Written By Gary Hynes Beer & Cider / Libations / Victoria Mar 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFor nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a triple IPA, barrel-aged or a puckery sour you’ll find them and many other styles at one of the many events being held in various locations around the city.In its 4th year, the festival has expanded and aims to not only educate consumers but also showcase the high quality of the BC craft brewing industry. At this year’s event Beer Week is pairing up with the BC Craft Brewer’s Guild, which helps to build bridges between the industry and government.Kicking this off on Friday is Friday Night Casks, which featured 25 unique cask-conditioned beers, along with food from the Victoria Public Market’s vendors. If you can’t make this Friday you can always hits the brews the following Friday. No excuse huh?We know Victorians love their brunch! One of the highlights of the week is the Brewermasters’ Brunch on Saturday starting at 11 am. This year it’s being held at Swans Brewpub. Food with beer, beer with food. Saturday also sees All About The Wood – a tasting of rare barrel-aged beers and the ever-popular Brewery Crawl. Jump on a limo bus and visit four local breweries. Also on Saturday is Fishing For Beer, a grazing event with eleven brewers and a crab boil.Depending on what your interest is you’ll find an event that works for you. If you’re a home brewer, there’s a workshop you can sign-up for. Love pizza and beer? They’ve got it covered. You’ll also find tacos, artisan cheese, a beer quiz, a cooking with beer demo and more.Finally, on the last day, Saturday, March 11 the festival winds down with it’s big event held outdoors at Centennial Square. Last year 500 people showed up, this year organizers are expecting more. This tasting is called Lift Off! and features new beers from twelve BC breweries.Visit the Victoria Beer Week website and download the 2017 Guide and to purchase tickets. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Beer & Cider / Drink This March 17, 2016 Ernest Hemingway and a Night of Wine Tasting “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2016 Touring, Stinky Cheese, Oysters and Finally – Lift Off: My Week at Victoria Beer Week Definitive Brewery Tour I’m now a veteran of the brewery tour, having done it last year, as well. I’m a veteran of brewery tours in general. I ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 8, 2016 Victoria Beer Week 2016 Kicks Off with Night Casks Night Casks is a special event during Victoria Beer Week because it is a time when brewers have a chance to show off works in progress and beer ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria November 23, 2015 In Defence of Lagers In the first place, I shouldn’t even have to defend lager, or list all the good reasons for drinking lagers. The truth is, though, that there is a ... Read More Beer & Cider / How to Cook November 16, 2015 Get Ready For Winter and Cook with BC Craft Beer When BC’s Horseshoe Bay Brewing opened in 1982, it uncapped a wave of cross-country beer brewing. As appreciation for these elegantly crafted ... Read More Comments are closed.