VicBeerWeek: New Events and Expanded Beer School

Press Release — Victoria Beer Week Announces Two New Events plus Expanded Beer School “Curriculum”

Following its December announcement of 12 events running March 1-9, 2019, Victoria Beer Week today
launches two new food-focused events along with a full curriculum of seven Beer School classes sponsored by
CAMRA. The 6th annual festival celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture includes more than 40 breweries
featured in 21 separate events over 9 days.

New Events:

Jones Beer-B-Que
Jones Bar-B-Que Parking Lot, 1725 Cook Street
Sunday, March 3 – 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tickets: $25 (including beer)/$20 (no alcohol included).
Dig into a heapin’ plate of food prepared by Jones Bar-B-Que along with delicious craft beer at this family
friendly, outdoor event.

Big Wheel Burgers & Beer
Big Wheel Burger (Westside Village)
Saturday, March 9 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Tickets: $30
Big Wheel is putting on a special menu for this burger-and-beer pairing event: a classic mini cheeseburger with
beer-b-q sauce, a curry carrot and chick pea slider with roast red pepper kale slaw, and a mini Cajun poutine
with a veggie ale gravy. Each dish is matched up with a beer from a local craft brewery.
Announcing a full “curriculum” of classes all about your favourite subject: Beer!
Victoria Beer Week’s expanded Beer School curriculum includes a full slate of entertaining and informative
classes running throughout the week at a variety of venues. We are oering a class for everyone — from the
novice to the expert and every beer student in between. The Beer School schedule follows on the next page
(for ticket prices and full information check

Cellar Dwellers
Saturday, March 2, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Category 12 Brewing, 2200 Keating Cross Rd
Teacher: Je Kendrew, Certified Cicerone®

Introduction to the Cicerone® Program
Sunday, March 3, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Île Sauvage Brewing, 2960 Bridge Street
Teacher: Stephane Turcotte, Advanced Cicerone®

Food & Beer Pairing
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Île Sauvage Brewing, 2960 Bridge Street
Teachers: Stephane Turcotte & Bobby Wood, Advanced Cicerones®

Make Your Own Beer Cocktails
LURE Restaurant + Bar, 100 Harbour Rd
Wednesday, March 6, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Teacher: Ryan Malcolm

The Science of Sour
Île Sauvage Brewing, 2960 Bridge Street
Thursday, March 7, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Teachers: Michael Kuzyk, PhD & Stephane Turcotte, Advanced Cicerone®

Cooking With Hops
Victoria Public Market Community Kitchen, 1701 Douglas Street
Friday, March 8, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Teacher: Chef Andrew Paumier (Indecent Risotto)

“On” Flavours in Beer
The Number Creative, 2725 Rock Bay Ave
Saturday, March 9, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Teacher: Danny Seeton (Vancouver Island Brewing)

About Victoria Beer Week

The 6th annual festival celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture includes a mix of 21 events over 9 days, includ-
ing some favourites from past years along with some bold new twists. The week opens with Lift O! on March 1

and closes with Saturday Night Casks on March 9, both at the Victoria Public Market.
Tickets are sold at, in person at Ticket Rocket (1050 Meares Street) or over the phone at
250-590-6291 or toll-free at 1-855-842-7575.

Full schedule details are available at
March 1-9, 2019, Victoria, BC
Website: • Tickets:
Twitter: @VicBeerWeek • Instagram: @vicbeerweek • Facebook: @vicbeerweek • Hashtag: #VicBeerWeek

Photo courtesy of Victoria Beer Week

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