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BC’s Weekly Craft Beer News & Events Roundup
Presented by What’s Brewing BC

TBT Thursday: beer people enjoying a Central City Winter Cask Fest.
On Dec 31, the original Surrey brewpub will play host to a New Year’s Eve Cask Ball, combining two traditions it’s long been known for. View Event → 
View our full Holiday Season Calendar → 

Pre-Holiday BC Craft News & Notes

There’s never a dull week in #BCCraftBeer. Here we go with this week’s installment!

Trading Post Abbotsford opens its doors today

Tourism Abbotsford has broken the news that TP’s new Abbotsford Eatery is opening today. The new restaurant and brewery tap will showcase seating for 200, a full kitchen, an all season patio, growler fills and off-sales. View announcement →

Springthorpe & Co. to open Magnet, a new beer-focussed taproom

The crew that gave you Gastown’s legendary Alibi Room and Mt. Pleasant’s popular Brassneck Brewery are currently building a new restaurant in the old EXP Restaurant & Bar location at 309 West Pender Street. Scout Magazine’s Andrew Morrison has the lowdown at →

Townsite wins first annual BC Ale Trail Best Brewery Experience Award

Last week, Townsite Brewing was spotlighted by the BC Ale Trail initiative as the winner of a new award they’ve created to recognize BC breweries chosen for their taproom experience. Blogger Matt Carter was on site and has posted an extensive review on →

Registration is now open Beer Wars 2019!

Drop in on January 13th for an orientation session at Eastside Boxing Club. There will be live sparring, a DJ and $5 beers.Full details and registration at →

On the Twelfth Day of Shopping

Only 12 more sleeps until the big day! Still figuring out those gifts? Don’t forget the BC Craft Beer Holiday Gift Guide. It contains BC beer-related gift shopping ideas in categories including Arts & Crafts, Touring & Tasting, Reading, Education, Bar & Brewing and more. Browse Gift Ideas now →

Radio Show Recap

Editor Dave from What’s Brewing magazine joined the guys from Just Here For The Beer Radio last Saturday to discuss our Winter issue and the BC beer scene in general. If you missed it: you can catch the whole show here, or just the What’s Brewing segment here →


with Edward Kaye

Need a break from holiday shopping? These craft beer events will make gift buying go much more smoothly! For more of this season’s top events, check out our holiday event calendar.

Tonight, Kask in Prince George is hosting a massive Beerthirst tap takeover, with 24 beers from Alesmith, Against the Grain, Moylans, Green Flash, and more! Beerthirst’s Brian Tesolin will be in attendance to answer questions and he’ll be bringing prizes!

In Victoria tonight, Joe Wiebe will be hosting a holiday beer picks seminar at Vessel Liquor, where he will highlight 8 of his favourite festive beers.

On Friday, 12 Kings pub is hosting a Red Racer tap takeover, where they will be pouring 8 beers from this year’s Alpine Adventure advent calendar.

On Saturday, Foamers’ Folly Brewing in Pitt Meadows is throwing a third birthday party and releasing a special anniversary beer.

Also on Saturday, Angry Hen Brewing in Kaslo is celebrating their first anniversary with a new beer release, live music, small bites, and more.

In Duncan on Saturday, White Sails Brewing is hosting their Not Quite Christmas Craft Cask-O-Rama, with casks by White Sails, Longwood, and Wolf, brewed in collaboration with three top local home brewers.

On Sunday, Parallel 49 will be holding Brawnywine II. This annual celebration of barley wine will showcase ales from 7 breweries and 4 from Parallel 49 themselves. I went to this event last year and it was epic! #barleywineislife

Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – Dec 17 @ 12:00 am Parallel 49 Brewing Company
#BARLEYWINEISLIFEIt’s cold, you’re shivering, you’re thirsty, BUT WAIT, isn’t there that super awesome event on DEC 16 that can solve all of your problems!Get ready for BRAWNYWINE 2.0! ALL DAY…
Dec 31 2018 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:00 am Central City Brewpub Surrey
This is for the people who do not need to go to a club on New Years DT. For the people who like their friends and want to hangout with…
Dec 31 2018 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 am 85 W 1st Ave
CRAFT New Year’s Eve – Beer in the New Year PartyMonday, December 31st, 2018830pm – LATERing in the New Year at CRAFT Beer Market’s Beer in the New Year Party!…
Dec 31 @ 8:30 pm CRAFT Beer Market
Ring in the New Year at CRAFT Beer Market’s Beer in the New Year Party! This year we are throwing our biggest New Year’s Eve bash ever. Tickets include two…

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