BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 18–24

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Sept 18: Beer Launch for Vikram Vij’s Weissen

Trading Post Brewery, Langley, BC; 18:00–20:00

Be the first to taste Vikram’s Weissen, a collaboration brew with My Shanti by Vikram Vij and Trading Post Brewing!

Served in a 500ml stubby bottle, Vikram’s Weissen is a perfect match that was not made in heaven but made on earth with Saaz hops, coriander, orange, purest water, total passion and lots of love.

Vikram learned his cooking in Austria and loved travelling and tasting unique styles of beers. This is a peaceful collaboration of Vikram’s travels and Trading Post’s experience in creating a unique flavoured beer.

Your $25 ticket includes a 500ml bottle of Vikram’s Weissen and a grazing menu prepared by My Shanti & Trading Post Brewing Taphouse & Eatery. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beer-launch-for-vikrams-weissen-by-vikram-vij-tickets-37049691625

Vikram’s Weissen
ABV: 5%
IBU: 18

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Sept 18–22: Oktoberfest Week

Central City Brewpub Beatty, Vancouver, BC

German Insipired menu all week long, Steins, Live entertainment select nights, giveaways.

Wednesday Oktoberfest Trivia – Hosted by IQ 2000 Trivia
Thursday – Live Entertainment – Rheinlander Band
Friday – Live Entertainment

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Sept 19: Storm Anniversary Tap Takeover

12 Kings Pub, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–23:59

Let’s raise a glass to 23 years of Vancouver’s longest running independent craft brewery, Storm Brewing!

There will be 9 taps pouring our unique, wild, and downright tasty brews and 1 special cask. Hungry? Take advantage of $5 wings or enjoy their comforting and classic pub grub! Play pinball, pool, darts, or just sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite Brainstorm.

We hope you’ll be able to join the Storm crew and share your favourite Storm memories with us over a pint. This will also be a chance to say goodbye to Other Heather & Erik before they leave to begin their new adventure in Tofino!

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Sept 20: Orange Creamsicle IPA Draft Release

Kettle River Brewing, Kelowna, BC; 12:00–20:00

Next Wednesday at noon, we’ll be releasing our Orange Creamsicle IPA. Summer vacation never ends with this creamy citrus bomb. There’s no bottles of this bad dad, so come spoil yourself with a pint or seven until the kegs run dry.

Brewed in collaboration with our man Mr. John Almas.

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Sept 21: What’s Brewing on the Sunshine Coast

Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–21:30

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!

This month explore the hot beer seen on BC’s Sunshine Coast, with 4 beers each from Persephone Brewing (Gibsons) and Townsite Brewing (Powell River).


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Sept 21: Beer Club–Parkside and Odd Society

Lucky’s Liquor Store, Naniamo, BC; 18:30–20:00

Something different this month; we have expanded to include cocktails with beer in them! Odd Society collaborates with Parkside Brewery to bring you these cocktails. Join Deb, Mo and Carmen as they showcase these excellent spirits and beers.

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Sept 22: Salt Spring Island Ales Showcase

Tudor House Liquor Store, Langford, BC; 19:00–20:00

Salt Spring Island Ales Brewery Showcase

7 – 8PM

Reserve your Free Tickets on our webiste to guarantee your seat.

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Sept 23: Salt Spring Island Ales Tasting

Tudor House Liquor Store, Langford, BC; 16:00–20:00

Salt Spring Island Ales Tasting with Marilyne Groulx

Join us between 4-8pm to try some of Salt Spring Island Ales best Craft Beers.

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Sept 22–23: Hopscotch Festival Kelowna

Kelowna Curling Club, Kelowna, BC

Hopscotch is the canvas that showcases the art of libation. We celebrate the similarities and nuances of each individual whisky, beer, and spirits, while connecting dedicated flavour connoisseurs to the to the portfolios of distilleries, breweries and import agencies. The most important part of Hopscotch? It’s more than tasting – it’s live music, food, entertainment, and so much more!

With over 200 products & 70 booths this year, we are gearing up for our greatest Grandstand Tasting Hall yet. You will see tasting offerings from names like Nikka Whisky, Glenfarclas, The Dalmore, Hoyne Brewing & Much More! The best part is, if you like it, you can buy it on site at the Hopscotch Liquor store, Presented by Public Liquor

Friday September 22, 2017
Saturday September 23, 2017

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Sept 23: Grand Opening!

Silver Valley Brewing Company, Maple Ridge, BC; 11:00–23:00

It’s been a long road, but it’s finally happening! The Silver Valley Brewing Company will be opening for business Saturday September 23rd. Come on in and check out everything we’ve been up to! Our first batches of beer and a decent food menu will be there for all to partake in. Hope to see you all there and thanks to everybody for your ongoing interest and support.


A very tired SVB

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Sept 23: Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival

Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC; 19:00–22:00

Featuring the finest microbreweries in BC – it will be a ridiculously good time!

It’s time for another round of awesome beers, fantastic cheer, and ridiculously good times – because the Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival is back! The premier beer-tasting, culture-celebrating, taste-tantalizing event of the fall returns for a fantastic fifth year at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on September 23, 2017. Shining the spotlight on British Columbia’s thriving craft brewing culture, the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society once again invites you to support the arts by sampling the creations of incredible breweries from all across the province in the ultimate pairing of spectacular suds and community spirit. Add in the delicious hors d’oeuvres, rocking live music, a silent auction, and you’ve got a glass full of fun – and a benefit event that goes down like no other! Whether you’re an IPA appreciator, a stout sipper, or a porter supporter the Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival is sure to hit the spot!

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Sept 23: Hop Devil Hootenanny

Strange Fellows Brewing, Victoria, BC; 16:00–21:00

Grab your partner and come on down to Strange Fellows Brewing on Saturday September 23rd, for our first ever Hop Devil Hootenany – a Brewer’s harvest celebration and community dance. Families welcome. 4-9pm.

Corn Shuck 5pm until the corn runs out
Corn Mothers 4-7pm
Community Dance with the Woolly Bears 7-9pm
Beer & good company till 11pm

Inspired by both the Belgian Hopduvel and the British Corn Mother traditions, our Hop Devil Hootenanny celebrates the harvests that mean the most to us – hops and barley. To ensure a successful harvest for the next year, Belgian hop farmers would parade and then burn effigies of the “Hopduvel” – the personification of a storm that could destroy the hops before they were harvested. Pagan Europeans believed that the spirit of the grain lived amongst the crops and would be made homeless upon harvest, so they wove decorative shapes from the last sheaves of harvested grain for the spirit to inhabit over the winter. After spending the winter upon the warm hearth the “Corn Mothers” would be plowed back into the ground come Spring

Put on your dancing shoes, and bring your friends and family for a festive harvest celebration, with FREE corn on the cob (lots of corn on the cob!), beer (including a reserve of Amarillo Cyclops IPA) and music and dancing courtesy of the Wooly Bears, all presided over by the Hop Devil himself. Make your own Corn Mother with help from the folks from Cedar Isle Farm, and be sure to share your wish with the Hop Devil before his firey demise (more on that later).

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Sept 23: CAMRA Monthly Event – Pub Crawl

Spinnakers Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 12:00–16:00

Hello CAMRA Members. This months CAMRA Victoria Event is a Pub Crawl on Saturday, September 23

Members are invited to gather between 12 pm and 2 pm at Spinnakers Brewpub to eat, socialize and enjoy Spinnaker’s Beverage Offerings before heading out across the bridge for 2 other stops.

Spinnakers will be making a special cask of Fresh Hopped “Estate Sooke Bitter” to highlight the occasion.

Members are invited to bring an prospective members with them if they would like.

See you there.

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Sept 24: Neighbourhood Tap Takeover Series: Richmond / Delta

Darby’s Gastown, Vancouver, BC; 13:00–17:00

Join us on Sunday, September 24th 1pm – 5pm for our first Neighbourhood Tap Takeover featuring Richmond / Delta.

The first of this series will feature some fantastic beers from Four Winds Brewing Co., Britannia Brewing Company & Britannia Steveston & Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks.

No tickets required. Just show up and drink some amazing beers.

See you all on the 24th!

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Sept 27: 5 Course Driftwood Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Cochrane, BC; 18:00–21:00

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

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

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