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Hastings North BIA Launches East Village Brewery & Distillery Passport February 24, 2017  

24 Feb

EastVillageBreweryTour.pngOne of our earliest posts was a self-guided tour aimed at discovering some of the hidden gems tucked away below East Hastings Street at the foot of Commercial Drive.  Now the Hastings North Business Improvement Association has created the East Village Brewery & Distillery Passport to help guide you to the 6 craft breweries and 1 craft distiller tucked away in the less travelled routes of the City.  To participate in this self-guided tour, all you need to do is pick up a Passport at any one of the 7 participating locations in the East Village. Your Passport contains a map with all the participating breweries and distillery located within easy sipping distance from each other. All you are required to do is, to start exploring and tasting. Generally speaking, this exploration is fairly walkable, save for Bomber Brewing which is a little further South. Lots (if not all) of the breweries have bike racks out front for those that wish to cycle between their destinations. When you take your passport to each destination, get a stamp from each participating brewery/distiller. Once you’ve collected your 7 stamps, you will receive an East Village branded growler. Taking part in The East Village Brewery & Distillery Passport will be the area’s oldest brewery (established in 1995) Storm Brewing, as well as Parallel 49 Brewing, Powell Street Craft Brewery, Doan’s Craft Brewing Co., Callister Brewing Co., Bomber Brewing, Andina Brewing and Odd Society Spirits.  If you are taking the tour on a weekend, our personal recommendation would be to land at Odd Society Spirits for their free tour that happens every Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 pm.  They provide a great background and history on the process and science of making craft spirits. Did we mention the owners are pretty passionate about what they do? It certainly comes across in everything they do.

However you choose to do the East Village Brewery & Distillery Tour is up to you, ie. you could hit all the spots in one day, break it down into 2 days or more.  While in the area though, we do have a few suggestions. When you stop in at Callister Brewing Co., which houses a few micro breweries, be sure to check out the art on the wall.  When stopping at Doan’s Craft Brewing, make some time for the arcade games while sampling their beer. Pac Man is our go to, but there some 80+ games to choose from.  Whilst taste testing, we encourage food and some of the spots have snacks available or food trucks that are often nearby offering good eats.  En route you will find lots of great spots to start or finish your day or for a pit spot, some we recommend that you may stumble across in your path include Scandillious or Yolk’s for breakfast, The Pie Shoppe for a sweet treat, Bistro Wagon Rogue for dinner at the end of the day. NOTE: The good folks that bring you Parallel 49 Brewing have a newly renovated Tasting Room which also serves food. They’ve done something very cool and brought a food truck inside. Check out the feature in Metro News which has a few photos of their new set up.  We invite you to get out and enjoy some of the great craft beer in East Van.

1st Annual Beer League BASH April 4th Britannia Community Rink

23 Mar

1stAnnualBeerLeagueBASHYou are invited to the First Annual Beer League BASH being presented by Bomber Brewing. The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to BASH, Britannia After School Hockey. The event will take place at the Britannia Community Rink, 1661 Napier Street.  On hand during this event, will be 11 local craft breweries pouring tasters on the rink concourse. At the same time, 4 craft brewery teams, Bomber, Red Truck, Parallel 49 and the ‘Craft Beer All-Stars’ will be having a show down on the ice in a round-robin tournament.  Some of the breweries on site pouring tasters for this fabulous event include Bomber, Red Truck, Parallel 49, Main Street, Strange Fellows, Off the Rail, Bridge, Central City, Storm, Yaletown and Moody Ales. Tickets for this event are $25 and are available online at Eventbrite.  Each ticket will include 3 taster tokens. Although you can and we encourage you to earn extra tokens by donating gently used hockey equipment to the BASH program. Some items they welcome receiving for the BASH program include elbow pads, helmets, hockey sticks particularly composite sticks and socks.  The First Annual Beer League BASH gets under way at 4:00 pm and goes till 10:00 pm.  Note, this is a 19+ event.  Come out and support this great community event!

Oktoberfest At Bomber Brewing September 28th

25 Sep

OktoberfestBomber Bomber Brewing, 1488 Adanac Street, invites you to Oktoberfest in their backyard. They will be firing up the BBQ from which you can expect a Bavarian treat hot off the grill. There will also be live music by The Creaking Planks and, of course beer, specifically their Oktoberfest Lager. Tickets for this event are $35 and available online via Eventbrite. Your ticket includes food, 2 glasses of beer and your very own Bomber Beer Stein. There will also be prizes for those that dress up and show their true Oktoberfest spirit. This is a 19+ event. The event gets under way at 2:00 pm and goes till 6:00 pm.

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