Have a read and see a few pics of opening night at Vancouver Craft Beer
with a great article by Vanfoodster-Richard Wolak
Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Night
May 21st, 2012
The opening event for the 3rd Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week got off to a roaring start on Friday on May 18th.
The room was filled with beer lovers who mixed and mingled over
tastings from many of the regions breweries including Howe Sound
Brewery, Elysian, Lighthouse, Russel, Red Truck and more.
I met John Mitchell who was the founder of Craft Beer in BC 32 years
ago Known as the “grandfather of micro-brewing in Canada”. In 1980, John
Mitchell and Frank Appleton pioneered North America’s first modern
craft brewery at Horseshoe Bay on BC’s spectacular Howe Sound. This
began what has become known as the “craft brewing renaissance”. In 1996,
John Mitchell helped design the Howe Sound Brewery and worked as their
first brewer developing their initial recipes.
The Beerthirst guys --Leo (left), Hannan (middle) & Scott (right)
Howe Sound Brewery
Red Truck Beer
60 events are being offered in this year’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week
that includes 9 Headliner events, 6 Opening Acts, 36 Neighbourhood Gigs,
and 12+ week-long specials dedicated to all things craft beer.
Make sure to check out their 60+ participating Breweries.
Paul Done of Epic Media showing off Street Meet Food Truck's Smoked Beef Poutine
Of course there were a selection of eats being served both inside and
outside the building. Inside Darby’s Pub was handing out platters of
sliders. Outside the Street Meet Food Truck was offering a selection of
eats for purchase including their popular Smoked Beef Poutine.
By: Richard Wolak
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