Why cider lovers need to check out Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Lindsay William-Ross, Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome, goes deep into everything cider during Vancouver Craft Beer Week.

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Something’s been brewing lately around British Columbia…and it’s not beer. Cider, made with local apples, pears, and other delicious fruits and flavours, is a booming biz in B.C. and for those who love it, Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a must-do

Sea to Skywalker Tap Takeover

When: Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Storm Crow Alehouse – 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: Free entry, just buy your food and drink

But the big draw is definitely the VCBW Festival. The two-day tasting event at the PNE grounds will not only star dozens and dozens of Canadian and U.S. brewers, but also boast a dedicated area for cider: The B.C. Farm Crafted Cider Association’s cider row will have 10 cideries pouring 16 different ciders.

At Merridale Cidery (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

Pouring at the VCBW Festival:

  • 33 Acres of Brewing (Vancouver): 33 ACRES OF CID3R
  • Dominion Cider Co. (Summerland): No pouring list available
  • Howling Moon Craft Cider (Oliver): Cucumber Mint, Revival (Semi-Dry), Revolution (Dry)
  • Left Field Cider Co. (TK): Big Dry (Dry Apple)
  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery (Cobble Hill): House Dry (Semi-Dry), Jalisco (Apple Lime), Merri Berri (Black current, sour cherry, raspberry), Mo’Moro (Dry Hopped Blood Orange)
  • Nomad Handcrafted Cider (Summerland): The Original (Apple)
  • Scenic Road Cider Co. (Kelowna): Nearly Dry (Apple), Razz (Apple-raspberry)
  • Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (Saanichton): Kings & Spies (Off-dry heirloom apple)
  • Summerland Heritage Cider Co. (Summerland): Gose-Style Cider
  • Tod Creek Craft Cider (Victoria): Mala-Hop (triple-hopped cider)Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

Beyond the cider (and beer!), the VCBW Festival will have a kick-ass line-up of food trucks and vendors each day, plus live DJs and music, live interactive painting with the Vancouver Mural Festival, a lounge and games area, flower crown making, and the chance to meet and mingle with like-minded enthusiasts and brewers.

Tickets are still available for one or both days of the VCBW Festival, including VIP experiences. Please note, this is a 19+ event ONLY.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

When: June 2 and 3, 2018
Where: PNE Grounds – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: Passes $55-130, available online

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2018-06-01T19:49:48+00:00 May 30th, 2018|