Four years ago, Bomber Brewing (pictured above)—the BC brewery whose name and origin story is most closely related to hockey—founded a hockey tournament in support of the Britannia Community Centre ice rink’s after-school hockey programs. A competition was held involving local breweries and beer folks. Since then it’s become an annual tradition and part of the Vancouver brewing scene’s community fabric. Now presented by the BC Craft Brewers Guild, the fifth annual Beer League BASH takes place this Saturday, April 6th from 3-9 PM.
Join the craft beer community for a day of fun and fundraising as five teams clash for bragging rights. If you buy a ticket to come and watch, you’re supporting a great cause, and you can enjoy plenty of craft beer options while you’re at it! Take $1 off your admission for every clean, gently-used hockey item donated to the BASH program (I.E. pair of elbow pads, helmet, socks, sticks, etc). Event details | Tickets here →
Win tickets to BC Beer Wars!
Next weekend, another annual sports-related BC craft community fundraising event takes place, as the fourth annual Beer Wars boxing competition takes place at Vancouver’s Croatian Centre. Event details | Tickets here →
Our man Malcolm Yates has the behind-the-scenes story as a participant himself. See below for more from the Sea To Sky Beer Guy. Also, see Ed’s events column below for details on a pre-event tonight.
You can win your way in by entering the BC Craft Breweries contest here on Instagram →
Great Okanagan Beer Festival label competition!
As part of the run-up to next month’s Great Okanagan Beer Fest, there’s a competition on to choose your favourite beer label artwork. Round 1 features Cannery Brewing‘s Sunblink Berry Sour vs. Vancouver Island Brewing‘s Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose. Check out the two candidates and pick a winner here →
Hops & Sods
Got your tickets to Okanagan Fest of Ale next weekend? Joe “The Thirsty Writer” Wiebe has written up a great preview of the 2019 event on BC Ale Trail. Full story →
Loudmouth Brewing is now open daily! Previously only open Friday to Sunday, their tasting room is open all week as of April 1st.
Kudos to West Coast Canning and Steel & Oak for their support of the Camp Kerry Society. Full story →
Hats Off to Cannery Brewing for their support of the SS Sicamous Marine Heritage Society. Full story →