In this latest episode we discuss a favouite topic of many craft beer fans in the Bottle Share. Learn about the very popular beer sharing events. We also discuss the beers that we all brought to the event. We hope to inspire you try your hands at one of these events soon.
Thanks a ton to 12 Kings Pub for hosting up for this in person podcast. We had technical issues with our video so it will be audio only unfortunately.
Due to my schedule and many other factors I was only able to make it out to one event this year. This one event happened to be the Rookies & Legends event at 12 Kings Pub. The event brought together 24 BC breweries 12 Rookies and 12 Legends and raised money for the BC Craft Brewers Guild.
Rookies: Yellow Dog, Bomber, 4 Mile, Powell Street (New Location), Moody Ales, Bridge (New Location), Postmark, Steel & Oak, Strange Fellows, Barkerville, BC Craft Brewers Guild, 33 Acres
Legends: Hoyne, Tree, Stanely Park, Fernie, Central City, Philips, Parallel 49, Red Truck, Townsite, Vancouver Island, Steamworks, Whistler, Four Winds
All of the breweries were on hand mixing with the crowd at the event. The 12 Rookies were poured at the regular bar in the pub while the 12 Legends were poured in a backroom that I did not even know existed. The back room also housed the food table which made it a popular room.
I was happy to see that some of the breweries brought out some new or limited release beers to make things interesting as many events cater to the new craft beer fan not the experienced aficionado. Having two bar setups instead of different stands for every brewery meant for quick thinking for every sample of beer. You had to have your decision made before you made it to the bar as they were trying to make everything move quickly and smoothly. They did a great job of trying to keep the lines moving really quickly also! The event was sold out but it went off without a hitch with really good service and smiles all around. I look forward to next years Vancouver Craft Beer Week as well as the next event they hold at 12 Kings Pub!
Topics of Discussion:
1 Upcoming and recent events attended
2 Latest breweries frequented
3 Beer from across Canada
Audio Only Version
Establishments and breweries mentioned in this podcast include, R&B Brewing, Central City Brewers & Distillers, Howe Sound Brewing, Big River Brewpub, Red Truck Beer, Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, Dageraad, Elizabeth Station, Moody Ales, 33 Acres, bomber brewing, stone brewing, tru du diable, dieu du ciel, unibrue, trois pistoles, great lakes brewery, half pints brewing, fort gary brewing, lake of the woods brewing, toolshed, west coast liquor, kerrisdale, laurelwood public house and brewery, mill street brewery, leavenworth, great Canadian beer festival, vcbw, vancouver craft beer week, great okanagan beer festival, moylan’s brewery, beerthirst, london pub, 12 kings pub, hoyne, fernie brewing, phillips brewing, parallel 49 brewing, yellow dog brewing, powell street craft brewery, bridge brewing, farimont hotsprings, east kootenay beer festival
Well its almost that time again this year! Vancouver Craft Beer Week is just around the corner running from May 29th to June 7th, 2015.
For the sixth annual Vancouver Craft Beer week things have only gotten bigger once again. The event that I can not wait to attend is the “Rookies & Legends” event at the 12 Kings Pub on June 5th, 2015 between 6pm and 10pm. Tickets run at $49 plus taxes and fees but include the beer and sample sized snacks in that price. This event brings 24 breweries to pour their wares. 12 Rookies and 12 Legends in the local beer scene.
Pouring for the Legends: Hoyne Brewing
Stanley Park Brewing
Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer)
Parallel 49 Brewing
Red Truck Beer
Vancouver Island Brewing
Four Winds Brewing
Pouring for the Rookies: Yellow Dog Brewing
4 Mile Brewpub
Powell Street Craft Brewery
Steel and Oak Brewing
Strange Fellows Brewing
BC Craft Brewers Guild (Steel and Oak – Vancouver Island Brewery colab)
The lineup of breweries sound great and I am sure they will be bringing some amazing beer to share with the crowd. The following is a little blurb from the VCBW website on the event.
“It’s no secret that BC’s craft brewing community is growing. Our province’s rich lineage of influential veteran breweries is balanced with a bubbling crop of exciting new brewers. Rookies and Legends gathers 24 of the BC Brewers Guild’s finest (12 Rookies and 12 Legends) at 12 Kings Pub for an evening of beer, food and good ol’ socializing. Doubling as a fundraiser for the BC Craft Brewers Guild, this event will see brewers from all over the province serving their beers alongside some delicious food offerings from 12 Kings! Your ticket is inclusive of beer samples and a variety of sample-sized food offerings.”
So if this sounds good to you like it does to me pick up your tickets now. They will not last forever! If you snooze you loose. If you do purchase tickets make sure to tap me on the shoulder and say hi!