What’s On

beer eventCelebrate Craft … Beer!” is a charitable fundraiser featuring a curated market of local artists while celebrating the seasonal craft beer of 18 BC breweries. The funds raised will support the ongoing delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s ‘Craft, Heritage & Me’ program for under-served youth.

Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island

When: 7:30pm – 10pm, November 5th

Craft brewers will be submitting their unique seasonal craft beer for an evening of tasting by judges and craft community enthusiasts. Jurors – Rebecca Whyman, Chad McCarthy & Ken Beattie – will select the winning beer. And the prize for the best in seasonal category will win an amazing handmade tap designed and created by a noted local craft artist. Last year’s winners of both categories (jurors’ & peoples’ choice) were Strange Fellows Brewing!

The night will include live music by ‘Not You – an electronic duo composed of Sanford and Future Ghost, munchies, a blind silent auction of BC experiences and a curated craft market for you to peruse while enjoying the selection of seasonal craft beer.

You will get the chance to bid in the silent auction for prizes such as ‘Beer for a Year’, Brewery Tours & Tasting with Red Truck Beer an Edible Canada gift basket full of local delicious goodies, dance lessons with Joe Ink Dance, generous gift certificates to Burgoo Bistro & The Latest Scoop amongst many other amazing local experiences! For a full list of silent auction items click here.  Join local artists and artisans at the craft market and find that perfect gift in time for the festive season: Bev Ellis, Julian Duerksen, Joanna Lovett, Olympia KomianosCraftedVan, Good Mallows, Heather Konschuh, Zed Handmade, Charmian Nimmo!

Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite, and include 4 tasters of beer & a 4oz tasting glass to take home.
Tax receipts issued for a portion of the ticket price.

$32 Earlybird (before September 23rd)
$37 Regular (after September 24th)

Additional tasting tokens are available for purchase during the evening for $1.25 each

Click here for a list of participating breweries and artists.

Thank you to our media sponsors – The Georgia Straight!


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