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BC’s Weekly Craft Beer News & Events Roundup
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PIC OF THE WEEK:

Beer geeks gather at Dead Frog's 6X6 Langley Cask Fest this past summer. They're running it back and upping the ante when Dead Frog presents the 8X8 Langley Cask Fest on Friday the 29th.

Things to remember this long weekend

In today’s newsletter, we feature a Q&A interview with Dead Frog Brewery, which has changed a lot over the past year since they’ve moved to Langley. Check it out below or online →

Also, there’s a piece by our cider columnist Jeff Nairn, who shares the amusing insights he’s gained from the past year-plus of running a booth at cider & beer events in Festival Follies → 

As Ed notes below, there are plenty of events on around BC this weekend. Now, craft breweries are not generally known to present events in honour of Monday’s Remembrance Day, which is understandable; it’s not an entertainment-oriented occasion. But after you’ve paid your respects at your local cenotaph, you might want to wet your whistle (as Kettle River in Kelowna notes). In Vancouver, the most famous place to do this is the Billy Bishop Pub at the Kerrisdale Legion Hall. They even have their own calendar, with R-Day activities detailed here. Last time we checked, the beer list was respectable.

Hellos & Goodbyes

Castlegar gets a brewery

Tailout Brewing—not to be confused with Port Coquitlam’s Taylight Brewing—has arrived, to bolster the craft revolution in Castlegar, complete with striking fishing-related branding. Now the Lions Head Pub isn’t the only craft destination in town.  More → 

Bright Eye Brewing just might be pouring beer

Kamloops just upped its count as well, thanks to the soft opening of Bright Eye Brewing. Word about the new tasting room got out, and people are flocking in uninvited; fortunately the brewery already employs around 50 part-time staff. Check out this feature on Bright Eye →

Final goodbye from Dan’s Homebrewing

Speaking of remembrance: Dan’s Homebrewing Supplies has been part of the fabric of Vancouver’s brewing scene since it sprouted legs… and it was through Dan’s that many celebrated brewers first learned to walk, before they could run their own operation.

Dan Small passed away over six years ago but the shop forged on in his name, and even served as a sponsor of last month’s BC Beer Awards. But it looks like the end has come for this pioneering beer business. More → 

Hops & Sods

4 Mile Brew Pub on injury reserve for remainder of season

As reported last month, Victoria’s 4 Mile Brew Pub suffered extensive fire damage and had to close down…but it wasn’t clear how long. Now they’re reporting that “remediation is more extensive than we expected,” and there won’t be beer until at least January. Sorry that one of the older houses of brewing on the Island has to miss its visit from Santa! More →

Craft Brews film tours the Kootenays

If you’re in and around the southeast quadrant of our province this month, check out the tour dates for a very special film event. Craft Brews of the Columbia Basin (CBCB) came out of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society’s annual initiative and it’s all about beer. More → 

UPCOMING EXBEERIENCES

with Edward Kaye

There’s a great variety of events happening this week, we’ve got two brewery birthday bashes, a winter beer celebration, a barrel-aged beer night, a new brewery tap takeover, and a classical music & beer pairing event to chose from!

Tonight, Bakery Brewing in Port Moody is holding a special event to showcase their barrels-aged beers. There will be 9 different barrel aged beers on tap and 6  in bottles. they will even have barrel-aged cider and water!

On Friday, Joe Wiebe is curating a rather unique event at The Port Theatre in Nanaimo, where he will be pairing five craft beers with baroque music of the same regional origin. Then next Friday, he’s doing another session at the Baumann Centre in Victoria. 

On Saturday and Sunday, one of my favourite annual events, Winterbrau, returns to Canoe Brewpub for its 8th year. This all-inclusive celebration of local seasonal beers and fine foods features a large list of beers from 25 BC breweries and small plates from the Canoe kitchen. While the Saturday session is now sold out, there’s still a few tickets left for Sunday. Don’t sleep on it!

In Port Moody on Saturday, Twin Sails is throwing a 4th anniversary party. At this drinks-inclusive ticketed event, they will be poring 10 new beers, a selection of vintage stouts and wild ales, and a few beers from their friends.

In Chemainus on Saturday, Riot Brewing is celebrating their third anniversary with special casks and infusions, live music, and more.

In Kitsilano on Saturday, Darby’s is hosting a tap takeover to celebrate Penticton’s Neighhood Brewing coming to Vancouver. They will be pouring 4 beers, be giving away swag, and more.

Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Tree Brewing Beer Institute
Join us for our 4th annual Brewphoria13 casks from 13 Okanagan breweries under 1 roofNovember 14 2019tickets are $35 and available at the Beer Institute at 1346 Water Street https://www.facebook.com/events/742060699551209/
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 12:59 am Smiths Pub
Audio/Visual is Collective Arts Brewing’s brand new lager that embodies their love of all things music, and we’ll be hosting the exclusive launch party to welcome it to Victoria.Smiths will…
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Baumann Centre
Following its exciting debut last fall, this unique “Baroque & Beer” event returns to Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre in November!Join us on a beer-soaked musical journey through five regions,…
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 12:59 am Smiths Pub
Great craft beer is brewed across Canada.We’ve teamed up with our friends at Untapped Craft Supply once again to give you some beers that simply aren’t normally available to us…
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm CRAFT Beer Market
Beer or Wine? Why not have both at Craft Beer Market’s annual battle of the brewery vs. winery! 
This year, Stanley Park Brewing & Mark Anthony Wines will go head-to-head…
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 12:59 am Smiths Pub
Ace Brewing is the newest brewery in the Comox Valley, so naturally a call had to be made to procure some of their fresh beers and get them on down…
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Christmas Craft Beer Show 2019 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC Friday, November 29 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday, November 30 @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm Tickets on sale Friday, September…
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dead Frog Brewery
The holidays are almost here and we’re throwing a cask festival to celebrate. Featuring 8 one-of-a-kind brews from 8 local breweries! 8×8 Langley Cask Beer Festival! The holidays are almost…

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