Folks that were able get to Whistler this week have been in for a treat because the 7th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival is a full seven days long. Check out Ed Kaye’s Upcoming Exbeeriences to find out what’s going on tonight and the rest of the weekend as part of the #WVBF2019 series of events. We’ll be there and rocking events like Master Crafters: Haze Craze, a Slackwater Tap Takeover and the Rare Beer Tap Takeover with the great folks at Hunter Gather.
TIP: you can save 25% on tix to the festival’s Main Event this Saturday and Sunday by using promo code WHATSBREWING2019. Get Tickets →
WB Panel presents ‘Evaluating Beer’: an educational evening of beer tasting
Just announced: on October 15th, Legacy Liquor Store and your favourite beer magazine are teaming up to present Evaluating Beer: An Evening with the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel.
Those who have attended before know that this is an evening of fun in which all beers are served “blind tasting” style. Guests get to debate the style of each beer tasted as we progress from lighter fare to heavier. Bonus points for nailing the actual beer served.
Attendees are given access to the proprietary tools our What’s Brewing Panel uses. This event is about education, sharing and fun, as we celebrate BC craft beer while learning about tasting. Full details | Register online →
West Coast IPA: The Tasting Panel Goes Old Skool
Speaking of that tasting panel: the Fall issue of our magazine features a look at a formerly-dominant but now semi-forgotten craft beer style: West Coast IPA.
Enough with the hazy, sweet and milkshakey New England brews. Which one of the six BC IPAs reviewed won this episode’s showdown? Hint: see the Beer Me BC beer review below in this email. Or just find out here →
Because we can never quite get a perfect vertical, one of the beers is not actually West Coast style. Want to know which one? Listen to our accompanying podcast over at Pacific Beer Chat, where Five Neat Guys talk about West Coast IPA. Listen now →
It’s the season-ending episode of The Warmup: a series of pre-game beer garden events hosted by Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This Saturday September 14th from 2-6:45 PM, Phillips Brewing and others will be pouring craft beers and ciders for only $5. Warm up with a cold one before the Houston Dynamo match. Details here →
Oktoberfest and Harvest Calendars Up
Want to get lederhosen? Check out the many Teutonic tipples available in our Fall calendar. Then get out there and do your wurst. View Oktoberfest events →
How about getting fresh with some just-picked hops? Or some fresh apple cider? Check out upcoming Harvest & Fresh Hop events here →