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Across the Nation Collaboration Tap Takeover @ BierCraft Tapa
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Across the Nation Collaboration Tap Takeover @ BierCraft Tapa

Join us Wednesday June 26th at Biercraft Commercial Drive for some amazing collaboration beers from all across our beautiful country!

Line up includes:

Red Racer x Winterlong Brewing(Yukon) – New England IPA
Red Racer x Moon Under Water (BC) – Kiwi Saison
Red Racer x Troubled Monk (Alberta) – Sour Brown Ale
Red Racer x Nickel Brook (Ontario) – Berliner Weisse
Red Racer x Copper Bottom (P.E.I.) – Bohemian Pilsner
Red Racer x Tatamagouche Brewing – Belgian Tripel

Come say hi to our awesome staff and enjoy some great beers!

Sundown Showdown – Last Pint at Callister @ Callister Brewing Company
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sundown Showdown - Last Pint at Callister @ Callister Brewing Company

Come join the entire Sundown team for one last beer at Callister Brewing as we finish our year long experience.

There will be:


Beer will be pouring starting at 1pm until 11pm!

The entire Sundown team will be there so if you ever wanted to pick our brewers brain, now’s your chance!
We are proud to have called Callister Brewing our home this past year and can’t wait to show you what’s coming next.

Until then come share a pint with us and bring your beer pants!

Official Farmhouse Fest Kickoff and Tap Takeover @ Bells and Whistles
Jul 5 all-day
Official Farmhouse Fest Kickoff and Tap Takeover @ Bells and Whistles | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

On Friday, July 5 Bells and Whistles will host an all-day, 16-tap takeover that serves as the official kickoff for the fifth annual Farmhouse Saison and Wild Ale Fest. Guests can sample some of the country’s best small-batch, farmhouse-style beer from purveyors like Halifax’s Stillwell Brewing; Quebec’s Brasserie Dunham; Ontario’s Bellwoods Brewery, Blood Brothers Brewing, Bench Brewing Company and Burdock Brewery; and Alberta’s Blindman’s Brewing. The event also showcases US producers such as Oregon’s The Ale Apothecary, Gigantic Brewing Company, Upright Brewing and pFriem Family Brewers; Jester King from Austin, TX; Maine’s Oxbow Brewing Company; and E9 Brewing Co. and Holy Mountain Brewing Company out of Washington State.

Farmhouse Fest 2019 @ UBC Farm
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Farmhouse Fest 2019 @ UBC Farm

Ticket Update: We’re completely SOLD OUT and wait list tickets have been released via email if you signed up.

Shuttle Update: End of event (approx 530/6pm) return shuttles are completely sold out. A 4:30pm option has been added. There will be no further later shuttles added.…/farmhouse-festival-shuttle

Farmhouse Fest is back for the 5th year at UBC Farm! Celebrating the funky, the wild, the sour, the fruity, the peppery, the estery, the tart, and the dry.

This year’s list of incredible producers is shaping up to be our finest yet, with world class selections from Canada, USA, and Europe. We take extra care to curate the best possible list of breweries and cider makers who are quality focused, experimental, and have a track record of producing great beers with a true sense of place and style.

No drink tokens! The big change this year is a shift to an all inclusive format. All beer and cider tastings are included with your ticket. This will allow you to try more, enjoy smaller pours, greater sharing of limited beers, and less waste. The max legal pour size will still be 4oz in your custom Farmhouse Fest glassware, however a standard pour will be closer to 2-3oz. Some beers may be capped at a lower amount from bottles, and you can ask for just a splash of anything without committing to a full pour/token cost.

Inclusive does not mean unlimited. Drinking responsibly is still a main priority of our event, and we will be keeping a close watch on liquor service, with Serving It Right rules applying just like any previous year.

Early Entry starts an hour early at 11am. General Admission is 12pm. Designated Driver ticket holders may enter with friends regardless of ticket type.

More information including breweries, ciders, food options for purchase on site, and drink list to come via major social channels @FarmhouseFest



Pours will range from 1-4oz as determined by the event. You can get ‘just a splash’ of anything, some limited beers will be a maximum small pour to help share around. No refunds at any time for tickets. Last call is 545pm.

Farmhouse Fest can’t guarantee any specific product will be available at any time. All tiicket holders will have access to everything on the list at the start of their session, however some WILL sell out fast. All vendors reserve the right to hold back product if they so chose.

Please drink responsibly and arrange a safe ride home in advance. Food and non-alcoholic drink vendors will be on site. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

The event is outdoors and will proceed rain or shine.
19+ only – no minors or pets allowed. Photo ID required for entry. Serving it Right Rules apply. Intoxicated persons will not be allowed entry to the event. We reserve the right to have security remove unruly or intoxicated persons from the event at our discretion.

Farmhouse Fest promotes a safe, enjoyable environment for everyone involved. Harassment & abuse of any kind whether verbal or physical will result in immediate ejection from the festival without refund. Smoking is not permitted on the UBC Farm grounds.

Squamish Beer Festival 2019 @ Squamish Beer Festival
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Squamish Beer Festival 2019 @ Squamish Beer Festival

Squamish Beer Festival – July, 6, 2019
O’Siyam Pavilion, Squamish, B.C.

The Squamish Beer Festival, is an annual half day event where 55+ craft breweries and cideries and over 2000 beer lovers will come together to celebrate their passion for great beer and mountain culture. Nestled in the heart of Sea to Sky Country and right in the heart of downtown Squamish, there will be food trucks, games, axe throwing, DJ’s, live music & fun!

Brewers bring their passion for brewing, showcasing the best beers and ciders from our local craft brew industry. Get a group together and bring friends to the fest, or meet new ones here!

DOA at Firehall Brewery – July 13 Back Alley Concert @ Firehall Brewery
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DOA at Firehall Brewery - July 13 Back Alley Concert @ Firehall Brewery

Canada’s Legendary Punk Kings… the Godfathers of Canadian Punk … D.O.A. … ARE COMING TO TOWN! The Okanagan’s only D.O.A. concert this year is exclusively engaged at the Firehall Brewery’s Back Alley Concert Series 2019, in Oliver, British Columbia on Saturday, July 13th. Bookings are already backed up at tattoo parlors for tats and piercings.

For nearly 25 years, D.O.A. has been happily slashing away at all manner of philosophical enemies. They’ve travelled the globe almost continuously since they formed in 1978; they released their first snarling piece of vinyl, the “Disco Sucks” EP in June of that year. That slab of plastic opened the door to international prominence, riots, rip-off record companies and three generations of fans. D.O.A.’s sound and philosophy has been held together by Canada’s Godfather of Punk, Joey “Shithead” Keithley. D.O.A. has travelled a long, tough road that has taken them around the world, and the raw energy continues. The band has never been more active, having released their second DVD, D.O.A.’s “Greatest Shits”. Mayor Larry Campbell of Vancouver declared December 21st to be “D.O.A. Day” in Vancouver. The band has also been featured in punk and political books, TV and radio documentaries around the world

There is so much we could say but, screw it! We say this. July 13th in Oliver is going to be a massive punk extravaganza. Doors fly open at 7:00pm, and Oliver’s own killer band Desert Arms will open the blast and leave you weeping. Tickets are only $20, and we only have so many, so when they’re gone they’re gone. Get ‘em at the Firehall Brewery when you’re in for a pint, or snatch ‘em here on EventBrite before they escape to quicker hands.

Come join in the power and non-compromise that is D.O.A.

Wine Capital of Canada


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, in fact, bring a couple pieces of ID please. No minimum age, but please don’t bring the whole daycare. Minors will be identified and not served alcohol.

What can I bring into the event?

Everything you can imagine, except shitty beer, liquor, illegal drugs, weapons, explosives, glass, animals, slaves, spray paint, Nickelback t-shirts, McDonald’s, styrofoam, plastic packaging, mass-produced consumer products, cheap imports, crude oil, pipelines, religion, smart phones, dumb phones, and sarcasm.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you’re staying at the Oliver Coast Hotel or a motel in town, you’ll be within walking distance of the show.

If you’re driving, event parking is on the alley-side of the building. We will have parking attendants assisting with traffic control, keeping an eye out for intoxicated driving.

Once the parking lot is full, it’s every man/woman/other for themselves. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Phone numbers for Oliver’s Taxis and Shuttle Services will be available at the event, and forever on Google.

What if it rains?

Get wet and have fun!

The Thirsty Chef V @ Market Square
Jul 27 @ 12:01 pm – 4:00 pm
The Thirsty Chef V @ Market Square

This event is really important to us because…well…we like to eat! Proceeds from The Thirsty Chef go to the Island Chefs Collaborative (aka, the ICC). This amazing group raises funds to support small scale island farmers through micro-loan programs. Helping them grow more food and connect with local merchants.
With this being a bit of a milestone for us (our 5th year anniversary!) we are hoping to shatter our previous contribution to this effort.

Graze on amazing tapas prepared and served by some of the city’s best chefs and sip on beers from the over 20 breweries that will be on site.

Tickets $30.00 each and includes entry, food, entertainment and souvenir tasting glass.
Beer tickets sold on site day of the event.

More details will be coming as we firm things up but ticket demand for this year’s event has been so strong already, we are releasing tickets now. Available at The Drake Eatery or online at eventbrite (see link below).

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