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Andrew Tessier, head brewer of Axe & Barrel, taking home two awards at the 2018 BC Beer Awards (Photo: Photography)

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with Edward Kaye

Love is in the air! Well, the love of beer at least! This week we have two brewery anniversaries, a couple of festivals, a beer week, and a romantic evening with The Thirsty Writer. 😍 Tonight, in honour of Valentine's Day, Joe Wiebe is hosting a beer & chocolate event at Vessel Liquor in Victoria. Local chocolatier Taylor Kennedy of Sirene Chocolate will be in attendance to help guide people through eight samples of beer paired with eight different chocolates. …

View Ed's column for this week ≫
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Axe & Grind Nanaimo
Axe throwing. Arcade game challenges. And barrel-aged beers. Welcome to the Barrel Bash! Challenge your dexterity before exploring the rich flavours of some top-notch BC barrel-aged brews at Axe &…
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm Lucky's Liquor Store
Nanaimo Craft Beer Week is going dubbel or nothing to bring the taste of Belgium to BC! Our honorary Bruges Brothers will share what makes Belgian beer unique, complex, and…
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm Lighthouse Bistro & Pub
Nanaimo Craft Beer Week is putting aside the beer for a night and heading harbourside to roll out the red carpet for craft beer’s applicious sibling: craft cider! Waltz throughout…
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Beach Club Resort
Parksville Untapped will showcase regional breweries and distilleries and feature beer paired with delicious samples of regional cuisine.
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm White Sails Brewing
Cask Night at White Sails Brewing is the place to be on Fridays in Nanaimo — and we’re excited to amp up the evening for Nanaimo Craft Beer Week with…
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Craft Fare
Whoa, Nelly: it’s getting Hop in Here for Nanaimo Craft Beer Week! To celebrate the west coast love of IPAs, hop on down to Nanaimo’s newest tap room, Craft Fare,…
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm BNA Brewing
Join us on Sunday, February 23rd from 6-9 p.m. for Bottle Royal Beer Festival in support of Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art!Back by popular demand, this is the 3rd annual…
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