This festival was a nice change from your average beer festival in this province. Many of the beer were either one off saisons / sours or rare and hard to get beers. Nothing for sample was a standard lineup beer. The ticket cost $50 plus taxes and got you a fancy taster glass and 4 tokens.
Breweries at the Festival
Beerthirst – Elysian, Logsdon, North Coast
Bravo Beer Co – Brouwerij Verhaeghe, Dupont
Category 12 Brewing
The Commons Brewery
Copper & Theory – Breakside, Cantillon, pFriem
Craft Beer Imports – De Molen, Omnipollo
Four Winds Brewing
Goose Island Brewery
Main Street Brewing
Parallel 49 Brewing
Powell Street Craft Brewery
Steel & Oak Brewing
Strange Fellows Brewing
Untapped Craft Imports – Double Mountain, Dieu Du Ciel, Les Trois Mousquetaires
Westbier – St Louis, Bockor, St Feuillien, ToØl
Yellow Dog Brewing
The festival had a small amount of tickets sold which showed as there were very rarely lineups and those lineups were only for timed limited beers. The weather was very hot as has been the case for the Month of June and this shows with brown grass!
As always I took many photos of the different beers that I was able to sample. There were so many good sours that I did not stray form this style very often.
This was probably one of the best festivals that I have ever attended. The heat was brutal for me but being in June you would never have guessed it was going to be 30C in Vancouver (It probably should have rained). If you are looking for just one festival to attend next year then this should be the festival you go to!