North Van Breweries Unite for North Shore Collaboration Brew

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers in North Vancouver has announced the release of their new North Shore Collaboration Brew, which sees them team up with Bridge Brewing, Hearthstone Brewery, Black Kettle Brewing, Streetcar Brewing, and Beere Brewing.

North Shore Collaboration Brew is a triple IPA brewed in collaboration for the North Shore Craft Beer Week. For this special brew, each of the participating breweries was asked to pick their your favorite hop and each was added in equal parts

North Shore Collaboration Brew is available in 473 ml can and on tap in the Deep Cove lounge for a limited time

10.8% ABV

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Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)

20170924_232114Well, it looks like I didn’t go out for beers once this week. I just drank lots of beer at home and shared a few with my wonderful girlfriend when she came over.

Old Embalmer (2012) by Widmer Brothers Brewing

I aged this barleywine for five years! It had had rich malty notes of caramel, toffee, raisins, and molasses. It was rather complex and brought to mind port and sherry. It fished with a little grassy hop bitterness.

Rad Seeker by Boombox Brewing Company

This NE-style IPA had big tropical fruit hop aromas and flavours of mango, guava, and papaya. It had a smooth and juicy body with low bitterness. Watch out Superflux, these guys are giving you a run for your money!

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Bloom by Four Winds Brewing

This farmhouse ale aged on cherry blossoms had an amazing floral aroma. The palate brought cherry, almonds, citrus, and a touch of Brett funk. It was mildly tart with a smooth and silky mouthfeel.

Kicking In Speakers by Twin Sails Brewing & Boombox Brewing

This NE-style DIPA had notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, and nectarine. It was smooth with a juicy, with a creamy mouthfeel and low perceived bitterness.

Corvus by Ravens Brewing Company

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This lingonberry and lime gose had puckering tartness with notes of lingonberries and lime accompanied by a touch of saltiness. It was very refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Fresh-Hopped Saison (2017) by Category 12 Brewing

This was a nicely rounded saison with an extra kick of spice from the

Ultra hops and a touch of fresh floral aroma on the nose. Possibly my favourite fresh-hopped beer of the season.

Readymade : Vacuum by Stillwater Artisanal

This smoked black IPA had a very complex combo of roasted malt, dank and fruity hops, and moderate smokiness. This wass an intriguing beer with a lot going on

Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is Everything by Stillwater Artisanal & Arizona Wilderness

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This chocolate milk stout was rich and chocolatey with hints of coffee and nuts. The mouthfeel was smooth and silky and it finished sweet and boozy.

Nu-tropic by Stillwater Artisanal

This mango and passionfruit IPA was juicy and thirst-quenching with notes of mango, passionfruit, and guava. It had a smooth mouthfeel with low bitterness.

Insetto by Stillwater Artisanal

This dry-hopped sour with Italian plum had just the right level of tartness with pronounced plum notes, complemented by fruity hop notes and crackery malt. It was smooth and refreshing.

Hermannator (2017) by Vancouver Island Brewing

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This eisbock was a huge malt bomb with notes of Caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, raisins, molasses, liquorice, and bread. It started sweet, but finished dry and boozy.

Like This by Strathcona Beer Company & Superflux Beer Company

This was a nicely balance east-meets-west IPA with hoppy tropical fruit notes and hints of citrus. It had a crisp and smooth body but no haze. Pretty good blend of the styles of both breweries.

Burton Ale by Vancouver Island Brewing

Herbal and spicy hop notes with a hint of orange peel. Rich malt base with some mild roastiness. Full bodied with a lingering bitter finish.

Timewarp by Townsite Brewing

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This fresh-hopped pale ale had a floral and piney nose. The body was quite malty and chewy with very subtle fresh hop notes of pine, wood, and a touch of fruitiness.

Huge Citrus Pale Ale by Moody Ales

This hazy pale ale had strong notes of orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and stone fruits, with a touch of funk. It was juicy and light-bodied with subdued bitterness.

St-Feuillien Brune by Brasserie St-Feuillien

The dubble was rich with toasty malt notes of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and liquorice. It also had hints of fruity esters. It was full-bodied with some hoppy bitterness.

Gowden Locks Amber Ale by Twa Dogs Brewery

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This was a malty amber with notes of caramel, toffee, and a hint of coffee. It was moderately sweet.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA by The Parkside Brewery

This was better in an older can than on draft. The peach was more pronounced and the “greenness” of the hops had dropped off a bit.

Colour & Shape by Superflux Beer Company

I’ve had a lot of cans of this. It’s so juicy and smooth, with notes of guava, papaya, and mango.  none of the other Superflux beers surpass this original.

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The pale ale had notes of tropical fruit and stone fruits with a touch of resin. It was hazy, juicy, and smooth.

#Blessed by Twin Sails Brewing

A gorgeous pale ale with hoppy notes of melon, mango, and orange peel over a light biscuity malt base.

That New Trapp by Hearthstone Brewery & Stillwater Artisinal

This hazy trappist ale had a big nose of tropical fruit, citrus, and berries with a touch of Brett funk and a big juicy and hazy body.

Pumpkin Ale by Swans Brewery

Really spicy with notes of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cinnamon. Not a huge amount of pumpkin flavour, as it has a naturally mild taste.

 

Parallel 49 Releases Amalgamation: a 9 Brewery Fresh-Hop Collaboration

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has announced the release of a special collaboration beer with Boombox, Dageraad, Four Winds, Powell Brewery, Doan’s, Bomber, Hearthstone, and Parkside.

Called Amalgamation, this fresh-hopped double IPA was brewed with 300 lb of fresh Amarillo hops from the Yakima Valley.

Amalgamation is available in 4-packs of tall calls today at the P49 Beer Store and will be hitting the shelves of BC private retailers next week!

ABV: 8% | IBU: 40
Malt: Pale, maris otter and oat malts, flaked wheat
Hops: Amarillo

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Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 11–17 (39 Uniques)

20170914_000514Sorry I skipped the previous week. The GCBF madness prohibited me from taking notes.

This was a pretty bit week, but several were shared with my girlfriend, so it’s not as bad as it looks.

Sorry, there’s a couple of pumpkin beers in here.

Assemblage Numéro 6 by Brasserie Dunham

Tart and fruity with rich notes of raspberry, cherry, and a touch of funk from the wild yeast. Effervescent and refreshing.

Nuclear Hop Assault by Mikkeller

Grassy and fruity nose with lemon rind and grapefruit peel on the palate over a rich caramel malt base. So fresh and delicious!

On Fleek by Stillwater Artisanal

Rich roasted malt notes with chocolate, toffee, vanilla, raisins, tobacco, and leather. Sweet, sticky, and boozy. This was fantastic for an imperial stout in a can. You’d think it was barrel-aged.

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Tamarindo Gose by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Fruity nose with a slightly sour, salty, and wheaty body. The tamarind brings notes of figs and prunes.

New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta by Rogue Ales & Spirits

Gimmicky name. It’s just a NA barleywine, which is really just a triple IPA. Grass, pine, citrus, and tropical with a doughy malt body.

#Blessed by Twin Sails Brewing

A gorgeous pale ale with hoppy notes of melon, mango, and orange peel over a light biscuity malt base.

That New Trapp by Hearthstone Brewery & Stillwater Artisinal

Big nose of tropical fruit, citrus, and berries with a touch of Brett funk. The body was juicy and hazy.

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ZRA 2 by Category 12 Brewing

Floral and spicy nose with notes of banana, orange, pear, clove, and coriander over a rich caramel malt base.

Commander Imperial Stout (2017) by Dead Frog Brewery

Aged several months. Notes of liquorice, vanilla, molasses, raisins, and oak. Whisky on the nose, but not body. Smooth and mellow.

Pumpkin Ale by Steamworks Brewing Company

Light pumpkin notes with subtle cinnamon and nutmeg over a bready malt base. Not as bland as some pumpkin ales.

Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale by Phillips Brewing Company

This used to be better. Not enough pumpkin cinnamon, nutmeg, or anything. Just bland and watery.

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Crookeder Tooth (2017) by Phillips Brewing Company

Very slightly better than “bland tooth.” It had hints of vanilla and oak, but no bourbon. If this saw a barrel, it was for a very short time

Kiwami Plum Sour by Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

Moderate tartness with a sweet body and very gentle plum notes. The plum was under-expressed.

Super Fearless Imperial IPA by Dead Frog Brewery

Hop-forward aromas of tropical fruits, grapefruit, and pine. The body was mostly caramel malt with a bit too much much grassy hop biterness.

Haters Gonna Hate by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company

Floral nose with a crisp crackery malt body with hints of tropical fruits and moderate spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Well hidden booze

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Orval by Brasserie d’Orval

An undefinable classic. Banana and clove from the primary fermentation. Funk from Brett secondary. Earthy hops from the dry hop. Super dry and a tad tart.

Cathedral Grove Common by White Sails Brewing

Lightly toasted malt notes with a touch of caramel and mild fruitiness. Dry and crisp finish.

Sunrise Gose by Coal Harbour Brewing Company

Mildly tart and slightly salty with a wheaty body and a refreshing dry finish.

Cry Me a River by Driftwood Brewery

Slightly tart, salty, wheaty, dry. Refreshing. Like the Gatorade of beer.

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Con Leche by Twin Sails Brewing

Rich and roasty malt notes of coffee and dark chocolate with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. Smooth mouthfeel and sweet finish from the lactose.

Simple Things by Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Crisp, clean, and refreshing with a floral nose. Notes of honey and biscuit on the palate, with spicy noble hop bitterness in the finish.

Trappist Tripel by Trading Post Brewing

Spicy pepper and clove notes, with a touch of fruity esters, followed by a strange herbal aftertaste. Rich and Sweet.
Charleston by Townsite Brewing

This bottle has aged over a year. It had lots of clove and pepper, but little fruitiness. The finish was rather bitter and lingered.

20170916_225351Cool Hand Cuke by Hearthstone Brewery

Interesting, like a slightly tart and boozy cucumber water. Not much more to say.

Longest Night by Yukon Brewing

Dark roasty malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. The hops were grassy and a little too bitter for the style.

Broadside IPA by Torchlight Brewing Company

I’m not sure if the bottle was old, but this was just bitter, earthy, piney, and grassy.

Saison by Funkwerks

Notes of orange, lemon, ginger, passion fruit, and pepper. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.

Kyritzer Mord Und Totschlag by Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle

Rich and roasty dark malts with coffee, cola, treacle, and caramel. Earthy and grassy hop bitterness.

20170908_220701Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XVIII Aged In Rye Whiskey by North Coast Brewing Company

Dark roasted malts with notes of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, spicy rye, coffee, and hints of oak. Rich and smooth with a drying finish.

BOB by Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery at Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

Rich notes of blood orange with puckering lactic acidity and a touch of Brett funk. Fruity but dry and refreshing.

Sprucey Fruit by Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

Gentle pine notes with puckering lactic acid tartness.

Juice Bigalow by Parallel 49 Brewing Company—at Garrick’s Head Pub

Smooth and juicy. Decent first attempt at a NE style but it is too heavy on the grapefruit notes. It needs more tropical and gentle citrus.

Drop Art by Modern Times Beer—at Smiths PubIMG_20170916_220236

Mildly tart with mango, orange zest, and a touch of peppery spice.

Or Xata by The Bruery—at Smiths Pub

This tasted like apple pie! Notes of cinnamon and vanilla with a creamy and rich mouthfeel from the lactose.

Zwarte Wheat by Townsite Brewing—at Smiths Pub

Grainy and bready roasted pale malt with dusty wheat. Spicy yeast phenols. A touch of fruity esters. Grassy hop bitterness.

Smash With Guanabana by Andina Brewing Company—at Smiths Pub

The guanabana brings notes of banana, pineapple, and papaya that takes this Smash to another level. Also, it’s nice and hazy.

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Mildly tart with subtle citrus notes and a touch of saison yeast spice.

Smash by Andina Brewing Company at Smiths Pub—at Smiths Pub

Decent tropical fruit and citrus hop character over a light crackery malt base.

Bambuco by Andina Brewing Company at Smiths Pub—at Smiths Pub

Nice and light, but I felt myself wanting more Belgian yeast spice and hop presence.

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 4–10

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 5: Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–1:00

On Tuesday, September 5th, all the way from Chico, California we will be hosting the legendary Sierra Nevada for an exclusive Tap Takeover! This is the first time we’ve hosted this groundbreaking brewery and they have some special stuff lined up for us! Admission is free and the beer starts pouring at 5pm!

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Sept 7: KPU Brewing Info Night at Moon Under Water in Victoria, BC

The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:30

Ever wondered about a career in the craft beer industry?

The explosion of craft beer’s popularity is creating a huge demand for educated, trained brewers. Whether you’ve always dreamed about opening your own brewery or are looking for a career change, join us for the KPU Brewing Info Night on Sept. 7th at Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub to learn how the KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma can help you get there!

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with KPU Brewing faculty to learn more about the program. As well, some of our KPU Brewing grads and current students will be on hand to answer questions. If you’re curious about the KPU Brewing Diploma or a career in the industry, be sure to join us for a glass at the Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub. Pre-registration required.*

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers the only university diploma in brewing in BC and is the first Canadian institution recognized by the Master Brewers Association for a standard of excellence in brewing education.

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Sept 7: Doan’s and Gladstone Tap Takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00

To get you in the mood for Great Canadian beerfest, our friend’s at Doan’s and Gladstone, plus Brewers Supply Group are teaming up to takeover some taps the night before it starts.

Both breweries will be doing a collaborative beer with Brewers Supply Group as well as offering up some of their own beers for you to try.

Gladstone is a staple stop if you are heading through Courtenay and Doan’s is a go to on the Yeast Van circuit.

Pop by to whet your whistles and prepare for an amazing GCBF weekend.

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Sept 7: Little American Beer Festival Kick Off Party

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

We are kicking off our 3rd annual LABF with a showcase of Green Flash/Alpine/Cellar 3 beers!

The List…

Green Flash – Le Freak
Green Flash – GFB Blonde
Green Flash – Passionfruit Kicker
Green Flash – Soul Style
Alpine – Duet
Alpine – Windows Up
Alpine – Hoppy Birthday
Cellar 3 – Devine
Cellar 3 – Ideal

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Sept 7: 10 Brewery Cask Night

The Churchill and Garricks Head, Victoria, BC; 17:00–1:00

Couldn’t make it to Beer Fest? Don’t worry we got you covered! The Churchill and Garricks Head are teaming up with 10 B.C breweries to bring you the ultimate cask night! Each brewery will be bringing their own unique style and you can bet there will be something for everyone.

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Sept 7–9: The Official, Un-Official Beerfest Afterparty

Swan’s Brewpub, Victoria, BC; 20:00–23:59

We’re taking residency at Swans Brewpub for the 25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Beer Festival!!!

Join Parkside Brewery, Russell Brewing and Mt. Begbie Brewing for an afterparty at the Swans Public House of epic purportions…

Don’t miss Happy Hour All Night, the Party People Sound Solutions DJ’s, Eight Guest Taps and all the Brand New Brews from the team at the Swans Brewery!!

Parkside on tap:

  • Motel Five Hop Pale Ale
  • Graffiti IPA
  • Dimwit
  • Dawn Pilsner

Russell On tap:

  • Lemon Raspberry Radler
  • Grapefuit Punch Bowl IPA

Mt Begbie on Tap:

  • White Knuckle White IPA
  • High Country Kolsch (2017 World Beer Awards Gold)

Swans on Tap:

  • YYJ Common
  • Coastal Wit
  • Muy Hoppy IPA
  • Guilty Pleasure Rspberry Blonde
  • Indy Lager

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Sept 7: Hearthstone x Stillwater Beer Pairing Dinner

Billy Miner Alehouse & Cafe, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:00–22:00

Join us for a beer pairing Dinner and Tap Takeover at Billy Miner Pub. The tap takeover and dinner will feature Hearthstone and Stillwater Artisanal beers. The dinner will include 6 beers and 5 courses for $65 including Tax and Gratuity. Brought to you by The Springs Group & BeerThirst.

If you have a dietary restriction please contact Milly Miner through eventbrite before buying tickets.

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Sept 8–10: Little American Beer Festival

The Drake, Victoria, BC; 11:30–23:59

To compliment the Great Canadian Beer Festival we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Little American Beer Festival.
Showcasing the best US beers we can get our hands on.

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Sept 8: GCBF Friday

Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, BC; 16:00–21:00

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.

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Sept 8: Aslan Tap Takeover

HandleBar Cafe and Apres, Whistler, BC; 17:30–0:00

Come hang out with Bellingham, Washington’s Aslan Brewing Co. in Whistler. Try several of their organic beers on tap, your chance to score some sweet swag and meet the team!

Beers on tap:

Batch 15 IPA
Dawn Patrol Pacific Ale
Classic Light Lager
Ginger Rye
Fraise Du Bois – Saison
Disco Lemonade – Berliner Weisse
Schweinhaus – Anniversary IPA
The Cranberries – Wheat IPA

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Sept 9: GCBF Friday

Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, BC; 12:00–17:00

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.

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Sept 9: Andina Brewing tap takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–2:00

Smiths is very excited to have the much talked about Andina Brewing Company come to Vic to pour some of their amazing beers as the finishing touch for the Great Canadian Beer Fest.

Located in (Y)East Van on Powell Street, Andina focuses on making great beers with an ode to their Colombian heritage. They have created some awesome beers with ingredients from South America and will be showcasing a number of them for all of us at this event.

As an added bonus, we are teaming up with them to make a special collaborative brew for this evening and may have another surprise in store for you.

Make sure to save some room for some great beers on this night!

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Sept 9: Untapped On Tap (12 Tap Takeover)

The Guild Freehouse, Victoria, BC; 18:00–02:00

We are tapping some incredible, specialty kegs from:

• Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel;
• Brasserie Dunham;
• Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable;
• Beau’s All Natural Brewing ; and
• introducing Halcyon Barrel House

Join us after Great Canadian Beer Festival to keep the beer, and fun, flowing.

Dieu du Ciel Lineup:

-Peche Day Special Stout (on nitro)
-Equinox Printempts (barrel aged maple syrup scotch ale)
-Rosee D’Hibiscus

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Sept 9: Barkerville Brewing Brewmasters’ Dinner

Crooked Goose Bistro, Victoria, BC; 19:00–22:00

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Sept 10: VI Brewing Double Product Launch Party

Roy’s Towne Pub / “The Roy”, Courtney, BC; 12:30–17:30

Join us at Roy’s Towne Pub / “The Roy” on September 10 for your first chance to taste our new fall seasonals:

– Royston Rye IPA
– Burton Ale **Collaboration with Gladstone Brewing Co.**

The VI Brewing team will be there with samples and prizes. Plus, you can enjoy the annual SPCA Fundraiser chili cookoff, going on at the same time!

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Sept 10: 5 Course Driftwood Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:00–21:00

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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BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Aug 28–Sep 3, 2017

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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Aug 29: Pfriem Family Brewers Tap Takeover!

Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–1:00

Come down August 29th and help us celebrate one of Oregons finest breweries, Pfriem Family Brewers! We’ll be pouring 8 delicious beers from this award winning brewery and giving out some beer gear! We tap the kegs at 5pm!

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Aug 30: Hearthstone x Stillwater Artisanal That New Trapp Release Party

Colony Bar, Main St., Vancouver, BC; 18:00–0:00

Join us at Colony Bar, Main St. as we celebrate the release of That New Trapp – a collabeeration between Hearthstone Brewery & Stillwater Artisanal.

That New Trapp is a Funky Brett IPA with an irresponsible amount of Citra, Mosaic & Amarillo hops fermented with a blend of reckless yeast strains, Brett B and Conan.

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Aug 30: August Brewmaster’s Dinner

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

Join us for a 4 course dinner filled with seasonal ingredients and fresh beer!

Your $45 ticket includes a 16oz welcome beer of your choice and a four course beer pairing dinner. Our Brewer and Chef will lead you through each course, carefully describing how and why they chose which beer to pair with which dish.

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An end to Summer – a la France

Salmon Rillette
House Poached & Smoked Salmon, Chive, Creme Friache, Crisp Ciabatta

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Aug 31: Storm Social

Malone’s Social Lounge & Taphouse, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–22:00

Join the Storm team from 7pm to 10pm on Thursday, August 31st at Malone’s for ICE CREAM BEER FLOATS! We’ll have four of our favourite Brainstorms pouring for you to pair with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or to enjoy on their own.

Please walk, cab, or take public transit, so you can enjoy your floats and get home safely!

Invite your friends, and get ready to make some new ones! Our socials are all about meeting fellow craft beer lovers and having fun. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Aug 31: 5 Course Red Racer Beer Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Langley, BC; 18:30–21:30

Our chef will prepare a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 Red Racer beers

Click here to see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/townhall-langley-presents-5-course-red-racer-beer-pairing-dinner/

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Aug 31: 5 Course Hearthstone Pairing Dinner

Townhall Public House, Coquitlam, BC; 18:00

Our chef will prepare a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 Hearthstone Brewery beers

Click here to see the menu: http://www.jrg.ca/event/townhall-langley-presents-5-course-red-racer-beer-pairing-dinner/

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Aug 31: Wind Up Party for BC CRAFT CARES Fundraiser

Oak & Thorne Public House, Langley, BC; 18:30–22:00

The month long #BCCRAFTCARES Red Cross fundraiser in support of BC wildfire relief will come to a big finish on Thursday, August 31st with the last of the $3000 worth of prizes being given away to some lucky winners! Join me at Oak & Thorne Public House in Walnut Grove (North Langley) to raise some cheer and raise a bit more money for the cause.

Tickets will be $25 for a Burger & Beer with $15 going towards the fundraiser.

Tickets will go on sale later this week and will be limited to 50! Stay tuned for more info shortly!

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Sep 1: Riot Brewing Tasting

Metro Liquor Specialty Liquor Stores (Discovery Harbour), Campbell River, BC; 14:00–18:00

A representative from Riot Brewing Co. will be at our Discovery Harbour location to taste you through some of their funky fresh beers.

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Sep 2: 5 Year Anniversary Party and Intro to Expansion Plans

Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub, Victoria, BC; 11:30–22:00

Help us to celebrate our 5 year anniversary! Also get a sneak peek of our expansion plans for the new Moon Distillery. Live music by The Weeds, BBQ, Baron of Beef, Tastings, Giveaways! Launch of our Year 5 Barrel Aged Wheat Wine Beer! Door donations to support The Victoria Humane Society in their BC Wildfire animal fostering efforts.

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Sep 2: Ravens Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party

Ravens Brewing Company, Abbotsford, BC; 12:00–20:00

We’re turning 2 and we’re throwing a party to celebrate! Come down to the brewery and enjoy some good beer and good company. There will be a Limited Release Anniversary Beer on tap, as well as German Pizza and Kombucha by Royals Kombucha!

More info soon!

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Sep 2:  Lighthouse Brewmaster’s Dinner

Heron Rock Bistro, Victoria, BC; 17:00

We’re excited to welcome back Lighthouse Brewing Company for another Brewmaster’s dinner at the Heron Rock! We are changing it up a little and hosting this dinner on Saturday September 2nd with the first beer being poured at 4 PM and dinner starting at 5 PM. We will also be hosting it on the patio (weather permitting!). Make your reservation early as we have limited seating available for this event. Check out the menu created by the very talented Blayne William Gardiner!

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Hearthstone Collaborates with Stillwater Artisanal on That New Trapp Brett IPA

Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver BC has announced a collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal from Baltimore called That New Trapp.

That New Trapp was fermented with a blend of Brettanomyces bruxellensis and Conan, which is the yeast strain used to brew the infamous NE IPA Heady Topper. It was then dry-hopped with large amounts of Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo. The resulting brew is described as being a hazy and funky Brett IPA.

That New Trap will be pouring at Hearthstone on Friday, August 25 and a limited amount of cans will be available that night after packaging is complete. Look for it in select stores the following week.

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