BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 16–22

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Oct 16: Training Post: Big Beer

Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC; 19:00–22:00

Gary Lohin from Central City Brewers + Distillers will be in the Tasting Room to talk about what makes big beer big! He’ll be bringing some of their Award winning Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine. Come hangout with Gary, our brewers and other craft beer lovers for a night of beer education!

Admission is free, sign up in the Tasting Room!

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Oct 17: VI Brewing Hermannator Party

Garrick’s Head Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–01:00

Join the VI Brewing team as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hermannator at the pub where we served our first pint!

This will be one of the only chances to try our red wine barrel-aged edition of Hermannator on draft!

Also flowing on tap from 5pm til late: Victoria Lager, Gladstone Collaboration Burton Ale, Piper’s Pale Ale, Juicy IPA, and Juan de Fuca Cerveza.

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Oct 18: VI Brewing Hermannator Party

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar – Broadway, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–00:00

Join the VI Brewing team as the 30th anniversary party of Hermannator continues in Vancouver!

This will be one of the only chances to try our red wine barrel-aged edition of Hermannator on draft as well as a test batch of our Cocktail Series #002: Orange Cherry Rye Ale!

Also flowing on tap from 5pm til late: classic Hermannator, Royston Rye IPA, Juicy IPA, Victoria Lager, Dominion Dark Lager, and Piper’s Pale Ale.

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Oct 19: Vancouver Island Brewing Tasting

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

Vancouver Island Brewing Tasting

Come on down between 4-8pm to tatse some of Vancouver Island Brewings best Craft Beers.

Vancouver Island Brewing

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Oct 19: Beer Club – Phillips Brewing

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

Our favourite Beer Baron, Alistair, joins us for his annual appearance to entertain and pour beer. Always a full house when Phillips is on tap. With giveaways and Phillips trivia to keep it fun, come early if you want a chair!!

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Oct 19: The 3rd Annual Brewphoria

Tree Brewing Beer Institute, Kelowna, BC; 17:00–23:00

Tree Brewing Presents the 3rd Annual Brewphoria.

— 12 Casks from 12 Okanagan Breweries all under 1 roof —

This Year We’ve got even more Breweries, and more Breweries means more Casks!

 

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Oct 19: 5 Course R&B Brewing Co. Beer Pairing Dinner

Multiple Locations; 18:00–21:00

Our chef will prepare a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 R&B Brewing Beers

Click here to see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/jrg-public-houses-present-rb-brewing-co-5-course-pairing-dinners/

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

Langley event page | Maple Ridge event page | White Rock event page | Surrey event page

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Oct 20: BC Craft Brewers Conference & Trade Show

Croatian Centre, Vancouver, BC; 09:00–18:00

The BC Craft Brewers Guild is pleased to announce the first annual BC Craft Brewers Conference, in Vancouver, BC on October 20th, 2017. Featuring a full day of seminars, a trade show, and networking opportunities with key suppliers and those in the brewing community. Registration opens at 9:00 and talks run from 9:30 – 4:30, with networking and refreshments on the Trade Show floor until 6pm.

The event is now SOLD OUT!

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Oct 21: BC Craft beer Awards

Croatian Centre, Vancouver, BC; 16:00–22:00

This year’s SOLD OUT event is taking place again at The Croatian Cultural Centre. 30 categories will awarded in the awards ceremony plus NEW – The Creative Industry Awards. For the festival we’ll have 60+ breweries, 9 cideries, community partner booths, live music, amazing food and more! See you soon.

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Oct 21: Stein & Dine 2017

Victoria Public Market, Victoria, BC; 19:30–23:00

Join us for Victoria’s 4th Annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in the Victoria Public Market on Saturday October 21st, 2017 @ 7:30PM. It’s an indoor festival, providing an intimate urban experience for festival attendees.

What to expect? Lots of laughs, live entertainment, games, Germanic inspired dishes provided by Roast and a fantastic selection of BC craft beer and cider to wet your appetitie.

Each ticket grants you:

one (1) branded 12oz stein
three (3) drink tickets (12oz serving)
one (1) food ticket

Each year the tickets sell out fast, so don’t hesitate on yours!

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Oct 21: Naniamo Oktoberfest

Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo, BC; 19:30–00:00

Come join us for a night of live music, dancing and drinking local beers! White Sails Brewing, Longwood Brewery & Wolf Brewing Company will be on site with their amazing craft beer! Proceeds will support Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary Club in all their endevours both locally & globally!

Tickets are $25 and include a stein & pretzel. FREE SHUTTLE from VIU!

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BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 9–15

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email.

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Oct 6–13: Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week

North Vancouver, BC; 16:00–20:00

Welcome to the inaugural craft beer week on Vancouver’s North Shore! This October 6-13, we toast the North Shore’s legendary past in brewing and our bright future with a week of celebrations.

The North Shore has a rich history of craft brewing having been home to Canada’s first ever microbrewery – Horseshoe Bay Brewery in 1982. Now, we play host to five (soon to be seven!) craft breweries leading the way in tasty beers.

Try special casks, attend fun events, and learn more about North Shore beers while collecting stamps on our North Shore Ale Trail Passport.

See the full event schedule now: www.vancouversnorthshore.com/craftbeerweek

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Oct 11: Woodland Empire Tap Takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria BC; 17:00–01:00

Txotx Imports Inc. is known for bringing in amazing cider, wine & food from the Basque region of Spain. They are also bringing in some amazing beers from Boise, Idaho (home to a large Basque population) with Woodland Empire Ale Craft.

Woodland Empire is the breweries tongue-in-cheek way of saying “City of Trees,” which is the nickname for the great city of Boise, Idaho. Why “Ale Craft?” Making beer is a trade, a craft. In their minds that level of quality that separates mass-produced from craft beer is the thought behind its creation. There is thought and imagination in their beer, something more than just a product.

Come join us on October 11 and try some of the fantastic beers being made by these great people.

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Oct 11: Quebec 25 Tap Takeover

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar – Broadway, Vancouver BC; 17:00–21:00

That’s right! The best of the best from Quebec will be part of this exciting event! Craft Beers never been seen out West will be making it’s way to this stellar event.

*Please come early as there is limited room and some of the ultra rare kegs are small and will go fast.

Swag will be giving out plus there will be Quebec themed food items available too.
List of beers being poured will be added in comments section soon.
Hope to see you all there – Santé!

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Oct 13: Deep Cove Brewmaster’s Dinner

Lobby Restaunt, Vancouver BC; 18:30–21:30

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Brew Master’s Dinner with Cicerone, Brett Jamieson from Deep Cove Brewery on Friday, October 13th, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm for Reception and 7:00 pm for Dinner. The event will be held at the Portside Room located at the Lobby Restaurant of the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier.

Room set up: Long table seating

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Oct 13: Storm Brewing’s Ice Cream Social

Storm Brewing, Vancouver BC; 18:00–21:00

Join us at Vancouver’s longest running independent craft brewery for the return of the popular Storm Social!

Visit us between 6pm and 9pm on Friday the 13th of October for:

ICE CREAM BEER FLOATS!*
SPECIAL BRAINSTORMS!
SAMPLES & GROWLER FILLS!
GOOD TIMES!

*Black Ice Cream will not be provided for this event. We prefer vanilla.
**Please remember that we are a working brewery and not a tasting room so we can only serve 1 beer float per person!

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Oct 13: White Sails Flammenbeer Collab Launch

Swans Brewpub, Victoria BC; 17:00–18:00

Join us in the pub as we release the Flammenbeer, an Oktoberfest Smoked Lager, brewed in collaboration with White Sails Brewing in Nanaimo.

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Oct 13: Fuggles and Warlock Brewing Tasting and Showcase

Tudor House Liquor Store, VictoriaBC; 15:00–20:00

Reserve your Free Seat on our website: http://tudorhouseliquorstore.com/events/events-at-the-cellar/

http://fuggleswarlock.com/

More Details:
Phone: 250-590-5883
Email: tudorlrsevents@gmail.com

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Oct 14: Oktoberfest

Dogwood Brewing, Vancouver BC; 17:00–01:00

On Saturday, October 14th, the Dogwood Tasting Room is the place to be!

Get your Mass (24oz) of your favourite Organic Dogwood beer and enjoy authentic German food from Vancouver’s Own Alpen Club!

Great German inspired beer and casks and special never tasted before new releses including our Barrel Aged Stout and Dunkel Weiss.

Get your tickets now!

EIN PROSIT!

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Oct 14: Cloverfest: Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Cloverdale Rodeo, Vancouver BC; 16:00–21:00

PRESENTED BY TOWNLINE HOMES

Come out and enjoy craft beer, wine and spirits.

Food made exclusively by the Joseph Richard Group.
EVENT DETAILS:
Saturday October 14th, 2017
4:00pm – 9:00pm
$25 Entry ticket: includes entry, 2 tasting tokens, sampling mug, and live music
($35 at door)
$50 for VIP ticket: includes 4 tasting tokens, complimentary food, special VIP entry, separate VIP area and live music.

Visit: http://www.cloverfest.ca to learn more

Tokens for beer, wine and food to be purchased inside facility and are $1.50 for one token.

**Must be 19+ to attend. Government Issued ID required for entry**

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE

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Oct 14: Brewers Row Tap Takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria BC; 17:00–02:00

Murray Street in Port Moody is a haven for delicious beer. Home to Yellow Dog Brewing, Moody Ales, Twin Sails Brewing & Parkside Brewery, the couple of blocks between 2601 and 2817 have been aptly named Brewers Row, and craft beer lovers have been spoilt for choice on this strip with four amazing breweries all in stumbling distance of each other.

We are extremely excited to be pouring the goods from these purveyors of quality brews and can’t wait for you to enjoy them with us.

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Oct 14: Moody Ales Turns 3!

Moody Ales, Port Moody BC; 12:00–23:00

We are turning three and to celebrate we are throwing a party! Come celebrate with us, we’ll have over 15 beers on, most will be unique and limited.

Taco Kwon Do will be here all day serving up their awesome grub.

We’ll have live music throughout the day, finishing up the night with our friends The Ghost Of Blood Alley.

Lots to do for the kids also including a colouring contest, Lego contest, Pinata and more!

Oh, and cake from our friends and neighbours at Rocky Point Ice Cream

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BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 2–8

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Oct 2: CAMRA U – Certified Beer Aficionado Program

Faculty Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:00

Certificate Description: This program is modeled to reflect the knowledge you’re expected to learn to pass the Certified Cicerone® exam. Participants will cover everything in the brewing process from barley to bottles, and cover other aspects such as sampling and understanding off-flavours in beer, understanding and differentiating between similar beer styles, and the art of food pairing.

This class is sold as a package of 5 different classes. The class outlines and individual cost are listed below. Our space is limited to 20 tickets total so act fast before they’re gone!

Master Course List
– Brewing 101
– On Flavours
– Off Flavours
– Comparative Styles
– Food Pairing 101

Package Cost
CAMRA Members/Non Members: $190/$215

Save $25 when compared to buying each class individually!

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Oct 3: Driftwood Brewery Tap Takeover

Malone’s Social Lounge & Taphouse, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–21:00

We are excited to have Driftwood brewing from Victoria, BC joining us for another great TAP TAKEOVER!

From 5pm October 3rd, Driftwood will be here to answer questions and give you a unique insight into their beers and brewery.

There will also be prizes for some lucky guests and live music by Michael Fabro!

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Oct 3: Opera & Beer

Tap & Barrel Olympic Village, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–22:00

Please join us on October 3 at Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village for an evening of live opera and musical entertainment, a silent auction and an amazing view of Vancouver.
Opera & Beer is becoming our yearly signature celebration, which benefits City Opera Vancouver’s annual productions.

City Opera’s upcoming production is Missing. The opera addresses the national crisis and devastation of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. It runs November 3-11, 2017 at the York Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and available here: https://thecultch.com/events/missing/

Don’t know about Opera? Not to worry, come and mingle in a relaxed and fun environment and get to know some of Vancouver’s local opera singers.

What to wear? Always a question that comes up when attending the opera! This is a relaxed event: let your hair down and leave the tux at home. Wear what you feel at ease in.

Tickets are $75 which includes: cocktail dinner, silent auction, live entertainment & 1 drink ticket

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Oct 5: Fernie Brewing Takeover

Biercraft Tap and Tapas, Vancouver, BC; 11:00–00:00

Fernie Brewing Company will be taking over the taps at Biercraft Tap and Tapas on Commercial Drive, Vancouver on Thursday, October 5th. Come try one of the ten delicious beers that will be on tap and enjoy a little bit of the Kootenays down on the coast!

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Oct 6: Cateogory 12 Tasting

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

Category 12 Brewery Tatsing with Jeff Kendrew

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Oct 6: Steamworks Tasting

Denman Beer Wine Spirits, Vancouver, BC; 16:00–20:00

Come hang out with Steamworks and try some great beer

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Oct 6–13: Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week

North Vancouver, BC; 16:00–20:00

Welcome to the inaugural craft beer week on Vancouver’s North Shore! This October 6-13, we toast the North Shore’s legendary past in brewing and our bright future with a week of celebrations.

The North Shore has a rich history of craft brewing having been home to Canada’s first ever microbrewery – Horseshoe Bay Brewery in 1982. Now, we play host to five (soon to be seven!) craft breweries leading the way in tasty beers.

Try special casks, attend fun events, and learn more about North Shore beers while collecting stamps on our North Shore Ale Trail Passport.

See the full event schedule now: www.vancouversnorthshore.com/craftbeerweek

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Oct 7: Category 12 Showcase

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

Category 12 Brewery Showcase
Saturday 7-8pm
Reserve your Free Seat on our Website

http://tudorhouseliquorstore.com/events/events-at-the-cellar/

http://category12beer.com/

More Details:
Phone:250-590-5883
Email: tudorlrsevents@gmail.com

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Oct 7: Big Iron Brew Off

Big Horn Hops, Kamloops, BC; 16:00–20:00

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BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 25–Oct 1

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Sept 25: Masterclass—Beer and chocolate

Cascadia Liquor, Courtney, BC; 18:00–19:00

Join us for a night of pairing two amazing downtown Courtenay businesses, Hot Chocolates and Gladstone Brewing.

Jorden and Ryan will be teaming up to tempt you with two of our favourite things, beer and chocolate. This will definitely be a standing room only event!

Admission: $5 (all proceeds donated to our monthly local charity).

Limited space available, please register in advance in person or by phone (250.871.8171).

Loyalty members receive 10% off products featured at the class.

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Sept 26: Four Winds Brewmaster’s Dinner

Craft Beer Market, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:30

SUMMER PATIO SERIES: Four Winds Brewmaster’s Dinner
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
6pm – 930 pm
Join Delta’s Four Winds Brewing Co. & CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver for the next collaboration dinner. If you enjoy great beer paired with fresh local food, this is an event you do not want to miss!

Your ticket includes a welcome beer, plus four courses each paired with a Four Winds beer.

Please note that this is a set menu! If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please e-mail us before purchasing a ticket here.

Limited tickets available for $60 (taxes and gratuity included).

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Sept 27: September Brewmaster’s Dinner – SOLD OUT

Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC; 18:30–21:00

Spice Beer Pairing Dinner Menu

Old Bay Spiked Sunchoke Chips – Warm Tarragon Artichoke Dip

Smoked Paprika Charred Tuna – Orange Endive Salad, Smoked Olives & Fennel Citrus Vinaigrette

Cumin Braised Lamb – Caraway & Saffron Fried Rice & Lentils

Star Anise Labneh Tart – Cinnamon Spiced Labneh Cheese, Macerated Gooseberries

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Sept 27–Oct 1: Brew Loops 

Kamloops, BC

Brew Loops is a beer, bike and live music festival celebrating Kamloops Culture. What does that mean? Special events in locations all around the city over many days. VIP Cask/Theatrically Inspired Event, Tailgate Style Outdoor Block Party, Tap Takeovers, Beer Knowledge Seminars, Home Brew Competition, Farmers Market Tasting, Guided Group Mountain Bike Rides and local BC musicians. This is no convention center slosh-fest, this is a multi-day experience in beautiful Kamloops, BC with some of the best beer, food and mountain biking the world has to offer. All proceeds from Brew Loops Festival will be donated to Western Canada Theatre and Rotary West.

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Sept 28: 5 Course Driftwood Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner

Oceanside Yacht Club & Public House, Langley, BC; 18:30–21:30

Our chef will prepare a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 Driftwood Brewery Beers.

Click here to see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/jrg-presents-5-course-driftwood-brewing-beer-pairing-dinner/

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

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Sept 28: Premium Tastings: GCBF Highlights

Cascadia Eagle Creek, Victoria, BC; 17:00–20:00

GCBF Highlights: our favourites from Great Canadian Beer Fest + new recommendations with Cascadia’s own Stephanie (Certified Beer Server).

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Sept 28: Yeast—The Unsung Hero in Beer

Cascadia Uptown, Victoria, BC; 18:00–19:30

Hosted by: Jeff Kendrew, Certified Cicerone / Sales Manager of Category 12 Beer

Admission: $5 (all proceeds donated to our monthly local charity).

Limited space available, please register in advance in person or by phone (778.265.6265).

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Sept 29–Oct 8: Yeast—The Unsung Hero in Beer

Canadian Craft Tours, Vancouver, BC

Join Canadian Craft Tours on our special Seasonal Brewery tour in 9 different cities across BC! Tour includes round trip transportation, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, 3 hand-picked flights of beer including seasonal releases, and a behind the scenes tour to learn how beer is made and what makes these fall releases so unique! For more info, dates for your city, or to book visit our website or call 1-800-601-9483

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GCBF Celebrates 25 Years in Style

20170908_151617The Great Canadian Beer Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this year by hosting 66 individual breweries (14 new), along with an additional seven breweries in The Drake Cask tent.

To mark this momentous occasion, I decided to attend both days of the festival  for the first time ever, along with three tap takeovers on the Thursday night and a couple of other events throughout the weekend. Pity my liver!

Like most years, Friday was the quieter of the two days, with the crowd mostly consisting of industry folk, the press, and beer nerds. In contrast, Saturday had more of a party atmosphere, with the crowd consisting of mostly casual beer drinkers and people looking to socialize and have fun.

There are pros and cons to both days of course, but I prefer Friday, because you hardly ever have to line-up for tokens, beers, or even the bathroom, which means more time for drinking. To put it in context, I went through 45 tokens on Friday and only 25 on Saturday, because it took so much longer to line up for everything.

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I definitely wouldn’t recommend both days for everyone. My girlfriend did not make it to day two, so I had to leave her at home while I groggily made my way out in the rain for day two. It was definitely a rough start for me, but after half a dozen beers, the world started to seem almost acceptable again.

The plus side of this rampant alcoholism is that it allowed me to try a lot of beers and get a fair judgement of what, in my opinion, was good and bad. So here’s my thoughts.

Best beer: Quadrennial—Four Winds

I previously tried this beer at Farmhouse Fest but still went to try it out… a couple of times! It’s a dark sour that was wood-aged for four years then conditioned on blackcurrants. It was everything I’ve ever wanted in a beer.

Best festival offerings: Moody Ales

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Some breweries just put on their regular line-up for festivals, while others have one seasonal or a cask. Moody ales was not messing around. They were pouring three limited release beers and two casks, and they were all great! That how you do a festival!

Best Brewery from outside BC: Brasseries Dunham

Dunham is one of the best breweries in Canada and every beer they make is close to perfect. Not everything on offer was new or unique, but they were all world class!

Best first-time brewery: Twin Sails

There were a lot of new breweries this year and while all were decent, none were Twin Sails! They had such a great line up one, their year-round Dat Juice, their seasonal Con Leche Horchata-style milk stout, and their Dad Jokes tasting-room exclusive DIPA. These guys just put the competition to shame!

Best Cask: Sooke Oceanside Brewery

SOB was pretty smart with their casks. On friday they put on a rye ale for the snobby beer nerds, then on Saturday they put on a strawberry rhubarb ale for the masses. Despite the different ends of the beer spectrum, both beers were just wonderful and some of the best ones on offer at the show.

All in all, this was probably my favourite beer fest ever. Part of that might have been the great company I had, but even on the second day when I was flying solo, I still had a good time.

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I do have a few couple of things I would like to see at future festivals though:

  1. More breweries from outside BC. Sure, there were three breweries from Quebec and one from Ontario this year, but let’s get a bit more of a spread in there. It is called the Great Canadian Beer Festival. I want to try beers from all over Canada!
  2. Start taking card payments via Square. I go to a lot of beer festivals and everyone lets you pay by card these days. I honestly never use cash, so having to line-up for an ATM is a bit of a pain.

Not really gripes, but more constructive criticism. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next year!

 

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 18–24

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email.

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Sept 18: Beer Launch for Vikram Vij’s Weissen

Trading Post Brewery, Langley, BC; 18:00–20:00

Be the first to taste Vikram’s Weissen, a collaboration brew with My Shanti by Vikram Vij and Trading Post Brewing!

Served in a 500ml stubby bottle, Vikram’s Weissen is a perfect match that was not made in heaven but made on earth with Saaz hops, coriander, orange, purest water, total passion and lots of love.

Vikram learned his cooking in Austria and loved travelling and tasting unique styles of beers. This is a peaceful collaboration of Vikram’s travels and Trading Post’s experience in creating a unique flavoured beer.

Your $25 ticket includes a 500ml bottle of Vikram’s Weissen and a grazing menu prepared by My Shanti & Trading Post Brewing Taphouse & Eatery. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beer-launch-for-vikrams-weissen-by-vikram-vij-tickets-37049691625

Vikram’s Weissen
ABV: 5%
IBU: 18

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Sept 18–22: Oktoberfest Week

Central City Brewpub Beatty, Vancouver, BC

German Insipired menu all week long, Steins, Live entertainment select nights, giveaways.

Wednesday Oktoberfest Trivia – Hosted by IQ 2000 Trivia
Thursday – Live Entertainment – Rheinlander Band
Friday – Live Entertainment

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Sept 19: Storm Anniversary Tap Takeover

12 Kings Pub, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–23:59

Let’s raise a glass to 23 years of Vancouver’s longest running independent craft brewery, Storm Brewing!

There will be 9 taps pouring our unique, wild, and downright tasty brews and 1 special cask. Hungry? Take advantage of $5 wings or enjoy their comforting and classic pub grub! Play pinball, pool, darts, or just sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite Brainstorm.

We hope you’ll be able to join the Storm crew and share your favourite Storm memories with us over a pint. This will also be a chance to say goodbye to Other Heather & Erik before they leave to begin their new adventure in Tofino!

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Sept 20: Orange Creamsicle IPA Draft Release

Kettle River Brewing, Kelowna, BC; 12:00–20:00

Next Wednesday at noon, we’ll be releasing our Orange Creamsicle IPA. Summer vacation never ends with this creamy citrus bomb. There’s no bottles of this bad dad, so come spoil yourself with a pint or seven until the kegs run dry.

Brewed in collaboration with our man Mr. John Almas.

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Sept 21: What’s Brewing on the Sunshine Coast

Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–21:30

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 explore the hot beer seen on BC’s Sunshine Coast, with 4 beers each from Persephone Brewing (Gibsons) and Townsite Brewing (Powell River).

$20

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Sept 21: Beer Club–Parkside and Odd Society

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

Something different this month; we have expanded to include cocktails with beer in them! Odd Society collaborates with Parkside Brewery to bring you these cocktails. Join Deb, Mo and Carmen as they showcase these excellent spirits and beers.
Free

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Sept 22: Salt Spring Island Ales Showcase

Tudor House Liquor Store, Langford, BC; 19:00–20:00

Salt Spring Island Ales Brewery Showcase

7 – 8PM

Reserve your Free Tickets on our webiste to guarantee your seat.

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Sept 23: Salt Spring Island Ales Tasting

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

Salt Spring Island Ales Tasting with Marilyne Groulx

Join us between 4-8pm to try some of Salt Spring Island Ales best Craft Beers.

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Sept 22–23: Hopscotch Festival Kelowna

Kelowna Curling Club, Kelowna, BC

Hopscotch is the canvas that showcases the art of libation. We celebrate the similarities and nuances of each individual whisky, beer, and spirits, while connecting dedicated flavour connoisseurs to the to the portfolios of distilleries, breweries and import agencies. The most important part of Hopscotch? It’s more than tasting – it’s live music, food, entertainment, and so much more!

With over 200 products & 70 booths this year, we are gearing up for our greatest Grandstand Tasting Hall yet. You will see tasting offerings from names like Nikka Whisky, Glenfarclas, The Dalmore, Hoyne Brewing & Much More! The best part is, if you like it, you can buy it on site at the Hopscotch Liquor store, Presented by Public Liquor

Friday September 22, 2017
Saturday September 23, 2017

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Sept 23: Grand Opening!

Silver Valley Brewing Company, Maple Ridge, BC; 11:00–23:00

It’s been a long road, but it’s finally happening! The Silver Valley Brewing Company will be opening for business Saturday September 23rd. Come on in and check out everything we’ve been up to! Our first batches of beer and a decent food menu will be there for all to partake in. Hope to see you all there and thanks to everybody for your ongoing interest and support.

Cheers!

A very tired SVB

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Sept 23: Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival

Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC; 19:00–22:00

Featuring the finest microbreweries in BC – it will be a ridiculously good time!

It’s time for another round of awesome beers, fantastic cheer, and ridiculously good times – because the Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival is back! The premier beer-tasting, culture-celebrating, taste-tantalizing event of the fall returns for a fantastic fifth year at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on September 23, 2017. Shining the spotlight on British Columbia’s thriving craft brewing culture, the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society once again invites you to support the arts by sampling the creations of incredible breweries from all across the province in the ultimate pairing of spectacular suds and community spirit. Add in the delicious hors d’oeuvres, rocking live music, a silent auction, and you’ve got a glass full of fun – and a benefit event that goes down like no other! Whether you’re an IPA appreciator, a stout sipper, or a porter supporter the Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival is sure to hit the spot!

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Sept 23: Hop Devil Hootenanny

Strange Fellows Brewing, Victoria, BC; 16:00–21:00

Grab your partner and come on down to Strange Fellows Brewing on Saturday September 23rd, for our first ever Hop Devil Hootenany – a Brewer’s harvest celebration and community dance. Families welcome. 4-9pm.

Corn Shuck 5pm until the corn runs out
Corn Mothers 4-7pm
Community Dance with the Woolly Bears 7-9pm
Beer & good company till 11pm

Inspired by both the Belgian Hopduvel and the British Corn Mother traditions, our Hop Devil Hootenanny celebrates the harvests that mean the most to us – hops and barley. To ensure a successful harvest for the next year, Belgian hop farmers would parade and then burn effigies of the “Hopduvel” – the personification of a storm that could destroy the hops before they were harvested. Pagan Europeans believed that the spirit of the grain lived amongst the crops and would be made homeless upon harvest, so they wove decorative shapes from the last sheaves of harvested grain for the spirit to inhabit over the winter. After spending the winter upon the warm hearth the “Corn Mothers” would be plowed back into the ground come Spring

Put on your dancing shoes, and bring your friends and family for a festive harvest celebration, with FREE corn on the cob (lots of corn on the cob!), beer (including a reserve of Amarillo Cyclops IPA) and music and dancing courtesy of the Wooly Bears, all presided over by the Hop Devil himself. Make your own Corn Mother with help from the folks from Cedar Isle Farm, and be sure to share your wish with the Hop Devil before his firey demise (more on that later).

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Sept 23: CAMRA Monthly Event – Pub Crawl

Spinnakers Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 12:00–16:00

Hello CAMRA Members. This months CAMRA Victoria Event is a Pub Crawl on Saturday, September 23

Members are invited to gather between 12 pm and 2 pm at Spinnakers Brewpub to eat, socialize and enjoy Spinnaker’s Beverage Offerings before heading out across the bridge for 2 other stops.

Spinnakers will be making a special cask of Fresh Hopped “Estate Sooke Bitter” to highlight the occasion.

Members are invited to bring an prospective members with them if they would like.

See you there.

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Sept 24: Neighbourhood Tap Takeover Series: Richmond / Delta

Darby’s Gastown, Vancouver, BC; 13:00–17:00

Join us on Sunday, September 24th 1pm – 5pm for our first Neighbourhood Tap Takeover featuring Richmond / Delta.

The first of this series will feature some fantastic beers from Four Winds Brewing Co., Britannia Brewing Company & Britannia Steveston & Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks.

No tickets required. Just show up and drink some amazing beers.

See you all on the 24th!

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Sept 27: 5 Course Driftwood Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Cochrane, BC; 18:00–21:00

Our chef will present a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with Driftwood Brewery Beers!

To see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/jrg-presents-5-course-driftwood-brewing-beer-pairing-dinner/

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

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BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 11–17

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email.

For a full list of events, check out my Facebook page

Sept 12–14: Craft Beer Business Fundamentals

Whistler Learning Centre, Whistler, BC; 08:30–3:00

Love craft beer?

Simon Fraser University will be delivering Craft Beer Business Fundamentals – part of their Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate.

The craft beer business is a very competitive one, with many entrants vying for the consumer’s palate and dollar. While the romance and appeal of the business might lie in the design of brews and the craft of brewing, what distinguishes the successful craft brewery from the also-rans is more likely to be found in healthy management, with particular attention to the management of operations, sound marketing, and the formulation and implementation of a rigorous strategy. In this course, you will learn the basics of operations management, the fundamentals of consumer behaviour and marketing, and how to formulate and implement corporate strategy.

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Sept 12: Burnside Brewing – Pairing Dinner

Merchants Workshop, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–23:00

Beerthirst presents a Burnside Brewing Co pairing dinner with our friend’s at Merchants Workshop. Ticket holders with have the chance to experience some brand new Burnside Brewing beer recipes alongside immaculately constructed dishes from the kitchen.

Brewery Kory Linsenmeyer will be in attendance as well to answer all your burning questions.

6 beers, 6 courses – $64 + tax – call the location to reserve your spot today, limited seating available. 604-258-0005

Cheers from Team Beerthirst

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Sept 14: Beerthirst’s Big Belated Birthday Bash!

St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–0:00

We here at Beerthirst have been bringing in the BEST craft beer from around the world for quite some time now. Sitting down collectively we wanted to make an event that was our way of saying ” thank you BC ” for your dedicated support from day one and every day thereafter…..and what better way to show you all that with a belated birthday bash geared around Canada’s biggest tap takeover – 54 taps at one of the founding establishments – St. Augustine’s.

There are many more years to come and we couldn’t be more excited and thankful – without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to do the things that we love and are so passionate about – bringing you all the BEST craft beer that we can.

Obsessed With Craft Beer – Cheers from Team Beerthirst!!!

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Sept 14: Hopopotamus Oaked IPA Launch at Big Rock Urban!

Big Rock Urban, Vancouver, BC; 16:00–18:00

This Thursday Big Rock Urban is launching our newest Limited Edition beer from BRUmaster Jody and the team at Big Rock Urban Brewery!

Join us in the BRU lounge from 4-6 PM, we’ll be pouring our Hopopotamus Oaked IPA, passing some snacks around and hanging out with the BRU team.

The Hopopotamus Oaked IPA is a suprisingly smooth IPA that packs a citrus punch and finishes with the caramel sweetness of oak.

We’re buying the beers from 4-6 PM so come down and share some brews and laughs with us!

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Sept 14: Brewers Row – Tap Takeover

FireRock Lounge, Whistler, BC; 20:00–1:00

The Port Moody crew is coming to town early and setting up a tap takeover at the FireRock Lounge. Both towers and all eight taps will have tasty brews from these friendly neighbours. Come out and try some of the goods from Moody Ales, Parkside Brewery, Twin Sails & Yellow Dog. Live music from Erik Van of Big Love Band! $6.50 pints while supplies last.

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Sept 15: Master Crafters: Battle of the Sours

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC; 19:00–22:00

The battle of the sours is on! This annual event challenges choice breweries to bring their best brew of a select style to the table. Whose sour will reign supreme for 2017? You’ll be the judge of that.

We strip the fancy branding and name recognition and get down to the raw taste of a good brew. With only tasting notes, alcohol percentage and IBU, attendees are encouraged to try a sample (or two, or three) of each featured beer throughout the evening before casting their vote for their favourite. A DJ, passed plates and interesting stories and antidotes from our MCs help to round out the event. At the end of the night, we unveil each brew and crown the champion of the sours. This cannot-miss evening is a favourite of the 60 #WVBF2017 breweries, you won’t want to miss it!

This event sold out in 2016 and is sure to do the same this year. Tickets are just $25 and include 3 beer samples and delicious bites from the chefs at the Westin, get yours now!

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Sept 16: Fresh Hop Co-Op Harvest Day!

Red Arrow Brewing, Duncan, BC; 09:30–12:00

The battle of the sours is on! This annual event challenges choice breweries to bring their best brew of a select style to the table. Whose sour will reign supreme for 2017? You’ll be the judge of that.

We strip the fancy branding and name recognition and get down to the raw taste of a good brew. With only tasting notes, alcohol percentage and IBU, attendees are encouraged to try a sample (or two, or three) of each featured beer throughout the evening before casting their vote for their favourite. A DJ, passed plates and interesting stories and antidotes from our MCs help to round out the event. At the end of the night, we unveil each brew and crown the champion of the sours. This cannot-miss evening is a favourite of the 60 #WVBF2017 breweries, you won’t want to miss it!

This event sold out in 2016 and is sure to do the same this year. Tickets are just $25 and include 3 beer samples and delicious bites from the chefs at the Westin, get yours now!

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Sept 16: Brickworks Brewers Brunch

The Brickworks Public House, Whistler, BC; 10:00–12:00

Start the festivities early with The Brickworks Brewers Brunch, the perfect kick-off to the Whistler Village Beer Festival (WVBF) Main Event. Experience a three-course brunch, complete with three perfectly paired craft brews, before you take in all the action at the WVBF. This event sold out last year, don’t miss out!

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Sept 16: Craft Beer Making 202 – All-Grain Brewing with Warren Boyer

Beyond The Grape On-Premise Winemaking & Home Brewing Supplies, Port Moody, BC; 10:00–13:00

During the Craft Beer Making 202 class, Warren will discuss the types of equipment utilized in All-Grain brewing, in depth guidance for recipe formulation, the basics of treating water, mash pH and milling of grain while brewing a batch of beer during the 7 hour class.

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Sept 16: Oktoberfest 2017

Red Collar Brewing, Kamloops, BC; 13:00–22:00

And just like that September is upon us! We too are mourning the premature departure of another summer, but that won’t stop us from having one last BBQ, and it’s a big one! Join us on September 16th to celebrate the first official day of Oktoberfest, featuring a Bavarian inspired BBQ, local bands and maases of Festbier! Grab your drindls and lederhosen and get into the festival spirit!

Food quantities are limited, first come, first serve.

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Sept 16: WVBF – Main Event Saturday

4144 Village Stroll, Whistler, BC; 13:00–22:00

Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Whistler Village Beer Festival, and we’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver our best event yet. In celebration, all Saturday Main Event tickets grant festival-goers access to the grounds on BOTH Saturday and Sunday, our Hoppy Anniversary gift to you! So double the trouble, malt-iply the fun, and drink in this year’s tasty ticket offerings.

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Sept 17: WVBF – Main Event Sunday

4144 Village Stroll, Whistler, BC; 12:00–17:00
Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Whistler Village Beer Festival, and we’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver our best event yet. In celebration, all Saturday Main Event tickets grant festival-goers access to the grounds on BOTH Saturday and Sunday, our Hoppy Anniversary gift to you! So double the trouble, malt-iply the fun, and drink in this year’s tasty ticket offerings.

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