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

2019 Vancouver Craft Beer Week features city-wide celebrations (and one epic two day festival)

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If beer had a holiday, this would be it. Friday, May 31, 2019, marks the kickoff of the 10th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW), one of the most highly anticipated events of the year!

Named the Best Beer Festival in Vancouver for five years straight, if you love beer (and especially craft beer), you have got to find your way to a VCBW event.

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2019 Vancouver Craft Beer Week features city-wide celebrations (and one epic two day festival)

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vancouver

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This weekend marks the start of every beer drinker’s favourite “holiday”, Oktoberfest! Unfortunately for this year, Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the season–Harvest Haus–is closed until 2019. They’ve got big plans for next year and we’re already excited…

However, don’t hang up your lederhosen just yet, there are several other events being held for Oktoberfest in Vancouver to give you an excuse to raise your glass in a Prōst to the season.

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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vancouver

Yoga+beer! And other goings-on at Vancouver craft breweries in September

It’s back-to-school time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do a yoga class and drink a beer immediately after. In fact, it’s imperative.

Well, don’t worry; Faculty Brewing Co. has you covered.

Après Om is a weekly yoga-and-beer event held at the brewery on Saturday mornings. You can find out more about Après Om below, along with a few other special events hosted by other Vancouver craft breweries this month.

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Yoga+beer! And other goings-on at Vancouver craft breweries in September

Beer, Italian-style as Luppolo Brewing Company opens in East Vancouver

Luppolo Brewing, Vancouver. Shawn Conner photo.

A happy camper at Luppolo Brewing, Nov. 5 2016. Shawn Conner photo.

In April, we wrote about the Hop Circuit, a guided beer-tasting tour of East Vancouver craft breweries. At the time, three new establishments that were on the circuit were still in the planning stages. On Oct. 28, one of those breweries opened its doors.

An Italian-themed craft brewery, Luppolo (1123 Venables St.) is already attracting beer aficionados. On a recent Saturday, we arrived at 3 p.m. – at opening time – along with a few others. By 3:30, the tasting room – with a capacity of 50 or 60 (we’re guessing) – was full.

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Beer, Italian-style as Luppolo Brewing Company opens in East Vancouver

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!

B.C. Beer Awards and Festival tickets on sale today!

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Tickets to the 6th Annual B.C. Beer Awards & Festival went on sale today (Aug. 26). The annual beer-appreciation event is being held Oct. 24 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive).

What makes this year’s festival exciting for craft beer enthusiasts is that the local beer community has, apparently, declared 2015 to be the Year of the Sour Beer. Organizers of the B.C. Beer Awards have challenged B.C. Brewers to create some flavourful sours, all of which you’ll be able to try at the festival.

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B.C. Beer Awards and Festival tickets on sale today!