Love is in the air this week, but we also have a couple of brewery anniversaries coming up. Coincidence? Hmm…
Tonight, The Drake in Victoria is showing some love to the 6 breweries that supported them during their early days, with all taps dedicated to Dageraad, Four Winds, Steel & Oak, Moody Ales, Powell, and Brassneck.
If you are looking for a romantic Valentine’s activity, Luppolo Brewing is holding a beer and chocolate night with a guided pairing of 5 beers and chocolates.
Also tonight, Monkey 9 Brewing in Richmond is celebrating their 1st anniversary with a ticketed event featuring all inclusive bites and beers.
On Friday, Green Leaf Brewing in North Van is celebrating their 5th anniversary with two special beer releases, anniversary shirts, a raffle, and live music.
On Saturday, Smiths pub in Victoria is hosting a Boombox Brewing tap takeover, including their new Laser Illusions IPA and Rum Barrel-Aged Midnight Train.
Sunday brings the Island Craft Beer +Spirits Festival at Distrikt nightclub in Victoria, featuring an Island-only line-up of breweries, cideries, and distilleries.
In Kelowna on Sunday, BNA Brewing is hosting their B.I.G Beer Festival, featuring new and vintage barrel-aged ales, imperials, and “grogs.”
Looking ahead, Saturday the 23rd brings Hopwired Festival, Canada’s first and only specialty coffee and craft beer festival. As a lover of coffee beers, I’m very excited about this one! Heads up: only 3% of tickets remain, so don’t sleep on it.