Vancouver Craft Beer Week (“VCBW”) returns for the fourth year May 31 to June 8, 2013 with over 60 participating breweries and 30 venues celebrating craft beer for 9 days straight. Tickets were recently released and events are already selling out – within hours.
If you’re planning on checking out the Vancouver Craft Beer Week action this year, act fast. There are 9 signature events, 6 feature events, 6 walk-up events, and so much more I won’t be able to list everything. We’ve attended various VCBW events each year and they are always well organized, educational, and safe to say – delicious. Familiarize yourself with new brews and venues or re-visit your favourites. Here are a few highlighted signature events to get your planned started:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
THE HILLBILLY BBQ
3:00pm to 8:00pm at Woodland Smokehouse on Commercial Drive. Tickets $32.
There is a walk-up (Tap & Barrel) and a feature (Raw Canvas) event this day as well.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
HOPPAPALOOZA IV: Sessions 1 and 2 are SOLD OUT.
There is a walk-up (Dix Reunion) and a feature (Edible Canada) event this day as well.
Monday, June 3, 2013
BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE
6:30pm to 11:00pm at the Cambie location. Tickets $75.
There is a walk-up (Yaletown Brewing) and a feature (Pourhouse) event this day as well.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION
Hosted by Queens Republic from 6:00pm. Tickets $50.
There is a walk-up (Darby’s) and a feature (Incendio) event this day as well.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
CICERONE VS SOMMELIER
Hosted by Legacy Liquor Store from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Tickets $75.
There is a walk-up (Romers) and a feature (Portland Craft) event this day as well.
Specials throughout the week include:
DONNELLY GROUP ALL OR NOTHING PUB CRAWL
Visit any Donnelly Group Public House and purchase an All or Nothing passport for only $6 (includes your first sleeve) during Vancouver Craft Beer Week. This will allow you to start your crawl and from there, each Donnelly Pub location will be offering a special selection from Ninkasi Brewing. Try the different beers at each location, collecting a passport stamp at each venue. Once you’ve completed the tour everyone is invited to the Donnelly Group All or Nothing Pub Crawl VCBW after-party on Sunday, June 9th 5:00pm to 1:00am, where they can submit the completed Passport to enter to win a trip to the Ninkasi Brewery. 400 Passports available.
DOCKSIDE BREWING COMPANY
In celebration of Vancouver’s Craft Beer Week, the Dockside Brewing Company and Granville Island Hotel are offering their six-pack beer flight at a special price of $9 (regular $14) from May 31st to June 8th in their Lounge, open Tuesday through Thursday 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and 5:00pm to 12:00am on Fridays and Saturdays. No reservations required, special price is offered in the lounge and lounge patio only.
ROMER’S BURGER BAR
Vancouver Craft Beer Week Burger & Beer Special: All week long Romer’s Burger Bar locations will be featuring an original burger created and inspired by a local brewery paired with a craft beer for only $16.
Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe trip home from every VCBW event. You can also book a special rate at River Rock Casino Resort for VCBW as they are the official hotel sponsor. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more information about events and specials.