Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing Career Fair
Timely as many of you are either currently looking to fill positions at your breweries or may be needing to soon…
“Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations) is hosting our third-annual Brewing Career Fair on Feb. 26, 2018! This event is an opportunity for industry employers to meet the current graduating class from KPU’s two-year Brewing Diploma program, as well as first-year students.
If you’re an employer in the craft brewing industry looking to hire skilled, educated talent this event is a must! Registration is free for employers and includes booth space and a social hour.”
Monday Feb 26, 2018 from 1 – 5pmVisit Site »
BC Craft Brewers Conference
SAVE THE DATE!
The BC Craft Brewers Guild is pleased to announce the second annual BC Craft Brewers Conference, in Vancouver, BC on October 20th, 2017. Featuring a full day of seminars, a trade show, and networking opportunities with key suppliers and those in the brewing community.
Details to come.
Kiwanis Ale Fest Jan 26 & 27
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.Visit Site »
Island Beer & Spirit Festival
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.Visit Site »
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Fest 2018
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!!Visit Site »
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.Visit Site »
Tri City Cask Festival
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, 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.caVisit Site »
Victoria Beer Week March 2 - 11
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.Visit Site »
Okanagan Fest of Ale - April 13 & 14, 2018
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)Visit Site »
Nanaimo Kinsmen Beer Festival
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
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 eatsVisit Site »
Search for the Perfect Pint
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 email@example.com for more info/in person ticket sale outlet locations.Visit Site »
Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival
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
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
– MORE WASHROOMS!!!
– with much more to be announced soon!
We’re looking forward to another awesome festival this year so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid missing out!Visit Site »
Port Moody Ribfest
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.Visit Site »