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tuesday, february 23, 2016:

beer pairing dinner at craft beer market with category 12


beer brand brings community together to celebrate mountains, brews and good times across BC

Vancouver, B.C. (February 16, 2016): Granville Island Brewing is hitting the road with the 2nd annual BrewSki Tour, the ultimate celebration of West Coast lifestyle. Through an eight-day ski and brewery tour across six BC mountain towns, the team will connect with consumers on the mountain, over a pint, and in a shared passion for good times.

Combining a genuine love of winter mountain sports and good beer, the BrewSki Tour team is made up of staff from Granville Island Brewing – including Brewmaster Kevin Emms, General Manager Dave Nicholls, Brand Manager Brionne Holland and Beer Merchant Mike Sharpham. As well as a few partners along the way.

“One of the best parts of working in the beer industry in BC is the community created around an authentic appreciation for good brews and good people. The BrewSki Tour gives us the chance each year to visit ski towns and breweries across the province, check out changes and trends in the industry, and celebrate all that B.C. has to offer, while making friends along the way,” says Dave Nicholls, General Manager, Granville Island Brewing.

Each BrewSki Tour stop will see the team visit a local brewery or brewpub, shred powder on a local mountain and host an après event for thirsty beer drinkers after a day on the slopes. The tour team is encouraging consumers to join them along the way, either on the mountain or at the après events. Details on all events can be found at www.brewskitour.ca

The BrewSki Tour is supported by awesome partners including social media powerhouse, Hootsuite, and local adventure content capturing gear, Hitcase. Ski TV is coming along for the ride to film three episodes set to air on Rogers Sportsnet in late March. The social media community is also playing a role in the tour by providing input and suggestions on local spots to visit along the way.

The tour kicks off with a party at the Granville Island Brewing taproom at 7 p.m. on February 23rd, beer lovers are welcome to join and drink in the experience with friends before the team hits the road. Click here to RSVP.


FIRST LEG – ‘The Local Variety’ Experience
February 23Howe Sound Brewery, skiing at Cypress and a kick-off party at Granville Island Brewing taproom
February 24: Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb and après at Duhb Linn Gate 
February 25Grouse Mountain for snowshoeing and après at Altitudes
February 26: Visit local breweries in Vancouver

SECOND LEG - The Explorer’ Experience
February 28: Head to Kamloops, brews at Red Collar, dinner at the Noble Pig Brewpub
February 29: Skiing at Sun Peaks and après on mountain
March 1: Skiing in Revelstoke with après at Mackenzie Common, followed by a visit to Mt Begbie Brewery
March 2: Skiing at Silver Star and après on the mountain

The team will be bringing the tour back to Granville Island by stocking bottles of beer from local breweries along the route. Consumers can stop by the taproom to taste a selection of beer the BrewSki Tour will be drinking along the way.

Visit brewskitour.ca for more info.

Follow the BrewSki Tour 2016 online for live updates:
Brewskitour.ca / gib.ca
FB: /granvilleislandbrewing
Twitter/Instagram: @granvillbeer

thursday, february 25, 2016:

In the spirit of bringing great people, food and beer together, The Butcher Beer Club is proud to announce their next classic beer & food pairing: San Diego Street Style Tacos & Ballast Point Longfin Lager.

For $20 you will receive an offering of fresh Ballast Point beer battered fish tacos and a frosty sleeve of Longfin Lager to wash them down.

Butcher Beer Club members receive a 10% ticket discount, check your email for the latest promo code.

Reservations are recommended for groups of four or more. Contact LL@donnellygroup.ca to reserve your spot.


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