When the rain won’t stop pouring outside, it’s always great to go somewhere the beer is pouring inside. If you need a reason to get out of the house and into the painted grey, check out this week’s top event picks.
Tonight, Malone’s in Vancouver is hosting a Powell Brewery tap takeover, when they will dedicate their line-up to a number of great brews from one of East Van’s best.
Also tonight, Darby’s in Kitsilano is hosting a tap takeover by Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing. They’ll have a couple of their core beers on and several of their latest seasonals.
From Friday to Sunday, the Drake in Victoria is holding an IPA showcase weekend, when they will be dedicating their taps to pouring a selection of their favorite West Coast and East Coast India pale ales. So if you feel like challenging your palate with a blast of hops, look no further!
On Saturday, the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival returns to Gibsons. This year, they will be hosting 19 breweries and cideries from across the province, accompanied by local food vendors, and a DJ set. The evening session is now sold out, but there are a few afternoon tickets still available.
West Craft’s final Sunday Service pop-up takes place at Prototype Coffee in Vancouver on Sunday. They will be pouring Hill Farmstead, Garden Path, Dwinell Country, Wildflower, Chuckanut, Three Magnets, and Nicklebrook. Beer sale proceeds and tips go to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Next Wednesday, Canoe brewpub is hosting a brewmasters dinner, featuring Whistle Buoy brewing. Guests will receive a welcome taster, followed by four beers paired with with three food courses. Whistle Buoy’s head brewer and Canoe’s head chef will be on hand to discuss how they build recipes using a sustainable and ethical approach.
Next Thursday, in honour of Valentine’s Day, Joe Wiebe is hosting a beer & chocolate event at Vessel Liquor in Victoria. Local chocolatier Taylor Kennedy of Sirene Chocolate will be in attendance to help guide people through eight samples of beer paired with eight different chocolates. Sounds romantic!