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

Photo credit: traveljunction | Flickr

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

More Local Craft Beers Coming to BC Liquor Stores

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Photo credit: TheDigitel Beaufort | Flickr

There’s good news for B.C. beer fans in Vancouver.

Changes in liquor board rules mean that more local craft beers should be showing up in your neighbourhood B.C. Liquor store. The rule change allows government liquor stores to sell up to a dozen more beers from area microbreweries. This total is above and beyond the craft beers already on liquor store shelves.

The new policy represents a needed update to an antiquated distribution system, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun by Randy Shore. Up until now, government liquor stores have been limited largely to stocking beers listed by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch. Stores can choose from just a limited selection of around 650 beers, and only 143 of those qualify as microbrews. Continue reading:
More Local Craft Beers Coming to BC Liquor Stores