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Planning For BC’s Biggest Beer Fest

As our events editor Ed Kaye points out below, Vancouver Craft Beer Week continues tonight and this weekend. Check out the big-time satellite events lined up, which promise to be as good as those we’ve attended so far, including Hoppapalooza pictured above. More photos from VCB Week so far → 

VCBW Festival 2019 Countdown + Contest Results

We profile Doree Quayle and Great Little Box Company in this issue. Full story (preview below) →

Of course, the big event is VCBW Festival this weekend. To plan for that, visit the website and pull down the list of participating breweries here. On that page, you can tick any brewery to favourite it and email yourself the “must visit” list for safekeeping. 

The festival takes place at the PNE Fairgrounds on Saturday June 8, 2pm – 7pm and Sunday June 9, 12pm – 5pm. Get Tickets →

Also, check out the results of last week’s VCBW Ten Year Trivia Contest. Congrats to VCWB Champion Pack winner Cassandra Ward, as well as runners-up Kendal Philippson and Tim Pryde, who each nailed 10 out of 10 in our quiz. We’ve posted the full set of answers and you can check out how the audience did. Would you have gotten any of these right? Ten Year Trivia Contest Answers → 

Last Minute Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get into VCBW Fest for free? VCBW needs volunteers! Brewers Assistants, Front Gate, Check-In, Greeters, and Pouring Assistants. When you join the VCBW volunteer family you’ll receive a Volunteer T-Shirt, a ticket to a day at the festival, and an invite to a VCBW Volunteer appreciation party in July. Register to see a full list of dates and positions available: VCBW Volunteer link 

VCBW Official Beer Review: Tenth Anniversary Ale

Every Spring the Vancouver craft beer community gets together at a brewery chosen by the VCBW team. This year’s beer is simply called ’10’. The beer pours light in colour, body and carbonation but it is a perfect summer sipper at only 4.2 %. Read our full review by Lundy Dale (preview below) →

Another Beer Company Opens in New Westminster

That’s right! As of this week, another brewery is open in New West. We want to say it’s not just Another Beer Company…but it is. Literally. Visit ABC at their spanking-new tasting room, at #11, 30 Capilano Way, close to Sapperton Skytrain Station. View website → 

Pacific Beer Chat 100th Episode!

Congrats to Mike Garson and team at Pacific Beer Chat on their 100th episode, released this week. For this round, they’re having a Cellar-Bration featuring beer from Deep Dark Wood Brewing, Parallel 49, Deschutes, Surly Brewing and more. Listen Now →

Stay tuned next week for PBC’s spotlight on the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel, featuring a sextet of beers supplied by Legacy Liquor Store.

Job of the Week: Beer Festival Coordinator

In keeping with the What’s Brewing​ Summer 2019 issue’s spotlight on Penticton, here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. You could be the point person for the Okanagan Fest of Ale​, BC’s second-longest running beer festival.

Must apply by June 12. Visit the job page → 



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