Vancouver Craft Beer Week: Phillips Brewmaster’s Dinner

Comments 107 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is steadily approaching as the city gets ready to celebrate craft beer from around the world. From Belgian wheats to Brooklyn brews and the very best of BC, you can enjoy events that feature multi-course beer pairings or pub crawls around town. One of these events is taking place next Tuesday, May 10th at BierCraft.

Wheatking Blue Buck Longboat Amnesiac IPA
Source: Phillips Brewing on Flickr

When Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Where BierCraft Bistro (3305 Cambie, Vancouver)
What Phillips Brewmaster’s Dinner: Five course beer-pairing dinner featuring delicious beers from Vancouver Island’s award winning Phillips Brewery. Chefs Don Farion and Stephen Chandband present a locally inspired menu designed to pair perfectly with the fantastic hand crafted beers of Matt Phillips who will be in attendance to discuss his beers and answer questions.

Tickets are $55 and there’s room for about 30 more people (at the time I have written this post). I also have a pair of tickets available for giveaway until Friday, May 6th at 10:00am. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post with the name of a Phillips beer (1 entry)
    Hint: you can look in the beer fridge or at the labels in this post
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  • I entered to win @VCBW tickets to the Phillips Brewmaster’s Dinner from @Miss604

    Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home from Vancouver Craft Beer Week events. is a proud sponsor of Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2011.

    Update The winner is Ryan – congratulations!

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    1. DanielleWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

      Phillips is my fave! Especially the Longboat Chocolate Porter!

    2. ErinWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter!

    3. Tracey FlattesWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

      Wheatking Hefeweizen – so good!

    4. TristenWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

      Yum…Amnesiac Double IPA!

    5. BrianWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:32am PDT

      All about the Blue Buck!

    6. SeanWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:34am PDT

      As a former Victorian I have loved Phillips for a long time. The Longboat Chocolate Porter is great as a treat but I love the Blue Buck!

    7. KarlWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:34am PDT

      Amnesiac Double IPA – I love all its hoppy awesomeness

    8. SueWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:35am PDT

      Always BLUE BUCK!!!!!

    9. EffEcksWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:35am PDT

      Blue Buck sounds so maritimes. Love it.

    10. JannaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter! Mmmm.

    11. lizaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

      WHEATKINGs and pretty things…

    12. IanWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter! WOOT WOOT!

    13. RikushixWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT

      Longboat Double Chocolate Porter!
      One of my FAVORITE beers!

    14. SelmaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

      Blue Buck – my fave summertime beer. Beer and food pairing? Amazing!

    15. RebeccaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:50am PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter! My husband would love this!

    16. SamanthaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

      I love the phillips Blue Buck!

    17. Paul ShoreWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

      Phillips Double Barrel Scotch Ale is the best beer of all time.

    18. mike snetsingerWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT

      Blue Buck – was my first phillips beer – love the ipa and choclate porter, heck love em all

    19. Chris McGuireWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

      Blue Buck is awesome! They did a ginger beer for a while which was good

    20. ianWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:11am PDT

      MMMMMMMMMMMM Beer!!!!!!!

    21. ianWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT


    22. CindyWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:15am PDT

      Blue Buck – feels so good on the lips!

    23. marisa. pWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:24am PDT

      Go Buck! Blue Buck, yum!

    24. MeganWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

      Blue Buck is one of my favs!

    25. KeithWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

      Blue Buck is the official rehearsal beer for my band!!

    26. NatWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

      Blue buck has changed my life.

    27. colinWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

      longboat chocolate porter!!

    28. JohnWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

      blue buck !

    29. SanazWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

      I like the Wheatking Hefeweizen

    30. ToreyWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

      Longboat Double Chocolate Porter. yum.

    31. Jessica Roberts-FarinaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:58am PDT

      As far as I know, this event is on Tuesday, May 10th. There is another VCBW event (Belgian Beer Showcase) on Monday, May 9th at Biercraft on Cambie.

    32. JAWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter is great 🙂

    33. Rebecca BollwittWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

      @Jessica You are correct. I had originally drafted the post to give away tickets to the Red Racer event for Monday, which has since been canceled.

    34. JenWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:03pm PDT

      Amnesiac Double IPA is a favourite in our house!

    35. David D.Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:05pm PDT


    36. GraceWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

      Chocolate porter!!

    37. jeanWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

      original IPA!

    38. RyanWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:29pm PDT

      Blue Buck is my favourite beer and BierCraft is my local. What could be better?

    39. SummerWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:32pm PDT


    40. ParkerWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:53pm PDT

      Love the Blue Buck!!

    41. BrendaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT

      Chocolate porter

    42. CliffWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT

      I really like the Double IPA

    43. RenfrewWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 1:27pm PDT

      Blue Buck

    44. CharlesWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT

      Their Ginger beer is my fav

    45. BethWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

      Longboat chocolate porter – yum!

    46. Stephen ReesWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

      Amnesiac – wonderful stuff

    47. LiamWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 2:02pm PDT

      Mmmm…Longboat Chocolate Porter…yum

    48. JohnWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT

      IPA all the way!

    49. TimWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT

      I like beer. Beer likes me. Wheatking!

    50. Meghan WWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 2:20pm PDT

      Always wanted to try Chocolate Porter.

    51. noelWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

      Blue Buck

    52. callistusWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

      Chocolate Porter

    53. YutakaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

      Blue buck Yummm

    54. LoriWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 3:44pm PDT

      Blue Buck for sure!

    55. EricaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 3:57pm PDT

      Blue Buck is my fave!

    56. GinaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

      Blue Buck

    57. MariellaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 4:19pm PDT

      Blue Buck!

    58. LauraWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

      blue buck!!!!!

    59. Michael KwanWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 6:19pm PDT

      Can’t go wrong with a nice Hefe. Wheat King for me… (I have a feeling John Biehler would agree.)

    60. DonWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 7:52pm PDT

      Phillips IPA beer

    61. GaryWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:27pm PDT

      Phillips Blue Buck

    62. KatieWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:32pm PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter

    63. Heather LindsayWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

      Blue Buck!

    64. FionaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:35pm PDT

      Phillips Blue Buck – oh heck yes!

    65. Heather BaileyWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:56pm PDT

      Phoenix- the original

    66. TeresaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:57pm PDT

      Blue Buck

    67. Martica JayWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 9:36pm PDT

      Phoenix Gold and Dr. Funk Dunkel keep it mellow man

    68. LiamWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:15pm PDT

      Blue Buck!

    69. Tooth FairyWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:19pm PDT

      I’m gonna go with the Wheatking Hefeweizen for my choice!

    70. Tooth FairyWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:20pm PDT

    71. MichaelWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:55pm PDT


    72. SteveWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:25pm PDT

      Blue Buck Lager is awesome. Thanks for the contest!

    73. VanessaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:38pm PDT


    74. RobinThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 7:42am PDT

      Blue Buck!

    75. ChristineThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 8:11am PDT

      Chocolate good 🙂

    76. IrisThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 9:27am PDT

      Chocolate Porter

    77. CoriThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 10:22am PDT

      Blue Buck!

    78. GazzaThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

      Blue Buck!

    79. melissaThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

      YUM…Original is my favorite!!

    80. adam knightThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:39pm PDT

      love love love the long boat chocolate porter

    81. RyanThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      Amnesiac double IPA!

    82. AngieThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      Blue buck… My first intro to phillips….

    83. RobThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

      Blue Truck, I mean Blue Buck! 😉 such a great beer, by any name.

    84. vanessaThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

      One word. Amnesiac.

    85. beer tippler daveThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:52pm PDT

      I’ll go with their Hop Circle IPA, but Blue Buck is a great session beer.

    86. HilaryThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 1:53pm PDT

      I love the Dr. Funk Dunkel!

    87. JarrydThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 2:08pm PDT

      Blue Buck!

    88. JessThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

      Can’t wait to try the Coffee Stout!

    89. David GodsallThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

      Phillips Amnesiac Double IPA!

    90. LindsayThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 2:41pm PDT

      Mmmmm, Blue Buck. When it hits your lips!

    91. JeanineThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

      mmmmm chocolate and beer. Together. Longboat chocolate porter.

    92. AndreaThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 3:56pm PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter!

    93. mariaThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 4:31pm PDT

      Amnesiac Double Ipa

    94. TonyaThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 7:58pm PDT

      Blue buck and the longboat chocolate porter are amazing regulars and their pumpkin seasonal ale is definitely something to write home about!

    95. EnnieThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 8:52pm PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter

    96. JaseThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 9:19pm PDT

      Blue Buck!!

    97. ChrisThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 9:21pm PDT

      The Phillips’ Longboat Chocolate Porter is amazing! I’d love to join the brewmaster and some Vancouverites for a delicious dinner and beers.

    98. TracyFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 12:01am PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter

    99. MaryanneFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 12:51am PDT

      Blue Buck is my favourite!

    100. BonnieFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 9:08am PDT

      Longboat Chocolate Porter 🙂

    101. // SarahFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

      Love the Blue Buck!

    102. PhyFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

      Longboat chocolate porter!

    103. AlisonFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 4:26pm PDT

      I <3 beer!

    104. MarlineSaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 7:11pm PDT

      I’m currently enjoying the Amnesiac Double IPA…mmmmmmm!

    105. Karen O’ MahonySaturday, May 7th, 2011 — 8:30pm PDT

      I <3 Phillips chocolate porter

    106. LindsaySunday, May 8th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT


    107. Edible VancouverSunday, May 8th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

      Blue Buck, which is why it was our Beer of the Month:

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