Tapped Vancouver (A Craft Beer and Cider Tasting) – Fighting Chance Productions


On Thursday January 21st, 2016 Fighting Chance Productions held what they hope to be the first of an annual fund raising event.  The event was called Tapped Vancouver and was held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

The event began at 7pm and ran until 10pm in the evening.  All beer samples were included in the ticket price which is a nice change of pace for the Vancouver scene.  Like always I get to events before anyone else seems to so I have some early shots before the crowd arrived.  Its the best way to figure out what is being served before the crowds arrive.

From my memory the breweries involved were Bomber, Russel, Driftwood, Whistler, Black Kettle, Howe Sound, Parallel 49, Steamworks and Phillips.  There was also some cider on offer from Lonetree.

The main reason for this event was to raise money for Fighting Chance Productions so that they can continue to produce high end productions.  As a main way to raise money they did a silent auction that had all kinds of really interesting prizes inducing some alcohol, gift cards for brewery tours, artwork and some tickets to plays and a prize pack of Canucks tickets among other things.  Sadly I forgot to take photos of all the prizes (although that is probably good as then peoples contact info might be to public).

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There was a really neat mix of people attending the event with a large portion of the crowd being in the theatre industry or big fans of theatre.  I was able to talk with a few of the directors of plays for Fighting Chance Productions which was really cool.  If you like theatre and didn’t make it out to the event make sure to check out what Fighting Chance Productions is currently showing as you may just really be interested in seeing it!

http://www.fightingchanceproductions.ca

Here are my full sized photos.

Current plays from Fighting Chance Productions include:

Cats january 27th-February 7th, 2016 in White Rock and February 19-march 12, 2016 Vancouver

Facing East April 22 – May 14th, 2016 Vancouver

Virgins a Musical Threesome May 17th-21, 2016 Vancouver

Green Day’s American Idiot July 29tth, August 27th, 2016

Heathers The Musical July 28th, August 26th, 2016

Tapped Vancouver (A Craft Beer and Cider Tasting) Late January – Fighting Chance Productions


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Sometimes art is able to fuel other forms of art.  Vancouver is a hub for craft beer and cider as we all know but Vancouver is also a hotbed for theatre.  One of Vancouver’s best Independent Theatre companies Fighting Chance Productions is holding what they hope will be the first of an annual event on January 21st, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm called Tapped Vancouver at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.

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Much like all art forms it costs a lot of money to produce independent theatre and Fighting Chance Productions is looking to help fund their mandate in a fun and entertaining evening of beer, cider, food and a silent auction.

About Fighting Chance Productions:  “Fighting Chance Productions arrived on the Vancouver stages in January 2007. Founded by Artistic Director Ryan Mooney, Fighting Chance started as an opportunity for young theatre artists to present their skills on a stage where their age or experience did not limit them, but ultimately helped them gain on the job experience.  Since that time Fighting Chance Productions has grown to be one of the leaders among young independent theatre companies in Vancouver.”

The brewery involved in the event are still growing at this point but they already have Driftwood Brewery, Dogwood Brewing, Whistler Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing, Phillips Brewing, Bomber Brewing, Black Kettle Brewing and Unibroue involved.  Other alcoholic beverages involved so far include Hey Y’all Iced Tea and Lonetree Cider.

Current plays from Fighting Chance Productions include:

Cats january 27th-February 7th, 2016 in White Rock and February 19-march 12, 2016 Vancouver

Facing East April 22 – May 14th, 2016 Vancouver

Virgins a Musical Threesome May 17th-21, 2016 Vancouver

Green Day’s American Idiot July 29tth, August 27th, 2016

Heathers The Musical July 28th, August 26th, 2016

Tickets cost $66 ($29 using promo code found here) and include entry into the event and a 4oz souvenir tasting glass.  Tickets can be purchased at the link below.

Click here for tickets.

I hope to see a great showing from the craft beer community as it is always good to support all forms of art be it theatre or craft beer.  Support the independent as much as possible!

Craft Beer Market presents the VCBW Opening Night Gala – May 31st, 2013


Let the Games Begin…. oh wait Let the beer drinking begin.  Thats better!

May 31st, 2013 was the glorious day when the “Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013” kicked off!  Held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown Vancouver this event was put on by Vancouver Craft Beer Week and Craft Beer Market a large taphouse opening this summer in the Olympic Village.

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The Opening Night Gala went from 6pm to 11pm and was completely sold out weeks before the event happened.  Breweries involved are listed below and most breweries had quite a few beers to sample!

BC’s Newest Craft Breweries

33 Acres Brewing
Bomber Brewing
Bridge Brewing
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers
Four Winds Brewing
Main Street Brewing
Powell Street Craft Brewery

Old Favourites

Central City Brewers + Distillers
Driftwood Brewing
Hoyne Bewing
Lighthouse Brewing
Merridale Ciderworks
Parallel 49 Brewing
Red Truck Brewing
Spinnakers
Steamworks Brewing
Vancouver Island Brewing

Between amazing local craft beer, awesome people and great appetizers you could not ask for a better night out in Vancouver!  There was also some food carts outside the Roundhouse with more substantial food if you so chose.  VCBW also brought together some great prizes that were given away in a raffle including growlers, T shirts and girt cards for Craft Beer Market to name a few things and even some door prizes!  There was a DJ playing music all night although I do not know what his name was.  My favorite beer of the night was from Bomber Brewing and was an ESB.  It was just a great well crafted ESB and it really hit the spot on a Friday Night.   It was great to Meet the new Breweries Staff as well as see all the different Brewmasters from all of my Favorite BC breweries.  It was also great to hang out and chat beer with all my new found Beer friends and some old friends that surprised me at the event!

Sorry this is not more in-depth but the night was not conductive to taking notes but more to drinking great beer and chatting with some of the most friendly people you will meet in Vancouver!  Congrats VCBW organizers for putting on a great Opening Night Gala!  I look forward to my other event later in the week!

Check out Vancouver Craft Beer Week soon for this years party or to keep track of what is going on next years 2014 festivities!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 runs from May 31st to June 7th 2013.