BC Craft Calendar: Craft Beer Events in British Columbia

Hello Craft Beer Community! Check out our ever growing list of events around Vancouver, Victoria and British Columbia related to craft beer, cider and spirits.

Do you have a BC Craft 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 events@whatsbrewing.ca.

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at Backcountry Brewing @ Backcountry Brewing
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As part of our month long fundraising effort for the Howe Sound Womens Centre, we will be wrapping gifts by donation all day at the brewery Monday December 18th! Bring your gifts to be wrapped and have a beer while you wait. We will donate 1$ from every Trailbreaker Pale Ale sleeve and $2 from every fill.
Cheers to holiday spirit!


Surrey FireFighters Charity Night Ft Off The Rail Brewing @ Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us as we get ready for our up and coming Brewery Night featuring Off The Rail Brewing Co.! This time, with a bit of a twist. In spirit of the holiday season we’re partnering up with Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society and proceeds from the evening will go straight to the foundation to help our local community.

Off the Rail will be on site with Colby, who has four delicious beers pouring on tap for the night. Including – Into the Black Oatmeal Stout, Raybuck Red Ale, Psycle Path Lager, and Crazy Train IPA.

Sleeves will be on special for 4$, Pitchers for 16$ and Flights for 8$.

Also, since this is a awesome Charity event – We figured we should have an awesome raffle draw! Starting tomorrow (Dec 13) you’ll be able to purchase tickets to enter into a raffle (Winners drawn Dec 22 notified by email) with prizes donated from our local Breweries and stores.

Make sure you don’t miss this one! See you Dec 21st!


CRAFT New Year’s Eve: Best of 2017 @ Craft Beer Market
Dec 31 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 2:00 am

CRAFT New Year’s Eve: Best of 2017
Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Ring in the New Year at CRAFT Beer Market’s Best of 2017 party! If you enjoy great beer paired with fresh local food, dinner and dancing, this is an event you do not want to miss!

Your ticket includes four delicious courses, beer pairings, party favours, champagne at midnight and entertainment!

Please note that this is a set menu! If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact by phone or email (contact info below) before purchasing a ticket.

Once you have purchased your tickets, please contact us to reserve your table. Table reservations will be available between 6-630pm for the early dinner seating and from 730-930pm for dinner & dancing reservations.


Early Dinner Tickets – $60 (tax and gratuity included) – limited ticket available

Early Bird Dinner & Dancing Tickets – $70 (tax and gratuity included) – available till December 15th

Regular Dinner and Dancing Tickets – $80 (tax and gratuity included) – after December 16th

Contact us:
604.709. 2337 x 104


NYE at Howe Sound brew pub @ Howe Sound Brewing
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am

NYE 2017-2018 book your hotel now and come celebrate the new year with your favorite Celtic/gypsy party rock band.


Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival 2018
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in welcoming 17 of B.C’s finest Craft Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries to our beautiful coastline as we raise money for our local non-profit partner, the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL). Don’t forget this is all happening while having some epic brews and enjoying the company of many other craft beer lovers!

Admission includes: 1 tasting glass and 2 drink tickets. Additional tickets are $2ea.

The Axewood Crew will be onsite at this event, $20 for 15 throws and $5 will get donated to SCACL – Prizes for the highest score of SCCBF18!!

Get tickets using the Event Tickets Tab to the left, at our website or at https://www.universe.com/events/9VDF6P?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push


Hopwired 2018 @ Croatian Cultural Centre
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hopwired Festival 2018 begins February 24 2018 at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver, Canada.

Featuring local, national, and international craft beer and third-wave coffee. Hopwired encourages partnership between craft beer and coffee roasters to make beverages that are fruity, flowery, tangy, spicey, nutty, chocolately, sweet, sour, soft, mild, and strong.

We have selected some of our favourite breweries and roasters to team up with each other and bring you some of their best offerings. Patrons at the event will be able to taste the beer, and the coffee that’s been used in that beer alongside their partner brewery. Expect up to 40 vendors with including up to 15 unique collaborations between 15 craft breweries and 15 coffee roasters. With the all-inclusive coffee means all-inclusive espresso poured by world-leader and Vancouver Business Icon ECM (Espresso Coffee Machines) on their Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Gravimetric espresso machine.

Hopwired is focused on coffee and craft beer. We also offer food trucks, donuts, and water by H20 Element to give your palate a break so that you can be nourished and enjoy your day.

Expect live interviews and tastings with brewers and roasters hosted by Aaron from CASCADIAN.BEER. With over 15 years in the broadcast industry in three countries, Aaron’s podcast stands out from the others and recently ranked as high as #2 in Apple Podcasts for craft beer. His background includes interviewing Paul Hadfield of Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub in Victoria, to small up and coming breweries like Steel & Oak, Dageraad, and Propolis. Aaron recently interviewed industry leaders of a national scale like Charlie Papazian and other leaders in the Brewers Association.

We end the night with a special presentation from the Vancouver Coffee Snob. His unique style of writing has been called ‘bold’, ‘unique’ and ‘worse than my 5 year old’s best efforts”. He vehemently denies that his writing is bold and unique. Expect a coffee fueled energy award show that can only be described as bold and unique.

Start browsing the list of coffee and beer vendors at www.hopwired.ca starting December 2017.

Collaborations will start being announced mid-January. Expect new vendors with new beers and coffees, for the first time in BC and Canada alongside many great local roasters and breweries making unique beers.

Early Bird General Admission Tickets are on sale Saturday, December 16th 2017 at 10am.

Early Bird General Admission Tickets are $52 (plus taxes and fees).

Save money and buy your tickets early by signing up to the Hopwired.ca mailing list.


Crafternoon at Longwood @ Longwood Brew Pub
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

14 of BC’s best breweries at a legendary takeover of the Longwood Brew Pub; an exclusive afternoon of delicious craft and delightful snacks. Ticket price includes all food and beverages. Must be 19+ to attend


Victoria Beer Week Will Return! @ Victoria Beer Week
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The 5th Annual Victoria Beer Week festival will return March 2-10, 2018. Check back for the full schedule of events later this fall.


Brewmasters Brunch
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gather for some craft beer, food and good ol’ Island socializing. Each table is hosted by a BC brewmaster.

PRICE: $30 ($5 off till December 31, 2017) + GST & fees


– buffet brunch provided by Swans
– 1 pint of Swans beer


– additional beer is available for purchase from Swans’ menu

19+, 2 pieces of ID required


Fishing for Beer @ Victoria Public Market
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fish and seafood lovers rejoice! Sample a variety of craft beers along with the freshest fish and shellfish from local vendors. For $20 add a crab boil plate to make it a full meal.

PRICE: $40 ($5 off till December 31, 2017) + GST & fees


– access to at least a dozen beers from BC’s finest breweries
– fish and seafood options from VPM vendors and other food providers
– complimentary VBW sampler glass
– 4 drink tickets
– 2 food tickets


1 drink ticket = 1 x 4oz sample
– additional food tickets will be available for purchase on-site for $5 each
– crab boil tickets are generally only available for purchase in advance
– additional drink tickets will be available for $1.75 each
– coat check will be available on site
– we accept major credit cards for merchandise and beer/food ticket sales

19+, 2 pieces of ID required


Hoppy Birthday: Five Years of Cheers @ Victoria Public Market
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Victoria Beer Week turns 5 years old this year and we want to party in style. So break out your tuxes and prom dresses, your wedding suits and bridesmaid’s gowns, your kilts and cotillion frocks, and join us for a dressed-up celebration of Victoria’s beer scene at the Victoria Public Market.

This is our party and we want to celebrate with our crew – that means local breweries and out-of-towners who have been involved with VBW since Year One. Breweries will be serving something special, and admission is all-inclusive. Please dress formal-and-fun, and instead of a birthday gift, why not bring a toonie to donate to our Scholarship Fund.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE: $75 ($5 off till December 31, 2017) + GST & fees


– complimentary access to at least a dozen brand new beers from BC’s finest breweries
– snacks from vendors at the Victoria Public Market
– complimentary VBW sampler glass


– coat check will be available on site

19+, 2 pieces of ID required


Peche Day @ The Drake Eatery
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 11:59 pm

Details to follow.


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