC; 19:00–21:00

Join us on Saturday, May 27th between 7pm and 9pm at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club where you will enjoy brews from over 18 craft breweries along with matching delicious eats.

This is a stand-up walk around tasting with the option to enjoy your samples in the newly renovated ballroom or on the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course.

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May 28: Brewers Row Block Party

Parkside Brewery, Port Moody BC; 12:00–17:00

Brewers Row Block Party is going down May 28th!! Join us for the first ever Tri Cities Vancouver Craft Beer Week event.

Brewers Row began in 2014 and these 4 amigos enjoy a good time together. Mix in the fine folks at VCBW, it only made sense to collaborate on their official beer and an awesome block party on Murray St.

Sunday May 28th 12-5 PM there will be Live Music, Food Trucks, 16 beers on tap and good times galore. Your $25 ticket includes entry and a 12oz beer.

Friends, Neighbours and Great Beer!

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May 28: VCBW Feats of Strength

The Cobalt, Vancouver BC; 16:00–22:00

Vancouver’s Brewers have long been known for their ridiculous strength, and of course, for their strength in the ridiculous. Join us at the The Cobalt and watch Brewers, Cellarmen/women, Barkeeps and Plain-Old-Full-Time-Strong-Folk, compete in Push Up Competitions, Phonebook/The Growler tearing, Keg Stacking, and possible, but not guaranteed, shirtless-totem-poling. But why should brewers have all the fun???? Test your strength too, while you sample Copper & Theory’s hand picked, outrageously decadent, somewhat nerd-tacular beer list, and laugh….er we mean revel in the glory of, spectacular FEATS OF STRENGTH.

Your ticket includes entrance, a chance to win a bunch of stuff. The beer list includes beer from Four Winds Brewing Co., Gigantic Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing, Brassneck Brewery, Steel & Oak Brewing Co., SuperFlux Beer Co., Yellow Dog Brewing, Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, Parallel 49 Brewing Company, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Bridge Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Dageraad Brewing, Powell Street Craft Brewery and Moody Ales. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door!

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May 28: Three Course Strathcona Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Maple Ridge BC; 18:00



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