What’s Up With What’s Going Down: Your B.C. craft beer event planner for Feb. 20-26

Thursday, Feb. 20

Nanaimo Craft Beer Week (Nanaimo)

The third annual Nanaimo Craft Beer Week got underway Feb. 15 and continues until Feb. 23. On Thursday, Feb. 20, Townsite Brewing’s Cedric Dauchot and The Growler’s Joe Wiebe present Bruges Brothers (SOLD OUT), a night of Belgian beers and brewing history at Lucky’s Liquor Store. Also on Thursday, the Lighthouse Bistro and Pub is present Cider Sips by the Sea, an exploration of B.C. craft cider. For the full event calendar and ticket info, visit NanaimoCraftBeer.com.


Saturday, Feb. 22

Sooke Craft Beer & Spirits Festival (Sooke)

The second annual Sooke Craft Beer & Spirts Festival returns to the Sooke Community Hall with a host of local breweries, distilleries and cideries taking part. Two tastings are being offered this year: 3:30-6pm and 7-9:30pm. Proceeds from the event to benefit the Sooke Minor Fastball Association. Tickets online at SookeBeerFestival.ca.


Williams Lake Craft Beer Festival (Williams Lake)

More than 20 B.C. craft breweries and cideries are taking part in the sixth annual Williams Lake Craft Beer Festival at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus. Proceeds to benefit non-profit organizations serving the Williams Lake area. Tickets and info at WilliamsLakeCraftBeerFestival.com.


Sunday, Feb. 23

Strange Record Swap @ Strange Fellows Brewing (Vancouver)

Bring your lovelorn vinyl and find some new ones to love—and have a pint or two while you’re at it. Crate-digging takes place 2-6pm. Special guests 3dawgsvinyl and DJ Alex will be providing the tunes all day. StrangeFellowsBrewing.com

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