Enjoy 2018 Dine Out Vancouver with special room rates and dine-and-stay packages

Street Food City, a festival of local street food carts, returns for 2018 Dine Out Vancouver. Amber Sessions photo.

A full 17-day schedule of events that provide festivalgoers with unique culinary experiences. Guided dining adventures, brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, BC VQA wine and craft beer tastings, street food markets and more are among the events at the 16th annual edition, Jan. 19-Feb. 4 2018.

For those visiting from out-of-town, or who just want to get away from the kids for a night or two, Dine Out Vancouver is also sponsoring special hotel packages. Exclusive hotel rates and Dine & Stay packages give you the option to customize and complete your Vancouver culinary getaway. (Find out more at dineoutvancouver.com/hotels/special-room-rates and dineoutvancouver.com/hotels/dine-and-stay-packages/.)

The Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival features hundreds of restaurants each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (not including tax, gratuity and beverages). This is an opportunity to choose from almost 300 of the city’s restaurants, from fine dining to family-friendly and everything in between. The list of participating restaurants and menus will be made available to Aeroplan members on Jan. 8, 2018, and Jan. 11 to the general public. (Get a jumpstart on securing a table through advance reservations by signing up for Aeroplan now). Meanwhile, many of the events have already been announced. Here are a few.

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Enjoy 2018 Dine Out Vancouver with special room rates and dine-and-stay packages

Hops, Scotch and Every Other Tipple You Crave this Autumn: Hopscotch Festival Returns November 20

Libations lovers rejoice: Hopscotch is here!

Libations lovers, rejoice: Hopscotch Festival sweeps over the city on Monday, November 20, bringing with it seven days and nights of enticing tipples and prime pours. Whether a sampling free-for-all at the Grand Tasting Hall or an intimate whiskey masterclass, the event shines a spotlight on spirits from around the world for scotch, craft beer, cider, wine, cocktail and spirits aficionados and newbies alike.

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Hops, Scotch and Every Other Tipple You Crave this Autumn: Hopscotch Festival Returns November 20

Red Truck Brewing announces summer 2017 concert series

Soul man Lee Fields and Australian electronica act Cut/Copy are two of the headliners that Red Truck Brewing (295 E. 1st Ave.) has scored for its 2017 summer concert series.

For the third year in a row, the East Van brewery is turning its parking lot into a concert ground. The Red Truck Brewery Concert Series features two stages, a main stage and a smaller stage. The series is comprised of three concerts of six acts each. Here’s a look at each show.

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Red Truck Brewing announces summer 2017 concert series

South American-themed East Vancouver brewery opens just in time to fight the winter blahs

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You can’t miss Andina, located near Powell Street Craft and Callister Brewing. Shawn Conner photo.

East Vancouver just got a little yeastier.

The neighbourhood is already craft beer central, with local breweries like Strange Fellows, Storm, Bomber, Off the Rail, Luppolo, and Parallel 49 bringing beer enthusiasts to the area. Andina Brewing Company (pronounced “an-DEEN-a”) is the latest addition, and has opened up just a hops skip and jump from three other breweries – Callister, Powell Street Craft and Doan Brewing. The twist: Andina adds South American style, flair and flavours.

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South American-themed East Vancouver brewery opens just in time to fight the winter blahs

Queers & Beers: An LGBTQ+ Hang-Out for the Rest of Us, Sep. 18

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By Casey Stepaniuk

Remember that Gandhi saying about being the change you want to see in the world? You might not think it at first, but Vancouver’s Queers and Beers is inspired by just that sort of logic. It’s a seasonal event held every 3-4 months and just like the awesome name implies, it’s a hang-out party for LGBTQ+ folks focused on local craft beer tasting.

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Queers & Beers: An LGBTQ+ Hang-Out for the Rest of Us, Sep. 18

Say ‘hi’ to Vancouver’s latest craft brewery!

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Vancouver’s newest craft brewery, is now officially open for business. Located at 1830 Ontario St., Faculty Brewing Co. opened its doors to the general public Aug 2. First beers include a blonde, a mint heffe (a minzeweizen, a milky wheat beer brewed with peppermint tea), a pale ale made with Chinook hops, and a dry-oaked stout.

So, what’s their story?

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Say ‘hi’ to Vancouver’s latest craft brewery!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Offers A New Line-Up

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Who’s thirsty?! The seventh annual VCBW is set to kick off with opening night fun on May 27th and will keep the party hopping until June 5th.

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Offers A New Line-Up