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Oktoberfest & Harvestfest with CAMRA Vancouver

Monday, September 26th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT
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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

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!

Current contests on


  1. Reen says:

    I do love a Scottish style ale.

  2. Brent Flink says:

    Without a doubt… gotta’ be stout!

  3. Sanaz says:

    I like dark strong beers.

  4. Charles says:

    A good Pilsner

  5. Christine says:

    Pumpkin Ales…yum

  6. Caitlin says:

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

  7. Christine says:

    Wheat beers!

  8. KKung says:

    this sounds delicious

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

  10. Nicole says:

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

  11. Lauren says:

    Name a lager and I love it!

  12. Jenni says:

    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!

  13. Taylor says:

    Right now a proper German rauchbier would hit the spot

  14. Erin K says:

    Mega hoppy IPA’s!

  15. lindsay says:

    Pale ales

  16. Brenda says:

    Lambics & fruit beers

  17. Jan says:

    Hmm….IPA or Dunkelweizen, IPA or Dunkelweizen?

  18. Mike says:

    I really enjoy Wheat Ales!

  19. Derek C says:

    Usually a good pale ale for me.

  20. Shannon says:

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

    I like a Lager, plain old me.

  21. Meg W says:

    My favourite is wheat ales.

  22. Courtney says:

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

  23. Don Foran says:

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

  24. David says:

    Pale ale’s!

  25. Kim says:

    I love to drink a nice cold wheat ale.

  26. SW says:

    Porters and stouts for sure!

  27. Teresa says:

    Root beer. Tehe.

  28. Jane says:

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

  29. Fay says:

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

  30. lori says:

    pale ale for sure πŸ™‚

  31. Chris says:

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

  32. Michelle W. says:

    Porters and stouts. The darker, the better!

  33. Kevin says:

    Stout all the way.

  34. Jessica R.F says:

    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.

  35. Britt says:

    Pumpkin ale!

  36. Nancy says:

    Pale Ale

  37. Jake says:

    Mmmm … pumpkin ale!

  38. Ryan says:

    honey lager for me haha

  39. richardw says:

    IPA πŸ™‚

  40. Linda says:



  41. Cameron says:

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

  42. Conrad says:

    I like the British version of a pale ale.

  43. Amy says:

    Amber ale!

  44. Erica says:

    Definitely an ale!

  45. Ashton Byrne says:

    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.

  46. KinseySS says:

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

  47. Bernadette says:

    Honey lagers are my fave! Definitely love my beer!

  48. linda says:

    i like flavoured beers.

  49. Brent says:

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

  50. Mai says:

    I like hefeweizen!

  51. belinda says:

    Oktoberfestbier / MΓ€rzen

  52. Tracy says:

    Pale ales!

  53. Michelle says:

    Honey lagers πŸ™‚

  54. Zoe says:

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

  55. Leora says:

    Make mine a lager!

  56. Jill says:

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

  57. Chris says:

    I love a Imperial IPA

  58. Joanne says:

    I love lagers! πŸ™‚

  59. Gazza says:

    I love a OPA or 1516!

  60. Hilary says:

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

  61. Grace says:

    IPA! Pumpkin ales are good too πŸ™‚

  62. Adrienne says:

    Lager! πŸ™‚

  63. Deidre says:

    Honey pale ale…yum!

  64. Sandra says:

    Pumpkin Ale! πŸ˜€

  65. Uday says:

    I dig Alexandre Keiths.

  66. Veronica says:

    hefeweizen beer, the best, especially for summer!!

  67. Meghan says:

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

  68. mary says:

    the darker the better

  69. Darcy says:


  70. John Mah says:

    Pale ales are great

  71. Robbin says:

    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.

  72. Karen says:

    My favourite type of beer is Belgian Abbey ale.

  73. Debbie says:

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

  74. I’ll have a Pale Ale please

  75. Karen says:

    Yummy craft beers!

  76. AC07-NW says:

    Belgian Ales

  77. Mel says:

    Nut Brown Ale!

  78. Mel says:

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

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