Events Update: November 2016

We’re nearing the end of 2016, but we still have some fantastic events planned to round off the year!

bccbm-logo-10-squareOctober was an action-packed month for the CAMRA Vancouver team. We had a fantastic time meeting members old at new at the many BC Craft Beer Month events.

We celebrated a belated Oktoberfest with our sold-out German Beers 101 class taught by the amazing Conrad Gmoser, legendary long-time brewer for Steamworks and now the head brewer at the immensely popular Brassneck Brewing. The class learned how amazing ingredients, an exciting range of yeasts, and a dedication to excellence in beer can taste.

We also spent some time at the annual BC Beer Awards. This was a sensational event brought the best and the brightest from BC’s brewing scene under one roof. This event always highlights the fact that we have one of the best brewing scenes on the planet. We loved talking to the brewers and owners and hearing about all the innovation that is going on in our community! A HUGE thank you to the amazing team at Bridge Brewing in North Vancouver who prepared a cask for the CAMRA table – a delicious Ginger Mango Mild. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

A big congratulations is in order to the team at Luppolo Brewing! They opened their doors on Saturday, October 29 with a fantastic line up of beers. Drop by and check out Yeast Van’s newest addition, they’re now open 7 days a week, 3-11pm!

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-10-31-34-pmLast weekend we had a booth at The Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival, an event created as a way to support amazing charities in the community and encourage local beer and food lovers to experience the best BC has to offer. This event brings together 30 local breweries and 10 top-rated restaurants and caterers! We were thrilled to meet so many locals with a passion for advocacy and are looking forward to the chance to host more events within Coquitlam! Including our upcoming Member Appreciation Night.

Have tickets to the Burnaby Beer Festival? Make sure to bid on our fantastic silent auction gift basket! It includes some great craft beer merchandise and TWO tickets to our sold out Vancouver Craft Beer Festival!

Our November education class is the History of Beer!camra-vancouver-education-history-of-beer Join us at Big Rock Urban on Thurs, Nov 17 at 6:30pm to find out how humanity’s best and most important beverage has driven forward human history, from religion and literature to politics, science and technology. As always, samples will be provided! CAMRA member tickets are only $15 and include samples, available here.

Join us on Saturday, November 19 at The Burrard Public House for the fall edition of the Tri-Cities Cask Festival! We’ll be providing a free transit fare pass for the ride home, so make sure to choose the “Safe Ride Home” ticket option!  Drop by our booth to pick up your ticket while you’re there. Tickets available here.

We’re ending November with two special events: the first annual Vancouver Craft Cider Festival happening on Sunday, November 27 and our CAMRA Vancouver Member Appreciation Night on November 30!

instagramDid you miss out on tickets to Vancouver Craft Cider Festival? We have a contest happening from November 7 – November 23 for your chance to win two tickets! Every new member that signs up in that time is entered for the chance to win! Already a member? You have the chance to win too! If you refer a new member to sign up, you’ll also be entered. Make sure they put your name in the “Referral” line in the online sign up.  Join online here for your chance to win!

We are so happy to have the support of our amazing members!camra-vancouver-member-appreciation We would like to take the opportunity to thank each of you for supporting us in 2016 with a Members Appreciation Night at John B Pub on Wednesday, November 30 from 6-10pm! Enjoy free appetizers, a rare tap 5 beer takeover, bonus thank you beer for all members, a variety of door prizes and a free shuttle to and from the pub from Lougheed Station! RSVP here for your chance to win a $50 John B giftcard.

We have plenty more in the works for the next few months so stayed tuned to our social media pages and newsletter!

Ashleigh Begg
Communications Director
CAMRA BC – Vancouver Branch





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