BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 4–10

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Sept 5: Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–1:00

On Tuesday, September 5th, all the way from Chico, California we will be hosting the legendary Sierra Nevada for an exclusive Tap Takeover! This is the first time we’ve hosted this groundbreaking brewery and they have some special stuff lined up for us! Admission is free and the beer starts pouring at 5pm!

Event website

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Sept 7: KPU Brewing Info Night at Moon Under Water in Victoria, BC

The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:30

Ever wondered about a career in the craft beer industry?

The explosion of craft beer’s popularity is creating a huge demand for educated, trained brewers. Whether you’ve always dreamed about opening your own brewery or are looking for a career change, join us for the KPU Brewing Info Night on Sept. 7th at Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub to learn how the KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma can help you get there!

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with KPU Brewing faculty to learn more about the program. As well, some of our KPU Brewing grads and current students will be on hand to answer questions. If you’re curious about the KPU Brewing Diploma or a career in the industry, be sure to join us for a glass at the Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub. Pre-registration required.*

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers the only university diploma in brewing in BC and is the first Canadian institution recognized by the Master Brewers Association for a standard of excellence in brewing education.

Event website

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Sept 7: Doan’s and Gladstone Tap Takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00

To get you in the mood for Great Canadian beerfest, our friend’s at Doan’s and Gladstone, plus Brewers Supply Group are teaming up to takeover some taps the night before it starts.

Both breweries will be doing a collaborative beer with Brewers Supply Group as well as offering up some of their own beers for you to try.

Gladstone is a staple stop if you are heading through Courtenay and Doan’s is a go to on the Yeast Van circuit.

Pop by to whet your whistles and prepare for an amazing GCBF weekend.

Event website

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Sept 7: Little American Beer Festival Kick Off Party

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

We are kicking off our 3rd annual LABF with a showcase of Green Flash/Alpine/Cellar 3 beers!

The List…

Green Flash – Le Freak
Green Flash – GFB Blonde
Green Flash – Passionfruit Kicker
Green Flash – Soul Style
Alpine – Duet
Alpine – Windows Up
Alpine – Hoppy Birthday
Cellar 3 – Devine
Cellar 3 – Ideal

Event website

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Sept 7: 10 Brewery Cask Night

The Churchill and Garricks Head, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00

Couldn’t make it to Beer Fest? Don’t worry we got you covered! The Churchill and Garricks Head are teaming up with 10 B.C breweries to bring you the ultimate cask night! Each brewery will be bringing their own unique style and you can bet there will be something for everyone.

Event website

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Sept 7–9: The Official, Un-Official Beerfest Afterparty

Swan’s Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 20:00–23:59

We’re taking residency at Swans Brewpub for the 25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Beer Festival!!!

Join Parkside Brewery, Russell Brewing and Mt. Begbie Brewing for an afterparty at the Swans Public House of epic purportions…

Don’t miss Happy Hour All Night, the Party People Sound Solutions DJ’s, Eight Guest Taps and all the Brand New Brews from the team at the Swans Brewery!!

Parkside on tap:

  • Motel Five Hop Pale Ale
  • Graffiti IPA
  • Dimwit
  • Dawn Pilsner

Russell On tap:

  • Lemon Raspberry Radler
  • Grapefuit Punch Bowl IPA

Mt Begbie on Tap:

  • White Knuckle White IPA
  • High Country Kolsch (2017 World Beer Awards Gold)

Swans on Tap:

  • YYJ Common
  • Coastal Wit
  • Muy Hoppy IPA
  • Guilty Pleasure Rspberry Blonde
  • Indy Lager

Event website

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Sept 7: Hearthstone x Stillwater Beer Pairing Dinner

Billy Miner Alehouse & Cafe, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:00–22:00

Join us for a beer pairing Dinner and Tap Takeover at Billy Miner Pub. The tap takeover and dinner will feature Hearthstone and Stillwater Artisanal beers. The dinner will include 6 beers and 5 courses for $65 including Tax and Gratuity. Brought to you by The Springs Group & BeerThirst.

If you have a dietary restriction please contact Milly Miner through eventbrite before buying tickets.

Event website

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Sept 8–10: Little American Beer Festival

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

To compliment the Great Canadian Beer Festival we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Little American Beer Festival.
Showcasing the best US beers we can get our hands on.

Event website

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Sept 8: GCBF Friday

Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, BC; 16:00–21:00

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.

Event website

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Sept 8: Aslan Tap Takeover

HandleBar Cafe and Apres, Whistler, BC; 17:30–0:00

Come hang out with Bellingham, Washington’s Aslan Brewing Co. in Whistler. Try several of their organic beers on tap, your chance to score some sweet swag and meet the team!

Beers on tap:

Batch 15 IPA
Dawn Patrol Pacific Ale
Classic Light Lager
Ginger Rye
Fraise Du Bois – Saison
Disco Lemonade – Berliner Weisse
Schweinhaus – Anniversary IPA
The Cranberries – Wheat IPA

Event website

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Sept 9: GCBF Friday

Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, BC; 12:00–17:00

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.

Event website

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Sept 9: Andina Brewing tap takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–2:00

Smiths is very excited to have the much talked about Andina Brewing Company come to Vic to pour some of their amazing beers as the finishing touch for the Great Canadian Beer Fest.

Located in (Y)East Van on Powell Street, Andina focuses on making great beers with an ode to their Colombian heritage. They have created some awesome beers with ingredients from South America and will be showcasing a number of them for all of us at this event.

As an added bonus, we are teaming up with them to make a special collaborative brew for this evening and may have another surprise in store for you.

Make sure to save some room for some great beers on this night!

Event website

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Sept 9: Untapped On Tap (12 Tap Takeover)

The Guild Freehouse, Victoria, BC; 18:00–02:00

We are tapping some incredible, specialty kegs from:

• Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel;
• Brasserie Dunham;
• Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable;
• Beau’s All Natural Brewing ; and
• introducing Halcyon Barrel House

Join us after Great Canadian Beer Festival to keep the beer, and fun, flowing.

Dieu du Ciel Lineup:

-Peche Day Special Stout (on nitro)
-Equinox Printempts (barrel aged maple syrup scotch ale)
-Rosee D’Hibiscus

Event website

Sept 9: Barkerville Brewing Brewmasters’ Dinner

Crooked Goose Bistro, Victoria, BC; 19:00–22:00

Event website

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Sept 10: VI Brewing Double Product Launch Party

Roy’s Towne Pub / “The Roy”, Courtney, BC; 12:30–17:30

Join us at Roy’s Towne Pub / “The Roy” on September 10 for your first chance to taste our new fall seasonals:

– Royston Rye IPA
– Burton Ale **Collaboration with Gladstone Brewing Co.**

The VI Brewing team will be there with samples and prizes. Plus, you can enjoy the annual SPCA Fundraiser chili cookoff, going on at the same time!

Event website

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Sept 10: 5 Course Driftwood Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:00–21:00

Our chef will prepare a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 Driftwood Brewery Beers

Click here to see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/jrg-presents-5-course-driftwood-brewing-beer-pairing-dinner/

*Please note: online ticket purchases are subject to service charges, whereas in-store ticket purchases are not

Event website

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