Wednesday, January 14, 2015

upcoming events

victoria beer fest:

Victoria Beer Week Launches Full ScheduleMarch 7-15, 2015, Victoria, BC
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Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries and educating Victorians about craft beer. After a very successful launch that saw over 3,000 people attend 14 events held in venues throughout Greater Victoria in early March, 2014, Victoria Beer Week is returning in 2015 with 22 events celebrating craft beer in our city.

#VBW2015 is bringing back some of the most popular events from 2014 and expanding by adding some more exciting options. The festival will once again kick off with the Opening Cask Night at the Victoria Public Market on Saturday, March 7. Last year’s Cask Night was one of the most exciting beer events ever held in the city, and this year the event will feature every Vancouver Island
craft brewery, including several new ones that have opened in the past year, along with three cideries and even a mead producer. We are also proud to offer gluten-free food and drink options at this event (cider and mead only, not beer).

New in 2015 is a major mid-week event called Thunderdome, which will feature 10 brand new, never-before-brewed beers launched by 10 of BC’s best craft breweries. That will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00pm—outdoors under a thunderdome (OK, it’s a heated tent) at Wheelie’s Motorcycle CafĂ© in Rock Bay.

#VBW2015 has also expanded to include a second cask event at the Victoria Public Market, the Closing Cask Night on Saturday, March 14, which will showcase more than 20 Mainland breweries, including several of the hottest new breweries that have opened in Greater Vancouver in the past two years.

The festival will once again finish with the Brewmaster’s Brunch at the Atrium on Sunday, March 15—a delectable affair that includes six beer-paired brunch courses prepared by premier chefs from the Island Chefs Collaborative.


pike chocofest:


Please join us for a little
FOREPLAY BEFORE THE BIG DAY
7th ANNUAL PIKE CHOCOFEST  2015

 
 
 Six Days Before Valentine's 

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
THE PIKE BREWERY, THE PIKE PUB, THE PIKE ATRIUM,  
AND THE PIKE PLACE MARKET ATRIUM & KITCHEN
1415 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(please enter on Union Street) 
Cost: $50.00
Admission includes: all food, authentic CHOCOFEST 2015 commemorative tasting glass, 10 drink tickets, music, and up to $4 off validated parking at Russell Investment Garage.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, January 12, 2015 - It's been called "the best event of the year!" Now in its seventh year, what started as a gathering of beer and chocolate lovers in Pike's Museum Room, has turned into a nationally recognized and anticipated feast of the senses. This romantic event takes place on Sunday, February 8, 2015, on three levels and includes local and imported beer and chocolate, wine, cider, mead, and spirits, along with desserts, oysters, and savory foods from many of Seattle's top restaurants and hotels.

Restaurants: RN74, Cafe Lago, Bravehorse, Dahlia Lounge, Copperleaf, Art, Lark And Bitter/Raw, Salish Lodge, TASTE at SAM, U of W Club, Beardslee Ale House, Luc / Loulay Kitchen & Bar, Vespolina, Pomegranate Bistro/Lisa Dupar Catering, Kaspar's Catering, Georgian/Shucker's, The Shelburne Inn, TRACE  
Oysters: Taylor Shellfish
Chocolatiers and Confectioners:  Tease, Trevani Truffles, Evolve, Theo, Hot Chocolate, Chukar Cherries, Fran's, Gelatiamo, Carter's Chocolates, KuKuRuZa, Rocky Mountain Chocolate.  
Other Specialty Foods:  Karam's, The Shrubbery, Simple & Crisp. 
Wineries: Lopez Island Winery, Efeste, Kestrel Vineyards, Proletariat Wines, JM Cellars, Mount Baker Vineyards,  Clos de Nouys, Sanson, Quinta de Vallado, Ficklin, Alexandria Nicole, Toro Albala, and more.       
Champagne: Champagne Fontaine
Ports: Dow's, Graham's, Cockburn's, Blandy's, Smith & Woodhouse, Martinez, Vesuvio.  
Cider: Finn River, Anthem, Tieton, Wandering Aengus, Eden Ice  
Mead: Sky River Brewing
Spirits: Skip Rock Distillery, 2 Bars Spririts, Wildwood Spirits, Clear Creek Distillery, Dry Fly Distilling, BroVo Spirits, Sidetrack, Pacific Distillery, Copperworks Distillery, Westland Distillery, Sound Spirits, 5 O'clock Spirits, Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Woodinville Whiskey, 3 Howls Distillery, Danzig, Verpooten, Helbing, Alberti, Monet, Sempe, Coquerel, Kammel, Schladerer, Bistra. 
Breweries and Chocolate Cask Beer Festival Participants: Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, American Brewing, Lazy Boy Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Airways Brewing, Triple Horn Brewing, Samuel Smith, Lindemans, Elysian, Spinnaker Bay Brewing, Scuttlebutt Brewing, Odin Brewing, Diamond Knot, Salish Sea Brewing, The RAM, Stoup Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Fremont Brewing, No-Li Brewhouse, Pike Brewery  
Bakeries: Macrina, Honest Biscuits, The Art of Confections,  Grand Central Bakery  
Coffee: Caffe Vita 
Musical accompaniment by:
Lorrie Ruiz featuring Joe Doria, Farko Dosumov, Colin Higgins & Scott Goodwin
Merman featuring Bridgid Roney on Harp
Cracker Factory
    New this year:  
CHOCOLATE CASK BEER FESTIVAL
SAVE THE SOUND VALENTINE STORE where guests will be able to support Puget Soundkeeper Alliance by buying something for their Valentine!
    

PIKE CHOCOFEST is both a delicious, fun event, and an educational adult playtime that benefits Puget SoundKeeper Alliance.

We hope you will join us for PIKE CHOCOFEST 2015!   
 

Thank you to our sponsors: SIP NORTHWEST and GRANDSTAND.COM

 
 For information regarding tickets please contact:

Tara Shuttleworth, Event Manager, Pike Brewing Company. 

 
 

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