The Amazing List of Fresh Hop Beers Pouring at Fresh to Death 2018 Announced!

Fresh to Death, Victoria's harvest celebration of fresh hop beers, is set to take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at The Roundhouse at Bayview Place (253 Esquimalt Rd, Vic West). Fresh hop season is one of my favourite times of the year and this event is by far the best way to get a chance to…Read more The Amazing List of Fresh Hop Beers Pouring at Fresh to Death 2018 Announced!

Tickets for Hopwired Festival 2019 Now On Sale

Hopwired Festival is Canada's first and only specialty coffee and craft beer festival. The festival debuted to much acclaim earlier this year and is set to return for it's sophomore year on February 23, 2019 at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver. The organizers have selected some of their favourite breweries and roasters to team…Read more Tickets for Hopwired Festival 2019 Now On Sale

Tickets for Fresh to Death 2018 Now on Sale!

The Victoria Beer Week Society has announced that following last year's absence, Fresh to Death will return on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at The Roundhouse at Bayview Place in Vic West. Fresh to Death is Victoria's harvest celebration of fresh hop beers and this year's event will feature 20+ fresh hop beers from some of the…Read more Tickets for Fresh to Death 2018 Now on Sale!

11 Tips for Having the Best GCBF 2018 Experience

The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will be held at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria this coming Friday and Saturday. I've been to GCBF, and many other beer festivals, a number of times and have learned a few lessons the hard way. If you are new to GCBF or beer festivals in general, hopefully…Read more 11 Tips for Having the Best GCBF 2018 Experience

My Top Picks Beer Picks for GCBF 2018 (Non-Beer Nerd Edition)

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) recently released the full list of beers being poured at this year's festival. Every year I go through the list of and pick out the beers that interest me most. The problem with that is that I'm a huge beer nerd and am always looking for what is new…Read more My Top Picks Beer Picks for GCBF 2018 (Non-Beer Nerd Edition)

My Top Picks Beer Picks for GCBF 2018 (Beer Nerd Edition)

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) recently released the full list of beers being poured at this year's festival. Rather than just reposing the list, I decided to go through and see what jumped out at me. Being that I'm a big beer nerd and have tried about 75% of the beers being poured, I…Read more My Top Picks Beer Picks for GCBF 2018 (Beer Nerd Edition)

Farmhouse Fest 2018 Announces Full Beer List—My Top Picks

Farmhouse Fest is an annual celebration of saisons and wild ales that is hosted annually at the UBC Farm. The organizers recently released the full list of beers being poured at this year's event. I was going to cross-post the list here, before I realized that there are so many beers that it would be massively time-consuming,…Read more Farmhouse Fest 2018 Announces Full Beer List—My Top Picks

9th Annual Island Beer Festival Returns to its Roots and Expands Focus

Last Sunday marked the 9th anniversary of the Island Beer Festival, which is hosted annually at the Strathcona Hotel in Victoria, BC. This year's festival was a little different from previous years, in that the focus expanded to also include cider and spirits. At the same time, the focus changed back to the event's original…Read more 9th Annual Island Beer Festival Returns to its Roots and Expands Focus