What’s up with what’s going down: Your weekend craft beer event guide for Oct. 17-20

B.C. Craft Brewers Conference

Oct. 17 and 18 • Vancouver

Hosted by the BC Craft Brewers Guild, this two-day networking and educational event features 500+ attendees from all aspects of the B.C. craft brewing industry. The conference includes peer-led educational sessions, a supplier trade show and plenty of beer. BCCraftBeer.com


B.C. Craft Beer Month Tap Takeover

Oct. 18, 4-11 p.m. • Vancouver

Celebrate B.C. Craft Beer Month at BierCraft Tap and Tapas on Commercial Drive with some amazing brews from Strange Fellows Brewing, Slackwater Brewing, Île Sauvage Brewing Co., and House of Funk Brewing Co. BierCraft.com/commercial/


The 10th annual B.C. Beer Awards take place Oct. 19 in Vancouver. File photo

B.C. Beer Awards and Festival

Oct. 19, 4-9 p.m. • Vancouver

The BCBAs are celebrating 10 years of recognizing the very best beer this province has to offer with another night to remember (or possibly forget?) at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Close to 50 B.C. breweries will be on hand, and with barrel-aged beers being featured as this year’s Brewers’ Challenge style, expect some amazing and unique beers. SOLD OUT. BCBeerAwards.com


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Stein & Dine

Oct. 19, 7 p.m. • Victoria

Victoria’s favourite Oktoberfest celebration returns to the Victoria Public Market with German beer styles and West Coast classics from local breweries and cideries, as well as craft cocktails and lots of yummy German food from Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop. Entertainment includes live music, Oktoberfest dancers, lederhosen contest, stein holding contest, beard and braid contest and lots of fun beer games. SteinAndDine.com

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