Vancouver Craft Beer Week (“VCBW”) kicks off this Friday and many events have already been sold out for weeks. Through partnerships and collaborations with venues, pubs, and breweries there is a wide variety ways to get involved. The #YVRBeerTweetup group has partnered with The Portside Pub (7 Alexander St) in Gastown to host The Riverboat Showdown on Thursday, June 6th starting at 7:00pm.
In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino and attendees will be able to take part in 5 casino games with professional dealers, served by ladies and gentlemen in true ‘saloon style’ costume.
Attendees will vote for their favourite brews on-site (each brewery bringing a special cask just for this event) and the #YVRBeerTweetup hosts will be posting updates and results from the awards portion out to Twitter.
Participating breweries for The Riverboat Showdown include: Deep Cove Craft Brewery and Distillery, Lighthouse Brewing, Vancouver Island Brewery, Parallel 49 Brewing, Central City Brewing, R&B brewing, Red Truck Brewing, Russell Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing, and Tofino Brewing.
Tickets are available online for $25 and admission includes “casino” playing tokens, a VCBW tasting glass, a ticket for one 4oz. cask taster, and live music from The Sweetpea Swing Band. Additional cask tickets are only $1 each. There will be prizes and other fun surprises throughout the night. Attending in costume is highly recommended!
If you would like to attend this event, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment here naming a participating brewery at this event (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Must be legal drinking age. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe trip home.
Update The winner is Rosemary!