On Friday September 20th, 2013 the third annual Beerlesque was held. Like last year the event was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown an area of Downtown Vancouver. The event was put on by Vancouver Craft Beer Week and The Donnely Group. The tickets once again cost $55 but included everything but the food. One wrinkle this year was that with your ticket purchase you had to choose a time slot for the Burlesque proformance. There was a 7pm and 9pm show but the event ran from 6pm-11pm. All the action was shown on big screens in the main hall so that you could see everything going on in the theatre.
The breweries at the event included Lighthouse, Bridge Brewing, Red Truck, Russell, Driftwood, Phillips, Deep Cove, Steamworks, Vancouver Island, Storm, Hoyne, Central City, Parallel 49, Steam Whistle and New Belgium (Colorado USA). All were pouring amazing beer but my pick as best beer was Storm Brewing’s Cherry Lambic.
Partial Beer List
Driftwood Brewery – Fat Tug IPABridge Brewing Company – North Shore Pale Ale, Hopilano IPA
Storm Brewing – Cherry Lambic, Black Plague Stout w/ Whiskey, Hurricane IPA
Vancouver Island Brewing – Storm Watcher, High Tail Honey Ale, Hermans Dark Lager, Seadog Amber
Like always there were great Entertainers at this amazing event including The Danger Thrill Show with Neil E. Dee, Rebel Valentine, Lola Frost, Burgundy Brixx, callio p cock, Lydia DeCarllo, Nicky Ninedoors, and a drag show featuring local Brew Masters. The brewmaster drag show was a ton of fun and all 4 guys showed a ton of balls including James (Jamey Storm) of Storm Brewing, Adam Chatburn the President of Camra Vancouver, Scott Butchart (Tamara Tuggit) of Van Brewers and Shae DeJaray of Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.
Danger Thrill Show
Teresa Marie (ukulele performance)
callio p cock (burlesque)
Lola Frost (burlesque)
Burgundy Brixx (burlesque)
Lydia DeCarllo (burlesque)
Rebel Valentine (burlesque)
Nicky NineDoors (burlesque)
Like last year this was an amazing event with lots of amazing people, breweries and performers! I look forward to next years festivities.
Full sized photos can be found here