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Vancouver’s Newest Craft Beer and Cider Sampling Pulls the Tab on Downtown Vancouver, July 30

On Saturday July 30th from 2pm-8pm, Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza will play host to the city's newest Craft Beer & Cider sampling event - but there's a twist; everything is coming from a can!

Burnaby’s West Coast Canning work with BC’s up and coming breweries to can their brilliant brews with their state of the art mobile canning unit.

“We wanted to create an event that allowed us to first highlight the quality of the craft beer being brewed here in BC, as well as the unique care and attention that each brewery is putting into both their product and packaging,” said Matt Leslie, co-founder of West Coast Canning.  “There has long been a stigma associated with cans as we immediately equate them to the mass produced brews we were stealing out of the family fridge as teenagers, but they are quickly becoming the preferred package to get these amazing craft beers and ciders to market.”  

It’s easy to see why cans are a popular choice here on the west coast; they are easy to take up the mountain or out on the boat while protecting the beer from UV exposure and are easily recyclable.

West Coast Canning (WWC) is collaborating on this new celebration with Music Heals, a Vancouver-based charitable organization focusing on increasing accessibility to music therapy across the province. WCC is paired up with Wet Ape Productions for the production and promotion of CANcity, working with Liam Peyton, founder of the Whistler Village Beer Festival (Whistler, BC) and Great Okanagan Beer Festival (Kelowna, BC).

Amongst the 20 breweries in attendance are Field House Brewing Co. (Abbotsford, BC), Barkerville Brewing (Quesnel, BC), The Parkside Brewery, Moody Ales, Twin Sails Brewing (all of Port Moody, BC), Hearthstone Brewing (North Vancouver, BC), Longwood Brewing (Nanaimo, BC) and Category 12 Brewing (Victoria, BC). Guests can also expect fun interactive games, cool vendors, and some of the cities favourite food trucks.

A limited number of Early Bird passes for CANcity will be on sale for $20 at 9am, Wednesday, June 15th, at www.cancity.ca. Regular passes are $25.

About West Coast Canning
Canada’s first mobile canning company that provides craft breweries (cideries and wineries) in BC and Alberta with a full service packaging solution so they can focus on making great beer. They work hard to maintain the highest standards of packaging and cleanliness so they can continue to expand their client’s opportunities to reach new consumers and markets. For more information, visit www.WestCoastCanning.com

About Music Heals
A group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who have come together to help raise awareness of the healing powers of music. The Music Heals Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada. They fund increased access to music therapy for patients in children’s hospitals, senior centers, palliative care, AIDS, HIV programs, at-risk youth, rehabilitation, and bereavement support. For more information, visit www.MusicHeals.ca Music Heals is a not-for-profit society incorporated in British Columbia and is registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable foundation.

About Wet Ape Productions
Wet Ape is a progressive event company focussed on inspiring people’s favourite moments. Wet Ape brings unforgettable event experiences to life through creativity, innovation, and passion. Wet Ape has created and produced a wide variety of large scale outdoor events including four uniquely inspired festivals: Center of Gravity, the Keloha Music & Arts Festival, Unbuckled, and Harvest Haus. As well, Wet Ape promotes and produces a number of concerts and client events across BC. Check out www.WetApe.com for more information.


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