The much-anticipated CRAFT Beer Market is set to open November 7th in the old Salt Building in the heart of The Village on False Creek. This mega pub will have the most taps in Canada with 140 beers on tap — 50 of which are brewed right here in BC.
The 13,000-square-foot space has room for 400 seats, plus a 50-person patio. Inside, the architecture of the circa-1930 Salt Building, which was actually used for storing and packing salt back in the day, has been lovingly preserved. The feel is of an airy, vintage warehouse, with rough-hewn timbers criss-crossing overhead and light filtering in from massive windows. The open space is dominated by a large, oval-shaped bar, with a pair of mezzanine areas overhead. [Inside Vancouver]
Venue features include the original wood structure from the 1930s, high ceilings, and historic trusses. The kitchen has an open concept, there is a private room and mezzanine level for special events, it is Certified LEED Gold, and the largest LEAF Certified Restaurant in Canada. Over 250 kegs in house hold 5,000 gallons of beer (over 19,000 litres), and flow through over 3km of draft lines.
Of course you have to pair all of this beer goodness with great food so the focus will be on North American cuisine, drawing from local inspiration and ingredients. Gluten-free options, Sunday brunch, an extensive wine and cocktail menu will diversify CRAFT Beer Market’s offerings.
CRAFT Beer Market Opening Contest
If you would like to walk through the doors and check out CRAFT Beer Market before the general public on Thursday, November 7, 2013, I have the opportunity to give away 5 double passes to the sneak-peak preview event on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. At this preview event, which will run from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, guests will enjoy complimentary drinks and small bites as they check out the impressive space. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite Canadian beer (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw 5 winners (who will each get a double pass) at 12:00pm on Friday, November 1, 2013. Must be legal drinking age (19+) to enter, win, and attend. Please enjoy responsibly.
CRAFT Beer Market is located at 85 West 1st in the Salt Building and also has locations in Calgary and Edmonton. Follow on Twitter and Facebook for more information.
Update The winners are Peter A, Andy Lumb, Dave, Chantel, and @andreastwocents!