Brews News: New Year’s Eve 2018 craft beer party guide

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve party with craft beer and cider options, you’re in luck. Merridale Cider photo

Looking for a party with a craft beer twist this New Year’s Eve? Well, The Growler has you covered…


R&B Brew Years Eve

R&B Brewing Ale & Pizza House, Vancouver

Definitely not a black tie affair, R&B is keeping it fun and casual this NYE. No cover, no reservations, with beer and food service to the wee hours of the morning. 11am-1am.


Around the World Spiked Pig Dinner

The Noble Pig Brewhouse, Kamloops

Taste your way through New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world with this progressive six course custom menu. Each course is paired with a complementing drink and ticket price (&80) includes paired drinks, taxes and gratuity.
Tickets available at the brewpub. 6-10pm.


New Year’s Eve Celebration with CrossRoads Brewing

CrossRoads Brewing, Prince George

Come ring in the new year and celebrate all things beer. There will be sparkling wine at midnight and gifts throughout the evening. Come back the next day at 10am for a hangover brunch, too! No tickets or cover required. 10pm-2am.


Mariner Brewing New Year’s Eve Party

Mariner Brewing, Coquitlam

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Mariner Brewing and sample some brand new beer releases for the occasion. There’ll also be $3 sleeves from 8-9pm, as well as contests and prizes. 8pm-1am.


New Year’s Eve Pre-Countdown Dinner

Merridale Cider, Cobble Hill

It’s the party before the party! Come to Merridale on Dec. 31 for a pre-countdown dinner. Romantic lights in the orchard and courtyard set the mood as the evening begins with a toast in the gastropub. Merridale’s chefs have designed an exquisite menu for $49 per person. Reservations required. 5-9pm.


Beer Lovers’ NYE 2018

Darby’s Pub Kitsilano and Darby’s Gastown, Vancouver

Come celebrate NYE 2018 with like-minded craft beer, board game and video game enthusiasts. Darby’s will be tapping unique kegs from 33 Acres, Strange Fellows, Dageraad, Boneyard, Four Winds, Cascade, Moon Under Water, Les Trois Mousquetaires, Moody Ales and Dunham. There will also be draws for rare, limited and aged beers from many US and Canadian breweries including Deschutes, Cascade, Structures, New Holland, New Belgium, Lagunitas, Crooked Stave, Evil Twin, Dog Fish Head, Firestone Walker, Melvin, 7 Seas, Driftwood, Red Racer and Parallel 49. No tickets necessary, just call 604-731-0617 (Kitsilano) or 604-558-4658 (Gastown) for reservations. 7pm-3am.


New Year’s Eve at Riot!

Riot Brewing Co., Chemainus

This party’s gonna be a riot! Casks will be tapped at 8pm and live music starts at 9pm, with Celtic-inspired punks, The Grinning Barretts, along with opening act David Bitoni. Tickets $5 at the door. 8pm-2am.


That ‘70s Party

Backcountry Brewing, Squamish

Backcountry is gonna take you back, way back to the funky ‘70s with DJ Big E. Prizes for best outfit, complimentary food and dessert table by chef Mike and lights and visuals by Bentmatter VJs. Tickets $20 online. 10pm-1am.


Brewmaster’s Dinner and Dance

CRAFT Beer Market, Vancouver

This special edition of CRAFT’s monthly Brewmaster’s dinner will feature the best four dishes of all the dinners in 2017. Tickets includes four delicious courses, beer pairings, party favours, champagne at midnight and entertainment. Tickets start at $60 online. 6pm-2am.


33A NY3

33 Acres Brewing Company, Vancouver

33 Acres is hosting an exclusive five-course “b33r” pairing dinner to ring in 2018. The 33 Acres tasting room will remain open to the public after the dinner and all ticket holders will enjoy complimentary glasses to ring in 2018. Vegetarian options available upon request prior to event. Tickets $99 online. 7pm-2am.





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