BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of May 29–Jun 4

Sorry this is late. It’s been a crazy busy week and half.

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 31: Luppolo Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Smiths Pub

Smiths Pub, Victoria BC; 17:00–01:00

Taking their name from the Italian word for hops and the Italian heritage of two of the owners, Luppolo Brewing Co. is one of our favourite new breweries from the past few years. Whether it is classic tried & true styles or trying something new, they have been very popular whenever we have poured them.

Opening up a short while ago, with an emphasis on quality beer, Luppolo is inspired to share their love of craft beer with the community.

If you haven’t been to their brewery and tasting room, or if you have, we’ll be featuring a few of the birre for our next tap takeover.

  • Pilsner 6%
  • Wild Saison with Pear 5.5%
  • Gose with Black Lime 4.4%
  • West Coast IPA 7.2%
  • Gin Barrel-Aged IPA 7%
  • New World Sour 4.5%

Event website


May 31: VCBW Rose City Rampage

Portland Craft, Vancouver BC; 18:00–22:00; $60

Join us at Portland Craft for our 5th Anniversary of bringing the best beers of Portland Oregon to Vancouver. This is your chance to try some one of a kind brews without having to deal with the border line ups or the I-5 traffic. Come and chat with the brewers and owners of some of the most exciting breweries the Rose city has to offer.

This year’s breweries are confirmed as:

Reverand Nats Hopricot Cider
Reverand Nats Revival Cider
Boneyard/3 Floyds Armoured Fist Imperial CDA
Boneyard Notorious Triple IPA
Breakside Flagship IPA
Breakside Rainbows & Unicorns IPA
Upright Engleberg Pilsner
Upright Kopstootje
Laurelwood Raspberry Wheat Ale
Laurelwood Pale Project 32
Occidental Hefeweizen
Occidental Helles Lager
Deschutes Swivel Head India Red Ale
Deschutes Passionfruit IPA
Hopworks/Patagonia Long Root Pale Ale
Hopworks Ferocious IPA
Your $60 ticket includes 16 beer samples and food. We expect an amazing line up again this year so make sure to get your tickets early!

Event website

May 28: May Brewmaster’s Dinner

Trading Post Taphouse & Eatery, Vancouver BC; 18:00–21:00; $60

This month’s Brewmaster’s dinner is Wednesday May 31st! Check out the menu below and call to reserve your seats, space is very limited!

Field Salad, lettuce, cabbage blossoms, edible flowers, breakfast radish & lemon vinaigrette

Charred Carrot with sorrel and almond pesto

Flowering thyme basted Rossdown chicken, butter and thyme blossom, served with sauteed swiss chard and beets

Raspberry beer and rhubarb ice cream with rhubarb and nut brittle

Event website

June 1: Strange Fellows Brewing Pairing Dinner

The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill, Steveston BC; 13:00; $40


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June 1: I-P Hazy Whole Hog Cookout + Crabfish Boil

Lamplighter, Vancouver BC; 18:00–21:00; $49

Lamplighter invites you to experience the biggest food & beer event of VCBW 2017. Their first ever Whole Hog Cookout + Crawfish Boil. They’ll be spinning a full pig on the patio while they boil up a massive pot of spicy & seasoned crawfish & veg. While you feast you can sample the Haziest selection of IPAs available. From un-filtered NWPA to Milkshake brews – the theme of the night is IP-HAZY. $49 Ticket includes admission, Pig & Crawfish plate with fixins, 3 Hazy IPA drink tickets, and 1 Raffle ticket for the door prize!

Event website

June 2: VMF Meets VCBW

Lamplighter, Vancouver BC; 19:00–23:00; $20

Join VBCW and the Vancouver Mural Festival to celebrate Vancouver’s art and beer scenes in their gallery and HQ! With local craft beer and djs this mixer will be a window in to where the magic is made, behind the scenes at VCBW and Mural Fest. Tickets are extremely limited for this event so be sure to get yours early to avoid missing out!e!

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June 2–3: The VCBW Festival

The Fair at the PNE, Vancouver BC; 13:00–18:00; $39.99

The 8th annual VCBW Festival, Western Canada’s biggest and best craft-only beer fest is back!

Join us at the historic PNE Fairgrounds on June 3rd and 4th, from 1pm – 6pm, where you’ll find over 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring 300+ beer and ciders.

In addition to the biggest selection of craft beer and cider in one place, the VCBW Festival also features art installations, live music, deejays, food trucks, market stalls, brewing demonstrations, and a games area with pinball and foos ball, a pop up barber shop and more!

Join us and bring your friends to experience Vancouver’s “Best Beer Event” (Georgia Straight Golden Plates, 2013 – 2017) and the “Social Event of the Year” (2016 Golden Owl Awards) – get your tickets today before they are all gone!

Tickets are $39.99 and include 2 drink tokens (more can be purchased for $1.50 each) and a 4oz souvenir taster mug.

Event website

 June 2: Aslan Brewing Tap Takeover

12 Kings Pub, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–02:00

Hang out with Bellingham, Washington’s Aslan Brewing Co. and try several of their organic beers on tap!

Event website


June 3: The KVS Pub Beer Run

The city of Penticton, BC; 13:00–18:00; $39.99

On June 3rd – Take in gorgeous scenery along a 10 k course connecting a Naramata hops farm and 5 incredible craft breweries. Stop at each unique brewery to sample the freshest beer Okanagan Valley has to offer and finish up at Penticton’s iconic Kettle Valley Sation pub courtyard for a gathering including entertainment.

An awesome way to experience the growing craft beer culture of South Okanagan with friends.

All race info and registration online www.pentictonbeerrun.com

Event website


June 3: Brew School: Modern Interpretation of Craft Beer

Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 16:00–15:30; $20

The world of craft beer is constantly moving forward, with new styles and variations popping up seemingly overnight. Where can these ideas be traced back to, and who was coming up with the ideas that feed our creativity today? This seminar explores classic styles from Europe and how North American brewers interpreted them, helping us see why brewers make the choices they do.

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