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A few of John Mitchell's family and friends share a moment with some of the brewers attending last Sunday's Celebration of Life. Full story → 

Tribute event raises funds to educate new brewers

This past Sunday at Red Racer Taphouse, folks who assembled for the John Mitchell Celebration of Life raised close to $1500 for donation toward a KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations scholarship fund in John’s name.

Many thanks to all who attended (and those who wanted to but couldn’t make it). It was a very special afternoon, as we thought it would be. Video and photos will be posted on Facebook here in due course.

Looking forward to next month: our generous hosts have pledged that partial proceeds from their upcoming Summer Cask Festival at Red Racer Taphouse will be donated to the scholarship as well. So come on out on August 11th and enjoy one of the best cask festivals aroud, because it’s a great deal and will benefit a good cause. Find out more → 

What’s in a Name? BC Craft Brewery Breakdown

Design firm Hired Guns Creative recently posted a deep dive analysis of the #BCCraftBeer sector that analyzes the best way to name a brewery. It’s not an easy process. Check out this breakdown of how BC breweries are named, and why. Full story → 

On The Horizon

As always, scroll down to read Upcoming Exbeeriences by Ed Kaye to find out what’s going on over the next few days. But also check out this advance intel on events in the coming weeks, including some savings tips!

Clover Valley Beer Festival tix are 30% off until tomorrow

Tickets to the Fraser Valley’s largest upcoming beer fest are on a 48 Hour Flash Sale starting today. Use coupon code WISHYOUWEREBEER to get them before it’s too late at

While you’re at it, pick up tix to the Whistler Village Beer Fest at 25% off in advance using code WHATSBREWING2019, at

Save on tickets to Caskapalooza

Another fundraiser is coming up Tuesday, August 27th at CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver. Caskapalooza features over 30 unique casks! Partial proceeds will be benefit the YMCA Strong Kids campaign. Use coupon code WHATSBREWING to save 10% at checkout. View event → 

Win two tickets to Maple Ridge event this Sunday!

The Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Beer Fest is coming up quickly, and you could snag a couple of tickets by entering the online contest at this link courtesy of our friends over at Foamer’s Folly. Or, just buy your tickets to this Maple Ridge event directly. Enter contest | Buy tickets →


with Edward Kaye

We’ve got a some interesting events this week: dogs & beer, cheese & beer, tattoos & beer, whales & beer… OK, that last one is a bit of a stretch!

Tonight, Victoria’s new Refuge Taproom is finally opening for business. While they open to the public at 6 pm, Victoria Beer Society members can get in for a sneak peek at 4 pm.

Saturday brings Vancouver Island Brewery’s Podfest beer garden to Victoria’s Breakwater Barge. This two-session event to launch their new Pod Pack features beers from all participating breweries and $5 of the ticket price goes to Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Also on Saturday, Moon Under Water in Victoria is holding Dog Days of Summer. The day will feature a dog show, a BBQ, a new sour beer launch, and tons of barrel-aged beers from their cellar.

In Kelowna on Saturday, check out the Okanagan Tattoo Show & Brewfest. They’ll have 10 BC breweries, live performances by stoner rock bands, and of course, tattoos.

On Sunday, the 3rd annual Cheesecrafters Beer Fest takes place in Maple Ridge. This all inclusive event features local breweries, cideries, and restaurants, as well as beer & cheese pairing, live music, games, and prizes.

Next Wednesday, Curious Cafe in Kelowna is hosting a Brasserie Dunham tap takeover. They’ll have six taps pouring and Dunham’s owner will be there. The next night, the event will be repeated at Red Beard Cafe in Kamloops, with even more taps!

Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In the brewing process, yeast is the seemingly magical ingredient that does the lion’s share of the work in creating the beer. Microscopic yeast cells chew through the fermentable sugars,…
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 1:00 am The Curious Artistry & Alchemy Café
6 taps of amazing Brasserie Dunham beer with our good friend Simon Gaudreault coming all the way out from Dunham to join the fun!
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 1:00 am Red Beard Cafe
10 taps of amazing Brasserie Dunham beer with our good friend Simon Gaudreault coming all the way out from Dunham to join the fun!
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Heron Rock Bistro
On July 25th join us for our first beer dinner of the summer. For this event we are pairing up with Ile Savauge Brewery to pair their wild and sour…
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm The Phillips Backyard Weekender
Atomique Productions, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., & The Zone at 91-3 present…The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2019Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28Phillips Brewery Backyard19+Appearing in The Backyard… Danny Brown…
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Another Beer Co
We wanted to do a Grand Opening Party but thought this would be a better way to party!We will be taking over our parking lot and inviting out all of…
Jul 27 @ 12:01 pm – 4:00 pm Market Square
This event is really important to us because…well…we like to eat! Proceeds from The Thirsty Chef go to the Island Chefs Collaborative (aka, the ICC). This amazing group raises funds…
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:00 am BierCraft Tapa
12 taps of amazing Brasserie Dunham beer with our good friend Simon Gaudreault coming all the way out from Dunham to join the fun!

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