VANCOUVER | 85 WEST 1ST AVE -
OLYMPIC VILLAGE | 604.709.BEER |
Along with our good friends at McClelland Premium Imports (MPI), we
are giving away a trip
for 2 to Belgium in 2017 valued at $15,000 and want
to send you on a beer lovers experience of a lifetime! The trip
Round trip airfare
for 2 from Ottawa to Brussels
4 days & 3
nights in Belgium hosted by MPI team
Exclusive access to
some of Belgium's oldest breweries
VIP Opening day of
Belgian Beer Weekend 2017
So how do
you get in on the action? From Aug 1 - 14 buy a Best of Belgium
6 pack sampler and be entered to win 2 tickets to our Belgian Brewmaster's
Dinner. OR make sure you are here by purchasing
tickets to the dinner where we will announce the winner. Tickets
are moving fast! Get yours here
before they sell out!
Cheers to a great summer. Have questions or comments? Drop us
a line. Let's chat!
The CRAFT Team
Aug 1 - BC
Day - Sleep in then join us for brunch served from
11am - 2pm
Aug 4 - National
IPA Day - $5 IPA's all day
Aug 9 - Caskapalooza
- Over 20 casks to sample. Get your tickets here!
Aug 23 - Belgian
Brewmaster's Dinner - Win a trip for 2 to Belgium.
or at the restaurant
With the temperature on the rise sometimes you just need a nice cold
glass of water to quench your thirst! We proudly serve Q Water in our
restaurant. This sustainable water system helps eliminate packaging and
transportation of traditional bottled water.
Q Water is a high quality water filtration system that uses local water
as its source. We filter and chill the water to produce still and
sparkling water as needed to ensure the freshest and purest taste
possible in the most environmentally friendly way.
Want to feel even better about ordering a water at CRAFT? $1 from each
Q Water sold goes to support Ocean Wise. Now we'll raise a pint, of
water that is, to that!
Premium Imports (MPI) was founded
in 2003 with the mission of bringing Europe's finest, most authentic
beers to Canada. We have become great friends with MPI owner, Guy
McClelland, and the whole team.
In 2007 Guy was knighted by the Confederation of Belgian Brewers
Association and officially became a Beer Knight. He is one of
only 4 Canadians to receive this honour. Some of the perks include
membership in this elite fraternity and a medal that entitles you to
drink for FREE anywhere in Belgium! If you are the winner of this
year's trip for 2 to Belgium you will be able to enjoy some of the
unique access that Guy has to some of the oldest breweries and
traditions in Belgium.
Some of the great beers that they import to Canada that you can find on
tap at CRAFT include - Mort Subite, Affligem, Mongozo, Stiegl and
Stiegl Radler, Delirium Tremens, Erdinger Dunkel and Erdinger Weiss.
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Thursday, August 4th, join beer enthusiasts, breweries and
CRAFT in raising a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic
styles: the India Pale Ale. Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a Global
movement created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts,
bloggers and brewers worldwide.
How was the IPA
The story goes that while the British were trying to colonize
India the beer they sent their troops failed to endure the sea voyage
all the way around the cape of Africa. Extreme temperatures and
prolonged storage without the benefits of refrigeration were less than
ideal conditions for transporting beer. As a result, it kept spoiling
on the trip.
The British had two tools to work with: alcohol and hops. Both of these
work as preservatives. According to legend, it was George Hodgson of
East London’s Bow Brewery who eventually created the first IPA. It was
bitter and highly alcoholic, but it endured the long ocean trip.