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Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012: Sisters of the Tap

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 — 2:09pm PDT
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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:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
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!

Current contests on


  1. Natalie says:

    Sounds AMAZING! Thanks for holding the contest!

  2. Stephanie S says:

    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. Kevin says:

    I love craft beer..and women. =)

  4. Chauchi says:

    mmmmm beer, and the women who make it ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  6. Ray says:

    Love Ensemble and Dale McKay!

  7. zaelia says:

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

  8. Deidre says:

    Would love to go to this!

  9. Alice Irwin says:

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

  10. Vince says:

    Good times – I love the craft beers.

  11. Fiona says:

    It sounds like a wonderful evening of beery goodness!

  12. jeanie says:

    this sounds fun =D

  13. Samantha says:

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

  14. wolfshow says:

    Dang! i love women and beer!

  15. Lindsay says:

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

  16. Don McQueen says:

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

  17. Tracy says:

    I’ve wanted to visit Ensemble Tap for a while! Would love to go ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Asha says:

    Craft Beer- support local!

  19. Chelle says:

    Looks fun!

  20. Jeff says:

    Love local craft beer!

  21. Evergreen says:

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

  22. David says:

    pick me, =D

  23. Kristyn says:

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

  24. Kirsten says:

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

  25. Art B. says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm beer!!! Need I say more?

  26. Lyndsey says:

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

  27. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to win this prize pack!

  28. Marina says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  29. Vu Nguyen says:

    This would be cool to attend!

  30. Mike says:

    I want to go to there!

  31. Shaunna says:

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

  32. Cathy says:

    This would be awesome to win!

  33. Sonja says:

    This sounds like such a great and interesting evening!

  34. Brenda says:

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

  35. Cliff says:

    Mm, beer

  36. Jan says:

    This would be fabulous!

  37. Rajvir Boparai says:

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

  38. Emily H says:

    Ooh I’d love to go!

  39. Natasha P says:

    Amazing! Love all the local craft beer!

  40. Sherry F says:

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

  41. Janice says:

    I’d love to go! Girl power!!!

  42. 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.

  43. Teresa says:

    I’d love to go.

  44. Denise N says:

    My hubby likes beer

  45. Gerald says:

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

  46. Holy says:

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

  47. Andrea says:

    Sounds like an awesome night! Hope I win!

  48. Emilia Turner says:

    Great contest love craft beer

  49. May says:

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

  50. Marianne says:


    It’s my first year in BC and apparently this should be an amazing event. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Melissa says:

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

  52. Cecil says:

    Totally love the contest!

  53. Brandon says:

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

  54. Erica says:

    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 ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks again!

  55. Caitlin says:

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

  56. Bonnie R says:

    This sounds fantastic! Would love to go!

  57. Michelle W. says:

    This sounds perfect for my boyfriend and me!

  58. so cool! I’d totally take my bf.

  59. Mel.C. says:

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

  60. chris says:

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

  61. Nicole R says:

    Sounds like fun!!

  62. Jane says:

    perfect. i wanna try ensemble tap!

  63. chrissy says:

    thanks sounds amazing! and I love Tap!

  64. mary says:

    e tap, i want to try

  65. Stotes says:

    Sounds awesome!

  66. Robyn says:

    Sounds like a great event…and it’s my birthday this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

  67. Tran says:

    Awesome! Would love to go

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