Sunday, October 23, 2016

hot glass cold beer

Glassblowing, Craft Beer
and Spooky Fun!

Tickets are going fast for the most fun beer-tasting, glass-slinging event of the year!

Watch TCGC members make glass pumpkins and blow glass into an actual pumpkin! (Rumour has it there might even be a fire-breathing glass jack-o-lantern!)

Exercise your creativity in our Carved Pumpkin Contest! Enter your pre-carved pumpkin to win a handblown glass bowl made by TCGC members.

Get your Halloween on in our costume contest and win brewery swag! Prizes, for hottest, glassiest, coldest, beeriest, and more!

Taste delicious craft beer from nine local breweries, sipping from your very own handblown taster glass made and signed by glass artist Scott McDougall!

Plus music by DJ Darkcloud and eats by Chickpea and Disco Cheetah food trucks!
Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:00-10:00 pm.
Only 125 tickets per session!
Your $55 ticket price includes:
  •  A handblown taster glass designed, made and signed by glass artist Scott McDougall, whose design was selected by a jury of brewery representatives.
  •  7 beer tasting tokens
  • Glassblowing demonstrations
  • Carved Pumpkin contest
  • Costume Contest
  • Music by DJ Darkcloud

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

new release

BLOOD FROM A STONE Red Rye IPA:  After a two year absence, Bomber 
and Stone's Blood from a Stone Red Rye IPA collaboration brew has returned. 
By using American yeast and hops, along with Canadian rye and malted barley, we have 
created a smooth and spicy IPA with creamy body and clean, dry finish. Calypso and 
Ella hops add tropical notes to the rye and malt aromas in this rich Red Rye IPA. 
About Blood from a Stone:
Appearance: Reddish orange with soft off-white head
Aroma: Tropical notes from the Calypso and Ella in the kettle, and the latter as dry hops
Flavour: The Canadian Rye and German CaraRed malts give a smooth spiciness and 
crisp hop finish 
Mouthfeel: Dry but with velvety body
ABV = 6.8%
Original Gravity = 1.067
Bitterness = 50 IBU
Colour = 13 SRM
  Blood from a Stone is available now in kegs, 473ml cans,
  and on tap in the Bomber Brewing tasting room.
About Bomber Brewing:
Located on the eastside, Bomber Brewing 
is one of Vancouver's premier craft breweries.
With five flagship beers in cans and ever-rotating 
seasonals, Bomber Brewing has a beer for everyone.

Friday, October 21, 2016

celebrate craft... beer! craft council of bc is pleased to present
Celebrate Craft … Beer!” is our annual charitable fundraiser featuring a curated market of local artists while celebrating the seasonal craft beer of 18 BC breweries. 
Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island
When: 7:30pm – 10pm, November 5th
Craft brewers will be submitting their unique seasonal craft beer for an evening of tasting by judges and craft community enthusiasts. Jurors – Rebecca WhymanChad McCarthy & Ken Beattie – will select the winning beer. And the prize for the best in seasonal category will win an amazing handmade tap designed and created by a noted local craft artist.
The night will include live music by ‘Not You‘ – an electronic duo composed of Sanford and Future Ghost, munchies, a blind silent auction of BC experiences and a curated craft market for you to peruse while enjoying the selection of seasonal craft beer.
You will get the chance to bid in the silent auction for prizes such as ‘Beer for a Year’, ‘Beer for Half a Year’, an Edible Canada gift basket full of local delicious goodies, dance lessons with Joe Ink Dance, generous gift certificates to Burgoo Bistro, amongst many other amazing local experiences!  Join local artists and artisans at the craft market and find that perfect gift in time for the festive season: Julian DuerksenJoanna LovettOlympia KomianosCraftedVan, Bev EllisGood MallowsHeather KonschuhZed HandmadeCharmian Nimmo!
Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite, and include 4 tasters of beer & a 4oz tasting glass to take home.
Tax receipts issued for a portion of the ticket price.
$37 Regular 
Additional tasting tokens are available for purchase during the evening for $1.25 each
Click here for a list of participating breweries and artists.
Hope to see you there!

Craft Council of BC, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
tel 604.687.7270 email 
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

beer mac n cheese

mmmmmm, mac 'n cheese made with beer!


Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures comfort food cravings with new fall menu

Three new crave-worthy dishes available at all locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario starting today 

VANCOUVER, BC, October 18, 2016 Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is curing comfort food cravings with its new fall menu, available starting today at all Famoso locations. Perfect for the cooler fall and winter months, the menu features the brand-new Patate Pancetta Pizza, Korean BBQ Beef Pizza and Mac + Cheese Pasta, as well as the return of the Funghi pizza, a seasonal favourite.

“We’re thrilled to introduce our new fall menu, including two seasonal pizzas and a twist on the classic comfort food - and everyone’s childhood favourite - Mac + Cheese Pasta,” said Justin Lussier, CEO and co-founder of Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria. “Classic Italian food pairs perfectly with the cooler weather and change in seasons. We want our guests to feel right at home when they visit us at Famoso and our fall menu definitely adds that nostalgic, comforting touch.”

Famoso is a traditional neighbourhood pizzeria that uses authentic ingredients and processes to create their Neapolitan pizzas and pastas, including the newest additions:

  • Patate Pancetta Pizza ($16.50 in BC, SK, ON; $16.75 in AB only): Crème fraîche, rosemary, russet potatoes, fior-di-latte, pancetta, caramelized onions, Grana Padano, sea salt, truffle oil, topped\with a fried egg and garnished with a lemon wedge

  •  Korean BBQ Beef Pizza ($16.50 in BC, SK, ON; $16.75 in AB only): House-made Korean BBQ sauce, fior-di-latte, house-roasted pulled short ribs, cheddar cheese, green onions, finished with a drizzle of hoisin sauce

  •  Mac + Cheese Pasta ($12.50 in BC, SK, ON; $13 in AB only): Artisan Cavatappi pasta, covered in house-made beer cheese sauce, baked with prosciutto crisps and sliced green onion, then topped with a crunchy cheddar-gremolata

“In keeping with our commitment to creating authentic Neapolitan fare, all three of these new additions incorporate traditional Italian flavours, but with new-world touches that are house-made and delicious,” added Lussier. “We’re sure that our guests will love and crave these new comfort food additions as much as we do.”
The new fall menu is now available at all 28 Famoso locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Find your closest Famoso at

About Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria: Famoso is the neighbourhood pizzeria where you’ll find a fun and vibrant atmosphere any day of the week. It’s where great food and good friends make the perfect ingredients for a memorable night. Inspired by the energy of an authentic pizzeria in Naples, Italy, at Famoso you’ll find the delicious tastes of fresh, pizzaiolo-tossed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Visit Famoso online at

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

benefit brew

We're brewing a beer for a cause, but need you to tell us which one!

Nominations Are Open!

We're brewing a special beer for a charity that you choose

Benefit Brew is an annual project where Phillips Brewing Company creates a custom brew for a cause. The beer is named after the charity, given a custom-designed label, and full proceeds are donated (approx. $10,000). Which cause? That’s up to you!
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Benefit Brew!! We are running both a BC Benefit Brew open to non-profits active in BC, as well as an Alberta Benefit Brew for our friends across the Rockies who do incredible work.

Nominations for your favourite charity are open until October 30th at  Any federally registered charity can be nominated, but in support of age-related alcohol marketing regulations, children's charities cannot be accepted.  Out of the nominated causes, 10 charities will be selected to participate in a community vote to determine the winner.  Although we can only do one brew each charity participating in the vote will also receive a $500 donation.

If you are in the Calgary area, join us this Sunday October 23rd at the Ship & Anchor between 12-3.  We will be onsite enjoying a brew, answering questions about the project and helping people nominate their favourite charities in person.

Copyright © 2016 Phillips Brewing Company, All rights reserved.

Monday, October 17, 2016

bc ale trail

the ale trail has launched!

Arrive thirsty, leave inspired: the BC Ale Trail launches to connect visitors and locals with British Columbia’s craft beer industry

For those who have a passion for beer – especially craft beer – and for those who want to explore the best the province has to offer, comes the BC Ale Trail.

The BC Ale Trail officially launches on Oct. 14, 2016 at the BC Craft Beer Awards, as the province celebrates BC Craft Beer Month. It’s the ultimate guide to British Columbia’s diverse and dynamic craft beer community.

Visitors and locals who follow the BC Ale Trail have the opportunity to head out on a beer-oriented adventure, hit local craft breweries, taste delicious local fare, and discover some of BC’s best businesses. Via the BC Ale Trail’s online guide, visitors can choose from seven different Ale Trails across British Columbia including: Victoria; Nanaimo and the Comox Valley; the Sunshine Coast; Port Moody; Whistler; the Kootenay Rockies East; and the Kootenay Rockies West.

The beer brewing industry has a rich history in British Columbia, and can be traced to the Phoenix Brewery, the first licensed brewer in British Colombia in 1858. Spinnakers Brewpub opened in 1984 as the first modern brewpub in Canada. Since then, British Columbia’s craft beer scene has continued to expand.

The BC Ale Trail’s website helps visitors organize self-guided trips to explore British Columbia and enjoy this province’s rich culture, wildlife, natural settings, and local attractions. In addition, the BC Ale Trail features a detailed database of craft beer breweries, major beer festivals in British Columbia, and a blog that explores the industry and its evolving culture.

Tread along the Ale Trail and explore beautiful British Columbia. For more information, visit

About the BC Ale Trail
In partnership with Destination British Columbia and the BC Craft Brewers Guild, the BC Ale Trail emphasizes how a visit to or around British Columbia is enhanced with a pint of craft beer culture. With an increasing preference for local craft beer in BC and growth of artisanal beer in North America, the BC Ale trail embraces the “buy local” movement, helps showcase independent breweries, and connects visitors with the unique culture at the heart of communities all over the province.

The BC Ale Trail’s destination partners for 2016 include: Tourism Victoria, Tourism Whistler, Tourism Nanaimo, Discover Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast Tourism, City of Port Moody, and Kootenay Rockies Tourism. For more information, visit

Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour –
“British Columbia’s tourism sector is thriving with international visitors up 12.5% so far this year.  And those visitors are sampling some of the world’s best beer made right here in B.C. The tourism and craft beer sectors create jobs and economic growth throughout our province and the BC Ale Trail is a natural pairing of these two industries. From Vancouver Island to the Kootenays, visitors to our province are enjoying quality craft beers while taking in our world class tourism attractions.”

Ken Beattie, Executive Director, British Columbia Craft Brewers Guild –
“The BC Craft Brewers Guild views the BC Ale Trail and our partnership with Destination BC and the participating Tourism organizations as a game changer for our breweries and our province. We know we have a world class brewing community to showcase and the BC Ale trail, our partner breweries and the communities involved will deliver an inspirational experience to our visitors”

Paul Kamon, Executive Director, Tourism Powell River –
“The pairing of tourism destination marketing with BC's dynamic craft beer industry is timely. With the explosive popularity of tasting rooms, breweries have become important social hubs and attractions for small BC communities.”

Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction, and Ministry Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch –
“B.C.’s craft beer scene is growing every year, creating more jobs, and contributing to our province economically and culturally. I have seen first-hand in my community how a craft brewery can liven up a town. The BC Ale Trail will invite tourists into our communities, help them discover unexpected sites and landscapes, and show them exactly why B.C. truly is Canada’s craft beer capital.”

John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform Policy  –
"Craft beer is not only one of B.C.’s best small business success stories, it has also become a cultural phenomenon and source of B.C. pride. By pairing B.C.’s outstanding craft beers with our province’s breath-taking landscapes and tourist attractions, the BC Ale Trail offers an easy, innovative and imaginative way for visitors to explore some of B.C.’s many hidden gems.”
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