Winterfest of Ale, Win Tickets

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CAMRA Vancouver (Campaign for Real Ale Vancouver) will be presenting their Winterfest of Ale December 4th at St. Augustines on Commercial Drive.

Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

This annual event focuses on seasonal craft brews such as barley wines, stouts & porters, spices/winter ales, and full-flavoured ales. Those in attendance will be able to vote for “Best Beer” and “Best in Show” as they sip and sample the ales. Tickets for this event start at $25 for CAMRA members and $30 for non-members.

If you would like to attend the Winterfest of Ale, here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickets:

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    I will draw one winner December 1st at 12:00pm. Must be 19 years or older to enter and please enjoy responsibly.

    Update The winner is Chris!

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    1. Tracey FlattesTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:05am PST

      MMMMM….my favorite holiday drink (or any time of the year for that matter)!

    2. Darryl WrightTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:09am PST

      Looking forward to this! Just discovered St. Augustine’s a few weeks ago and they’ve got a menu of some of the best brews in the city. Oh – and free tickets would be a nice bonus! 🙂

    3. AnikaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:09am PST

      Who wouldn’t love anything called Winterfest? Add some craft brews and I’m a happy girl!

    4. ShelleyTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:12am PST

      Mmm..tasty, tasty beer…I’m in!

    5. Paul DonnellyTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:22am PST

      Sounds great. Count me in!

    6. MarinaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:24am PST

      Yes! Please! This sounds like a fun evening at the height of a cold, dark winter.

    7. Soo Wei TanTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:26am PST

      Mmmm beer!

    8. KateTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:27am PST

      Went to St. Augustine’s just two weeks ago and tried a couple winter specials – super good chocolate porter! And the Granville Island Lion’s Winter Ale is a classic. Yum!

    9. PatrickTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:34am PST

      a cold day, a good ale…you can’t go wrong. I’m in!!

    10. BrendaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:40am PST

      Sounds like fun!

    11. CliffTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:41am PST

      I love the taste and variety of craft brews.

    12. JenniferTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:47am PST

      I <3 Beer

    13. JP ChowTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:57am PST

      Proof once again that God loves us.

    14. MeganTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:01pm PST

      This would be awesome to attend!!

    15. JenTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:03pm PST

      I would love to check out Winterfest!

    16. JennTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:18pm PST

      would love to hit this up

    17. NoraTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:27pm PST

      Sounds great!

    18. JenTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:33pm PST

      I’d love to attend this!

    19. JeremyTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:33pm PST

      Sounds like a great time 🙂

    20. MarlineTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 12:52pm PST

      Sounds like another great event in Vancouver! I would love to attend!

    21. KonTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 1:20pm PST

      Awesome. Count me in!

    22. ChristineTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 1:25pm PST

      Would love to go!

    23. KateTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 1:28pm PST

      Sounds delicious!

    24. JanelleTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 1:43pm PST

      My boyfriend would love me even more if I brought him to this 🙂

    25. Paddy TreavorTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 2:08pm PST

      Just 200 metrres from my front door! Would love to go and try all the barley wines and winter ales on offer

    26. JessicaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 2:18pm PST

      St. Augustine’s is my boyfriend’s fave pub! And he loves beer! As do I, as long as it’s not wheat-based:(
      I’d love to win tickets!

    27. BCOrchardTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 2:32pm PST

      Thanks for the heads-up on this great event, oh… and happy blog anniversary!

    28. KaishinTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 2:58pm PST

      Would be so much fine to try out more crafty brews. my first time was last winter when I got to visit a friend in the Netherlands. Who knew there were so many varieties and flavors beer! love it 🙂

    29. mahriaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:04pm PST

      Yay, winter ale!

    30. RyanTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:16pm PST

      Would LOVE to go! Cheers.

    31. NicolasTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:17pm PST

      This would be a wonderful xmas present for myself. In this time of giving – one can’t ovelook themselves, right?

    32. GabrielTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:17pm PST

      This is the best kick-start event for the Holiday season!, way better than eggnog.

    33. PhyllisTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:20pm PST

      Winter ale is the best!!

    34. Don ForanTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:22pm PST

      My goodness! I <3 Guinness & Okanagan Spring Porter!

    35. ParkerTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:46pm PST

      Fingers crossed!! This would make for a fabulous kick-off to the holidays!

    36. Jason BakerTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 3:59pm PST

      St. Augustines is such an awesome local pub! They have great beer there. Great way to kick off the holidays.

    37. MattTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 4:04pm PST

      Would love to go to this!

    38. Toby SullivanTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 4:28pm PST

      Mmm, sounds like an amazing opportunity to try some new brews. I never seem to explore winter selections enough before the season is over. This did, however, just remind me that GIB’s Lions Winter Ale is probably back! I love winter!

    39. anneTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 5:09pm PST

      sounds like a great night out!

    40. HelenTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 5:25pm PST

      My boyfriend and I would love to attend this event!

    41. SaraTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 6:18pm PST

      My boyfriend would be thrilled if I could score him tickets for this!

    42. DanielleTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 7:15pm PST

      3 cheers for beer! I would love to go!

    43. TracyTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 7:26pm PST

      Sounds like a fun experience!

    44. MichelleTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 8:01pm PST

      Awesome! Would love to go.

    45. DianaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 8:27pm PST

      sounds like fun! ive always wanted to try an event like this!!

    46. EnnieTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 8:53pm PST


    47. ValerieTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 9:39pm PST


    48. SamanthaTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 9:51pm PST

      Sounds delicious!!

    49. SherryTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 10:04pm PST

      What a fun night out and so close to the skytrain for a safe ride home.

    50. IsabelTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:35pm PST

      Oh please?

    51. EdTuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:43pm PST

      Would be great to win

    52. Taylor LorenWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 12:31am PST

      winter ale is my favourite!

    53. Michael SaguriWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:04am PST

      Add our company as an entry,, we like your Page,, ps,, some day we can
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    54. scribecalledsteffWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:45am PST

      I’m a big, big fan of St. Augustine’s. They have a fantastic selection on tap, and at better-than-downtown prices. CAMRA rocks too.

    55. ChrisWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 8:27am PST

      Kudos to the fine folks at CAMRA – this would be a GREAT way to spend a winter evening.

    56. RobinWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 9:13am PST

      What a fantastic event. Love the ale!

    57. KelseyWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 11:07am PST

      MMM winter ale.

    58. AmyWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 11:08am PST

      Mmm, winter + ale.

    59. Frank ZhaoWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 11:24am PST

      yes… beer!

    60. ErinWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 11:55am PST

      My partner would be over the moon for this – he’s the one who keeps talking about wanting to become a cicerone.

    61. AnastasiaWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 1:29pm PST

      Winter ale. Yum in my tum!

    62. RobynWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 1:48pm PST

      Just tried my first winter ale 2 weeks ago… big fan of what Howe Sound Brewery has created. Curious to try others now…

    63. phil6024Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 1:58pm PST

      beer lover here!

    64. LisaWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:02pm PST

      I’d like to try some beer!

    65. JasmineWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:18pm PST

      Beer. Yay.

    66. Hannah LeeWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:27pm PST

      I <3 beer!

    67. SimoneWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:41pm PST

      Sounds like a great event!!

    68. KareyWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:59pm PST

      Mmmm, beer…fest…

    69. JenWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 3:06pm PST

      Mmm. Spicy winter ales…

    70. AaronWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 3:07pm PST

      LOVE Dark Beers

    71. SanazWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 3:21pm PST

      Beer to get over this cold weather sounds like a great idea!

    72. LeahWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 3:25pm PST

      Awesome event! I would love to go.

    73. MattWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 4:07pm PST

      Can I win. Kthxbye

    74. DianeWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 4:19pm PST

      Mmmmm… beer.

    75. TaylorWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 5:12pm PST


    76. cameronWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 6:01pm PST

      Good for whats “ale-in” me!

    77. AmyWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 8:21pm PST

      My boyfriend would be thrilled to attend this! He absolutely loves craft beers/breweries!

    78. KevinWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 9:38pm PST

      always wanted to go to a CAMRA event!

    79. Michelle WilliamsonWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 11:38pm PST

      This is my dream!

    80. KWongThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:04am PST


    81. LoriThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:35am PST

      A fest in winter – with ale?! Delish 🙂

    82. GaryThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:39am PST

      yum …. cheers!

    83. KendraThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:54am PST

      Oh what a wonderful way to spend a chilly December evening on Commercial ;o) Would love to win tickets!!!

    84. MyaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 11:04am PST

      I’m always looking for things to do with my father and this fits the bill, to the ‘T’!

    85. StephanieThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 11:22am PST

      Mmm.. sounds tasty!

    86. JennThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 1:37pm PST

      I put of buying tickets and now it seems to be sold out. I cried a bit. But I’ll feel sooo much better if I could get some free tickets. Nothing says Christmas season is here like a belly full of lovely winter ales…warms the heart

    87. Vincent LimThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 4:56pm PST

      Now that the event has sold out this is the last chance to go.

    88. RobThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:01pm PST

      That’s just before my work’s xmas party :]

    89. BrandiThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:07pm PST

      I’d love to win some tickets for my boyfriend! A great start to the Christmas season…BEER! 🙂

    90. Lawrence LuaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 8:29pm PST

      Winter Ales are sooo good!

    91. NeilThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:25pm PST

      Real Ale! Sign me up!

    92. CarmenThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:41pm PST

      What a great present for my husband and I. Let the holiday cheers begin!

    93. AbigailThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 11:26pm PST

      Woo hoo!!!!

    94. AnnFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 9:36am PST

      Date night!

    95. SamanthaFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 9:37am PST

      Too bad they’re sold out, I would love to go even if I don’t win!

    96. JeffFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 10:20am PST

      Beer is good, beer is my pal, I like beer, I like beer fests.

    97. HollyFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 1:33pm PST

      This would be Beer-a-Rific.

    98. monaFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 4:58pm PST


    99. AdamFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 5:53pm PST

      I love discovering new craft beers!

    100. KarenFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 6:18pm PST

      Great way to kick off the Christmas party season!

    101. lucSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 1:22am PST

      Warm beer!

    102. Chris KelleySaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 1:48am PST

      OMG my favorite time of year!! Get me in there!

    103. TracySaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 9:17am PST

      Never met a Winter Ale I didn’t like 🙂

    104. TaigiSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 10:49am PST

      Oooo… yum… Sounds like it would be alot of fun.

    105. MaliaSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 10:59pm PST

      Sounds delicious! Pick me, please.

    106. JasonSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 2:34pm PST

      Beer pls!!

    107. AndySunday, November 28th, 2010 — 5:31pm PST

      Beer and Christmas — two wonderful Canadian traditions. Sign me up!

    108. VanessaMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 9:29am PST

      My entry is your typical heart felt story of why I would like to win the contect. I have been looking for a job for the past year and a half and with Christmas approaching you sure feel the pain this time of year. I am a very social person and I love people and to go out but without the funds it is difficult. I hope that you choose me so that I may may enjoy an evening of fun and laughter.

    109. Carissa KasperMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 12:59pm PST

      Sounds like a fun night! I’d love to go!

    110. TriciaMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 2:56pm PST

      can’t turn down ale!

    111. ErinMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 5:33pm PST

      mmmm…..winter beer. This sounds amazing.

    112. JessicaMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 8:05pm PST

      Hmmmm…this would score me major points with my boyfriend as he considers himself somewhat of a beer connoisseur

    113. MaryMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 9:55pm PST

      love beer~ I heart

    114. PooyaTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 8:53am PST

      Nothing is better than holiday beer !

    115. Ken GardnerTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 11:20am PST

      Guinness is King!

    116. StephenTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:15pm PST

      If I could order some yam fries with my drinks please?

    117. DanicaTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:36pm PST

      My favourite kind – seasonal and full-flavoured ales 🙂

    118. GavinTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:56pm PST

      I would love those tickets! Missed the chance to get em from CAMRA. PLEEEEEEEASE!!! (And thank you 🙂

    119. Jake WarkenTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:58pm PST

      I can’t believe I missed out on buying tix, here’s to keeping my fingers crossed that beer gods and lady luck want me there!

    120. VashoTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 1:06pm PST


      and 3 blocks away from my house. hope to get in.

    121. AlvTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 1:19pm PST


    122. shawn kiddTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 2:20pm PST

      would love to win some tickets to the winterfest… need more practice for my cicerone class exam

    123. AngelaTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 2:22pm PST

      I look forward every year when the Winter Ales come out. Something about the vanilla undertones in the beer is awesome. Would love tickets to try some of the new ones!!

    124. CathyTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 5:17pm PST

      I would love to win a pair of tickets to this event. My husband would be over the moon!

    125. IainTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 6:03pm PST

      Ich liebe bier!

    126. MeganTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 9:38pm PST

      Yum winter ale!

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