What’s up with what’s going down: Your B.C. craft beer event planner for March 5–11

Friday, March 6–Saturday, March 14

Victoria Beer Week runs March 6-14, 2020. Contributed photo

Victoria Beer Week (Victoria)

This nine-day festival features more than 50 B.C. craft breweries at 15 events all over the city with a focus on education and diverse craft beer selection. The fun gets started with Lift Off! on March 6, featuring 15 brand new, unreleased beers (as well as dozens of popular favourites), and the Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz at Fernwood Inn on March 9, featuring The Growler’s Rob Mangelsdorf and Joe Wiebe. For the full event schedule and online ticket sales, visit VictoriaBeerWeek.com.


Saturday, March 7

Coquitlam Beer Festival

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival (Coquitlam)

More than 50 craft breweries, cideries and distilleries are descending on Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club for this popular festival—as well as hundreds of thirsty beer lovers. Tickets start at $45 and are all-inclusive, so no more beer tokens! CoquitlamBeerFestival.com


Sunday, March 8

Callister brewing women's day

International Women’s Day (various locations)

Breweries across the province are hosting special events, beer releases and women’s only brew days to mark International Women’s Day. Here’s a list of some of the breweries celebrating women in brewing on March 8:

Beach Fire Brewing (Campbell River)

Callister Brewing (Vancouver)

Cannery Brewing (Penticton)

Container Brewing (Vancouver)

Land & Sea Brewing (Comox)

Rustic Reel Brewing (Kelowna)


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