BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jun 12–18

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June 13: YYJ Easts

St. Ann’s Academy, Victoria BC; 17:00–19:00

SOLD OUT! Please contact us at 250-383-7191 or chamber@victoriachamber.ca to be placed on the waitlist.

Bite into YYJ Eats this June!

Brought to you by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, YYJ Eats showcases local food and beverage companies to over 400 attendees. Come experience an exciting variety of gourmet food samples, local wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails created and presented by some of Victoria’s most popular restaurants, breweries, wineries, cideries & spirit makers.

Thank you to our sponsors: Sysco, Times Colonist, Used.ca, The Zone at 91-3 and 100.3 The Q! The Island’s Rock

  • 2017 Exhibitors
  • 10Acres Bistro / Kitchen / Commons / Farm
  • The Blue Crab Seafood House
  • Lure Restaurant & Bar
  • Category 12 Brewing
  • north FORTY-EIGHT
  • Varsha Indian Kitchen
  • Lighthouse Brewing Company
  • De Vine Vineyards – Winery & Distillery
  • Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar
  • The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub
  • Songhees Seafood & Steam
  • Sheringham Distillery
  • Vis-à-Vis
  • Spinnakers Brewpub
  • Agrius
  • Steamship Grill & Bar
  • DeeBee’s Organics Ltd.
  • Vancouver Island Brewing
  • Rocky Creek Winery
  • Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel
  • Crust Bakery
  • Off The Eaten Track
  • Marichel Vineyard + Winery
  • Upper Bench Estate Winery
  • Hops & Vine Consulting
  • Epicure

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June 13: BC Beer Masterclass

Cascadia Liquor, Courtney BC; 18:00–19:00

BC Craft Beer Masterclass with Jeff and Todd! Learn why certain craft beers/breweries are growing rapidly and rediscover radlers, sours and East Coast IPAs.
$5 – 100% donated to our community partner this month: BC Hospitality Foundation.
Loyalty members receive 10% off products featured at the class! RSVP in advance in person or via phone (250.871.8171).


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June 14: Hops! Hops! Hops!

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

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

We’ll take a look at a line up of hoppy beers inspired by Phillips HOPoxia Festival on June 10.


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June 14: A Tavola!

Luppolo Brewing Company, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00

Join us for a 4 course meal prepared by local chef Kris McPhee. Each course will be paired with one of our delicious house crafted beers.
A tavola!

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June 14: Off The Rail Tasting

The Strath – Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Victoria BC; 15:00–19:00

Join us in store for an Off The Rail Brewing Co. tasting with Hops & Vine Consulting!

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June 15: Red Arrow Brewing Tasting Event

Beverly Corners Liquor Store, Duncan BC; 15:00–19:00

Join us in store for an Off The Rail Brewing Co. tasting with Hops & Vine Consulting!

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June 15: Sucker Punch & Store St Ipa Release

Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel, Victoria BC; 17:30–18:30

Double Release and free tasting at Swans Pub on Thursday June 15th from 5:30 to 6:30.
Your favourite Gnomie is back with his puckering sucker punch. Sucker Punch Citra Sour is making a comeback for this promising summer ahead of us.

Sucker Punch is not alone this year, we will be releasing “Store St. IPA” by The Harbour Brewpubs Collective. This collective is conformed of Swans Brewery, Canoe Brewpub, Moon Underwater Brewery and Spinnakers Brewpub. This release will be number 2 of a total of four to be released simultaneously at all brewpubs.

Visit us at Swans for free tasters of both this awesome releases on Thursday June 15th from 5:30 to 6:30.

Both this releases will be available in growler fills and draught at Swans Pub. Sucker Punch will also be available in 650 ml bottles at your nearest craft beer friendly liquor store.

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June 15: 5 Course R&B Pairing Dinner

Townhall, Langley BC; 16:30


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June 15: Steel & Oak Pairing Dinner

OAK & Thorne, Langley BC; 15:00–19:00


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June 16:–19 Riot Brewing Tap Takeover

Sooke Harbour House, Sooke BC

We are excited to announce our 1st Riot Brewing Tap Takeover hosted by the Sooke Harbour House (in the Copper Room) from June 16th (4PM) until June 18th (9PM)!

We will be pouring our 5 core brands: Lipslide Lager, Life Partners Pale Ale, Junk Punch IPA, Sorry We Took So Long Saison and Working Class Hero Dark Mild!

Come down and enjoy a sample flight or a sleeve paired with the Westcoast cuisine that Sooke Harbour House is famous for! What timing… This would make the perfect Father’s day gift!

Take a look and preview the amazing beer/food pairing menu the team at the Sooke Harbour House concocted for this awesome event: http://sookeharbourhouse.com/fathers-day-riot-tap-takeover/

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June 17: Brewed Right Here: Vol. 2

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

Brewed Right Here is back! The second-annual home brewing competition hosted by Lucky’s Liquor Store and Matt Drinks Beer features some incredibly talented folks from the central Island region bringing in their original home brews. This time, there’s more beer, delicious snacks, door prizes, and a wicked awesome trophy, eh?

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June 16: Meet the Brewers of VCBE

Best Western Plus Valemount Inn & Suites, Valemount BC; 20:30–23:30

Come join us for a more intimate evening of beer and socializing with your vALEmount Craft Beer Experience breweries. This experience will allow you to try beers that will not be available during the main event on Saturday. There will be casks and specialty kegs that you won’t often experience outside of their breweries.
This event will be hosted in the Eagles View room in the Best Western Inn and Suites with appetizers and live music from the Interstellar Jays.

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June 17: Fuk U Cancer – A fundraiser for Tim Fukushima

Lucky Bar, Victoria BC; 19:00–23:00

These days it seems we all have a cancer story to share…

Tim and his wife Holly have been through the ringer with his battle against Leukemia.

Out of the blue, in February 2013 Tim was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and immediately admitted to Vancouver General Hospital. Twenty-five months of treatment and protocol in YVR eventually brought him back to Victoria and into regular life. Fast forward to March 2017, after nearly 4 years in remission, a re-lapse has Tim back laughing in the face of Leukemia. Humour is something that has carried Tim and Holly through these uncertain times. Tim has been receiving Immunotherapy in VGH and has achieved remission in this second round – he now prepares for a bone marrow transplant followed by numerous months of healing.

Heavy, we know.

All the more reason to gather together with lifted spirits and pints and have a toe-tapping good time pulling some funds together for Tim and Holly!

Join us June 17th as we BAND together for our good pal Tim Fukushima and say FUK-U CANCER!!!!!

HUGE THANKS to our two amazing local bands bringing the entertainment for the evening –

  • Davenport
    Dug Nugget

Equally big ups to the generous folks at Lucky Bar, Victoria for sharing their kick-ass venue with us!

We’ll have a Silent Auction on the sidelines so don’t pass that up – all for a good cause people!!

**TICKET SALES ARE CASH ONLY** All proceeds go directly to Tim and Holly
Advance Tickets: $15.00 (available June 1st onward @ Driftwood Brewery)
Also via personal delivery if ya know someone 😉
Tickets at the door: $20.00

Get your FUN-draising pants on and let’s boogie!!

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June 17: Beer and Bikes!

Valemount Area Recreation Development Association, Valemount BC; 15:00–19:00

VARDA will be hosting a mountain bike ride day at the Valemount Bike Park in conjunction with Beer Fest and Three Ranges Brewing Company. VARDA will be working with PEAK SHUTTLES to provide a FREE shuttle service up to the trail heads from the main staging area from 9am to 3pm as well as a BBQ lunch served around noon.

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June 17: Twa Dogs Tasting

The Strath – Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Victoria BC; 15:00–19:00

Join us in store for a Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery tasting!

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June 17: Valemount Craft Beer Experience

Valemount Airport, Valemount BC; 17:00–22:00

The vALEmount Craft Beer Experience is a music and craft beverage experience like no other. It is a destination event built around an amazing night of music, craft beverages, and food. Set at the junction of three mountain ranges, you will not find another event like it. It’s an amazing spot in the middle of everywhere that’s important when you are drinking great craft beverages and listening to music. It’s an event that creates a weekend opportunity you can’t find anywhere else. Come see what Valemount is all about and enjoy some excellent music and beverages while you’re at it.

Your ticket gets you a shuttle ride to and from the event location, entrance into the event, and a souvenir cup for tasting all the wonderful craft delights. You will need to bring cash for food, and we will take cash or credit for drink tickets and event merchandise.

This festival will draw up to 600 people from Kamloops, Prince George, Edmonton and Calgary and all the areas in between. This will be a destination event that will have people here for two nights to experience everything the Valley offers while raising awareness and funds to support veterans who struggle with Operational Stress Injuries.

Also don’t miss the Meet the Brewers Night on Friday preceding the festival.

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