There are some cool beer events happening in the lower mainland in the near future. I found out about them via the CAMRA Vancouver email list and the CAMRA Vancouver Facebook group. If you want to know the latest cool beer goings on, I suggest you join both the list and the group. However, I wouldn’t stop there; I’d consider becoming a full fledged CAMRA member. The $25 fee will quickly be recouped in savings and other perks, trust me, do it, join. Now for the events:
- Big Ridge in Surrey is hosting a Brewmaster’s Dinner on Tuesday the 28th at 7PM. The dinner costs $40 and features four delicious courses, each paired with a tasty big ridge brew. Learn more.
- It is once again time for the annual Dix Summer Caskival, where many brewers bring a cask or two of their creations for us to enjoy in one spot. The Caskival is August 8th from 12PM to 5PM and costs a mere $20. I have not attended a Dix Caskival yet, but plan to make this my first. Check out the beer lineup and other info here.
I was pretty excited to hear that Garrett Oliver, esteemed brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, was coming to Vancouver from Chester at Brewery Creek. Shortly after hearing the good news, the honourable Rick Green just so happened to send me an email with the details. I definitely hope to attend the Brewmaster’s dinner being held at the Granville Room at the very least. Here is the information Rick passed along:
Friday, August 14th 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Granville Room in Vancouver.
This is a four course dinner with Brooklyn beer paired to each course. Garrett will talk about the food and beer during each course. We plan to have copies of his book “ The Brewmaster’s Table” available for purchase. He will personally sign each book. If you want to come and enjoy the evening with Garrett Oliver and some of your friends please contact me. There are only 75 tickets. The price is $75 which includes Dinner and gratuity. This is a set menu. Come and listen to one of the giants in the beer industry.
Saturday, August 15th 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Brooklyn Brewing Presents: East Coast Beers, West Coast Style
BCLDB Signature Store 39th and Cambie
Join Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewing Co., producer of fine craft ales and lagers, in a tasting of his beers paired creatively with Belgian cuisine by Chambar Restaurant. The first few participants will receive a free, signed copy of Oliver’s acclaimed cookbook, The Brewmaster’s Table (while quantities last)!
I’m told that you have to contact the Granville Room directly to get tickets. I hope I can make it out that night and I hope to see you there.