On November 23rd 2016 Strange Fellows Brewing held their second annual Moustache & Beeard Challange between 7-9pm.
This event was a fundraiser for Movember and cost $15 to enter the competition. This entry fee included one beer. The tasting room was packed and there was a good turn out for the competition itself. I was even talked into taking part in the event personally although my beard is nothing compared to some of these guys especially the ones in the Vancouver Facial Hair Club. It is always good to see people supporting cancer research.
There were 4 Judges for the competition including a member of the Vancouver Facial Hair Club, Kim of Strange Fellows Brewing, Leah of Vancouver Craft Beer Week and Nigel of Brassneck Brewery. Judging was done on the quality of beard or moustache and the quality of answers to the judges questions. Iain Hill (brewmaster) was the MC of the event. There was some great facial hair and the winners showed this. There were three official categories and one unofficial one. The three official ones were Best Beard, Best Moustache and the Golden Whisker Award for people in the Brewing industry. The fourth was a joke one for most trashy beard or something of the like.
Here are the winners.
- Golden Whisker Award – Azlan Graves (Powell Street Craft Brewery)
- Best Beeard – Theo Buckinskas (Vancouver Facial Hair Club)
- Best Moustache – Sean O’Reilly (Strange Fellows Brewing)
- Biggest Dirtbag Award – Aaron MacInnis (Main Street Brewing)
This charity event was a blast and I look forward to next years edition! I hope even more people show up to compete!