Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012: Sisters of the Tap

Comments 70 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Craft Beer Week officially kicks off in just over 24 hours as over 60 BC breweries participate in this hop-filled celebration. One very popular event is Sisters of the Tap as it showcases local women who are behind some of the most-loved craft brands in the province.

Townsite Brewing, Powell River Townsite Brewing, Powell River

Karen Townsite Brewing
Karen Skadsheim of Powell River’s Townsite Brewing.

Sisters of the Tap
When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:00pm
Where: Ensemble Tap (990 Smithe, near Burrard)
Tickets: Still available for $60. Includes a 5 course menu prepared by Top Chef Canada Dale Mackay and Executive Chef Brad Hendrickson and paired with samples from 6 breweries (and meet the women behind each).

If you would like to attend, I have 2 tickets available. Here’s how you can enter to win them:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @VCBW’s #SistersoftheTap from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:00am. Must be at least 19 years of age to enter, win, and attend this event. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home. is a proud sponsor of Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012.

Update The winner is @jvoon!

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  1. NatalieThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 2:15pm PDT

    Sounds AMAZING! Thanks for holding the contest!

  2. Stephanie SThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 2:16pm PDT

    I would love to go! I love exploring craft beer in Vancouver, and hope it can come as successful as it is in the US!

  3. KevinThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 2:27pm PDT

    I love craft beer..and women. =)

  4. ChauchiThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

    mmmmm beer, and the women who make it 🙂

  5. Chris FrederiksenThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    In the land of the craft beer, the two fisted drinker is king.

  6. RayThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    Love Ensemble and Dale McKay!

  7. zaeliaThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:28pm PDT

    I’d love to take my husband to this. He’s a lover of local craft beer.

  8. DeidreThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:30pm PDT

    Would love to go to this!

  9. Alice IrwinThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    Beer, women who make it and Dale MacKay on the food – sounds like a win win situation

  10. VinceThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:40pm PDT

    Good times – I love the craft beers.

  11. FionaThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:40pm PDT

    It sounds like a wonderful evening of beery goodness!

  12. jeanieThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 3:59pm PDT

    this sounds fun =D

  13. SamanthaThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 4:05pm PDT

    I love beer, the art of brewing and I may have a Dale Mackay crush – shh don’t tell!

  14. wolfshowThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 4:07pm PDT

    Dang! i love women and beer!

  15. LindsayThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 5:09pm PDT

    My hubby finishes up his engineering next week this would be perfect!

  16. Don McQueenThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 5:23pm PDT

    It would be great to check out the food and beer pairings.

  17. TracyThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 6:14pm PDT

    I’ve wanted to visit Ensemble Tap for a while! Would love to go 😀

  18. AshaThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 6:49pm PDT

    Craft Beer- support local!

  19. ChelleThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 10:08pm PDT

    Looks fun!

  20. JeffThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 10:10pm PDT

    Love local craft beer!

  21. EvergreenThursday, May 17th, 2012 — 11:46pm PDT

    I would love to enjoy a night of Chef Mackay’s delectable food and some great Canadian beer!!

  22. DavidFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 9:01am PDT

    pick me, =D

  23. KristynFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 9:13am PDT

    This sounds like an amazing event, delish food and drink and girl power!

  24. KirstenFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 10:06am PDT

    That event sounds AMAZING. Beer + good food + awesome ladies = count me in!

  25. Art B.Friday, May 18th, 2012 — 11:03am PDT

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm beer!!! Need I say more?

  26. LyndseyFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 12:50pm PDT

    I dig Ensemble, and I love beer. win win, count me in!!

  27. SanazFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:15pm PDT

    I’d love to win this prize pack!

  28. MarinaFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:18pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful!

  29. Vu NguyenFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:20pm PDT

    This would be cool to attend!

  30. Buddha GirlFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:23pm PDT


  31. MikeFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:31pm PDT

    I want to go to there!

  32. ShaunnaFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT

    I love girl power! First we take over the BBQ next the breweries!

  33. CathyFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 1:44pm PDT

    This would be awesome to win!

  34. SonjaFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    This sounds like such a great and interesting evening!

  35. BrendaFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 3:14pm PDT

    I’d love to try Dale McKay’s food.

  36. CliffFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 3:15pm PDT

    Mm, beer

  37. JanFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 5:51pm PDT

    This would be fabulous!

  38. Rajvir BoparaiFriday, May 18th, 2012 — 9:00pm PDT

    Love beer and definitely love admiring beautiful women!! Girl Power!! =)

  39. AishaSaturday, May 19th, 2012 — 12:28am PDT

    Love it!

  40. Emily HSaturday, May 19th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    Ooh I’d love to go!

  41. Natasha PSaturday, May 19th, 2012 — 11:28am PDT

    Amazing! Love all the local craft beer!

  42. Sherry FSaturday, May 19th, 2012 — 9:52pm PDT

    I would love to take my sister to this…..women, beer and food…..a great night out.

  43. JaniceSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    I’d love to go! Girl power!!!

  44. Tara @ Gathered RootsSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 12:54pm PDT

    My husband loves brewing his own craft beer. We even had a bet if he put up our curtains I would have to buy him a propane tank so he could start brewing again. This would be a great early gift to give him!! Thanks for sharing.

  45. TeresaSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 1:35pm PDT

    I’d love to go.

  46. Denise NSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 1:37pm PDT

    My hubby likes beer

  47. GeraldSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 4:43pm PDT

    I have been wanting to go to Ensemble and sampling the beer would be a bit plus. What fun!

  48. HolySunday, May 20th, 2012 — 4:48pm PDT

    I would love to!!! Thanks for the amazing contest

  49. AndreaSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 6:01pm PDT

    Sounds like an awesome night! Hope I win!

  50. Emilia TurnerSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 6:06pm PDT

    Great contest love craft beer

  51. MaySunday, May 20th, 2012 — 7:53pm PDT

    Sounds awesome! Have heard so many great things about Ensemble.

  52. MarianneSunday, May 20th, 2012 — 10:16pm PDT


    It’s my first year in BC and apparently this should be an amazing event. 🙂

  53. MelissaMonday, May 21st, 2012 — 12:22am PDT

    Super excited about trying Townsite beer – I’ve heard great things!

  54. CecilMonday, May 21st, 2012 — 7:56am PDT

    Totally love the contest!

  55. BrandonMonday, May 21st, 2012 — 9:46am PDT

    Love craft beer, even better with food. Count me in!

  56. EricaMonday, May 21st, 2012 — 12:39pm PDT

    I am an avid tv viewer who saw the top chef show. It would be weird to see someone from television show in real life but it would be awesome to learn about beer and meet Dale in real person! I always appreciate your awesome contests. I haven’t had luck to win yet but I will keep trying until I get my lucky chance and go to one of your contests 😀 Thanks again!

  57. CaitlinMonday, May 21st, 2012 — 6:19pm PDT

    This sounds so great. I’m looking forward to craft beer week. It would be great to win!

  58. Bonnie RMonday, May 21st, 2012 — 8:56pm PDT

    This sounds fantastic! Would love to go!

  59. Michelle W.Monday, May 21st, 2012 — 10:03pm PDT

    This sounds perfect for my boyfriend and me!

  60. Samantha ClarkTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 1:15am PDT

    so cool! I’d totally take my bf.

  61. Mel.C.Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 8:16am PDT

    this would be great to attend,my 2 faves Beer n Women

  62. chrisTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 9:12am PDT

    Yeah sister, really would like to attend. Thanks for the chance!

  63. Nicole RTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    Sounds like fun!!

  64. JaneTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 9:58am PDT

    perfect. i wanna try ensemble tap!

  65. chrissyTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 10:05am PDT

    thanks sounds amazing! and I love Tap!

  66. maryTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 11:00am PDT

    e tap, i want to try

  67. StotesTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  68. RobynTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 12:47pm PDT

    Sounds like a great event…and it’s my birthday this week 😉

  69. TranTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 4:21pm PDT

    Awesome! Would love to go

  70. Amber TurnauTuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 9:39pm PDT

    I love beer!

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