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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 events@whatsbrewing.ca.

Aug
10
Sat
Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins @ Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins @ Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins

You won’t want to miss #CVBF2019! Last year sold out so get your tickets early to the Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the Bill Reid Amphitheatre.

40+ Breweries, 80+ Brews, Live Music, and a great time!

Partial proceeds go towards Twins Cancer Fundraising. Together, they have raised over $3,000,000 to fight this disease! Cheers to that.

Early Bird Tickets are now on sale, but only until November 14 at 11:59 PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2181159871896877/

Aug
19
Mon
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)
Registration: kpu.ca/cps/brew
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

COURSE CONTENT
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)
Registration: kpu.ca/cps/brew
Steps from Surrey Central Skytrain station

Aug
24
Sat
Battle Of The Brews 2019 @ Surrey City Hall
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Battle Of The Brews 2019 @ Surrey City Hall

102.7 THE PEAK and The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will host the 3rd annual Battle Of The Brews beer fest on Saturday, August 24th at Surrey City Hall Plaza right off the Surrey Central Skytrain station. Gates open at 12:30pm, event runs from 1pm-5pm.

This fun charity event will offer attendees a great afternoon of craft beer tasting, delicious food sampling and 102.7 THE PEAK will be live on site. Attendees will get the ability to vote for their favourite beers. All net proceeds from the event will fund Athletics 4 Kids and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society youth initiatives.

Tickets include everything! Entrance, souvenir tasting mug, all your beer samples, all your food samples and water. That means you don’t have to pay extra for beer tickets, everything is included!

Ticket Details:
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10am.
Early bird tickets are $45 until May 31st.
Group tickets of 10 or more are just $40.
Regular price tickets will be $50 starting June 1st.

Must be 19 or older to attend. Ticket holders will be required to present photo ID.

Current Breweries include:
Big Ridge Brewing Co.
Cariboo Brewing
Coal Harbour Brewing Company
Dead Frog Brewery
Driftwood Brewery
Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks
Haus Beer Co.
Hoyne Brewing Company
Trading Post
KPU Brewing Dept.
Lucid Spirits
Mariner Brewing Company
Persephone Brewing Company
Red Racer
Russell Brewing Company
Smuggler’s Trail Caskworks
Spectrum Beer Company
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
White Rock Beach Beer Company
Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
3 Dogs Brewing
more to come!

Food Vendors:
Brown’s Social House
Dublin Crossing
Famoso
Save On Foods
Milestones
Dominion Bar + Kitchen
more to come!

The 2019 Battle of the Brews is presented by EAT THE FROG FITNESS.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:
BC Diesel
G and F Financial
RICHARDSONGMP

https://www.facebook.com/events/317634405581261/

Fruit Beer Fest 2019
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fruit Beer Fest 2019

🍇🍊🍍 FRUIT BEER FEST 🍓🍒🍑

Fruit Beer Fest happens Saturday August 24, 2019 at Jubilee Park in Canada’s Berry Capital!

Featuring locally raised The DownLow Chicken Shack nashville hot chicken, and a ton of curated small-batch fruited wild farmhouse ales, fruited ciders, fruited milkshake ipas, fruited kombuchas, and so much more juice!

Fruit Beer Festival is focused on juicy beers and encouraging craft partnerships between local fruit growers and craft breweries, cideries, and kombucha producers. We’re inviting a ton of our favourite producers from across British Columbia, across Canada and in the United States who exclusively work with pesticide-free juicy fruits from family-operated farms.

Tickets will be all-inclusive and include all of your drinks!

Visit www.fruitbeer.ca and get subscribed for updates!

https://www.facebook.com/events/548878235886491/

Sep
6
Fri
Great Canadian Beer Festival 2019: Friday @ Royal Athletic Park
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Canadian Beer Festival 2019: Friday @ Royal Athletic Park | Victoria | British Columbia | Canada

POURING FRIDAY, SEPT 6TH FROM 4PM-9PM AND SATURDAY SEPT 7TH FROM 12-5 PM AT ROYAL ATHLETIC PARK.

Under the stewardship of the Victoria Beer Society, the Great Canadian Beer Fest will return for its 27th annual event at Royal Athletic Park on Sept 6th and 7th, 2019.

Discounted Early Bird Tickets for Victoria Beer Society members go on sale Tuesday, June 18th at 10am! Members can purchase their GCBF tickets before everyone else and will receive a 25% discount on Single Day Friday & Saturday Tickets. Visit victoriabeersociety.com to become a member today!

WANT TO ATTEND?

If you are wanting to share a glass on the field, check back here or subscribe to our newsletter for news and updates on ticket sales.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you are a brewery, vendor, food truck, or potential volunteer wanting to participate in beer fest, please get in touch in one of the following ways:

Brewery: beer@victoriabeersociety.com
Vendor & Food Truck: please register here to be added to our database for GCBF and future event consideration – this does not guarantee a spot
Volunteer: please register here to be added to our Volunteer database for GCBF and future events
General: info@victoriabeersociety.com

Sep
7
Sat
Great Canadian Beer Festival 2019: Saturday @ Royal Athletic Park
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Great Canadian Beer Festival 2019: Saturday @ Royal Athletic Park | Victoria | British Columbia | Canada

POURING FRIDAY, SEPT 6TH FROM 4PM-9PM AND SATURDAY SEPT 7TH FROM 12-5 PM AT ROYAL ATHLETIC PARK.

Under the stewardship of the Victoria Beer Society, the Great Canadian Beer Fest will return for its 27th annual event at Royal Athletic Park on Sept 6th and 7th, 2019.

Discounted Early Bird Tickets for Victoria Beer Society members go on sale Tuesday, June 18th at 10am! Members can purchase their GCBF tickets before everyone else and will receive a 25% discount on Single Day Friday & Saturday Tickets. Visit victoriabeersociety.com to become a member today!

WANT TO ATTEND?

If you are wanting to share a glass on the field, check back here or subscribe to our newsletter for news and updates on ticket sales.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you are a brewery, vendor, food truck, or potential volunteer wanting to participate in beer fest, please get in touch in one of the following ways:

Brewery: beer@victoriabeersociety.com
Vendor & Food Truck: please register here to be added to our database for GCBF and future event consideration – this does not guarantee a spot
Volunteer: please register here to be added to our Volunteer database for GCBF and future events
General: info@victoriabeersociety.com

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