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 PDT

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

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

      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 PDT

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

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

      Mmm..tasty, tasty beer…I’m in!

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

      Sounds great. Count me in!

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

      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 PDT

      Mmmm beer!

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

      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 PDT

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

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

      Sounds like fun!

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

      I love the taste and variety of craft brews.

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

      I <3 Beer

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

      Proof once again that God loves us.

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

      This would be awesome to attend!!

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

      I would love to check out Winterfest!

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

      would love to hit this up

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

      Sounds great!

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

      I’d love to attend this!

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

      Sounds like a great time 🙂

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

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

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

      Awesome. Count me in!

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

      Would love to go!

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

      Sounds delicious!

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

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

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

      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 PDT

      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 PDT

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

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

      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 PDT

      Yay, winter ale!

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

      Would LOVE to go! Cheers.

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

      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 PDT

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

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

      Winter ale is the best!!

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

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

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

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

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

      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 PDT

      Would love to go to this!

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

      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 PDT

      sounds like a great night out!

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

      My boyfriend and I would love to attend this event!

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

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

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

      3 cheers for beer! I would love to go!

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

      Sounds like a fun experience!

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

      Awesome! Would love to go.

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

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

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


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


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

      Sounds delicious!!

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

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

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

      Oh please?

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

      Would be great to win

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

      winter ale is my favourite!

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

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    54. scribecalledsteffWednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 2:45am PDT

      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 PDT

      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 PDT

      What a fantastic event. Love the ale!

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

      MMM winter ale.

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

      Mmm, winter + ale.

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

      yes… beer!

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

      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 PDT

      Winter ale. Yum in my tum!

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

      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 PDT

      beer lover here!

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

      I’d like to try some beer!

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

      Beer. Yay.

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

      I <3 beer!

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

      Sounds like a great event!!

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

      Mmmm, beer…fest…

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

      Mmm. Spicy winter ales…

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

      LOVE Dark Beers

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

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

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

      Awesome event! I would love to go.

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

      Can I win. Kthxbye

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

      Mmmmm… beer.

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


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

      Good for whats “ale-in” me!

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

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

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

      always wanted to go to a CAMRA event!

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

      This is my dream!

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


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

      A fest in winter – with ale?! Delish 🙂

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

      yum …. cheers!

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

      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 PDT

      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 PDT

      Mmm.. sounds tasty!

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

      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 PDT

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

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

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

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

      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 PDT

      Winter Ales are sooo good!

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

      Real Ale! Sign me up!

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

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

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

      Woo hoo!!!!

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

      Date night!

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

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

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

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

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

      This would be Beer-a-Rific.

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


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

      I love discovering new craft beers!

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

      Great way to kick off the Christmas party season!

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

      Warm beer!

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

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

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

      Never met a Winter Ale I didn’t like 🙂

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

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

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

      Sounds delicious! Pick me, please.

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

      Beer pls!!

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

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

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

      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 PDT

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

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

      can’t turn down ale!

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

      mmmm…..winter beer. This sounds amazing.

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

      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 PDT

      love beer~ I heart

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

      Nothing is better than holiday beer !

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

      Guinness is King!

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

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

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

      My favourite kind – seasonal and full-flavoured ales 🙂

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

      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 PDT

      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 PDT


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

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


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

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

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

      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 PDT

      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 PDT

      Ich liebe bier!

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

      Yum winter ale!

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