It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fans of local brews as the 6th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (“VCBW”) kicks off May 29th and runs until June 7th. Festivities include the first annual Vancouver Magazine International Craft Beer Awards Gala presented by CRAFT Beer Market on May 29th 2015 at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2015
This year’s festival has a lumberjack theme, which is reflected in the official beer, the “Campfire Kolsch” collaboration beer. This was brewed by 30 BC breweries at Red Truck Beer Co’s new brewery located in the historic Brewery Creek district with proceeds going to VCBW’s official 2015 charity, The Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society.
Beer lovers can look forward to 16 craft beer focused events, including:
- Rare Brews & BBQ, where guests will get a taste of limited release or never before tasted beers from multiple BC and International breweries.
- What the Hop? Beer Trivia! guests can test their beer knowledge with other craft beer enthusiasts.
- The VCBW signature Battle of the Bartenders: Beer Cocktail Competition V, where eight of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar, using only bar tools and creativity to create the perfect beer cocktail.
- Biercraft Belgian Showcase, Hyper Local: Sour Session, Cicerone vs. Sommelier, This Sandwich That Beer Throwdown, Stihl Timbersports, Vancouver Magazine’s first annual International Craft Beer Awards, and much more at Canada’s largest craft-only beer festival.
VCBW runs from May 29th to June 7th 2015, and will bring together more than 100 craft breweries for 10 days of the finest in craft beer tastings, food and beer pairings, music and entertainment, and unique beer events at over 50 different venues across the city. This year’s closing festival will be at the PNE Fair Grounds on June 6th and 7th.