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BC’s Weekly Craft Beer News & Events Roundup
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Photo by Phil Saxe/Boardwalk Brewery

Two Fermenting Tanks Stolen from Under-Construction Brewery

We are starting this week with some pretty crappy news. The owner of Port Coquitlam’s upcoming Boardwalk Brewing came into work on Monday morning to find that someone had taken off with two large fermenting tanks that were being stored in their loading bay. The tanks were outside because they were finishing up the floor build and they were supposed to be moved inside this week.

The tanks are worth about $20,000 each, measure 12 and 14 feet in height by 5 feet in diameter, and weigh around 1.3 tons. To move them correctly, they say that you would need a crane truck or forklift with extensions.

Obviously it’s very hard to steal something of this size without anyone noticing, so the RCMP is working with local businesses to review any security footage of the area. Other than breaking them down into scrap, it will be hard to sell these locally in such a tight-knit community, so hopefully someone will turn these guys in if they try to sell them on.

If you know anything at all about this theft, please send any tips to [email protected]

North Vancouver Makes Park Drinks Permanent

Now on to a bit of good news. The City of North Vancouver council has voted unanimously to make their public drinking pilot project permanent, with a couple of adjustments. Civic Plaza has been removed from the list of designated areas, due to a number of noise complaints that resulted in the police being called, and the hours have been reduced to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This is great to see. Hopefully we will see more of these projects extended. Sadly, here on Southern Vancouver Island, they didn’t even bother with a pilot project.

Trench Brewing Partners with PG Humane Society

Trench Brewing in Prince George has released a limited edition ESB designed to help the Prince George Humane Society—a community-based, registered non-profit that provides a safe haven for abused neglected and abandoned animals.

A dollar from every 4 pack or 50 cents from every pint of the ale goes towards the PG Humane Society, to help with the ongoing care of the animals at the shelter. They also held a fundraiser last Saturday to launch the brew.

CBMAs Go Global in 2021

The Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAs) has announced its 2021 Awards Program is expanding and will accept entries from around the world in beer, hard seltzer, and cider. Categories will be broken up into five regions: The Americas; UK, Europe; APAC – Asia & Pacific (including Australia & New Zealand); MENA, Africa & Beyond.

This year they have also added timely categories for Pandemic Marketing and Human Right Awareness. Entries are open from October 1, 2020 and will be accepted through January 29, 2021. Breweries can submit their entries here.

– Ed Kaye, Editor
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with Edward Kaye

Tonight at 18:00 The BC Ale Trail is holding their Virtual Hoppy Hour on Instagram, where Joe Wiebe will be talking to Zach Mirosevic of Mighty Peace Brewing in Fort St. John, Josh Vanderheide from Field House Brewing, and Jared Brown from Mid Island Liquor.

In Whistler tonight, Black’s Pub will be holding a 4-course beer paring meal featuring beer from Phillips Brewing.

From tonight until Sunday, Hypha Beer Project will be collaborating with Boa Down for the launch of their third beer, an IPA called Ikigai. Tickets get you one beer, one boa, and a chance to win a live-painted custom skateboard from a local artist. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)

On Friday and Saturday, The Longhorn Saloon in Whistler is hosting a Deep Cove Brewing tap takeover with delicious sliders to complement the beers.

On Saturday morning, The Raven Room in Whistler is serving up a two-course brunch paired with Coast Mountain Beer.

On Saturday night, Whistler Beer Month concludes with a tap takeover at Brickworks, featuring Slackwater, Strange Fellows, and House of Funk, plus the launch of a special collab between Slackwater and Brickworks.



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