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

TBT Thursday: BC Craft Beer Month Founder Lundy Dale and BC Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Ken Beattie kick off Craft Beer Month at the inaugural BC Hop Fest in October 2015

Beer Month Brings Collabs A’Plenty

BC Craft Beer Month rolls along with cool new seasonal beers and events to drink ’em at (as Ed’s column below confirms). Amongst those new beers are a whack of collabs, including some high-profile ones like BC Beer Triple Dry-Hopped Lager Collaboration Brew, the official collab beer of BC Craft Beer Month. Find it at these outlets; proceeds benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Also look out for the first ever BC Beer Awards Collaboration Brew and Fraser Valley Breweries collaboration beer! Quite a theme going on here.

Beer Of The Day

Speaking of that, follow along with the BC Craft Beer Month Beer Of The Day educational series to learn or refresh yourself on the many beer styles out there: one for each day in October. Check it out 

33EXP is alive!

The restless bunch at 33 Acres’ have cracked open their new “experimental brewing” operation, housed in a tasting room neighbouring their familiar primary location. Check out the photos on their Instagram channel, and drop by the new digs at 25 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver.

Director’s Cut: Ken Beattie addresses a hot topic

In advance of next week’s BC Craft Brewers Conference​ presented by the BC Craft Brewers Guild​, What’s Brewing presents an On The Record interview with the Guild’s Executive Director, Ken Beattie​. Find out what Ken had to say about one of the year’s most hotly-debated topics in BC craft beer: contract brewing. Read the full story →

Annual BC Brewing Conference closing in on sellout

Speaking of that Conference: the Guild announced it was 75% sold out three days ago. So if you’d like to learn a whole whack of stuff about craft beer and the brewing industry, and hobnob with a Who’s Who of BC beer (plus special guest Bart Watson of the US Brewer’s Association), you’d best jump on it. View Event | Tickets

The BEERED SCIENCE afterparty at Science World also looks extremely skookum, providing access to all those fun science-y installations, food, and tunes by DJ Mark Woodyard. Entry is complimentary for Conference attendees. View Event | Standalone Tickets 

Brewing Industry Advisory

Insider tip: speaking of the craft brewing industry, if you work in that sector then check out this page of useful info WorkSafe BC has rounded up specifically for breweries.


with Edward Kaye

We’ve all heard of food and beer pairings, but how often do you hear of music and beer pairings? On Friday night, Joe Wiebe plans to broaden your horizons with a Grand Tour of Music at Victoria’s Baumann Centre. This musical journey through five countries will showcase Baroque music paired with a special beer from each region. 
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Jester King Brewery produces some of the most highly regarded farmhouse and wild ales on the planet. Their amazing beers are finally hitting BC shelves and they are celebrating with launch parties on Saturday at Darby’s Kitsilano, The Drake in Victoria, Red Beard Cafe in Kamloops, and The Curious Café in Kelowna.
In Port Moody on Saturday, Moody Ales is holding a party to celebrate their 4th anniversary. They will have food trucks, donuts, live music, and special beers all day long.
In Surrey on Saturday, Cloverfest is set to host about a dozen craft breweries, wine, food, and live music.
On Tuesday, Caffe Barney in Vancouver is hosting a tap takeover by Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers. They will even be pouring cocktails made with their spirits.
Check back next week, when we’ll be talking about the BC Craft Brewers Conference, the BC Beer Awards, and more!
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm Caffe Barney Main Street
Join us at Caffe Barney Main Street on October 16th for a Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers tap takeover!
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Pat's Pub & Brewhouse
The Yeast Van Brewery District is getting together to host our 2nd Tap Takeover!! Prep your liver a few days before the BC Beer Awards by enjoying seasonal/small batch/limited/one-off/rare beers…
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Croatian Cultural Centre
The BC Craft Brewers Guild is pleased to announce the second annual BC Craft Brewers Conference, in Vancouver, BC on October 19th, 2018. The BC Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by…
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm Science World
The BC Craft Brewers Guild is pleased to announce the second annual BC Craft Brewers Conference, in Vancouver, BC on October 19th, 2018. Featuring a full day of seminars, a…
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Croatian Cultural Centre
The 9th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 4 – 9pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The signature…
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Victoria Public Market
It’s time to dig out your Lederhosen!Join us for Victoria’s 4th Annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in the Victoria Public Market on…
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Luppolo Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of Beer and Cheese with cheese experts Les Amis Du Fromage! Your guides for the tasting will be Luppolo head brewer Ryan Parfitt and LADF’s…
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 am Mariner Brewing
🎃🎃Hey Gals and Ghouls🎃🎃 Grab your spookiest costume and join us Mariner Booing Friday October 26th for Coquitam’s best Halloween Brewhaha!!! ★★Extended Hours, pouring until midnight★★ ☆5 pm – 6…

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