Thirsty for Beer Wars: Craft Beer Industry Barons Duke It Out For DTES Charity, April 17

beer wars event flyerBy: Jessica Linnay

On April 17 the city’s beer masters put down the pints and put ‘em up in a battle of fists, fighting (literally) to raise funds for a local not-for-profit.

In this spinoff of their popular Aprons for Gloves fundraiser, event organizers corralled the city’s craft beer industry workers to volunteer their participation in a boxing tournament designed to profit one of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community fixtures, the Eastside Boxing Club. Continue reading:
Thirsty for Beer Wars: Craft Beer Industry Barons Duke It Out For DTES Charity, April 17

Vancouver Date Ideas: Wine for Waves and the Launch of Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

Wine for Waves

The comfy stage of any relationship is the best. You know, the point where you can wear your grungiest clothing, have stringy hair, and your dorkiest glasses and you don’t care? My boyfriend and I are at this point now, and I love it.

Except sometimes I miss the beginning when we always dressed to impress each other and every outing together was memorable (home dates in sweatpants tend to be interchangeable). When we make the effort to plan something special, we transform into the shinier new couple we used to be.

Fortunately, two upcoming events that celebrate the best of local drink and food promise to be evenings of fun for you and your sweetie. And, if you’re single, you’ll have the chance to mingle with people who just might turn into future dates.

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Vancouver Date Ideas: Wine for Waves and the Launch of Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

5 Craft-Beer Themed Events Coming to Vancouver for Dine Out 2016

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Photo credit: traveljunction | Flickr

Craft beer for breakfast?

A unique boozy breakfast and host of other craft-beer themed events are headed for Vancouver this January. It’s all part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, the annual celebration of all things delicious and indulgent in the city, Jan. 15-Jan. 31.

Hundreds of restaurants across Vancouver will be offering special prix-fix menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points, while dozens of special events highlight the city’s unique culinary and cultural offerings.

New this year are a series of events about one of Vancouver’s latest obsessions: craft beer. Dozens of breweries have popped up in the city in recent years, and they’re eager to share their stories – and their beer – with the world.

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5 Craft-Beer Themed Events Coming to Vancouver for Dine Out 2016

Vancouver Brewery Unveils $1000 Beer

Image sourced from stormbrewing.org

Image sourced from stormbrewing.org

Paying $1,000 for a bottle of fine wine or scotch isn’t unheard of. But will beer lovers really fork over that much for a single bottle of craft beer?

Vancouver’s Storm Brewing is hoping the answer is yes. The craft brewery, which bills itself as the longest running independent brewery in the city, has just released a 10-bottle limited edition run of a very special beer with a four-digit price tag.

The aptly titled Glacial Mammoth Extinction goes for exactly $1,000 a bottle, making it the most expensive beer ever sold in Canada. But it’s no ordinary brew.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Brewery Unveils $1000 Beer

Like Whisky? Like Beer? Hopscotch Festival Rolls into Vancouver, Nov 16-22

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Photo credit: morberg | Wikipedia

Whether you know your Laphroaig from your Glenmorangie or you’re still sipping Crown Royal, this is the event for you.

Hopscotch, the biggest whisky and beer festival in Canada, is returning to Vancouver, Nov. 16-Nov. 22. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the festival has expanded from a simple tasting event to a whole week of whisky-paired dinners, master classes, cigar smokes and more.

The main event for fine booze lovers is the Grand Tasting Hall, Nov. 20-Nov. 21, in the cavernous PNE Forum. During the four-hour tasting, more than 100 exhibitors will be pouring more than 300 products, from premium whiskies to craft beer, vodka, gin, rum, tequila and more. Admission price ($48-$53) gets you five tasting tokens, and additional tokens can be purchased for $1.10 each. This year, there’s also a special beer-only tasting ($30) on Nov. 21. Several local restaurants will be serving food, while live entertainment is sure to put you in the drinking mood.  Continue reading:
Like Whisky? Like Beer? Hopscotch Festival Rolls into Vancouver, Nov 16-22

30 Days of IPA Returns for another Hoppy Year This August

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Third annual celebration includes beers never tapped before in BC!

While craft beer trends come and go, India Pale Ale, better known as IPA, remains the signature style of Pacific Northwest craft beer culture. With the Donnelly Group’s third annual 30 Days of IPA set to kick off August 1st, now is the time for fans of this iconic beer style to pick up a calendar and start planning their month of hops.

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30 Days of IPA Returns for another Hoppy Year This August

Beer Could Be Coming to Vancouver’s Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue

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Photo credit: rpb1001 | Flickr

Vancouver moviegoers may soon be able to enjoy a beer with their popcorn at one of the city’s larger theatres.

City council is currently considering granting a liquor license to Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue. Located on Burrard Street, the five-screen theatre is owned by one of Canada’s biggest entertainment companies and would be the first multiplex in the city to allow drinking.

In an interesting twist, however, the 849-seat theatre would also become an adults-only venue under the new plan. Only 19+ patrons would be admitted into the cinema, where they could enjoy wine or beer from noon to 11 p.m., provided that movies are screening at the time. Continue reading:
Beer Could Be Coming to Vancouver’s Cineplex Cinemas Fifth Avenue