A Look at Day 1 of Victoria Beer Week

Here’s where it all begins. The first day of the 9 day, 19 event week of all things beer in Victoria. So what should you expect for today, what beers are calling your name, and what food you can pair with your favourite beverages all night long.

Day 1 has only one event, but in a fitting launch, that event is Lift Off! Offering up brand new unreleased beers for the first time, this event is a great chance to get in ahead of the curve and try some of the new and sometimes limited offerings from BC’s craft breweries.

Must try beers for the evening include White Sails’ Whiskey Golf Dry Hop Kveik Pale Ale, Loveshack Libations’ Strawberry Shortcake IPA, and Luppolo’s La Piazza Pilsner, but go with whatever strikes your interest and make a night of it.


Lift Off!

Venue: Victoria Public Market

Time: 7:30 PM – 10: 30 PM

Tickets: Ticket Rocket

Ticket includes:

  • 6 x 4oz Beer Samples (Additional tickets $1.75)
  • 2 x Food Tickets (Additional Tickets $5)
  • Victoria Beer Week Sample Glass

Beer List:

Bomber Brewing
• Jester XFPA – Extra Fruity Pale Ale with Tangerine 5.9%
Field House Brewing Co
• House Hazy Ale 4%
Howl Brewing
• Fungus and Flowers Spring Gruit Ale 6%
• Gotlandsdricka Ale 6%
Lighthouse Brewing Co
• Cloudburst Hefeweizen 5.2%
Longwood Brewery
• Pinot Noir Wild Ale 5.5%
Loveshack Libations
• Strawberry Shortcake IPA 6.6%
Luppolo Brewing Company
• La Piazza Pilsner 5%
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
• 101 Fruit Lupps Barrel Aged Spiced Fruit Saison 7.6%
• Bodhisattva Dry Hopped Sour (new recipe) 7%
Russell Brewing Company
• Belgian Dubbel Ale 7.5%
Small Block Brewing Co
• Mako Gold Oatmeal Stout 5%
Twa Dogs Brewery
• Through the Clouds Hazy IPA 6%
White Sails Brewing
• Whiskey Golf Dry Hop Kveik Ale 5.5%
Yellow Dog Brewing
• Special Effects Sour IPA 6.5%
• Pug Life India Pale Lager 55

Food List:

Roast
• BBQ Beer Chicken Wings – Roasted chicken wings tossed in a tangy beer bbq sauce with housemade ranch dipping sauce.
Taco Stand
• Beer-Braised Chicken Taco – Beer-braised chicken taco with jalapeño crema, cabbage slaw, and salsa fresca.
La Pasta
• Charcuterie Meat Cone – Sliced aged and cured salami sopressata and prosciutto meats with house pickles and parmigiano crostini.
Victoria Pie Co.
• Beer-B-Que Pulled Pork and White Cheddar Mini Hand Pie.
• Butternut Squash, Sage, Asiago Mini Hand Pie.
• Strawberry Apple Mini Hand Pie.
The Very Good Butchers
• Beer Battered Eggplant and Chips – Beer battered marinated eggplant, minted crushed peas, thick-cut fries.

Thoughts, comments, new beer to try? Let me know.

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