Served up “rock star style”, the event featured a DJ who spun a mix of rock, classic rock, and punk tunes throughout the evening.
John is considered the grandfather of the BC micro brewing movement. In 1980, he opened his Horseshoe Bay craft brewery, Howe Sound Brewing, launching BC’s “craft brewing renaissance”.
I did try a glass of this year’s Collaboration Beer (a true collaboration being the work of over 30 BC craft brewers!). Brewed at Surrey’s Russell Brewing, this year’s Cascadian Brown Ale is a medium-bodied marriage of a traditional English Ale with a hoppy West Coast character.
My favourite beer of the evening however was Driftwood Brewery’s Farmhand Ale. It’s an easy sipper that I’d imagine marrying with many dishes, cheese, nuts, sliced fruit, and on its own.
There’s a huge variety of events happening now through May 26, with a few event tickets still remaining. Visit the VCBW website for what’s on tap for the next several nights. With over 60 breweries showcasing their labours of love at over 60 venues, there’s something in the mix for everyone to enjoy. More photos of the Headliner can be found here.
I’ll be attending a couple more VCBW events this week. Hope to see some of you there. Cheers!