What’s Up With What’s Going Down: Your craft beer event planner for Feb. 6-12

Saturday, Feb. 8

Brewski Craft Beer Cider and Spirits Festival (Apex Mountain) – SOLD OUT

Apex Mountain’s 7th Annual Brewski Festival returns to the Gunbarrel Saloon with 25+ breweries, cideries and distilleries. Event runs from 6:30-9:30pm with live music by Jack and Jill to follow at 10pm. Tickets are $50 and include eight beer tokens and appetizers throughout the night. ApexResort.com


Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival (Gibsons)

This sixth annual fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL) features two tasting sessions at the Gibsons Public Market showcasing 20 of of B.C.’s finest craft breweries and cideries. Tickets still available for the afternoon session (1-4pm) online at Universe.com. Tickets are $50 and include a six-ounce tasting glass and three drink tickets.


Last Day of Winter (Vancouver)

Strange Fellows is getting into the spirit of Setsubun, Japan’s annual festival of spring. Come down to the brewery to exorcise evil spirits and bring good fortune for the year ahead with lucky beer (Yokai Ginger Wit) and a spot of karaoke. 7-11pm, free entry. StrangeFellowsBrewing.com



Sunday, Feb. 9

Sunday Night Trivia @ Kind Brewing (West Kelowna)

Tremendous Trivia returns to Kind Brewing in West Kelowns for a night of casual, challenging and fun trivia games and great craft beer, with trivia host JD. Trivia is free to play with purchase, and there are cool prizes given out throughout the night, including the coveted winners’ trophy. Round up your smart and charming friends and call ahead to Kind Brewing to reserve a prime table at 250-768-6891.


Monday, Feb. 10

Music Bingo @ Farm Country Brewing (Langley)

Music Bingo combines a love of music with the traditional bingo format. Each player receives a music bingo card, which consists of an assortment of songs. Instead of calling out numbers, the host plays some sweet tunes. If one must sing along, it is accepted. If you dig music, trivia, prizes and hanging out with friends over a tasty beer—make sure to swing by. Free entry, starts at 6pm. FarmCountryBrewing.com


Wednesday, Feb. 12

Canoe Brewmaster Dinner Series (Victoria)

Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. and Canoe Brewpub are teaming up for a night of all of their favourite things: local food, great beer and awesome people! This dinner of paired brews and food focuses on a shared passion for ingredients harvested directly from Vancouver Island. Chat with the chef and head brewers about how they build recipes using a sustainable and ethical approach. Tickets are $55 and include four beers paired with three food courses and a welcome taster. Tickets available online at TicketRocket.co.


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