The GOODS from VCBW
Vancouver, BC | Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) is all set for its 10th-annual 10-day celebration of craft beer happening from May 31 to June 9. VCBW will kick things off at the edge of one of Vancouver’s most iconic brewery districts on May 31, and continue throughout the week with dozens of citywide events across Metro Vancouver. The festivities culminate on June 8 and 9 with the VCBW Festival at the historic PNE Fairgrounds, and will feature live music, food, games, and art along with the largest craft beer and cider selection of any festival in B.C. poured by 100 craft breweries and cideries.
The VCBW 2019 event calendar offers a selection of impressive venues, events, and promotions. Beer lovers can drink up the details of each VCBW beer and cider event at VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.
VCBW Tenth Anniversary Ale
To commemorate the 10th annual citywide celebration, VCBW has partnered with Four Winds Brewing Co. (Delta), Dageraad Brewing (Burnaby) and Powell Brewery (Vancouver) to develop the recipe for the official 2019 VCBW Collaboration Beer: Ten. Ten is a dry-hopped table saison that is bursting with exotic fruit flavours, coming in nice and light at 4.2% ABV, making this an extremely satisfying summer beer. The can illustration of the number 10 was created by prolific Canadian artist, Luke Ramsey. VCBW Tenth Anniversary Ale is in stores now — partial proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.
VCBW 2019 Kickoff: 10th Anniversary Party • May 31, 2019
Kicking things off on May 31, VCBW sets the tone for its milestone year with what promises to be an incredible party at The Beaumont Studios. Mark Woodyard, DJ K-Tel and Coach Fernley will be laying down the beats while the Beaumont Studios hosts ArtSee, an evolving interactive visual and performing arts series with a number of local artists opening up their spaces to share their art and how it’s made. The DownLow Chicken Shack will be heating things up in the “backyard,” and there will be plenty of craft beer to wash it all down. All beverages will be served in cans as a riff on the traditional 10th anniversary gift of aluminum, and partygoers are encouraged to dress in their silvery, sparkly and glittery best for the occasion.
Friday, May 31, 6-10pm at the Beaumont Studios
316 W 5 th Ave., Vancouver | Tickets $25 (includes entry and one beer) at VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.
VCBW 2019 Citywide Events • May 31-June 9
Vancouver Craft Beer Week celebrates craft beer culture and community across the entire city with a wide variety of fun events at restaurants, bars, and breweries. Beer aficionados can take in a number of craft beer focused happy-hours, play beer-themed trivia, learn how to shuck oysters, and set sail aboard craft-beer harbour cruises in honour of VCBW’s 10th anniversary. This year sees the return of some classic hopped-up events together with a fresh batch of happenings from May 31 to June 9. Highlights include:
North Vancouver Beer Bike Tours • May 31, June 1, June 7 and June 8
Canadian Craft Tours hosts a tour of three North Vancouver breweries on their 15-passenger beer bike.
Strange & Fancy Fare • May 31-June 9
Pourhouse and Strange Fellows Brewing have teamed up for a week-long tap takeover featuring beer flights and bites.
Just the Two of Us • May 31-June 9
The Mackenzie Room is plating a five-course two-person menu, paired with local seasonal collaboration and mainstay beers throughout VCBW.
Backcountry Two Year Anniversary Party: Vancouver Edition • June 1
Backcountry Brewing is bringing the mountain to Vancouver with the city edition of their second anniversary party, featuring a 10-tap takeover and DJs at Open Studios.
Sommelier vs Cicerone • June 1
The Sutton Place Hotel hosts an epic showdown of wine versus beer with the Sommelier vs Cicerone Best of BC Championship.
Hoppapalooza • June 2
The Alibi Room is bringing back one of the most beloved VCBW events of all time in celebration of their 13th birthday and 1000th beer list.
Woo Hoo Classic Simpsons Trivia • June 3
The VCBW edition of this fun and boisterous monthly event at The American features a Strange Fellows eight-tap takeover, Simpsons episodes and trivia, plus door prizes.
Beer Trivia • June 4 and Amicia Della Birra • June 6
Luppolo is also getting in on the trivia action with Beer Trivia; later in the week they will also be releasing special collaboration beers for Amicia Della Birra.
Sour Session with Iain Hill • June 5
Strange Fellows Brewing presents an informative evening spotlighting sour beer.
6×6 Langley VCBW Cask Festival • June 6
Dead Frog Brewery is bringing Vancouver Craft Beer Week to Langley with their 6×6 Langley Cask Festival, featuring six brews by six local craft breweries.
American Craft Beer Night • June 6
Brewhall is hosting the U.S. Brewers Association for an All-American Tap Takeover, featuring the best craft beer from south of the border.
Barley Pop Pilgrimage Tap Takeover • June 6
From 3pm until the taps run dry, Timber will feature five nomadic breweries including Good Buddy Beer, Superflux, Boombox, Doan’s and Sundown Brewing.
Flower Power Beers & Burlesque • June 6
The Ladybirds present a London-themed dinner floorshow at The Cascade Room.
Brewery Creek IPA Tap Takeover • June 6
Big Rock Brewery presents a 10-tap takeover of IPAs from the breweries of Brewery Creek Beer District.
Forbidden Fruit • June 6
The Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House will feature over 20 fruity and sour beers from B.C. craft breweries.
Learn to Shuck with Big Shucker • June 6
Twin Sails Brewing and Big Shucker are featuring a Learn To Shuck session, at which guests will enjoy the fruits of their shucking labour paired with craft beer.
Whole Foods Market VCBW Beer Night • June 6
Whole Foods Market is featuring unique local beers at happy hour prices all evening at their Cambie, North Van and Robson locations.
Brews on Board • June 6
Magic Yacht Charters is setting sail with a three-hour sunset cruise featuring craft beer, snacks and a DJ.
VCBW 2019 Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds • June 8-9, 2019
The most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada returns to the PNE Fairgrounds for a full weekend of live music, food, art, craft beer and cider, games and good times. The 10th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival caps off a 10-day citywide celebration with more than 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring over 300 beers and ciders.
For a complete list of participating breweries, food trucks and bands, and to purchase tickets, visit the VCBW website.
Saturday, June 8 from 2-7pm, and Sunday, June 9 from 12-5pm
PNE Fairgrounds, Vancouver
Single day, weekend passes, and VIP tickets starting at $39 available now at VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.
A complete list of VCBW citywide events and promotions is available at VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com. Check back often, as this list will be continuously updated.
VCBW is committed to providing a safe space for adults of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations and abilities to responsibly enjoy craft beer. All volunteers, staff, and attendees should enjoy their experience free from harassment, assault or intimidation—any such behaviour will not be tolerated. As with all VCBW events, Serving It Right rules apply—attendees must be 19+ years of age and provide two pieces of ID. VCBW guests are reminded to drink responsibly and plan a safe ride home.