VCBW 10th-Anniversary Kickoff Party
May 31 at Beaumont Studios
In addition to a silver-themed canned-beer party with offerings from 45 breweries, expect food from Downlow Chicken Shack and installations from the 40 or so artists who create at Beaumont Studios.
Strange and Fancy Fare
May 31 to June 9 at Pourhouse
Pourhouse and Strange Fellows Brewing team up for a tap takeover where flights are paired with creations roasted duck pie, B.C. albacore tuna crudo courtesy of chef Alessandro Vianello.
Backcountry Brewing Two-year Anniversary Party: Vancouver Edition
June 1 at Open Studio
Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing makes the trip down the Sea-to-Sky for a tap-takeover party that includes DJ Neighbour as well as a premiere of the short film “Making of Backcountry”.
Best Of B.C. Championship: Sommelier Vs. Cicerone
June 1 at the Sutton Place Hotel
Diners sit down for a four-course dinner, after which they’ll decide who paired things better with pan-seared scallops, bison short ribs, and braised rhubarb with elderflower jelly: sommelier Dianne Fisher or cicerone Paul Pyne.
Hoppapalooza 10-year Reunion
June 2 at the Alibi Room
Anticipated enough that it needs two seatings 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Hoppapalooza will showcase a ton of specialty collabo beers brewed for the event, as well as Uncle Greg’s World Famous Alibi Chili and live music by Greg Ball.
6×6 Langley VCBW Cask Festival
June 6 at Dead Frog Brewery
Five Roads, Foamer’s Folly, Old Abbey, Old Yale, Trading Post, and Dead Frog roll out cask brews. As a bonus, you get to take home a limited-edition glass.
June 8 and 9 at the PNE Fairgrounds
The crown jewel in Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s crown, this year’s edition will see over 100 craft breweries and cideries descend on the PNE Fairgrounds, with over 20 food trucks and live bands and DJs on hand to help ramp up an increasingly famous party.