beer can derby

this sounds like a fun event!
which brewery can build the fastest beer can car???

At the Beer Can Derby, contestants make race cars out of beer cans and run them down a giant track (kind of like Matchbox or Kub Kars, but for adults). Prizes will be given to both the fastest and best-looking cars. Attendees are encouraged to make their cars beforehand, but we will have plenty of parts available at the main event to make cars.

Our main event is event Sunday, November 8, from 1-5 PM. We’ve built an amazing track for our inaugural event: 64 feet long with a minimum starting height of 8 feet before another drop off the stage–should be amazeballs! We have prizes for three racing classes (based on can size) as well as a prize for the best-looking car overall. There is also a Brewer’s Cup to see which brewery is the fastest. With the help of our premier partner, West Coast Canning, and the entire lower mainland brewing community, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Rules and tickets are available at

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 we’ll be at the BC Beer Awards from 4 - 9 PM at the Croatian Cultural Centre. We’ll have car building kits, speed advice, and a display track. Tickets for the main event will be on sale. This the last opportunity to get a look at the track before race day!


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