BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 13–19, 2017

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Nov 15: Cheers to Four Years: Anniversary Party

Craft Beer Market, Vancouver, BC; 16:30–19:30

Please join us to celebrate four great years of craft beers on November 15th from 430-730pm with live entertainment, complimentary small bites and sampling and most importantly, good company!
…oh and cake…it would not be a birthday party without it.


*St.Vincent de Paul Society is a non-profit organization helping families in-need in our community all year long with the hope of lifting them from poverty. Every year, the CRAFT team supports 10 families around Vancouver during the holiday season by providing them with food, clothing and other gifts of need. In 2016, we raised $40,000 across Canada for this great cause.

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Nov 16: BC Beer Award Winners

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!

This month taste through some of the Gold Medal winning beers from the 2017 BC Beer Awards.


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Nov 16: Beer Club—Spinnakers

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

This month’s Beer Club features great craft suds from Spinnakers Brewpub. Now in their 33rd year of brewing, Spinnakers was the first Brewpub to open in Canada. Duncan McIntyre will be on hand as brand ambassador, pouring and chatting up the brews from this iconic establishment.

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Nov 16: Driftwood Brewery Tap Takeover

328 Tap House, Langford BC; 19:00

Who’s stoked for our TAP TAKEOVER on the 16th? We can’t wait! Hope to see all of your smiling faced there! Driftwood Brewery Driftwood Brewery


Nov 14: Aletown Beer Society – Relaunch!

The New Oxford, Vancouver, BC

Aletown Tasting Sessions are about to relaunch this year with your hosts Jan Eim and Callum Thederahn.

These two are New Oxford’s top bartenders and have been with our company for quite some time now.. They love their beer (I’m sure as much as you do) and are excited to host these tastings for your enjoyment!

Our first re-launch is going to be amazing! We have a great brewery coming in with lots of samples and give-a-ways. You don’t want to miss this!

We will be hosting Aletown every second Tuesday. We have a great line up this year and will hopefully continue on after the New Year as well.

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Nov 16: Hawaii In November Night feat. Maui Brewing Co.

Garrick’s Head Pub, Victoria, BC; 18:00–23:00

Join us for a special event at Garricks Head Pub on November 16th! All the Maui favourites will be on tap including a few limited releases. We will also have a special guest joining us from Maui Brewing Co, so come join us for a pint and a little taste of Hawaii in November!

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Nov 18: Camosun Childcare Brews Mystery Tour

Dunlop House, Victoria, BC; 15:00–22:00

The Brews Mystery Tour will take place at three different secret locations, starting and finishing at the Dunlop House on the Lansdowne campus of Camosun College . You will be transported to each event on a double decker bus and upon arrival will enjoy a variety of beer tastings paired with canapes while experiencing live music/entertainment. The evening will conclude with guests returning to Dunlop House for a silent auction, all in support of Camosun Child Care Services (CCS).

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Nov 18: White Sails Two Year Anniversary

White Sails Brewing, Victoria, BC; 11:00–23:00

Join us in celebrating White Sails Brewing’s two year anniversary!

We want to thank our amazing community for supporting us over
the last two years by offering special anniversary pricing, two anniversary casks, live music, food specials, prizes and giveaways, free brewery tours and much more!

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Nov 18: Coal Harbour Open House Vol.2

Coal Harbour Brewing Company, Vancouver, BC; 15:00–22:00

We know you all wonder why we don’t have a tasting room like everyone else. We’re working on it.
In the meantime…..join us for the second edtion of our monthly (hopefully) open house/pop up tasting room!!
Come hang out, drink our beers, check out the space, take home some swag, and chat us up!!
We want to see everyone and their dog here (mostly just the dogs).
$4 beers
-311 Helles Lager
-Market Saturation IPA
-Woodland Sour Saison
-Sunrise GUAVA Gose
-Special cask

Be there. No other option.

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Nov 16: 4 Course Hoyne Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner

The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill, Richmond, BC; 18:00–21:00

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

Our chef will present a 4 course dinner, perfectly paired with 4 Hoyne Brewing Company Beers

To see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/jrg-public-houses-present-hoynebrewing-3-course-pairing-dinners/

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

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Nov 17: Cannery Brewing Tasting

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


4 – 8PM

Tastings – no need to register

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Nov 17: Craft Beer Pairing Dinner

Howe Sound Brewing, Victoria, BC; 19:00–21:00

Join us on November 17th for another amazing night with Chef Brendan Cooke. The Craft Beer Pairing Dinner Series continues with limited seats available. 4 Courses + 4 Beers. Call now to reserve your place at the table. 604.892.2603.

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Nov 18: Turbrewlence!

Comox Officers’ Mess, Comox, BC; 13:00–17:00

The OMess will be hosting a selection of BC Breweries for an All-Ranks Beer Fest!

Regular ticket includes:

– 9 stations of beer and cider, pouring until the kegs run out! (breweries TBA)
– 5oz souvenir sampling glass
– A tasty menu provided by Tria, including hot sausage po’boys, pork belly bahn mi, double beef sliders, wings, and more!
– Live band
– Your chance to win some awesome door prizes!

Ticket sales are cash only. Early bird tickets go on sale 3 Oct!
$30 for OMess Members
$40 for Guests of Members

Starting 1 Nov, tickets will be $35 and $45 for members and guests, respectively.

Food-only tickets are available for $15.

Refund policy: no refunds unless due to operational reasons. You may conduct ticket buy/sell/trade transactions using this FB event page.

As a reminder, taxi chits are available for OMess members. Please don’t drink and drive.

Popcorn will be popping and beer will be flowing; you won’t want to miss out. See you there!

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Nov 18: Whistler Cornucopia – Best in Glass

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC; 11:30–13:00

Whistler Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial
SEMINAR | Best in Glass: Award Winning BC Craft Beer

Ken Beattie, Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild, leads a guided tasting of the different styles of BC beers, and shares the stories behind many of the winning local brews. BC-made craft beers continue to punch above their weight in North American competitions. At the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards, for example, 47 of the 165 medals, including Beer of the Year, went to beers made in this province. Breweries and beers featured:

1. Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.: Kolsch – Gold, Canadian Brewing Awards and Canadian Brewery of the year
2. Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company: Blonde Ale – Gold, BC Beer Awards – Brewery of the Year
3. R&B Brewing: Pale Ale – Gold, Canadian Brewing Awards
4. Backcountry Brewing: Widowmaker IPA – Silver, BC Beer Awards and Rookie of the Year Award
5. Central City Brewers + Distillers: Thor’s Hammer – Gold, Canadian Brewing Awards
6. Coal Harbour Brewing Company: Smoke and Mirrors – Gold, Canadian Brewing Award

Saturday November 18, 2017
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Whistler Conference Centre
Ticket includes 6 tasters of beer

Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, the True North of food & drink festivals – a place of culinary reckonings, where the wild meets the refined and the epic and the epicurious come together. Cultivate passion. Open wide. Let your tastebuds run wild.

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Nov 18: Whistler Cornucopia – Brewing Outside the Boxs

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC; 14:30–16:30

Whistler Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial
Seminar: Brewing Outside the Box – Brewers Gone WILD
Presenter: Ken Beattie

Picasso was perfectly capable of painting anatomically correct — and boring — portraits of attractive women, but if that was all he’d ever done, you probably never would have heard of him. He had mastered the depiction of the human body, but his genius lay in going a step further. Similarly, BC’s eminently qualified craft brewers are experimenting brilliantly with unusual ingredients and flavour combinations. Ken Beattie leads this tasting of BC craft beers that will turn your expectations of how a beer should taste inside out and upside down.

Saturday November 18, 2017
2:30PM – 4:00PM
Whistler Conference Centre
Ticket includes 6 tasters of beer

Beers will be sampled from these breweries (which are known for creating some wild and interesting flavour combinations:
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
Category 12 Brewing
Central City Brewers + Distillers
Bridge Brewing Company
Tofino Brewing Company
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers

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Nov 18: R&B Tasting and Brewmasters Night

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Surrey, BC; 17:30–23:00

Join us as we bring in a classic – brewing the good stuff since 1997 – R&B Brewing!

To celebrate their big win at BC Beer Awards (Bringing home Gold out of 82 other brews with their Vancouver Special IPA) we’re not only doing our normal tasting night with great beer specials but have limited tickets available for a long table styled 4 course pairing dinner.

We’ll be pouring for the evening the award winning Vancouver Special IPA, Shake Your Fruity Milkshake, Dark Star Oatmeal Stout, and Ravens Cream Ale.

Beers will be on special for 4$ a sleeve, 16$ a Pitcher, and 8$ for a flight.

Dinner includes four 5oz beers, and a four course meal with an introduction of each beer by our R&B rep Ty.

Please note reservations must be made for the dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $30 per person. Please e-mail in all reservations and inquiries to cjohnston@famoso.ca RE Brewmasters Dinner.

As usual, we’ll be doing our prize baskets – Each beer purchase gets you entry into the draw for swag from R&B and gift certicates to your favorite Pizzeria; Us! 😉

See you here – we start at 530!

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