Happy Birthday to a whole bunch of BC Craft Beer denizens, including:
- CRAFT Beer Market: marked 5 years with a fabulous shindig and fundraiser last night!
- Strathcona Beer Company: celebrating their second anniversary tonight, and then again tomorrow with the release of Headbanger Triple IPA. Rock on!
- Coal Harbour 7 year party coming up this weekend View Event →
- East Van Brewing: celebrating one year of beer soon
- Twin Sails: threw a great 3-year party last Saturday
- The remarkable B’s Craft Beer Lounge in Langley celebrates its 5th anniversary Sat with a Double Cask party. View Event →
- Green Leaf Brewing is preparing for its 5th birthday as well
Tip: you’ll always find events like these in our ongoing Birthdays & Anniversaries calendar.
Meanwhile, two-year-old Riot Brewing took the (birthday) cake with a new kind of beer competition win. Their Working Class Hero Dark Mild was recognized at a posh event billed as the first annual Speaker’s Choice Craft Beer competition, held in the BC Legislature. Then, last Saturday, dignitaries such as Special Advisor to the Speaker of the Legislature Allen Mullen, North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring and local MLA Doug Routley were on hand to celebrate the win alongside Riot’s second anniversary. Full story →
Birth Announcement: Old Yale Brewing is debuting a newly renovated tasting room this weekend. So you could say that it’s the tasting room’s “0th Birthday”. View Event →
Yeast Van Brewery District releases second official collab beer
Our man on the scene Ed Kaye points out that the “Yeast Van” group of breweries has come together to release its second collaboration brew, this time a Pacific Northwest IPA. More details →
Craft Beer & Wilderness Retreat announces its 2019 brewer lineup
WB Chief Photog and writer Brian K. Smith took part in the first annual Craft Beer & Wilderness Retreat event last June, and his story about this experience is previewed below. The unique getaway was a mix of beer and brewing appreciation plus outdoor events based around a Nootka Sound fishing lodge. Now CBW has released the celebrity guest lineup at next year’s event: Boombox Brewing’s Kent Courtice, Crannog Ales’ Rebecca Kneen and Luppolo Brewing’s Ryan Parfitt. Full Story →
Note: CBW tickets are on Early Bird discount until Christmas. Tickets & Details →
Pop Up Party to feature free growlers!
Big Rock Urban is holding a Pop Up Party on Sat November 24th. It features no cover charge, a live band, free samples and tours, and a 64oz growler for the first 100 guests! View Event →
Beer Review of the Week
Our sister site Beer Me BC features reviews of over 1400 BC craft beers. In our latest installment, check out what veteran beer reviewer Dustan Sept has to say about Andina Brewings’ Milk Stout. View Review →
While you’re there: don’t forget that the 6th Annual BC Craft Beer Survey is still taking new entries. Participate in the 5-minute questionnaire and you’ll be entered in our draw for a $300 craft beer prize pack. Begin Survey →