On March 5th, 2014 Liberty Wines and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society held a Beer Fest and food drive at the Wise Hall in the heart of East Vancouver. Food and money were both collected for the food bank. The ticket cost $25 and some non-perishable food items.
A bunch of local breweries stepped up to the plate for this event including Bomber, Central City, Driftwood, Four Winds, Howe Sound, Parallel 49, Phillips, Liberty Distillery as well as an Ontario Brewery Mill Street Brewing. Local distributors Liberty Specialty Imports, Modern Malt, Peacock & Martin, Trucraft Beverages, Untapped Craft Imports also stepped up to the plate and brought out a ton of beer from around the world. Snacks were supplied by Uprising Breads and Santa Barbra Market.
Full Drink List
Bomber Brewing – Bomber Pilsner, Bomber ESB, Shout Out Stout
Bravo Beer Co. – Saison Dupont, Gulden Draak 9000, Saxo Belgian Pale, Troublette Belgian Wit
Central City Brewing – Red Races ISA, Red Racer IPA, Red Racer ESB
Driftwood Brewery – Fat Tug IPA, White Bark Wit Ale, Farmhand Saison, Blackstone Porter
Four Winds Brewing – Saison, Pale Ale, Tripilicity, Brett IPA
Howe Sound Brewing – Lager, Anvil Dark Lager, Pothole Filler Imperial Stout, Cloudburst Lemongrass IPA
The Liberty Distillery – Truth Vodka, Railspur No. 1 White
Liberty Specialty Imports – Famille Grandval CRU de Cambremer AOC Pays D’auge 2012
Mill St. Brewery – Organic Lager, Tankhouse Ale, Portage Cream Ale, Spring Thaw Smoked Maple Ale
Modern Malt – Occidental Kolcsh, Occidental Alt, Base Camp Rye Pils, Base Camp IPL, No-Li Red Ale, No-Li IPA
Parallel 49 Brewing – Hay Fever Saison, Robo Ruby, Hoparazzi IPL, Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale
Peacock & Martin – Corsendonk, Tempelier, Fraoch Heather Ale
Phillips Brewing – Bottle Rocket ISA, Elsinore Pilsner, Blue Buck Ale
Trucraft Beverages – Super Bock, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, Brooklyn Lager, Hopworks Lager
Untapped Craft Imports – Trou Du Diable Shawinigan Handshake, Glutenburg Pale Ale, Double Mountain Vaporizer Pale Ale, Double Mountain IRA, Scuttlebutt IPA, Dieu Du Ciel Belgian-Style IPA, Reverend Nat’s Hopricot Cider
Not only was a ton of food collected and lots of money as well they also had a silent auction full of different beer stuff. Most baskets were a mix of beer, glasses and swag. I bid on one of the silent auction prizes and won! It was full of all kinds of great things.
I would like to thank all of the organizers of this great event as not only was it a fun little event for a few hours but it supported a great cause! You never know if one day you might need the food bank so when you have the ability to help others you should! I look forward to more events like this in the future.