Oktoberfest & Harvestfest with CAMRA Vancouver

Comments 89 by Rebecca Bollwitt

CAMRA Vancouver (Campaign for Real Ale) is presenting a memorable mashup event October 15th as they combine Oktoberfest and Harvestfest

Vancouver Craft Beer Week launch
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

Taking place at Malone’s Urban Drinkery (608 Pender) this amalgamated celebration of autumn’s best craft beer will feature live music from The Creaking Planks, prizes for costumes, a yodeling contest, and Oktoberfest-themed beer. Harvestfest will take place in the lounge hall, focusing on seasonal brews (pumpkin, imperials, earthy, hoppy, etc.) and both rooms will have casks and kegs.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for CAMRA members) and include a 6oz tasting glass (yours to keep) and 3 beer tokens upon entry. Each additional token will be $1. Food pairings will also be accompanying beer styles in each room. Buy your tickets online now. The event runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

If you would like to win your way in, I have two tickets available thanks to CAMRA Vancouver. Here’s how you can enter my contest:

  • Leave a comment here listing your favourite style of beer (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I entered to win tickets to Oktoberfest & Harvestfest from @CAMRA_YVR & @Miss604 http://bit.ly/qfYE9d

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 2:00pm. You must be 19 years of age or older to enter, win, and attend. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home.

Update The winner is Derek C!

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  1. ReenMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:55am PDT

    I do love a Scottish style ale.

  2. Brent FlinkMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:56am PDT

    Without a doubt… gotta’ be stout!

  3. SanazMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

    I like dark strong beers.

  4. CharlesMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:06am PDT

    A good Pilsner

  5. ChristineMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

    Pumpkin Ales…yum

  6. CaitlinMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

    Guinness.. this is just before my boyfriend’s birthday.. major points if I win!

  7. ChristineMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:19am PDT

    Wheat beers!

  8. KKungMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

    this sounds delicious

  9. JoaquinMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT


  10. Sandra GarciaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

    I have a palate more for chocolate than beer, so the only ones I can drink are the Framboise Lambics.

  11. NicoleMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

    I enjoy dark, strong, full bodied beers like Back Hand of God stout.

  12. LaurenMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:28am PDT

    Name a lager and I love it!

  13. JenniMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

    I love Westvleteren brewed in a small Belgian monastery. Only 60,000 cases produced this year, limited to one case per buyer and I got my hands a bottle of it!

  14. RaiaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:42am PDT


  15. TaylorMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

    Right now a proper German rauchbier would hit the spot

  16. Erin KMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

    Mega hoppy IPA’s!

  17. lindsayMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

    Pale ales

  18. ElysiaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT

    Honey Lagers

  19. BrendaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

    Lambics & fruit beers

  20. JanMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:41pm PDT

    Hmm….IPA or Dunkelweizen, IPA or Dunkelweizen?

  21. CliffMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:50pm PDT


  22. MikeMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

    I really enjoy Wheat Ales!

  23. Derek CMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:06pm PDT

    Usually a good pale ale for me.

  24. ShannonMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

    I would love to go! probably going anyways, but would very much enjoy a complementary entry.

    I like a Lager, plain old me.

  25. Meg WMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

    My favourite is wheat ales.

  26. Mel.C.Monday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

    Pale Ale

  27. CourtneyMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:13pm PDT

    Absolute favourites are Winter Ales! Can’t wait for them to start appearing on tap. 🙂

  28. Don ForanMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 2:51pm PDT

    Love dark, amber ales & stout but enjoy anything except a hoppy hefeweizen.

  29. DavidMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

    Pale ale’s!

  30. KimMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

    I love to drink a nice cold wheat ale.

  31. SWMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

    Porters and stouts for sure!

  32. TeresaMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 5:51pm PDT

    Root beer. Tehe.

  33. JaneMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 6:09pm PDT

    I like sweet, flavored, and light ones. I had strawberry beer before, it was great.

  34. FayMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 7:13pm PDT

    I love wheat ales, especially Whistler Brewery’s Weissbier – local and a cute marmot on the bottle!

  35. loriMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

    pale ale for sure 🙂

  36. ChrisMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 9:42pm PDT

    I.P.A. No. Doubt. About. It. Especially in the fall. Mmmm.

  37. Michelle W.Monday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:06pm PDT

    Porters and stouts. The darker, the better!

  38. KevinMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:55pm PDT

    Stout all the way.

  39. BekiMonday, September 26th, 2011 — 11:47pm PDT

    Gotta be ale!

  40. Jessica R.FTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

    A dark and smooth porter, without a doubt! Especially if it’s Phillip’s Longboat Chocolate Porter. Goes down so smooth it should be a crime.

  41. BrittTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:25am PDT

    Pumpkin ale!

  42. NancyTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:57am PDT

    Pale Ale

  43. JakeTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 10:48am PDT

    Mmmm … pumpkin ale!

  44. RyanTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

    honey lager for me haha

  45. richardwTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

    IPA 🙂

  46. LindaTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT



  47. CameronTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

    “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1975

  48. ConradTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

    I like the British version of a pale ale.

  49. AmyTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 4:19pm PDT

    Amber ale!

  50. EricaTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:05pm PDT

    Definitely an ale!

  51. Ashton ByrneTuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 9:37pm PDT

    To be specific, I love Honey Lagers. Honey Lagers have the crispness and freshness that you expect from a lager BUT have a refreshing finish of honey. To be honest I really like the Granville Island Honey Lager, everything else lacks the balance I look for in the beer style.

  52. KinseySSWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 7:33am PDT

    I still enjoy a Wheat beer with a slice of orange, there’s just something refreshing about drinking an ice cold hefeweizen.

  53. BernadetteWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

    Honey lagers are my fave! Definitely love my beer!

  54. RubyWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT


  55. lindaWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

    i like flavoured beers.

  56. BrentWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 5:28pm PDT

    Love a strong barleywine, but my favourite are India Pale Ales.

  57. MaiWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 5:29pm PDT

    I like hefeweizen!

  58. belindaWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 7:54pm PDT

    Oktoberfestbier / Märzen

  59. TracyWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 9:28pm PDT

    Pale ales!

  60. MichelleWednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT

    Honey lagers 🙂

  61. ZoeThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 11:20am PDT

    Wheat beers, yum. I’ll need a more wintery beer soon though.

  62. LeoraThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

    Make mine a lager!

  63. allysonThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

    Pale Ales

  64. JillThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

    Wheat ales and unibroue beers! My husband is German but is on a beer diet. He would totally make an exception for this.

  65. ChrisThursday, September 29th, 2011 — 4:54pm PDT

    I love a Imperial IPA

  66. JoanneFriday, September 30th, 2011 — 1:01am PDT

    I love lagers! 🙂

  67. glennoFriday, September 30th, 2011 — 2:46am PDT


  68. GazzaFriday, September 30th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

    I love a OPA or 1516!

  69. HilarySunday, October 2nd, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

    My favourite beer…the case of free molsons 6 pack I got on Robson yesterday!

  70. GraceSunday, October 2nd, 2011 — 3:31pm PDT

    IPA! Pumpkin ales are good too 🙂

  71. AdrienneMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

    Lager! 🙂

  72. DeidreMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

    Honey pale ale…yum!

  73. MarionMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 12:10pm PDT

    Honey Lager!

  74. MarionMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 12:11pm PDT


  75. SandraMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

    Pumpkin Ale! 😀

  76. UdayMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

    I dig Alexandre Keiths.

  77. VeronicaMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 7:49pm PDT

    hefeweizen beer, the best, especially for summer!!

  78. MeghanMonday, October 3rd, 2011 — 8:48pm PDT

    I love lagers–so light and refreshing or summer ales infused with apricots or raspberries.

  79. maryTuesday, October 4th, 2011 — 11:42am PDT

    the darker the better

  80. DarcyTuesday, October 4th, 2011 — 12:38pm PDT


  81. John MahTuesday, October 4th, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

    Pale ales are great

  82. RobbinTuesday, October 4th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

    There is almost no such thing as a beer I won’t enjoy on SOME level, but hefeweizen seems to be my beer of choice this season.

  83. KarenWednesday, October 5th, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

    My favourite type of beer is Belgian Abbey ale.

  84. DebbieWednesday, October 5th, 2011 — 9:43pm PDT

    probably sounds really lame but I love a cold Corona with a fresh lime

  85. Sydney GregoireThursday, October 6th, 2011 — 12:58pm PDT

    I’ll have a Pale Ale please

  86. KarenFriday, October 7th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

    Yummy craft beers!

  87. AC07-NWFriday, October 7th, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

    Belgian Ales

  88. MelFriday, October 7th, 2011 — 3:36pm PDT

    Nut Brown Ale!

  89. MelFriday, October 7th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

    Nut Brown Ale! Belgian Wit beers are petty good too.

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