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:
Website: www.bcbeerawards.com
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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Thursday, August 10, 2017

whistler beer festival


Beer Yoga (this one's on us!)

We're so excited to add a brand new event to this year's stellar #WVBF2017 lineup. We're teaming up with Lululemon to offer a beer yoga session, free of charge. That's right, this hour long sesh will you have sipping suds while you stretch. We're not crazy, beer yoga is totally a thing. Top 3 reasons you're going to want to check this one out: 
1. No cost! (but registration is required - register here)
2. It includes a beer to enjoy during your practice
3. You're also invited to head up to the FireRock Lounge post-class for a sweet after party with live music plus Lululemon will be raffling off prizes for all participants 

Space is limited, register now!

Photo by Justa Jeskova

Main Event Music Lineup! 

We are totally stoked to announce our music lineup for the #WVBF2017 Main Event! As always, we'll be pumping the jams from the time the gates open at noon until they close at 5. Expect 8 live acts of Whistler faves across the 2 days, including:

Image courtesy of @BackcountryDistributors rad Instagram

Hot tubs for the win: welcome

Welcome aboard a brand new sponsor to the #WVBF2017 lineup! Backcountry Distributors offer the Original Nomad collapsible hot tub, perfect for taking along on all of your backcountry adventures, and the towel-sized Epic Wipes to keep you clean when showering isn't really a thing. They even offer free shipping because they're awesome. Keep an eye out for these guys at the Main Event; they'll be the ones enjoying a cold one in the hot tubs!

Brew Trends: Go to Brewniversity!

During #WVBF2017, Simon Fraser University will be offering a 3-day course on Craft Beer Business Fundamentals at the Whistler Learning Centre. Fancy yourself a craft beer aficionado who's always wanted to brew your own beer and roll it out to the masses? Or, maybe you're one of our breweries looking to expand your knowledge. Learn about the business from all angles, from strategy and operations to marketing and consumer behaviour. Only 20 spots are available, all the info and registration you need is right here! 


Insider Tips from Whistler Pros!

The Whistler Insider has the inside scoop on why our fest is the best in the west. Check out this awesome blog post from Tourism Whistler's top 5 reasons to hit up #WVBF2017!

For the Foodies: Happy Camper!

Aside from having the most adorable setup maybe ever, Happy Camper has all sorts of delectable treats and they're joining us at #WVBF2017. We've heard rumblings of grilled cheese, paninis, waffles and more... or maybe that's just our stomachs rumbling. Either way, you're going to want to check these guys out at the Main Event!

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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