PIC OF THE WEEK: TBT Thursday: BC Craft Beer Month Founder Lundy Dale and BC Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Ken Beattie kick off Craft Beer Month at the inaugural BC Hop Fest in October 2015
Beer Month Brings Collabs A’Plenty
October 11, 2018
BC Craft Beer Month rolls along with cool new seasonal beers and events to drink ’em at (as Ed’s column below confirms). Amongst those new beers are a whack of collabs, including some high-profile ones like BC Beer Triple Dry-Hopped Lager Collaboration Brew, the official collab beer of BC Craft Beer Month. Find it at these outlets; proceeds benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Speaking of that, follow along with the BC Craft Beer Month Beer Of The Day educational series to learn or refresh yourself on the many beer styles out there: one for each day in October. Check it out →
33EXP IS ALIVE!
The restless bunch at 33 Acres’ have cracked open their new “experimental brewing” operation, housed in a tasting room neighbouring their familiar primary location. Check out the photos on their Instagram channel, and drop by the new digs at 25 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver.
ANNUAL BC BREWING CONFERENCE CLOSING IN ON SELLOUT
Speaking of that Conference: the Guild announced it was 75% sold out three days ago. So if you’d like to learn a whole whack of stuff about craft beer and the brewing industry, and hobnob with a Who’s Who of BC beer (plus special guest Bart Watson of the US Brewer’s Association), you’d best jump on it. View Event | Tickets
Back in March 2016, the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch asked the BC Craft Brewers Guild why ‘contract brewing’—the act of outsourcing production of a beer recipe or brand to a third-party (usually larger) brewery—hadn’t taken root in British Columbia to the extent that it had in…
It’s hop harvest season! So we went out and got ourselves some serious modern IPAs to taste. It was the first time the Panel would be rating IPAs, so we wanted hops, and lots of ’em. But a funny thing happened to IPAs in the years we were busy rating all those other styles.
We’ve all heard of food and beer pairings, but how often do you hear of music and beer pairings? On Friday night, Joe Wiebe plans to broaden your horizons with a Grand Tour of Music at Victoria’s Baumann Centre. This musical journey through five countries will showcase Baroque music paired with a special beer from each region.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Jester King Brewery produces some of the most highly regarded farmhouse and wild ales on the planet. Their amazing beers are finally hitting BC shelves and they are celebrating with launch parties on Saturday at Darby’s Kitsilano, The Drake in Victoria, Red Beard Cafe in Kamloops, and The Curious Café in Kelowna.
In Port Moody on Saturday, Moody Ales is holding a party to celebrate their 4th anniversary. They will have food trucks, donuts, live music, and special beers all day long.
In Surrey on Saturday, Cloverfest is set to host about a dozen craft breweries, wine, food, and live music.
On Tuesday, Caffe Barney in Vancouver is hosting a tap takeover by Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers. They will even be pouring cocktails made with their spirits.