As the morning breaks on another month, we arrive in October. Along with Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Pumpkin Spice everything, it’s time to celebrate something we can all rally around: BC Craft Beer.
31 days of celebrating the best of everything this industry has to offer, including everything from fresh-hopped beers and oktoberfest events to gatherings like the BC Beer Awards and Festival and BC Craft Brewers Conference.
There are some great opportunities to dive right in and take advantage of what’s happening all month long, so check these out and look out for how you can learn more.
Keep an eye out for the beer of the day from BC Craft Beer Month’s social media as a great way to learn about styles that may be a personal favourite or a something completely new.
If you want to learn a little bit more about the beer industry and ways that people on the inside are trying to improve things in a number of different ways, the BC Craft Brewers Conference on October 19th is a great way to spend a day, and is followed up by a chance to unwind at the Beered Science after party at Science World.
The following evening, the sold out BC Beer Awards and Festival takes over the Croatian Cultural Centre for another great evening celebrating all things BC Craft Beer. If you’ve got your tickets, expect an amazing time full of excited brewers hoping to take home some hardware.
Returning for its second year is the Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week, taking advantage of the growing scene in that area. Going from October 19th to 26th, the event listing is impressive, with something happening every night of the week.
On October 26th, the Cicerone Certification Program is holding a Certified Cicerone exam for those looking to take the next step in their beer education education. These tend to occur about twice a year, so if you miss out on this one, you’ll be waiting until 2019 for the next one.
In addition to everything listed above, there are plenty of events happening on an almost daily basis, so take advantage of what is happening in your neck of the woods, and take a moment to enjoy what BC Craft Beer means to you.