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.
The good people at Northwest Brewing News kindly send out a regular e-newsletter, titled Hop Tips, informing beer lovers about what is going on in the world of Northwest brewing. Northwest Brewing News is one of my favorite sources for local beer information. Yes, I consider Washington, Oregon, Northern California and even Alaska to be local.
There are a couple of great sounding events going on in Bellingham WA, just south of the Metro Vancouver, taking place in the next few weeks. I just want to point a couple of them out:
- Tuesday February 17th – Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen in Bellingham will be hosting a Kolsch night. Kolsch is a relatively hard to find German ale, and with pints coming in a $1.50 it is hard to pass up this opportunity. From my understanding this event will be occurring every Tuesday until otherwise posted.
- February 23rd 6:00PM – Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen is putting on a winter beer dinner. Tickets will need to be purchased in advance online.
- February 24th – Boundary Bay Brewing Company is presenting a Fat Tuesday extravaganza. Dixieland Jazz and a special menu should make for a great evening. I believe Dix Brewing in Vancouver is also hosting a Mardi Gras party on February 19th. Why not enjoy both.
These are just a few of the great beer events taking place in the Pacific Northwest. Although Vancouver is nowhere near Washington as far as craft brewing goes, Vancouverites are still quite fortunate to live in such a great beer region, so please take advantage of what is right in our own backyard.