• Kiwanis Ale Fest Jan 26 & 27

    January 26th, 2018|Two Rivers Gallery 725 Canada Games Way Prince George,

    Proudly held at the end of January to embrace winter, Kiwanis AleFest joins the community’s social calendar to offer attendees the unique opportunity to taste and discover a variety of high quality, local, handcrafted beers. The region is a fantastic beer market, with a mix of urban sophistication, rugged determination, spectacular wilderness and a thirst for products that support quality of life. Prince George is the hub of the north, offering all the amenities and benefits of a thriving city as the province’s northern capital.

    With similarities to a wine tasting festival, Kiwanis AleFest is the Great Northern BC Beer Festival. It features three separate tastings sessions, tapas food from our community’s finest restaurants, a souvenir tasting glass, and live music and an art exhibit. The event is modeled after similar craft beer tasting events throughout BC, and by peer Kiwanis clubs in United States.

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  • Island Beer & Spirit Festival

    February 11th, 2018|Distrikt Nightclub 919 Douglas Street ,Victoria BC

    Tickets now on sale at the Strathcona Hotel front desk for the 9th Annual Island Beer & Spirit Festival!

    This year we’re taking our Beer Fest to a whole new level by adding local spirits!

    $20/ticket includes 2 – 4oz beer tasters & 1 food taster. February 11th from 2pm-6pm
    First 150 tickets receive VIP access (1 pm entry). That means one whole hour of just the VIPs tasting before the crowds arrive. Once the first 150 tickets are sold we’ll move to general admission tickets (2pm entry).

    Breweries and distilleries will be listed as they are confirmed.

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  • Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Fest 2018

    February 17th, 2018|73 Gower Point Rd Gibsons, BC

    Join us in welcoming 17 of BC’s finest Craft Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries to our beautiful coastline as we raise money for our local non-profit partner, the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL). Don’t forget this is all happening while having some epic brews and enjoying the company of many other craft beer lovers!

    Admission includes: 1 tasting glass and 2 drink tickets. Additional tickets are $2ea.

    Two sessions: 1-4pm still available. 5-8pm is sold out.

    The Axewood Crew will be onsite at this event, $20 for 15 throws and $5 will get donated to SCACL – Prizes for the highest score of SCCBF18!!

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  • Brewski 2018

    February 17th, 2018|Apex Mountain Resort - 100 Strayhorse Rd, Penticton

    Tickets include: 8 beer tokens, tasty appies supplied by the Gunbarrel and an after party with live music.

    Brewski event is 6:30-9:30 pm in the Gunbarrel Saloon Restaurant.

    Food will be served from 6:30-8:30pm. Followed by a live band starting at 10pm.

    More than 20 breweries, cideries and distilleries will be participating!

    Confirmed breweries, cideries and distilleries include:

    Bad Tattoo Brewing, Barley Mill Brew Pub, Cannery Brewing, Detonate Brewing, Dubh Glas Distillery, Firehall Brewery, Highway 97 Brewery, Howling Moon Cider, Kettle River Brewing, Left Field Cider, Legend Distilling, Maple Leaf Spirits, Mt. Begbie Brewing, Old Order Distilling, Phillips Brewery, Rustic Roots Cider, Summerland Heritage Cider, Tin Whistle Brewing, Torchlight Brewing, and Twisted Hills Craft Cider.

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  • Tri City Cask Festival

    February 18th, 2018|John B Pub, 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam.

    For the first time ever all four old-timers from Port Moody’s Brewer’s Row (Moody Ales, Parkside, Yellow Dog and Twin Sails) will be under the same roof with newcomer sensations Northpaw, Mariner and Fraser Mills, taking each other’s casks to task!

    Each brewery is making two casks: one old-school, a beer that harks back to the Ales and West Coast IPA’s that pioneered the craft scene in BC: balanced, full and satisfying. The other? We told them, ‘Go Nuts’. Even we don’t know what’s going to happen, but you’ll get to decide whose beer is best, and who will win the battle of The Ultimate Brewer!

  • Hopwired Festival

    February 24th, 2018|Croatian Cultural Centre: 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

    Hopwired Festival, taking place at Croatian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver, features unique craft beer and coffee roaster collaborations, all-inclusive filtered/drip coffee, all-inclusive espresso, live interviews and tastings, and a local coffee market award show that will leave attendees buzzing. West Craft is proud to launch a unique tasting event of this style for the first time to consumers.

    Patrons at the event will be able to taste beer, as well as coffee that has been used in that beer alongside the roaster’s collaborative partner brewery. Expect up to 40 vendors including up to 15 unique collaborations between 15 attending craft breweries and 15 attending coffee roasters. Alongside the coffee there will be a rotating selection of espresso poured by ECM CANADA (Espresso Coffee Machines). ECM CANADA is Western Canada’s largest distributor of espresso machines and Italian food equipment.

    Hopwired is focused on coffee and craft beer. We also offer food trucks, donuts, and water by ELEMENT H20 to keep patrons hydrated and give their palate a break between tastings so that they can be nourished and enjoy their day.

    Expect live interviews and tastings with brewers and roasters hosted by Aaron from CASCADIAN.BEER. With over 15 years in the broadcast industry in three countries, Aaron’s podcast stands out from the others and recently ranked as high as #2 in Apple Podcasts for craft beer. His background includes interviewing Paul Hadfield of Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub in Victoria, to small up-and-coming breweries like Steel & Oak, Dageraad, and Propolis. Aaron recently interviewed industry leaders of a national scale like Charlie Papazian and other leaders in the Brewers Association.

    Capping off the event is a special presentation from the VANCOUVER COFFEE SNOB. His unique style of writing has been called ‘bold’, ‘unique’ and ‘worse than my 5 year old’s best efforts”. He vehemently denies that his writing is bold and unique.

    Start browsing the list of coffee and beer vendors at www.hopwired.ca starting December 16 2017.

    Collaborations will be announced mid-January 2018 through Hopwired social media. Expect first time international vendors with new beers and coffees, for the first time in BC and Canada, alongside many great local roasters and breweries serving unique beers
    and third-wave coffee.

    General Admission Tickets are on sale Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 10am and are $52 (plus taxes and fees).

    Tickets will be available at https://www.universe.com/events/hopwired-festival-tickets-vancouver-R2908V and www.hopwired.ca

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  • Victoria Beer Week March 2 - 11

    March 2nd, 2018|Victoria

    Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating Greater Victoria residents about craft beer. VBW is fuelled by events that pair BC craft beer and local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.

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  • Okanagan Fest of Ale - April 13 & 14, 2018

    April 13th, 2018|Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

    Tickets to the 23rd Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale Craft Beer and Cider Festival are now on sale!

    The 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale, a favourite of patrons and participants alike for over 20 years,
    takes place April 13 & 14, 2018 in Penticton BC. The festival is one of the largest, longest
    running and well-respected craft beer events in the Pacific Northwest. The two-day festival
    features great entertainment, fabulous local food, and an opportunity for craft beer and craft
    cider enthusiasts to sample a diverse and delicious selection of craft brews, cask ales and
    quality ciders from 65 craft brewers.

    The host city of Penticton boasts a vibrant and lively craft beer scene and is home to five craft
    breweries while the immediate outlying area is home to nearly a dozen craft cideries.
    Additionally, there is a fantastic selection of craft friendly taprooms and top-notch craft beer
    themed tours and excursions to enjoy.
    Organizers of the 2018 event are pleased to partner with local hoteliers to offer “Sip and Stay
    Getaways” starting at only $135/couple and reduced rates for early bird purchasers. Specially
    priced at $26* for a single day admission and only $42* for a weekend pass Fest of Ale tickets
    also make and ideal gift to give to the craft connoisseur this holiday season.

    Based on the success of last year and early interest this year, organizers are expecting a full
    house and encourage you to buy your tickets soon as not to miss your chance to Sip, Savour
    and Celebrate the best in craft beer at the 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale!

    Tickets to the event are available online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com (search for Okanagan Fest of Ale for your preferred day or weekend option) or In person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC

    Ticket & Accommodation Specials can be found at www.FestofAle.ca
    *Early bird rates available until January 15th, 2018

    Regular Single Day Admission $29; 2-day Weekend Pass $49 (inclusive)

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  • Nanaimo Kinsmen Beer Festival

    April 13th, 2018|Beban Park Social Centre 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo,

    It’s official – the Nanaimo Kinsmen Beer Festival will be taking place on Friday April 13th, 2018. Tag your beer fest friends and lets get this party started!

  • Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale April 13 - 14

    April 13th, 2018|273 Power St ,Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

    Join 65 craft brewers and 5000+ craft brew enthusiasts at one of the largest and longest running beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest. Sip on a selection of over 175 quality crafted beers, ciders and cask ales in the unique indoor/outdoor venue. Enjoy great food, live entertainment and more!

    Regular Admission: Single Day – $29 2 – Day Passes – $49 * Groups of 12 or more – Save 10%+ on regular price of single day or weekend passes. Tasting Tokens available onsite – $2 per token good for a 4oz. taster or in multiples for onsite eats

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  • Search for the Perfect Pint

    May 10th, 2018|Port Moody City Hall

    Search for the Perfect Pint (Tickets on sale in March)
    May 10th, 2018 at 6 PM

    The Rotary Club of Port Moody is again hosting this upscale brewery festival. Guests will appreciate the craftsmanship of beer, while enjoying live music, and food from various local eateries, all while sampling locally crafted beer from microbreweries, regional specialty and traditional breweries. The Rotary Club of Port Moody is organizing this event to benefit Rotary supported charities in the Tri-Cities area.

    Tickets available online, the tickets will be available for pickup on the night of the event. Inlet Theatre Box Office charges a service fee of $3.50 per ticket on top of the posted ticket price. ​

    You can buy tickets at St James’s Well, Yellow Dog or Moody Ales.
    Tickets can be purchased from Rotary club of Port Moody members.​

    SOLD OUT ONLINE? Contact info@searchfortheperfectpint.ca for more info/in person ticket sale outlet locations.

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  • Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival

    May 19th, 2018|Fort Langley National Historic Site

    kick off festival season outside in the sun at the best Beer & Food Fesitval in the Fraser Valley!

    Located outside the palisades of the Fort Langley National Historic site in the heart of farm country, this is the perfect place to enjoy the best of local craft beer, food and entertainment!

    Mark your calendars for Saturday May 19th from 12 to 6pm for an afternoon filled with old fashioned fun, local craft beer and fresh, delicious food!


  • Vancouver Craft Beer Week May 26 - June 3

    May 25th, 2018|Vancouver

    VCBW Festival June 2 & 3, 2018 at the PNE Fairgrounds.
    – 100+ Craft Breweries and Cideries
    – 300+ beers and ciders
    – Bands, Buskers, and DJs
    – Games areas
    – MORE Food Trucks
    – with much more to be announced soon!

    >> TICKETS:

    We’re looking forward to another awesome festival this year so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid missing out!

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  • Port Moody Ribfest

    July 20th, 2018|Rocky Point Park, Port Moody

    Port Moody Ribfest
    July 20-22, 2018

    Now how’s this for a party? At the Port Moody Rotary Ribfest you will find 16 bands, 23 HOURS of FREE music, plus more BBQ than you could possibly eat. Enjoy treats from Gator BBQ, Boss Hogs, Smoke & Bones, Prairie Smoke & Spice, as well as Misty Mountain BBQ. Anyone else drooling yet?!

    Save the date! Details to come.

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