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The What’s Brewing BC Craft Beer Calendar is the most comprehensive listing of BC craft beer events around Vancouver, Victoria and British Columbia related to craft beer, cider and spirits.

Do you have a BC Craft Beer event that you’d like to list and share? It’s free to add yours. Check to make sure your event isn’t already listed below and if not, click the green button to submit yours now! Any snags, reach out to us at [email protected].

KPU Brew — Beer Enthusiast Level 1 Prud’homme Certification @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm
KPU Brew -- Beer Enthusiast Level 1 Prud'homme Certification @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Take your passion for craft beer to the next level — get your Prud’homme Beer Enthusiast Level 1 beer certification at KPU this summer.

This introductory course in beer education and tasting is designed for people interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in craft beer. You’ll learn about brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts, and food and beer pairings. After successfully completing this short course, you will receive a Prud’homme certificate.

This course is perfect for:
– beer enthusiasts
– bartenders
– waiters/servers
– cooks/chefs/foodies
– brewery tour guides/tap room hosts
– beer sales reps
– liquor store salespeople
– anyone interested in learning more about craft beer and food and beer pairings

Mon + Wed | Aug. 19, 21, 26 + 28, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
KPU Civic Plaza | Surrey
$350 (+ GST)
Steps from Surrey Central Skytrain station

Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate a clear understanding of brewing ingredients
• Explain the characteristics provided by malt
• Explain the attributes that hops bring to beer
• Describe the potential benefits of using adjuncts

Illustrate a basic knowledge of brewing
• Describe the various stages in brewing in layman’s terms
• Compare and contrast two major brewing styles (ales and lagers)
• Discuss and record the various tasting components of a variety of beer styles

Integrate ingredient characteristics and beer flavours into the concepts of beer and food pairing
• Differentiate between Cut, Complement and Contrast pairing theories
• Record your personal observations of a variety of beer and food pairings

Recognize the need for quality draught beer
• Identify the issues contributing to poor quality draught beer
• Describe the troubleshooting sequences and list the three areas of concern in draught quality
• Observe common mistakes in pouring and serving draught beer and identify the benefits of pouring with foam

Class 1 — Brewing Concepts
• Brewing ingredients
• Brewing processes
• Tasting concepts (basic sensory training)
• Beer categorization/styles
• Ale tasting
Class 2 — Beer History
• History of beer styles
• Glassware culture/concepts
• Glassware handling and storage
• Lager tasting
Class 3 — Draught Beer Quality
• Draught system basics
• Troubleshooting concepts
• Pouring and serving concepts
• Wheat beer tasting
Class 4 — Beer and Food
• Pairing concepts
• Cooking with beer concepts
• Belgian beer tasting
• Final exam
• Food and beer tasting

Mon + Wed | Aug. 19, 21, 26 + 28, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
KPU Civic Plaza | Surrey
$350 (+ GST)
Steps from Surrey Central Skytrain station

KPU Brewing Chemistry Basics Course @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 29 @ 9:30 pm
KPU Brewing Chemistry Basics Course @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is home to BC’s only Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma program and, this summer, we’ll be offering a Brewing Chemistry Basics continuing studies short course that’s open to the public.

Whether you’re prepping for first-year brewing science, are an avid homebrewer or simply like geeking out over beer, this Brewing Chemistry Basics course will help you understand the chemical foundation of beer and the science behind it.

Join KPU Brewing diploma instructor Martina Solano Bielen (M.Sc. Microbiology) for four evenings at KPU’s new Surrey Civic Plaza, conveniently located just steps from the Surrey Central Skytrain station.

— Dates and Times —
Mondays & Thursdays
Aug. 19, 22, 26 & 29
6:30-9:30 pm
$250 + GST
KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Surrey, BC

— Course Format —
The program will consist of four evening classes where participants will learn applicable brewing chemistry topics, such as concentrations, dilutions, acids and bases, pH scale and acid-base reactions, along with solving different problem sets.

In each class, the topics will be taught and the students will work together in a collaborative environment to solve different problems related to the topics reviewed in class.

— Content Covered —
• Periodic table
• Atoms and ions
• Unit analysis
• Molarity
• Calculating concentrations of brewing salts and additions
• Dilution/concentration of wort/beer
• Dilution of brewing chemicals
• Acids and bases
• Conjugated acid-base pairs
• Acid strength
• The pH Scale
• Calculating pH and pOH
• Acid-base indicators
• Acid-base titrations
• End point vs equivalence point
• Caustic detergent strengths
• Total acidity of beer

— Learn How To —
• Convert units
• Calculate solution concentrations (salts, sugars, additions)
• Measure pH levels
• Use titration-based kits

Industry Launch Party For BC 4 Pack @ Dogwood Brewing
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Industry Launch Party For BC 4 Pack @ Dogwood Brewing

please RSVP to number of attendees and employer to [email protected]

CASKAPALOOZA 2019 – Festival-Style Craft Beer Sampling! @ CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CASKAPALOOZA 2019 - Festival-Style Craft Beer Sampling! @ CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Tuesday, August 27th
5PM – 8PM

Caskapalooza – our famous summer craft beer sampling event – is back for another year! Join us for a festival-style night of entertainment, good vibes and local beer tasting – featuring over 30 unique casks from your favourite local craft breweries.

Event tickets are $25 and include 12 sample beer tokens!


Partial proceeds will be donated to the YMCA Strong Kids campaign, a charity that is dedicated to raising much needed resources that help kids, youth, adults and seniors get access to proven YMCA community programs improving health, reducing social isolation and inspiring hope.

Cheers to giving back and good vibes!!

This year’s breweries include:

  1. 33 Brewing Experiment
  2. Backcountry Brewing
  3. Boombox Brewing
  4. Coal Harbour Brewing
  5. Faculty Brewing
  6. Fuggles & Warlock
  7. Granville Island Brewing
  8. Hoyne Brewing
  9. Mariner Brewing
  10. Moody Ales
  11. Neighbourhood Brewing
  12. Parallel 49 Brewing
  13. Parkside Brewery
  14. Persephone Brewing
  15. Phillips Brewing
  16. Postmark Innovation
  17. Powell Brewing
  18. R&B Brewing
  19. Red Racer Brew
  20. Stanley Park Brewing
  21. Strange Fellows Brewing
  22. Taylight Brewing
  23. Tofino Brewing
  24. Vancouver Island Brewing
  25. Whistler Brewing
  26. Wildeye Brewing
  27. Yellow Dog Brewing
  28. & Pure+ Kombucha!
Wild Card Beer Dinner at the Heron Rock Bistro @ Heron Rock Bistro
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wild Card Beer Dinner at the Heron Rock Bistro @ Heron Rock Bistro

For our August instalment of out Wild Summer Dinner Series we are switching it up and keeping the beers a secret!

Join us at 6pm for a social beer before we sit down for dinner at 7pm. Each of the four courses will be paired with a wild ferment from on and off the island!

Dinner is $80
This includes the five beers, four courses, tax and gratuity.

Visit or call (250) 383-1545 to make your reservation now!

Summerset Music & Arts Festival @ Fort Langley National Historic Site
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 10:30 pm
Summerset Music & Arts Festival @ Fort Langley National Historic Site

Summerset Music & Arts Festival
August 30 – September 1
Fort Langley National Historic Site

Paul Brandt | RIVAL SONS | April Wine | KIM MITCHELL
The Trews | The Washboard Union | Kadooh | Jesse Roper
The Matinee | The WILD NORTH | JP Maurice

Early Bird Tickets on sale on Friday, June 14 at 10am PST
Single day – $59 + s/c
Weekend passes – $169 + s/c

Red Door Events presents the inaugural Summerset Music and Arts Festival – a multi-day, multi-genre festival taking place at the picturesque Fort Langley National Historic Site from August 30 – September 1, 2019. The festival features world-class and locally-lauded musicians, arts installations and activities, as well as the finest BC craft beer, wine, cider, and a curated selection of food options.

Presenting sponsor: Trading Post Brewing


Year 7 Anniversary Party
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Year 7 Anniversary Party

We’re celebrating 7 years in business!! You’re invited to our Year 7 Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 31st from 12 pm – 10 pm. The event will feature:

*Live band outside from 7 pm – 10 pm: Rock Steady!
*Dog Friendly (Parking Lot) & Kid Friendly (Parking Lot + Distillery Lounge)
*Kids get FREE ice cream & cotton candy (one per person) from the Distillery Lounge
*Dog Beer offered as well as Dog Biscuits
*LAUNCHING the Year 7 Anniversary Ale
*BBQ Outside
*Pizza in the Distillery Lounge + Pub + Takeout boxes for Parking Lot
*Prize Wheel
*Dog Kiddie Pool
*Special Selection of Beer available outside
*Shaded picnic table seating outside
*Donation box for the Victoria Humane Society

Admission to the event is FREE. Beer + BBQ ticket sales will be offered on site.

Bring the family, your fur babies, and your best pals! We can’t wait to see you! Feel free to RSVP so we have an idea of numbers for the event.

Photo Credit: It’s A Thing Imagery

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