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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 11:01am PDT
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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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  • RT to enter to win tickets to @CAMRA_YVR Winterfest of Ale from @Miss604

    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 Flattes says:

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

    2. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Anika says:

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

    4. Shelley says:

      Mmm..tasty, tasty beer…I’m in!

    5. Paul Donnelly says:

      Sounds great. Count me in!

    6. Marina says:

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

    7. Soo Wei Tan says:

      Mmmm beer!

    8. Kate says:

      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. Patrick says:

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

    10. Brenda says:

      Sounds like fun!

    11. Cliff says:

      I love the taste and variety of craft brews.

    12. Jennifer says:

      I <3 Beer

    13. JP Chow says:

      Proof once again that God loves us.

    14. Megan says:

      This would be awesome to attend!!

    15. Jen says:

      I would love to check out Winterfest!

    16. Jenn says:

      would love to hit this up

    17. Nora says:

      Sounds great!

    18. Jen says:

      I’d love to attend this!

    19. Jeremy says:

      Sounds like a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

    20. Marline says:

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

    21. Kon says:

      Awesome. Count me in!

    22. Christine says:

      Would love to go!

    23. Kate says:

      Sounds delicious!

    24. Janelle says:

      My boyfriend would love me even more if I brought him to this ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    26. Jessica says:

      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. BCOrchard says:

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

    28. Kaishin says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    29. mahria says:

      Yay, winter ale!

    30. Ryan says:

      Would LOVE to go! Cheers.

    31. Nicolas says:

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

    32. Gabriel says:

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

    33. Phyllis says:

      Winter ale is the best!!

    34. Don Foran says:

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

    35. Parker says:

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

    36. Jason Baker says:

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

    37. Matt says:

      Would love to go to this!

    38. 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. anne says:

      sounds like a great night out!

    40. Helen says:

      My boyfriend and I would love to attend this event!

    41. Sara says:

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

    42. Danielle says:

      3 cheers for beer! I would love to go!

    43. Tracy says:

      Sounds like a fun experience!

    44. Michelle says:

      Awesome! Would love to go.

    45. Diana says:

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

    46. Valerie says:


    47. Samantha says:

      Sounds delicious!!

    48. Sherry says:

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

    49. Isabel says:

      Oh please?

    50. Ed says:

      Would be great to win

    51. Taylor Loren says:

      winter ale is my favourite!

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    53. 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.

    54. Chris says:

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

    55. Robin says:

      What a fantastic event. Love the ale!

    56. Kelsey says:

      MMM winter ale.

    57. Amy says:

      Mmm, winter + ale.

    58. Erin says:

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

    59. Anastasia says:

      Winter ale. Yum in my tum!

    60. Robyn says:

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

    61. phil6024 says:

      beer lover here!

    62. Lisa says:

      I’d like to try some beer!

    63. Jasmine says:

      Beer. Yay.

    64. Hannah Lee says:

      I <3 beer!

    65. Simone says:

      Sounds like a great event!!

    66. Karey says:

      Mmmm, beer…fest…

    67. Jen says:

      Mmm. Spicy winter ales…

    68. Aaron says:

      LOVE Dark Beers

    69. Sanaz says:

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

    70. Leah says:

      Awesome event! I would love to go.

    71. Matt says:

      Can I win. Kthxbye

    72. Diane says:

      Mmmmm… beer.

    73. cameron says:

      Good for whats “ale-in” me!

    74. Amy says:

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

    75. Kevin says:

      always wanted to go to a CAMRA event!

    76. Michelle Williamson says:

      This is my dream!

    77. Lori says:

      A fest in winter – with ale?! Delish ๐Ÿ™‚

    78. Gary says:

      yum …. cheers!

    79. Kendra says:

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

    80. Mya says:

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

    81. Stephanie says:

      Mmm.. sounds tasty!

    82. Jenn says:

      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

    83. Vincent Lim says:

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

    84. Rob says:

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

    85. Brandi says:

      I’d love to win some tickets for my boyfriend! A great start to the Christmas season…BEER! ๐Ÿ™‚

    86. Lawrence Lua says:

      Winter Ales are sooo good!

    87. Neil says:

      Real Ale! Sign me up!

    88. Carmen says:

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

    89. Abigail says:

      Woo hoo!!!!

    90. Ann says:

      Date night!

    91. Samantha says:

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

    92. Jeff says:

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

    93. Holly says:

      This would be Beer-a-Rific.

    94. mona says:


    95. Adam says:

      I love discovering new craft beers!

    96. Karen says:

      Great way to kick off the Christmas party season!

    97. luc says:

      Warm beer!

    98. Chris Kelley says:

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

    99. Tracy says:

      Never met a Winter Ale I didn’t like ๐Ÿ™‚

    100. Taigi says:

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

    101. Malia says:

      Sounds delicious! Pick me, please.

    102. Jason says:

      Beer pls!!

    103. Andy says:

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

    104. Vanessa says:

      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.

    105. Carissa Kasper says:

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

    106. Tricia says:

      can’t turn down ale!

    107. Erin says:

      mmmm…..winter beer. This sounds amazing.

    108. Jessica says:

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

    109. Mary says:

      love beer~ I heart

    110. Pooya says:

      Nothing is better than holiday beer !

    111. Stephen says:

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

    112. Danica says:

      My favourite kind – seasonal and full-flavoured ales ๐Ÿ™‚

    113. Gavin says:

      I would love those tickets! Missed the chance to get em from CAMRA. PLEEEEEEEASE!!! (And thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    114. Jake Warken says:

      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!

    115. Vasho says:


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

    116. shawn kidd says:

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

    117. Angela says:

      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!!

    118. Cathy says:

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

    119. Iain says:

      Ich liebe bier!

    120. Megan says:

      Yum winter ale!

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