BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Aug 14–20, 2017

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Aug 17: Night Owl Launch Party

Callister Brewing Company, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–21:00

Come celebrate at the Night Owl Brewing Launch Party Thursday August 17. Music, food and, of course, beer. We will be pouring a launch party exclusive beer for guests of this event.

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Aug 17: Hardy Brown Recipe Launch

Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–22:00

This is a licensed tasting event (19+) and a unique opportunity for homebrewers to meet and greet with the Co-Founder and the Head Brewer of Moody Ales, Dan Helmer and Robyn Guille. They have graciously agreed to share the Hardy Brown Ale recipe! Ingredients will be on hand for those of you who want to brew this beer at home.

The event will be followed by a homebrew bottle swap so bring something that you’re excited to share!

Your ticket includes Two 12 oz beers! Proceeds go towards a scholarship for the KPU Brewing and Brewery operations program.

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Aug 17: Beer Club – Vancouver Island Brewery

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

Here is a chance to sample the new recipes being made. Vancouver Island Brewing brand ambassador Scott Innes will walk us through the great line up of VI brews and our resident beer nerd, Deb Wagner, will be on hand to make sure everyone has fun!

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Aug 18: Driftwood Tasting

The Strath – Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Victoria, BC; 15:00–19:00

Join us in store for a Driftwood Brewery tasting!

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Aug 18: Bomber Brewing Showcase

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

Bomber Brewing Showcase hosted by Jesse Johnston

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Aug 19: Bomber Brewery Tasting

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

Come down between 4-8pm to tatse some great BC Craft Beer from Bomber Brewing

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Aug 19: Doan’s Craft Tap Takeover!

Cornerstone Café & Taphouse, Courtney, BC; 17:00–23:59

It’s an East Van invasion!

A rare opportunity for the Comox Valley to enjoy the fine beer on tap from the wonderful people behind Doan’s Craft Brewing Company in East Vancouver.

Stay tuned for the tap list!

Doan’s Craft is a family run brewery in the heart of the East Van. From home-brewing to Craft Brewing, the Doan’s family is inspired by great beer, the art and science of craft brewing and the community created by the craft beer movement.

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Aug 19: Tough Kegger 2017 – No Keg Left Behind

Persephone Brewing Company, Gibsons, BC; 14:00–19:00

It’s that time of year again!
Bring on the TOUGH KEGGER!!
An intense 7km adventure race through some rugged west coast terrain.
A full 20L and the 4 members of your team, trying to make it to the finish line… think you can handle it?

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Aug 19: Persephone Brewing’s 4th Anniversary Party

Persephone Brewing Company, Gibsons, BC; 17:00–23:00

Join us and raise your glass to cheers to 4 years!

Head on down with family( yes this is a family friendly event! ) and friends to Brother’s Park, and join in on the festivities! Bands, Dj’s, Food Vendors and a Beer Garden! Have a game of California Kick Ball, hang out in the bleachers listening to some good tunes, or tap into your inner child and hitch a ride on the hay wagon!

Parking available adjacent to Brothers Park, but we highly recommend using our Beer Farm Shuttle service, throw in a few bucks to the donation bin onboard for SCACL. (Route to be posted and sent out to attendee’s)

There is no ATM on site, so bring cash!
SCACL is providing a Pig Roast, Farm to Feast is teaming up with local caterer Perogies Galore, and our local Hot Dog cart will be arriving onsite shortly after 5pm!

Like all of our events that we do, this is a fundraiser for our local partner and non-profit SCACL ( Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living )

***Please bring 2 pieces of GOVERNMENT issued ID if you plan on having an alcoholic beverage***

There will be a Beer Farm Shuttle provided from certain destinations, keep an eye out for the route on our website, and our social media accounts.

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Aug 19: East of East Van Tap Takeover

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–02:00

Dageraad, Steamworks and Steel & Oak are combining forces for one heck of a tasty Tap Takeover.

Named after an amazing collab beer from Burnaby’s finest brewers, Steamworks and Dageraad, we present you with our latest tap takeover.

While everyone talks about all the great breweries in East Van, if you continue heading east, you’ll find Steamworks and Dageraad repping Burnaby, with Steel & Oak making the goods in New Westminster.

All three of these fine breweries will be taking over all our taps for this evening of good cheer, with some rarities and solid brews.

We’ll post the list once everything is confirmed. Our fingers are crossed for a couple of things to be ready in time for this event.

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BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of July 24–30

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July 25: Unibroue Brewmasters Dinner

Crooked Goose Bistro, Victoria, BC; 18:00–21:00

5 Beers 4 Courses Unibroue beer inspired and paired dinner. Limited space, reservations required, $65/person. Call 250-590-4556 for information and reservations

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July 26: Callister Tap Takeover at Smiths Pub

Smiths Pub, Victoria, BC; 17:00–01:00

For the past 2 years, Callister Brewing has been rewarding people who make the trek to their Franklin Street location (near Hastings and Clark) in Vancouver, with lots of amazing beers from themselves and other small breweries.

Callister is Canada’s first collaborative brewery, which offers a unique opportunity for independent and talented brewers to showcase their products by creating accessibilty to equipment and commercial facilities.

Find out why we always stop in when we visit Vancouver and try some quality beers from:

  • Callister “Pop Top” Grapefruit IPA
  • Callister “Kul Daddy” Kölsch
  • Callister “Short & Stout” Dry Stout
  • Callister “Zwirbelbart” Dunkelweizen
  • Callister “1 Hop Mind” Single Hop Pale Ale with Ahtanum Hops
  • Boombox “Mic Drop” Triple IPA
  • Light heart “What The Dinkel !?” Saison
  • Morningstar “Principia” White IPA
  • Night Owl “Summer” Saison
  • Real Cask “Cash Money” IPA w/ Citra Hops

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July 26: July Brewmaster’s Dinner

Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC; 18:30–20:30

Theme: Cheese
Your ticket includes a 16oz welcome beer and a four course beer pairing dinner.Each course is paired with a 4oz beer chosen by our Brewer to compliment that specific dish. We use only the freshest, local ingredients grown here in the Fraser Valley

Check out the Menu below!

Amouse Bouche
Frico: Cheese foam, cheddar crisps,confit tomato, beer ham.

Squash Blossom: Beer Battered Zucchinni Blossom, carrot aioli, pickled shimeji mushroom.

Whey Brined Porkchops: Whey brined Chops, organic black lentils, patty pan squash, soubise.

Cheesecake, Okanagan Cherry compote.

Tickets are $45. Call 604-343-2337 ext. 2 to reserve your seats. Reservations are required!

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July 26: Trinity Brewing Tap Takeover

Biercraft, Vancouver, BC; 18:00

Trinity Brewing is doing a tap takeover at our Commercial Drive location on July 26 from 6pm onwards Come try some of Colorado’s best brews!

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July 27: 5 Course Parallel 49 Beer Pairing Dinner

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

Our chef will present a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with Parallel 49 Brewing Company Beers!

To see the menu: https://www.jrg.ca/event/townhall-coquitlam-presents-5-course-parallel-49-brewing-pairing-dinner-july/

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July 27: Howe Sound Pairing Dinner

Townhall, Abbotsford, BC; 18:00


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July 27: Twin Sails Pairing Dinner

The Buck & Ear, Richmond, BC; 18:00



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July 28: Twa Dogs 1st Birthday Party!

Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery, Victoria, BC; 15:00–20:00

Twa Dogs turns one! Join us for our first birthday party where we’ll be releasing our newest brew, the Melodie Raspberry Kolsch!

20oz pints or flights only $5 from 3pm until we close. We’ll have snacks, giveaways, and a colouring contest for you to enter!

Come help us celebrate a year of brewing for the Twa Dogs!

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July 28: Red Arrow Masterclass

Tudour House Liquor, Esquimalt, BC; 19:00–20:00

Red Arrow Brewery Masterclass with Brewmaster Chris.

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July 29: The Thirsty Chef III

The Market Square, Victoria, BC; 12:00–16:00

A showcase of west coast brewers and chefs.

10 of the island’s best chefs preparing and serving fantastic bites! Sample with pairings from some of our favorite craft breweries. All while raising funds for The Island Chefs Collaborative, supporting our local organic farmers.

This year funds will go to help support farmers affected by the wildfires.

22 Participating Breweries confirmed so far…

From BC:
Moody Ales
Steel & Oak
Yellow Dog
Four Winds
Category 12

From US:
Sierra Nevada
Left Hand
Modern Times
Green Flash/Alpine/Cellar 3

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July 29: Canada 150 : Celebration of the Senses

Backroads Brewing Company, Nelson, BC; 12:00–18:00

Backroads Brewing and the Société de dévelopement de la Colombie Britannique are proud to host an official Canada 150 Celebration of the Senses event, Saturday, July 29 from 12.00 p.m.!

Come and join us for this very special day at Backroads Brewing, 460 Baker Street!

We’ll have:

-Workshops about the craft beer making process
-Live music with Stagger Blue and the Brews
-Pottery demonstrations by Fanny Parent (https://www.instagram.com/fp.ceramics/ )
-Live painting by Amber Santos from Artitude ( http://www.arti2de.com/ )
-French food tasting by Chez Totoche ( https://cheztotochenelson.wordpress.com/ )

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Morning Star and Night Owl Brewing Latest Additions to Callister Co-Op

callister.pngCallister Brewing is a brewery incubator based out of East Vancouver. Callister Brewing is the permanent brewery and other breweries operate out of the location on one-year contracts.

Previous members include Machine Ales (now Superflux) and Boombox.

The latest breweries to join the co-op are Morningstar Brewing and Night Owl Brewing.

Morningstar held a soft release of their first small batch beer on June 2. Called Early Riser, this Belgian ISA sold out within just 3.5 hours and received great reviews. They are now hard at work brewing their first proper batch at Callister, which will be called Immortal Peach.

Night Owl released their first pilot batch on June 15, called Side Hustle. This 7% IPA was brewed with a pilsner malt base, and hopped with galaxy, cascade, and a ton of citra. It was said to be highly aromatic with low bitterness.

I can’t wait to check them out on my next Vancouver trip.