• 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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  • Hopwired Festival - February 24

    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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  • Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival - June 2 & 3

    May 25th, 2018|Vancouver

    Spread some holiday cheer with beer! SUPER Early Bird Tickets are on sale NOW for the 9th Annual VCBW Festival June 2&3, 2018 at the PNE Fairgrounds. NEW: VIP Ticket Packages. Weekend Passes are back!


    – 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:
    Single Day: Super Early Bird $29 plus tax
    Weekend Pass: Super Early Bird $45 plus tax
    VIP Pass: Single Day $75, Weekend $120

    Super Early Bird Pricing on the Single Day and Weekend Passes is in effect from December 1st until December 31st or while supplies last, whichever is first. ***Prices all go UP Jan 1st!

    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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