BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 15–21, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don’t have listed here, please drop me an email.

Jan 18: Driftwood Brewmasters Dinner 3.0

Crooked Goose Bistro, Saanich, BC; 18:00–21:00

Four courses, Five beers, $65 per person tax and tip included

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Driftwood Pairing Dinner


Jan 18: Beer Club with Yellow Dog Brewing

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

Beer Club
Yellow Dog Brewing
Lucky’s is kicking off the New Year right with the amazing beers from Yellow Dog Brewing at our first Beer Club. Join us as Cam from Yellow Dog pours and chats up their great suds.
6:30-8 PM

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Jan 18: Battle of Yeasts

Callister Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 14:00–21:00

Imperial Conan the Barbarian vs. Imperial Juice. Who will come out on top? Arnold Schwarzenegger? Anthropormorphic orange on questionable steroids drinking the blood of his foes? You don’t want to miss this main event.
Same NE IPA. Two different yeasts. Try them both and vote for your favourite. While supplies last, so come early!

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Jan 19–20: Dine Out 2018 – East Van Beer and Food Tour

Vancouver Brewery Tours, Vancouver, BC; 16:00–19:30

Hop-on tour with Vancouver Brewery Tours to experience the best craft beers and culinary dishes coming out of the craft breweries of East Vancouver!

Now in our 5th year with Dine Out Vancouver, the East Van Craft Brewery and Food Tour celebrates not only the vibrant craft beer community that is East Vancouver, but also the emerging and exciting culinary food scene happening inside some of these breweries.

We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite breweries in East Vancouver for this tour, starting at the award-winning Strange Fellows Brewing where it’s all about the beer. Your journey continues on to the Italian influenced Luppolo Brewing Co. and then to the Columbian heritage of Andina Brewing Co. to savour carefully prepared, culturally inspired dishes that showcase the true progression of the East Van brewery culinary scene.

What’s included? You’ll enjoy full transportation via the Vancouver Brewery Tours van including pick up and drop off. Our knowledgeable and fun guides will take you behind the scenes at each stop where you’ll learn about the brewing process, enjoy full flights of beer, meet other beer lovers; enjoy food at the final two stops and much more

Grab your tickets now!

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Jan 20: Brewer’s Reserve Barrel Aged Launch Party: Winter Harvest

Spinnakers Brewpub, Victoria West, BC; 15:00–11:00

Celebrate the launch of our new Brewer’s Reserve program and be the first to enjoy the latest offerings from the barrel room!

On Saturday, January 20th 2018, come down to Spinnakers Pub to taste the new beers, some of our favorites from the cellar, plus exclusive offerings from some of BC’s best breweries. Guest taps on from Strange Fellows Brewing, Powell Brewery, Postmark Brewing, Luppolo Brewing Company and Gueuzerie Tilquin!

This will be an open event, everyone (19+) is welcome. No tickets required.

Bottles of both new sours will be available for sale from the pub before they hit shelves elsewhere. Each brew is limited to a packaging run of 90 cases, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Where: Spinnakers Brewpub 308 Catherine Street Victoria, BC
When: The event starts at 3 PM & goes until closing.

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Jan 20: Big Rock Urban & Dine Out Vancouver – Brewmaster’s Dinner 2018

Big Rock Urban, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–23:00

We’re kicking off Dine Out Vancouver 2018 in style! Join us on January 20th for our DOVF Brewmaster’s Dinner.

Enjoy a welcome drink and amuse bouche to start the night off, followed by a three-course dinner with beer and cocktail pairings including our exclusive Dine Out 2018 Brew!

Choose from our 6:00 PM or 8:30 PM seating, both with entertainment fromThe Poorboy Trio!

Grab your tickets now!

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Jan 20: Ready Ale Ready 2018

NADEN Wardroom, Esquimalt, BC; 13:00–17:00

Ready Ale Ready is back! This Craft beer and cider tasting is paired with some tasty food and live music. The event sold out last year, so get your tickets fast.

WHAT: Craft beer and cider tastings with multiple food stations
WHO: Members/Spouses/Serving Officers/Guests
WHERE: The Wardroom
WHEN: January 20th 2017 from 1pm-5pm
DRESS: Casual

Members/Spouses/Serving Officers $35
Guests $45
Follow the attached link for tickets

Food: Catering by “Toque catering” featuring…
A station for sliders (burgers)
A station for pizza
A station for mashed potatos and short ribs
*Vegetarian options at each station*

List of breweries:
-Riot Brewing
-Moon Under Water
-Todd Creek Cider
-Category 12
-Merridale Cider
-Sooke Oceanside Brewing
-TWA Dogs
-Parallel 49
-Wolff Brewing

LIVE MUSIC featuring the classic rock band Vinyl Wave.

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Jan 20: Up Helly Aa 2018

Strange Fellows Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–21:00

Inspired by Up Helly Aa, the pagan fire festival that symbolizes the rebirth of the sun, we’ll send wishes for the New Year on the smoke of our flaming longship. Oh yes!

Join us on January 20th for some flaming fun and a toast to our fellows. “Drink hail! I drink and good luck be to you!” Expect some fiery surprises as well as “Black Moon Boilermakers” (featuring a shot of White Rye from Resurrection Spirits with a glass of Cask Blackmail Stout), and Scottish Hand Pies from the Pie Shoppe.

Up Helly Aa is the Shetland Island’s annual fire festival that celebrates, in proud Viking style, the end of Yuletide feasting and symbolizes the rebirth of the sun. A replica of a Viking Longship is dragged through the streets of the darkened village, to a hilltop where it is ceremoniously torched, then followed by uproarious celebration until the wee hours. What else is one to do in the bleak of winter on a tiny Northern island?

January 20th 7-9pm
Oh, and a beer on the house will be given to those in kilts!

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