Victoria’s Christmas Craft Beer Show returns with stellar lineup of breweries

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Victoria’s annual Christmas Craft Beer Show is coming up this weekend with close to 50 breweries and cideries pouring nearly 150 different beers and ciders.

The action takes place this Friday and Saturday at the very warm and dry Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. In addition to heaps of boozy treats, there’ll be live music, food trucks and lots of good times.

Tickets are on sale online here, and start at $40 per day—or $70 for a two-day pass—and include a souvenir cup, program and a couple beer tokens to get you started. For more info, visit

But what about the beer, you ask? Who’s going to be pouring? Glad you asked! Because we have the full beer and cider list for you so you’ll be fully prepared for this weekend’s festivities.


Axe & Barrel Brewing Company: Langford Lager, West Shore IPA, Fruity Mother Pucker


Bad Dog Brewing: Honey Blonde Ale


BC Tree Fruits Cider: Apples, Apples & Hops, Pears & Peaches


Big Rock Brewing: Midnight Rhapsody Dark Ale, Nitro Dry Stout, Traditional Ale


Borg Brugghus (Iceland): TBD


Brickworks Cider House: 1904, Rose, Peach


Cannery Brewing: Hop Chowdah NEIPA, Darkling Oatmeal Stout, Muse and the Golden Promise


Category 12 Brewing: Fresh Hopped Wild Pale Ale, Side Project Amber Lager, Super Symmetry Oatmeal Stout


Central City Brewers + Distillers: Red Racer Smore Stout, Red Racer After Hours Pale Ale, Red Racer Pilsner


Driftwood Brewery: Goldynwell, Limb from limb, Blackstone Porter


Fernie Brewing Co.: Black Mammoth Winter Ale, Snowblind Belgian Style IPA


Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks: Destiny IPA, Kiwami Plum Sour, Darxide Russian Imperial Stout


Highway 97 Brewing Co.: Salted Chocolate Porter, Fresh Tracks Winter Cream Ale, Dirt Road Double IPA


Howl Brewing: Raspberry Ginger Ale, Dunkel, Gridziskie


Hoyne Brewing Co.: Gratitude Winter Warmer, Finnegans Irish Stout, Alpha Acid IPA


Lighthouse Brewing Company: Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock, Nightwatch Coffee Lager


Little Creatures Brewing (Australia): Little Creatures Pale Ale


Longwood Brewery: Stoutnik Russian Imperial Stout, Berried Alive Raspberry Ale, Wait Till Amaro ESB


Merridale Cidery & Distillery: Yule Fuel, Mo’Moro, Scrumpy


Moody Ales: Lusty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Vienna Lager, Huge Citrus


Moon Under Water Brew Pub: Oranje Maan, Copper Kettle Passion Fruit Sour, Candy Cane Dunkel (cask)


Mount Arrowsmith Brewing: Low Pressure Porter, Brix and Plato Amber Belgian Ale, Jagged Face IPA


Old Abbey Ales: Black Forest Stout, Di Hard Hazy Lager, Beets by Steve


Parallel 49 Brewing: Frosted Tips IPA, Craft Pilsner


Persephone Brewing: Persephone Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout


Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.: Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale, Black Magic Dark Ale


Red Arrow Brewing Company: Chocolate Cherry Porter, Midnite Umber Ale, Old Style Lager


Red Truck Beer Company: Classic Lager, Hard Day Northwest IPA, Totality Imperial Stout


Riot Brewing Co.: Vortex Porter, Tantrum Dubbel, Life Partners Pale Ale


Russell Brewing Co.: Oatmeal Stout, East Coast Hazy IPA, Punch Bowl NWIPA with grapefruit (cask), Blood Alley Bitter ESB dry hopped with Simcoe and Ella (cask)


Salt Spring Island Ales: Heather Ale, Earl Grey IPA


Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse: Sassamanash, Rumrunner, Bramble


Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks: Canoe Chase IPA, Flaskers Ale Best Bitter, Wedgehead Kolsch


Sooke Brewing Company: Oktoberfest, Belgian Blond


Sooke Oceanside Brewery: Winter Saison, Fight in the Dog Scotch Ale


Spinnakers Brewpub: Bourbon Black Lager, Framboise Raspberry Sour, Chai Brown Ale


Stanley Park Brewing: Layer Up Raspberry Ginger Winter Wheat Ale, Hazy IPA, Hoppy Brux Saison


Steamworks Brewing Company: Premium Craft Lager, Heroica Red Ale, Winter Lager


Steel & Oak Brewing: Simple Things Pilsner, Smoked Honey Doppelbock, Towers & Trains


Strange Fellows Brewing: Talisman West Coast Pale Ale, Krampus Abbey Dubbel


Strathcona Beer Company: Crispy Winter Radler, Get Down On It IPA


Swans Brewery: Regal Standard Wee Heavy Ale, Vikes Lager


Tod Creek Cider: Bamfield Bound, Mala-Hop, Island Light Raspberry Shrub


Twa Dogs Brewery: Seas Between Us Red IPA, Chili Chocolate Milk Stout, Mystic Knot White Stout


Twin City Brewing: Late Bloomer Strawberry Hibiscus Sour, Tickity Boo British Pale Ale, Porter Alberni Dry Porter


Vancouver Island Brewing: Islander Lager, Misthorn Winter IPA, Hermannator


White Sails Brewing: Gallows Point Chocolate Porter, Ridge Ryeder Rye IPA, Blue Christmas Tart Blackberry Blonde


Wolf Brewing Company: IPA, Pilsner, Golden


Yellow Dog Brewing Co.: Chew Toy Coconut Porter, Chase My Tail Pale Ale




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