Embark on a Beer-Soaked Musical Journey with “A Grand Tour of Beer”

Taking place on October 12 at the Baumann Centre in Victoria, BC, A Grand Tour of Beer is set to be a musical journey through five countries, showcasing Baroque music and sampling a special beer from each region. This co-production with Pacific Opera Victoria is a special and unique event bringing together the two worlds of craft beer…Read more Embark on a Beer-Soaked Musical Journey with “A Grand Tour of Beer”

Why Great Canadian Beer Festival is Still Relevant After 26 Years

Last weekend marked the 26th Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF), held at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC. After 26 years, there are certain people in the craft beer industry who say that GCBF is past its prime and not as current as some of the newer craft beer festivals, but I think detractors have lost sight…Read more Why Great Canadian Beer Festival is Still Relevant After 26 Years

VIP Tickets for Cantillon’s Zwanze Day 2018 at The Drake on Sale September 14

Zwanze Day is an annual event hosted by Brasserie Cantillon, where they brew a special one-off beer that is only permitted to be poured at a hand-chosen selection of bars and restaraunts around the world. This year, The Drake in Victoria, BC has once again been chosen as the only location in Western Canada to host…Read more VIP Tickets for Cantillon’s Zwanze Day 2018 at The Drake on Sale September 14

Tickets for Canoe Brewpub’s Winterbrau 2018 Now on Sale

Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, BC has announced the sale of tickets for the 7th annual Winterbrau festival. Winterbrau is an annual celebration of winter seasonal ales, held at Canoe brewpub on November 3, featuring wintery beers from over 15 BC breweries. Tickets for the event cost $60, which is actually a bargain, because that covers all…Read more Tickets for Canoe Brewpub’s Winterbrau 2018 Now on Sale

Farmhouse Fest 2018 Sets a New Standard for BC Craft Beer Festivals

On Saturday July 7, 2018, I was lucky enough to attend the 4th annual Farmhouse Fest at the UBC farm. For those unfamiliar, this festival specializes in saisons, sours, and wild ales, which is right up my alley. The beer list is always outstanding at this event, but this year, they really outdid themselves, with…Read more Farmhouse Fest 2018 Sets a New Standard for BC Craft Beer Festivals

List of Breweries Attending GCBF 2018 Announced

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) has announced the list of breweries pouring at the 2018 festival. This year will feature 67 breweries and 2 cideries, from across BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon. I'm really excited that they got breweries from all across Canada this year and can't wait to try out beers from…Read more List of Breweries Attending GCBF 2018 Announced

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: June 18–24, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. June 19: 581 Botanical Ale — Juniper x Faculty Release Party Faculty Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–21:00 After 2 pilot brews, 4 different yeast experiments, and many "quality control" checks, we finally are releasing our collaboration beer with…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: June 18–24, 2018

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: June 11–17, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. June 14: Mount Pleasant Tap Takeover 2018 St. Augustine's, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–00:30 Get ready for the ultimate in Tap Takeovers. Thursday, June 14th starting at 5pm, St. Augustine's will be taken over by 7 breweries from Mount…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: June 11–17, 2018