New brewery hosts craft brewers and fans at East Vancouver block party this Saturday

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The Yeast Van Brewery District Cooperative is comprised of various breweries in East Vancouver. This Saturday the organization is holding its first-ever block party.

The Yeast Van Block Party takes place Aug. 17 from 2-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Container Brewing at 1216 Franklin Street. Tickets are now on sale online, with a limited number available the day of the event. Ticket includes two drink tickets. After that, all drink tickets will cost $5 for a 12-oz glass of beer. Wait, you say. Is there food? Is there a DJ (hope against hope). And what is Container Brewing? Find out more after the jump.

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New brewery hosts craft brewers and fans at East Vancouver block party this Saturday

Brewers go cask-to-cask at this year’s Caskapalooza

Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised beer served without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. In the UK, where they can be snobs about such things, cask ale is also sometimes referred to as “real ale.”

For the third year, Vancouver breweries are getting in on the cask action. On Aug. 21, local brewers will present 36 casks at Caskapalooza 2018. Vancouver Craft Beer Market, 85 W. 1st Ave. in Olympic Village, is hosting the tasting from 4-8 p.m.

Here’s a look at some of the breweries taking part.

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Brewers go cask-to-cask at this year’s Caskapalooza

300+ Beers On Tap for the 8th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW 2017)

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2017

Cheers! Vancouver Craft Beer Week

From May 26, 2017 – June 4, 2017 it’s a celebration of suds! Craft Beer Week kicks off this Friday – the largest craft beer celebration in Canada with over 15,000 attendees getting together to knock back some cold ones in the summer sun.

The festival is so big that it couldn’t even be contained to one week. The 10-day festival is full of live entertainment, community events, and – oh yeah – lots and lots of beer! There are also tap takeovers, block parties, crawfish boils, and a whole lot more.

The festival culminates at the signature VCBW Festival on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the PNE Fairgrounds (2901 E Hastings Street) when 100 craft breweries and cideries will come together to pour 300+ beer and ciders for eagerly awaiting craft beer aficionados.

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300+ Beers On Tap for the 8th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW 2017)

Italian buffet, fireworks and craft beer – take a cruise in Vancouver this summer

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Ahoy ye landlubbers! If you haven’t been out on the water yet this summer, there’s still plenty of opportunity. From live music and Italian buffet to the fireworks to local craft beer, there’s plenty happening on Vancouver cruise ships this summer. Here are a few choices.

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Italian buffet, fireworks and craft beer – take a cruise in Vancouver this summer

Country, soul and rock headliners announced for brewery’s summer concert series

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Red Truck Beer Company has announced the headliners of their summer concert series. The local brewer kicked off the series last summer, following the opening of the Red Truck brewery (295 E. 1st Ave.). The brewery, which includes diner-style food, an outdoor seating area and a tasting room, is fronted by a private parking lot which was the setting for the series. This year organizers promise two stages instead of one in the lot, along with food, beer and some top-draw headliners.

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Country, soul and rock headliners announced for brewery’s summer concert series

Limited Edition Lululemon Beer Only Available this Summer

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Vancouver-based brand Lululemon may be better known for its yoga pants, but this summer the company has announced that it will be teaming up with Stanley Park Brewing to release a new, limited-edition craft beer!

The beer, named Curiosity Lager, will give partial proceeds from all sales to benefit the Stanley Park Ecology Society. There will only be 88,000 cans of the new Lululemon beer made, so it could become a collector’s item pretty quickly.

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Limited Edition Lululemon Beer Only Available this Summer

Red Truck Stop now open for business!

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Achsah will pour beer for you at Red Truck.

The Red Truck Stop is now officially open for business.

Vancouver’s latest craft brewery is actually one of the longest-running – owner Mark James established the Red Truck Beer Company in North Vancouver ten years ago. But for the last several months, the city’s craft beer enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the new location.

That facility – which  includes a tasting room, a patio and a kitchen, not to mention an 80-foot high water tower – officially launched this week, on Wednesday June 3.

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Red Truck Stop now open for business!