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

Dec 4: CAMRA Rare Beers for Christmas

Craft Corner Kitchen, Penticton, BC; 18:30–20:30

Join CAMRA South Okanagan and JAKs at Cherry Lane on Monday, December 4th for a special holiday party at Craft Corner Kitchen.

Chris and his team from JAKs at Cherry Lane will be providing a guided tasting of rare and high-end beers for our members. These beers will be paired with some lovely appetizers prepared by Chef Ian and his team at Craft Corner Kitchen.

As an added bonus, our own Jon Padgett will be doing a special tasting of two beers from Torchlight Brewing Co., a 2017 Gruit and a 2017 Kettle Sour.

This amazing event will be completely complimentary for CAMRA SO members and is limited only to CAMRA SO members. There is a limit of 30 spots. If you are not yet a member or you need to renew your membership, now is the time to do so. Complimentary tickets will be available on EventBrite shortly.

Additional beverages and food will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Please arrange for a designated driver or taxi so you can fully enjoy these rare beer tastings.

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Dec 5: VCBW2018 Ticket Launch Party

Ticket Rocket, Victoria, BC; 17:00–19:00

Join us to celebrate the launch of ticket sales for VBW2018 coming March 2-10, 2018. We will provide beer and snacks, and you’ll also get the chance to a pair of tickets to Lift Off on March 2 or to the HarbourCats opening weekend (courtesy Ticket Rocket).

VBW2018 tickets will be available for sale.
Early Pricing: $5 off most events until December 31, 2017.

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Dec 5: Krampusnacht: Photos with Krampus

Strange Fellows Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–20:00

December brings excitement for many children around the world as they eagerly await a visit from St. Nicholas. In some European alpine villages, this anticipation is tainted with fear, as there St. Nick is accompanied by the frightful Krampus. While St. Nick brings gifts for the nice children, Krampus – with his horns, cloven hooves and long devilish tongue – comes for the naughty. Instead of bringing treats, Krampus whips the naughty children with a switch, and takes the very bad away in his sack.

In the spirit of St. Nick, we will reward the nice with a delicious seasonal beer, while the naughty will have to answer to Krampus. On Tuesday, December 5th, Krampus will visit Strange Fellows Brewing from 6-8pm. Instead of photos with Santa this year, come by with friends and family* for photos with Krampus, and perhaps a glass of beer brewed in honour of the beast himself.

Photos by donation to the Vancouver Food Bank (non-perishable food items or suggested donation $5).

*Children welcome with a parent or guardian

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Dec 6: Boombox Brewing Tap Takeover

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


Our amazing friends at 12 Kings Pub are hosting a mini Boombox Tap Takeover!

For this special occasion we’ve collaborated on a delicious food pairings menu to go with each of our beers:

WIZARD MODE – paired with Potato Gems
JUICY AF – paired with Oven Crunchies
ARCADE GLOW – paired with Spud Puppies
RAD SEEKER – paired with Tots

So come down on December 6th starting at 6pm to @12kingspub. Hope to see you there!

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Dec 7: Canoe Beer Launch Party

Canoe Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 16:30–19:30

It’s the beginning of a new era. We’re extremely thrilled to announce the launch of our new beer and labels! Join us on Dec 7th and taste our new flagship line up.

Food & Beer samples | Giveaways
Live music featuring Quinn Bates and Kubla Kalm

Our Brewmaster, Daniel Murphy, set out a vision to push ourselves and broaden the scope of our beer offerings, embrace new techniques, and deliver beer of only the best flavour and quality.

We’re also unveiling our new labels, which were inspired by the geometric decoration of traditional canoe paddles. This references not only our brewpub’s namesake, but our local cultural ties to the cabin & camping lifestyle and adventure.

We can’t wait to share it with you.

The party continues with our regular live music program, featuring The Leg-Up Program (@ 9:30pm-late, no cover)

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Dec 9: Simple Things Pilsner Launch

Darby’s Gastown, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–22:00

Join us Saturday, December 9th at 7Pm for the Official Launch Party of Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Simple Things Pilsner at Darby’s Gastown.

Darby’s Gastown and Darby’s Pub & Liquor Store will have the honor of being the exclusive home to Simple Things on tap outside the brewery.

The crew from Steel & Oak will be in the Pub sampling you on some Simple Things Pilsner, handing out some of their amazing brewery gear and enjoying a few pints.

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Dec 9–10: Victory Barbers Straight Razor Stout

Victory Barber & Brand North, Duncan, BC; 12:00–27:00

Victory Barbers and Riot Brewing have teamed up to make a delicious new treat. Victory Barbers Straight Razor Stout. We will be serving Pints and Bottles in our Duncan location from 12-9 on the 9th and 12-5 on the 10th. A special cask with Espresso from Drumroasters will be tapped at 1pm! Book ahead for a cut or pop by anytime to sample our new drink!

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