Friday, August 18, 2017

twin sails

HOTB collab email

Thursday, August 17, 2017

whistler beer fest


Brunch Before Beer, You're in the Clear

The only thing that could make your #WVBF2017 weekend better is kicking it off with a little brunch action before the main event. Because nom.

Saturday, check out the Brickworks Brewers Brunch with 3 delicious courses and beer for only $35 (+tax and grat)! Space is limited and this one sold out last year, get your tickets here.

And new this year for Sunday, checkout the Stonesedge Brewers Brunch presented by Grimm's Fine Foods. It will feature a special #WVBF2017 themed menu specially curated by the Stonesedge chefs using their favourite Grimm's products... we've heard the delicious Grimm's Signature Caesar will be on the menu! No tickets required but reservations are recommended.

Coming from Squamish? Norman Rudy's are being absolute lads and offering anyone with a Main Event ticket 50% off brunch between 9am and noon Sept. 16 & 17! Conveniently, this is also the pick up location for our round trip shuttle service. Win!

Welcome Back Mountain FM! 

We're thrilled to announce that Mountain FM is back as our official local radio partner. Make sure you tune in, they'll be hosting a ton of #WVBF2017 content leading up to the festival, including some tastings and giveaways with a few of our favourite breweries the last 4 Fridays leading up to the festival.

Happen to be in Whistler this weekend for Crankworx? Find the Mountain FM tent in the village stroll and enter to win a pair of All Access passes!

Just a tiny snippet of our rad winning design!

We Have a Winner! 

We challenged local artists to create a backdrop for our stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza and are stoked to announce that we have a winner! We'll save the full unveil of this work of art for the Main Event itself (above is just a small portion), but in the meantime, congratulations to BAZ ONE, who created a beautiful digital image celebrating beer and the mountains. We'll be blowing his design up to 96 square feet and hanging it behind the bands.

As part of his prize, he'll be sipping on suds from his keg of Gibbons Apr├Ęs Lager and enjoying a BBQ prize pack from Grimm's Fine Foods. He'll also have the opportunity to put some of his other work on display at the #WVBF2017 Main Event which includes inspiration from graphic design, comics, urban art, and of course, Whistler, so make sure you go check it out!

Brew Trends: Weird Beer Names For the Win!

Craft brews often come with some odd names, it's part of their charm. Mashable recently wrote this article about using Artificial Intelligence to come up with some on point names and it inspired us to give you a sneak peak at some of the oddest our favourite names we've come across so far in our rad lineup for #WVBF2017.

Hop Chowdah New England IPA from Cannery Brewing Co.
Sap Sucker Maple Porter from Fernie Brewing Co.
Boyz in the Yard Milkshake IPA from Moon Under Water
Trash Panda from Parallel 49 Brewing
Dat Juice from Twin Sails Brewing

These wacky names and 115 others will be available for sampling at the two-day Main Event, you know what to do...

Don't Forget - Festival Musts!

Whistler Brewing Co. Presents Axes & Ales: This absolute time kicks off #WVBF2017 with axe throwing, a mini brewery hop, a barbecue and live music (basically all of the best things!)

Master Crafters | Battle of the Sours: This Friday night industry event is a favourite amongst the breweries and one of our swankier evenings

Round Trip Shuttle Service from $25: Available Saturday and Sunday for the Main Event!

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2017 Preview



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

battle of the brews

It must be beer festival season!
(This might be your first chance to drink Mariner Brewing's beer as well!)

Wanna come to THE PEAK's Battle of the Brews Beer Fest Saturday?
102.7 THE PEAK is throwing our first ever beer fest, and it's all you can drink for one ticket price! AND the best part is that ALL of the money goes to Athletics for Kids and the Surrey Firefighters Youth Charitable initiatives. We're big on giving back to our youth. 

It's THIS Saturday, August 19th at Surrey City Hall Plaza. Just hop the sky train, hang outside, eat food, drink amazing craft brews [from over 18 breweries] and everything is included and all goes to charity.

And just because an afternoon of drinking beer in the sunshine for a good cause with us fine folks from THE PEAK isn't enough, you also get to vote for your favourite beers and help crown one as "the best."

PEAK VIP's can get in for $45, regular ticket price is $50, the ticket is all you can drink from over 18 breweries on board and food included too.

Monday, August 14, 2017

anniversary ale

Help us celebrate our 16th birthday!

Odyssey NItro Porter

Hopocalypse Meow - 9.2% - 650mL

August 14, 2017 – The cat is out of the bag on this year’s Anniversary Ale. To celebrate 16 years of brewing, we invite you to whet your whiskers with Hopocolypse Meow!   This 9.2% IIPA features big tropical hops that explode over a crisp malt base that’ll be sure to have every hoppy beer lover purring.

The beer pours a hazy, fiery orange with a thin, white foam cap. Aromas of tropical candied fruit and melon mingle with delicate fruity esters. Medium bodied and very resinous, the fine but intense bitterness will ambush your palate and terminate your taste buds with extreme prejudice. Slightly warming at 9.2%, you will be glad you dropped this “bomber” in your fridge.

You can get your paws on this special Anniversary Ale at your preferred private craft-focused liquor store. It will only be available for a limited time so don’t experience “the horror, the horror” of missing out.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

bc beer awards

The BC Beer Awards and Festival 2017

Tickets on sale Tuesday August 15th

Vancouver BC, August 11, 2017 - The 8th annual BC Beer Awards and Festival (BCBA) is set to return on October 21, 2017 to the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province. A one-day only event, it features both the BC Beer Awards ceremony and a craft beer festival with over 65 breweries, and a selection of BC ciders presented by The BC Farmed Craft Cider Association. 
We are pleased to announce a new format this year! We recognize that not everyone wants to pause to watch an awards ceremony in the middle of a beer festival. For those that do, and the industry folks, it's a special time! Well now you have the choice. Ticket holders can choose between two ticket types:
VIP Awards Hour Ticket grants early entry at 4pm and live viewing of the awards ceremony hosted by
CBC’s Stephen Quinn in the main ballroom, and starting at 4.15pm. These tickets will be for industry folks and a limited number will be available for sale to the public.
General Admission Ticket runs 5 - 10pm does not include the live awards ceremony viewing, yet still offers a full 5 hours of festival as before.

Awards will be presented for 30+ categories including the CBC People's Choice Award, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Rookie of the Year Award, and the Krones Brewers Challenge. New this year - The Tap & Barrel Brewery of the Year Award. More award announcements to come! Last year the BC Beer Awards challenged Brewers to show off the wonders of the almighty Mild Ale. This year we want them to SMaSH it out of the park, by showcasing how a single malt and single hop can really make a beer shine! The Growler is also back hosting a Brewer’s Collaboration Booth.

Event Details
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from *4 - 10pm
Tickets: On sale Tuesday August 15th @ 10am 
  • VIP Awards Hour Tickets - $55 + tax (no early bird)
  • General Admission Tickets - Early bird $35 + tax until October 1st, Regular $40 
Tokens: All tickets include 4 x 5 oz drink tokens

2016 Rookie of the Year FieldHouse
BCBA Best in Show Steamworks

The Full Story:

The BC Beer Awards & Festival (BCBA) has become one of the most anticipated beer tasting festivals in the Lower Mainland. We will be returning to the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) again this year as this venue has been the perfect location for our event for the past five years.

Last year's BC Beer Awards judging drew over 600 unique entries from over 80 BC breweries and brewpubs, with winners selected in 30 distinct categories. Judges included certified beer judges, cicerones, sommeliers, journalists, as well as noted beer and food lovers. The BC Beer Awards adheres to standards set by the Internationally recognized Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP).

The mandate of the BC Beer Awards is to reward excellent beers even if not brewed exactly to strict style guidelines. Secondary is ensuring that every beer brewed in BC can be entered regardless of whether it fits in a style or not. Craft Brewers across the province are well-known for their innovation and creativity, something that the BCBA organizers are keen to help celebrate. With 20+ new breweries having opened in BC in 2016 and more to come in 2017, we’re well over 125 craft breweries in BC now!  

Find BC Beer Awards Online:
Facebook: BCBeerAwards
Twitter: @BCBeerAwards
Instagram: BCBeerAwards
Event Hashtags: #BCBA #BCBA2017 #YearoftheSMaSH

Suggested Tweet: 8th Annual @BCBeerAwards returns Oct 21st w/ a new format, & new awards! Tickets on sale Aug 15th #BCBA2017


BC Beer Awards 2017

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