Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week returns next week with 8 days of awesome

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North Vancouver has quietly become a mecca for craft beer in the Lower Mainland.

To celebrate this ever-expanding lineup of world-class breweries, Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week returns for its third year all week long from October 4 – 11. Take a cruise across the harbour on the legendary SeaBus to come and toast the North Shore’s evolving beer scene with a week full of celebrations.

The event takes place across 10 unique and funky breweries with special casks, fun events, and a chance to learn more about North Shore beers!

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Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week returns next week with 8 days of awesome

Red Truck Beer Presents Their 2017 Truck Stop Concert Series (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

With two years on the clock, the Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer is already a can’t-miss Vancouver summer highlight, and it’s returning for a third year with three great shows in East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek neighbourhood. Once again, Red Truck will load up the all-day excitement of a music festival and drop it in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.

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Red Truck Beer Presents Their 2017 Truck Stop Concert Series (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

5 Beers That Helped Shape Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood

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The following article was submitted by Jennie O.

If you’re walking through Olympic Village and are inspired to go on a bit of a boozy adventure, you would be well served to walk south up Ontario street to what has become the main hub of everything right about craft grains. Mount Pleasant, also affectionately known as Brewery Creek, boasts not only a warm neighborhood feel with several eateries and groceries and lifestyle vendors lining the busy thoroughfares of Main street and Broadway, but also features the beloved “province streets” which run through it like veins filled to the brim with delicious delicious craft beer.

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5 Beers That Helped Shape Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers opens!

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers

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Formed by two friends who met in university out East, Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers officially opens its doors this Friday, July 19.

Located on the North Shore, the new brewery is starting off with three signature beverages: Loud Mouth Pale Ale, Wise Crack West Coast Lager and Quick Wit Belgian-style Wheat Ale. Visitors to Vancouver Craft Beer Week in May/June of this year had a sneak peak of the brews, but this weekend’s opening marks the first time the general public will be able to get its hands on these new beers.

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Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers opens!

9 New Craft Breweries to Open in Vancouver

Photo credit: Dinner Series | Flickr

Photo credit: Dinner Series | Flickr

For craft beer lovers in Vancouver, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate.

No fewer than nine new and expanded craft breweries – complete with tasting rooms – are expected to open in the year ahead, according to a great article in the Vancouver Sun by Randy Shore.

They’re clamouring to meet a growing demand for craft beer in the province.  Currently, craft beer accounts for some 20 percent of the beer market.  If cities like Portland are any indication, however, that could easily grow to 40 percent and beyond as beer drinkers become more choosy with their suds.

Here’s a rundown of some the breweries you can expect popping up around town in 2013.  Fittingly, four of these breweries will be situated in the historic Brewery Creek neighbourhood of Lower Mount Pleasant (situated roughly along Main Street, between 1st Avenue and Broadway) – which should make for some great beer crawls.

Steamworks: The venerable brewpub on Water Street has been turning our quality steam-powered beer  (like their flavourful Signature Pale Ale) for 18 years.  Now they’re getting ready to move into a new 25,000-square-foot brewery in Burnaby, with a 2,000-square-foot tasting room.  Estimated opening date: July 1.  

Red Truck Brewery: Red Truck, whose brews are already popular in Vancouver, is expanding its production capacity with a facility on East 1st Avenue in Lower Mount Pleasant.  It will include the Red Truck Diner, a retro restaurant and pub.  Estimated opening date: Late 2013.  Continue reading:
9 New Craft Breweries to Open in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Beer-Tastic Heritage

Part of the old Vancouver Brewery complex is set to become a beer-making operation again in 2013. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee

Part of the old Vancouver Brewery complex is set to become a beer-making operation again in 2013. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee

The following article was contributed by Vancouver travel writer and Lonely Planet author John Lee (@johnleewriter)

Mainland Brewery, Red Star Brewery, San Francisco Brewery and, of course, Vancouver Brewery. The names of our long-gone city beer producers recall a time when there were dozens of tasty, independently-made options for ale-loving locals.

Several breweries once clustered along the Burrard Inlet shoreline – including at least one in Stanley Park – while there were even more across town around Brewery Creek. This gently sloping district – centered on what’s now known as Main Street in Mount Pleasant – had a trickling water supply that powered water wheels for area beer and soda producers. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Beer-Tastic Heritage