With the inaugural Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week in 2017 there were just six breweries to revel with. Today, with nine craft breweries and one more anticipated to open by the end of the year, the beer community on Vancouver’s North Shore celebrates October 4-11, 2019.
As the North Shore’s craft beer scene bustles, hop-heads and craft beer connoisseurs will be rewarded with a full week of fun beer events happening in breweries and venues across Vancouver’s North Shore. The week kicks off with a launch party featuring all North Shore breweries and is followed by beer-pairing dinners, brewery battles, Oktoberfest events, open houses and more at each of their locations.
The VNSCBW launch party takes place at the Pipe Shop on October 4, from 5pm-10pm and plays host to all of the North Shore breweries: Beere Brewing Co, Black Kettle Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing Co, Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers, Green Leaf Brewing Co, Hearthstone Brewery, House of Funk Brewing Co, Streetcar Brewing, Wildeye Brewing, and the first appearance of the soon-to-open North Point Brewing for an evening of beer-tastings, food truck appearances from Tacofino and O’Canadawg, and musical performances provided by Musos Entertainment.
The week will then continue with special events at each of the open breweries, giving festival-goers a chance to celebrate the boom and growth of the local craft beer community and industry. The ever-popular Tap & Barrel Brewery Battle returns on October 6th where six North Shore breweries will battle it out to see which keg runs dry first, with the winner being crowned with a secure tap at Tap & Barrel Shipyards. Serious about beer? Download the BC Ale Trail app and collect points as you sip your way around the North Shore breweries. Those with the most points at the end of Craft Beer Week and also the end of the month will be rewarded with North Shore vacation packages.
For more information about Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week events visit www.vancouversnorthshore.com/craftbeerweek.