Friday, 18 May 2012
It’s been 365 days since VCBW 2011 shook the core of British Columbia’s craft beer scene with our second annual nine-day celebration of fermentation. For year three we’re turning up the volume to 11 by bringing you 9 Headliner events, 6 Opening Acts, 36 Neighbourhood Gigs, and 12+ week-long specials dedicated to all things craft beer. Ticket sales and full details for all these rockstar worthy gatherings can be found in the Events and Specials pages on this very website. Make sure to check out our 60+ participating Breweries, and show a little love to the Sponsors who help make this whole thing possible. As always please drink responsibly, serving-it-right rules apply, and whatever you do, Do NOT drink and drive!
Friday, 11 May 2012
Looking for something to do on the weekend with your 4 legged friend ?
A great annual event happens each year in Oregon. The Brewers Memorial Ale Fest which benefits Dog charities of Oregon, will take place May 18-20, 2012. A $10 admission fee gets you a Festival Mug and 3 taster tickets. Approximately 3500 people are expected and close to 1,000 of their doggy friends.
The festival was created in memory of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier’s faithful companion Brewer, who passed away May 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of CEO of Rogue Ales. The dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 50+ Microbreweries, Live Music, Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing and Celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benjy and of course, Brewer).
Thursday, 10 May 2012
The event was hosted by the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference which included submissions from 799 breweries across 54 countries and 45 US states. All in all, the 211 lucky adjudicators got to judge 3921 beers in 95 style categories. 5 Breweries and Brewmasters were named champions in Various size categories:
Small Brewing Company Category: Brauerei Michael Plank, Michael Plank
Mid-Size Brewing Company Category: Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Matthew Brynildson
Large Brewing Company Category: AB InBev, Claudio Ferro
Red Racer ESB, also from the Central City Brewing Co., Surrey, BC won Gold for their Extra Special Bitter