Craft Beer can sometimes help support other Crafts. That is where this event “Celebrate Craft… Beer!” comes in.
Celebrate Craft… Beer! was held on Saturday November 5th between 7:30-10pm at Performance Works on Granville Island. The event was held to raise funds for the delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s Craft Heritage & Me program for under-served youth. Sixteen breweries showed up to pour their beers and help with this cause. Here is the original list although Driftwood Brewery and Old Yale Brewing had to pull out due to differing issues.
Being an event about Crafts there were also many artists selling their products in the middle of the room. Here is a sampling of what they were selling.
There was also a blind silent auction with lots of good prizes to be won.
This event was very well attended for the small venue it was held in. The people both loved the crafts that were on sale and the craft beer that was served.
To top everything off the organizers of this festival held a competition for the best seasonal beer poured at the event. The competition was judged by Rebecca Whyman, Chad McCarthy & Ken Beattie and the winning brewery won a a cool glass trophy as well as a handmade tap that will be designed and created by a noted local artist.
The winner of the award was Luppolo Brewing the brand new brewery on the block in Vancouver!
I hope that the fundraising was as was as successful as the event itself as it was a great time with a great mix of people some very new to craft beer and some that know the local industry inside and out.