The B.C. craft beer industry loves to support a good cause, especially when it means they can have some fun and crush some beers while doing it. This Saturday at the Britannia Community Ice Rink, your favourite breweries will be lacing up the skates as hockey and craft beer collide at the fifth annual Beer League Bash.
More than 25 breweries will be on hand serving beers at the rink, as members of the craft beer industry battle it out on the ice for bragging rights and a good cause. The one day hockey tournament features a round robin format with teams representing Vancouver City, Suburbs, Vancouver Island, Sea To Sky and Beer Industry.
One hundred per cent of the proceeds are going to BASH: Britannia After School Hockey program, which provides hockey equipment and ice time to East Van kids so they can play our national sport without any barriers.
Tickets are $25 and include admission to all the games, a can of beer or three tasters, and admission to the after party across the street at East Van Brewing. You can get $1 off your ticket with the donation of clean, gently-used hockey gear for the BASH program, like elbow pads, helmet, socks, sticks, etc.
The games are each 30 minutes long with 10-minute periods, and get underway at 2pm with Vancouver City taking on the Suburbs. The games will be happening fast and furious, all day long, with the tournament final slated for 7:45pm, while the beer festival runs until 9pm.
For more info and tickets, visit BeerLeagueBash.com