CAMRA Kitsilano Cask Carouse

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The Kitsilano Cask Carouse is coming up this month, presented by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Vancouver. There will be 4-stops on the tour, each with a different cask-conditioned ale made by one of BC’s craft breweries. Tour guests will receive an appetizer to pair with each sleeve and the stops will also feature a speaker who will educate participants on a variety of beer topics.

Kitsilano Cask Carouse

Where: Meet at the Safeway on West 4th at Vine
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 check-in at 11:30am
Tickets: Available online for $50 per person or $45 for CAMRA members

Cask Carouse stops include:
Sunset Grill Tap House & Whiskey Bar featuring Red Truck French Oaked Strong Ale
The Bimini featuring Parallel 49 Imperial Wit
Darby’s Pub featuring Lighthouse Brewing Switchback IPA
Displace Hashery featuring R&B Brewing Raspberry IPA

We’re fortunate to have such a vibrant and increasingly popular craft beer scene in BC and across the Lower Mainland. This tour will be your chance to explore some new-to-you brews, enjoy favourites, and meet other local beer lovers.

Participants will be split into four groups so if you’re booking with friends, just let the organizers know. Also, vegetarian meal options are available upon request. This event is for those of legal drinking age so you must be 19 or older to participate. Follow CAMRA Vancouver on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

CAMRA has generously offered up a pair of tickets to give away to my readers. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming a BC beer or brewery (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 2 tickets for @CAMRA_YVR’s #Kitsilano Cask Carouse from @Miss604

I will draw one winner next Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 12:00pm. You must be 19 years of age or older to enter this contest. Please enjoy responsibly.

Update The winner is @jpfaubert! Cameron!

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  1. DianaThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 1:50pm PDT

    Granville Island Winter Ale (is always a party pleaser.)

  2. LonnieThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:01pm PDT

    Tree Brewing (Kelowna)

  3. Jon WalkerThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT

    Driftwood Fat Tug IPA

  4. JennyThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:04pm PDT

    I adore Granville Island beer and anything that Drifwood makes (White Bark especially)


  5. KevinThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:07pm PDT

    Anything by Driftwood Brewing is great. Really enjoyed Son of the Morning.

  6. RebeccaThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:26pm PDT

    Went on a tour at Tree Brewing and it was great!

  7. DavidThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:32pm PDT

    Granville Island brewing company

  8. LoraineThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 2:34pm PDT

    Powder Mountain Lager from Whistler Brewing!

  9. RobertaThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 3:03pm PDT

    I enjoyed the beer tour at Granville Island Brewery. I’ve done that one twice with different people. A few friends created our own beer tour one summer. I also want to visit Dead Frog Brewery. This tour is a great idea.

  10. CliffThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 3:14pm PDT

    R&B makes some great beers

  11. DanielleThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT

    Okanagan Spring Brewery

  12. AshaThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 3:21pm PDT

    Tree Brewing!

  13. Duncan PikeThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT


  14. DaveThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 4:09pm PDT

    granville island honey lager

  15. Mike MaenckThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery

  16. MeganThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    Central City Brewing aka Red Racer!

  17. ChelleThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 5:33pm PDT

    Howe Sound Brewing

  18. ChelleThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 5:35pm PDT

    Howe Sound Brewing Company

  19. NicoleThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    Those casks look delicious! Red Truck makes some great brews.

    My BC Brewery for this entry is Crannog Ales

  20. EvanThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 6:17pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery.

  21. Teresa KThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 6:22pm PDT

    Granville Island Pale Ale

  22. Dean CThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 6:45pm PDT

    Phillips Brewery

  23. Damon ElgieThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 6:54pm PDT

    Hurricane I.P.A. Storm Brewing

  24. Don McQueenThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 7:01pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery

  25. sueThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 7:32pm PDT

    Central City Brewing Red Racer Raspberry Wheat Ale my fave

  26. SharylinThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 7:55pm PDT

    Dead Frog ~ Mandarin Orange Amber Ale

  27. Sherry FThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 8:39pm PDT

    I love Dead Frog too. Glad that they got some help from the Big Decision. My favourite beer from them is their Nut Brown Ale but they are all good.

  28. RayThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 8:59pm PDT

    Obvious choices notwithstanding (and b/c I have high expectations for this set-up), I’ll mention Parallel 49 Brewing.

  29. GrahamThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 9:27pm PDT

    Parallel 49

  30. BasakThursday, April 12th, 2012 — 9:44pm PDT

    Steamworks in Gastown

  31. wono99Friday, April 13th, 2012 — 9:42am PDT

    looking forward to Craft Beer week and this sounds great. Main Street Pilsner!

  32. JanFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    The new Hoyne Brewing Co

  33. BarryFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 1:05pm PDT

    Naramata Nut Brown Ale

  34. RobynFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 1:43pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery

  35. DanielFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

    Central City Brewing

  36. MikeFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 3:28pm PDT

    Lighthouse brewery in Victoria will guide you through the rocky waters of crappy brews right to their delicious beers!

  37. SamanthaFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 3:51pm PDT

    Parallel 49! Mmmm beer

  38. DBFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 4:16pm PDT

    Granville Island Honey Pale Ale – love it!

  39. CarrieFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 5:07pm PDT

    Dead Frog Brewery!

  40. Vanessa WFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 7:27pm PDT

    Granville Island Pale Ale!

  41. StephanieSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 9:23am PDT

    Granville Island Brewery.

  42. CameronSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 10:07am PDT

    My latest favorite (aren’t they all favorites) is “R & B Brewing”. They are in East Van just off Main Street, and at the Naam they serve their Raven Cream Ale in a frosty mug. Its dark and chocolaty – order a pint because a glass is just not enough.

  43. EileenSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 10:16am PDT

    Red Truck Ale. It has a good body and flavour, and pairs nicely with all food. But I really want to try the R & B Raspberry.

  44. sher bSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    Stanley Park Brewing is a great little microbrewery that the rest of Canada should really have access to. Or not 🙂

  45. Sandy PellSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    Mhmmm… Granville Island’s Winter Ale all the way. There’s something about that sweet, vanilla flavor that gets me with every sip! Thanks again for this opportunity @Miss604, and also for being a strong supporter of HootSuite 😉

  46. Susan UrsuliakSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 5:04pm PDT

    I really enjoy Tree Brewing’s Raspberry Porter

  47. KodySaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 5:14pm PDT

    storm brewing!

  48. Jon BusbySaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 6:07pm PDT


  49. Shawn de JongSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 6:37pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewing Company

  50. JenniferSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 7:15pm PDT

    I love Central City’s Red Racer IPA.

  51. AndrewSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 8:51pm PDT

    Okanagan Springs

  52. KevinSaturday, April 14th, 2012 — 9:10pm PDT

    Driftwood Brewery

  53. albert cSunday, April 15th, 2012 — 7:22am PDT

    GI honey lager

  54. LindaSunday, April 15th, 2012 — 9:35pm PDT

    Tree Brewing Co.

  55. winnieSunday, April 15th, 2012 — 10:33pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewing

  56. NikkiMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 1:14am PDT

    Granville Island Winter Ale – my favourite as of late!

  57. SanazMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    I like Coal Harbour Brewery, they are new but already have a lot of fans

  58. chrissyMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 1:51pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery

  59. Michelle MMonday, April 16th, 2012 — 3:28pm PDT

    Whistler Brewery

  60. Michelle W.Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    Crannog Backhand of God Stout

  61. JudyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 1:05pm PDT

    Prawn bennies

  62. NicoleTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery!

  63. LeslieTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT


  64. ValTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT

    Granville Island Brewery.

  65. KatherineTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:35pm PDT

    I enjoyed taking visitors on a tasting tour at Granville Island Brewery

  66. VinceTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 8:41pm PDT

    Granville island brewery – all of it!

  67. BradleyTuesday, April 17th, 2012 — 9:51pm PDT

    Granville Island Maple Cream Ale……mmmm

  68. KathleenWednesday, April 18th, 2012 — 10:37pm PDT

    Swanns in Victoria! Thanks 🙂

  69. Jenn SThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 3:44am PDT

    Granville Island Brewery.

  70. Stephanie SThursday, April 19th, 2012 — 11:57am PDT

    Granville Island Brewery!

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