Boombox Releases Rad Seeker Vol.2

Boombox Brewing in Vancouver BC is set to release a second batch of Rad Seeker.

Rad Seeker is a hazy IPA that is double dry hopped with the raddest hops that Boombox could find to create an incredibly crushable tropical juice bomb.

This is really the fourth time they have brewed Rad Seeker, but the second time it has been packaged.

Cans will be available at Dogwood Brewing at noon on October 22 with a limit of three 4-packs per person.

7% ABV



Spinnakers Releases Cascadia Dark Ale

Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria BC has launched their new Cascadia Dark Ale.

This black IPA was brewed with Canadian Pale, Cara and Blackprinz malts and hopped with distinctively West coast varietals to produce a  this resinous, citrusy, hop-forward dark ale that is great on its own or served with smoked meats and BBQ.

Cascadia Dark Ale is available now at select private liquor stores.

ABV 6.5% and IBU of 55.


Dageraad Releases Wet Hopped Blonde 2017

Dageraad Brewing in Vancouver BC has releases the 2017 version of their seasonal Wet-Hopped Blonde.

For this very special, once-a-year version of Dageraad Blonde, Centennial hops grown by the Sartori family in Chilliwack were added to the brew kettle the same day they were plucked from the vine. The hops add a fresh, juicy taste of local terroir to this classic Belgian-style ale.

Wet-Hopped Blonde is available now at the Dageraad tasting room and will be shipping to select private liquor stores this week and next.

7.5% ABV


Four Winds Releases Fresh Hop Wild Ale

Four Winds Brewing in Delta BC has released their new Fresh Hop Wild Ale.

This fresh hop ale was brewed with oats, rye and freshly picked BC Hop Co. Cashmere hops, then fermented with Saccharomyces Trois. It is said to have mild herbal aromas with notes of lemon and melon.

Fresh Hop Wild Ale is Available in the tasting room now for glasses and as a 4 x 473 mL can release. It will be hitting specialty specialty store shelves soon.


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

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

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:

*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


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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Phillips Releases Lumberjacked Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Phillips Brewery in Victoria BC has announced the release of a new seasonal fresh-hopped pale ale called Lumberjacked.

Lumberjacked was produced with BC Hop Co’s locally grown Lumberjack™ hops. These hops are unique to BC Hop Co’s Sumas Prairie farm and are described as being predominantly bitter with notes of melon, sweet citrus, and hints of clove and allspice.

Lumberjacked will be available on tap exclusively at Vancouver’s Tap & Barrel chain of bars. It will also be available in 650ml bomber bottles at both private and government liquor stores.



Bomber Releases BCCBG Oktoberfest Collaboration

Bomber Brewing in Vancouver BC has has announced the release their new Oktoberfest Collaboration Brew.

Oktoberfest Collaboration Brew was brewed in collaboration with several other members of the BC Craft Brewers Guild to mark the 6th anniversary of BC Craft Beer Month.

Oktoberfest Collaboration Brew is described as being a golden, medium-bodied Oktoberfest that is eminently drinkable and refreshing.

You can find Oktoberfest Collaboration Brew in 500 ml cans at the brewery as well as private and government liquor stores across BC.