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PIC OF THE WEEK:

At the Storm Brewing 25th Anniversary Loading Dock party last Sunday. The birthday series continues for the next two Sundays (see below and calendar). Photo: Brian K. Smith

Whistler Week Underway

Folks that were able get to Whistler this week have been in for a treat because the 7th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival is a full seven days long. Check out Ed Kaye’s Upcoming Exbeeriences to find out what’s going on tonight and the rest of the weekend as part of the #WVBF2019 series of events. We’ll be there and rocking events like Master Crafters: Haze Craze, a Slackwater Tap Takeover and the Rare Beer Tap Takeover with the great folks at Hunter Gather.

TIP: you can save 25% on tix to the festival’s Main Event this Saturday and Sunday by using promo code WHATSBREWING2019. Get Tickets →

WB Panel presents ‘Evaluating Beer’: an educational evening of beer tasting

Just announced: on October 15th, Legacy Liquor Store and your favourite beer magazine are teaming up to present Evaluating Beer: An Evening with the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel.

Those who have attended before know that this is an evening of fun in which all beers are served “blind tasting” style. Guests get to debate the style of each beer tasted as we progress from lighter fare to heavier. Bonus points for nailing the actual beer served.

Attendees are given access to the proprietary tools our What’s Brewing Panel uses. This event is about education, sharing and fun, as we celebrate BC craft beer while learning about tasting. Full details | Register online →

West Coast IPA: The Tasting Panel Goes Old Skool

Speaking of that tasting panel: the Fall issue of our magazine features a look at a formerly-dominant but now semi-forgotten craft beer style: West Coast IPA.

Enough with the hazy, sweet and milkshakey New England brews. Which one of the six BC IPAs reviewed won this episode’s showdown? Hint: see the Beer Me BC beer review below in this email. Or just find out here → 

Because we can never quite get a perfect vertical, one of the beers is not actually West Coast style. Want to know which one? Listen to our accompanying podcast over at Pacific Beer Chat, where Five Neat Guys talk about West Coast IPA. Listen now →

Whitecaps Wrapup

It’s the season-ending episode of The Warmup: a series of pre-game beer garden events hosted by Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This Saturday September 14th from 2-6:45 PM, Phillips Brewing and others will be pouring craft beers and ciders for only $5. Warm up with a cold one before the Houston Dynamo match. Details here → 

Oktoberfest and Harvest Calendars Up

Want to get lederhosen? Check out the many Teutonic tipples available in our Fall calendar. Then get out there and do your wurst. View Oktoberfest events →

How about getting fresh with some just-picked hops? Or some fresh apple cider? Check out upcoming Harvest & Fresh Hop events here →

EVENT PREVIEW

BC Craft Beer Panel Presents Educational Evening of Beer Tasting

YOU'RE INVITED: on Tuesday, October 15th 2019, Legacy Liquor Store and your favourite beer magazine are teaming up to present Evaluating Beer: An Evening with the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel.Those who have attended before know that this is an evening of fun in which all beers are served “blind tasting” style. Guests get to debate the style of each beer tasted as we progress from lighter fare to heavier. Bonus points for nailing the actual beer served.This event is about education, sharing and fun, as we celebrate BC craft beer while learning about tasting. Full details | Register online →
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UPCOMING EXBEERIENCES

with Edward Kaye

If you are a beer fan in Whistler, this is going to be an extremely busy weekend, as Whistler Valley Beer Festival (WVBF) is taking over the town with an absolutely insane amount of events!

Tonight, in the lead-up to WVBF, Stone’s Edge Kitchen is hosting a Sea to Sky tap takeover, while Black’s Pub is hosting a VIB Podpack tap takeover. At the same time, Brewhouse is holding the 6th annual Cask que C’est, featuring creative casks from eight select breweries. Attendees can vote on their favourite, who will take home a special trophy.

The fun continues tomorrow, with a Slackwater tap takeover at Brickworks, a Brewers Row tap takeover at Fitzsimmon’s Pub, and a mostly Vancouver brewery tap takeover at Beacon pub. At the same time, Longhorn Saloon is hosting Master Crafters: Haze Craze—a blind tasting of hazy beers, where attendees are encouraged to vote for their favourite. 

Meanwhile, in Victoria, Friday brings the 30th anniversary of Swans Brewpub. Head down to the pub for a pint of beer and some ’80s tunes.

The weekend brings the main event, as Whistler Valley Beer Festival takes over Olympic Plaza on Saturday and Sunday to host 70 breweries, pouring over 140 beers and ciders. 

After the event on Saturday, Hunter Gather is holding a tap takeover, featuring rare beers from several local breweries. On Sunday, head to Longhorn saloon for the official after-party, or Pangea Pod Hotel for a Parallel 49 tap takeover.

Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Old Yale Brewing
We’ve been working behind the scenes for over a year on our brand new food truck, the Old Yale Campfire Kitchen and it’s officially open! To celebrate, we’re throwing one…
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Longwood Brewery
Longwood Brewery’s annual Longwoodstock Festival has expanded to two days with the addition of Longwoodstock: Brew & Chew. Enjoy craft beer from 10+ central Vancouver Island breweries along with Island-made…
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Poirier Forum
28 breweries, 5 food vendors and a whole lot of fun…. Come out to the inaugural Find the Perfect Pint event. Proceeds (less a few expenses) go to Rotary charities…
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Poirier Forum
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam will be hosting its first annual “Find the Perfect Pint” Coquitlam craft beer festival on Friday, September 20, 2019 and would like you to be…
Sep 21 all-day Dead Frog Brewery
1 year ago you helped us open our new Brewery & Tasting Room in style with a BIG Grand Opening Party. This past year has been amazing, we owe it…
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Silver Valley Brewing Company
We’re turning 2 peoples! That means we’re throwing a bit of a party and releasing a super special anniversary beer…as well as other special beers…as well as some great special…
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Red Collar Brewing
And just like that September is upon us! September might mean cooler temperatures and back to school but it also means OKTOBERFEST! Join us on September 21st to celebrate the…
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Strange Fellows Brewing
Please join us for a festive harvest celebration, with fresh hop and seasonal beers, FREE corn on the cob, games and live music, all presided over by the guest of…

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