Let the Games Begin…. oh wait Let the beer drinking begin. Thats better!
May 31st, 2013 was the glorious day when the “Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013” kicked off! Held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown Vancouver this event was put on by Vancouver Craft Beer Week and Craft Beer Market a large taphouse opening this summer in the Olympic Village.
The Opening Night Gala went from 6pm to 11pm and was completely sold out weeks before the event happened. Breweries involved are listed below and most breweries had quite a few beers to sample!
BC’s Newest Craft Breweries
33 Acres Brewing
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers
Four Winds Brewing
Main Street Brewing
Powell Street Craft Brewery
Central City Brewers + Distillers
Parallel 49 Brewing
Red Truck Brewing
Vancouver Island Brewing
Between amazing local craft beer, awesome people and great appetizers you could not ask for a better night out in Vancouver! There was also some food carts outside the Roundhouse with more substantial food if you so chose. VCBW also brought together some great prizes that were given away in a raffle including growlers, T shirts and girt cards for Craft Beer Market to name a few things and even some door prizes! There was a DJ playing music all night although I do not know what his name was. My favorite beer of the night was from Bomber Brewing and was an ESB. It was just a great well crafted ESB and it really hit the spot on a Friday Night. It was great to Meet the new Breweries Staff as well as see all the different Brewmasters from all of my Favorite BC breweries. It was also great to hang out and chat beer with all my new found Beer friends and some old friends that surprised me at the event!
Sorry this is not more in-depth but the night was not conductive to taking notes but more to drinking great beer and chatting with some of the most friendly people you will meet in Vancouver! Congrats VCBW organizers for putting on a great Opening Night Gala! I look forward to my other event later in the week!
Check out Vancouver Craft Beer Week soon for this years party or to keep track of what is going on next years 2014 festivities!
Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 runs from May 31st to June 7th 2013.