Day 7 of Victoria Beer Week – Wake Up or Pucker Up

Coffee and beer have an amazing symbiotic relationship. Beer likely wouldn’t happen without the coffee that wakes the brewers up, and coffee makes so many beers better, as anyone who has attended Hopwired can attest. Tonight’s event offers attendees of the sold out event a chance to appreciate both, with Ryan Malcolm of the Victoria Beer Society and Brittany Davies of Discovery Coffee leading an informative session on two of the world’s favourite brews.

For those unable to get tickets to Beer + Coffee, you can channel that sourness to the other event for the evening. Pucker Up, happening at both Garrick’s Head and The Churchill offers lovers of the tart, sour brews a chance to go all in. Over 20 beers are available between the two pubs, with some of those beers having been aged quite a while to get there. With a variety of barrel-aged and kettle sours, offering a range of fruited, hopped, or wined, the variety is amazing and should offer something for everyone.


Beer School: Beer + Coffee

Venue: Discovery Coffee Roastery

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tickets: Sold Out!

Ticket includes:

  • 4 x 4-oz coffee beer tasters
  • 4 x 4-oz coffee tasters
  • 10% discount on Discovery Coffee beans & retail merchandise

Pucker Up

Venue: Garrick’s Head Pub/The Churchill

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tickets: Ticket Rocket

Ticket includes:

  • 5 x 5oz servings of beer

Beer Menu @ Garrick’s Head Pub:

Backcountry Brewing
• Strange Things Are Afoot at Circle K Tangerine Sour 5.5%
Cannery Brewing
• Sunblink Triple Berry Sour 5%
Category 12 Brewing
• Rhubarb Sour 5.5%
Driftwood Brewery
• Windcatcher 10th Anniversary Sour Ale 7.3%
Fernie Brewing
• Dark Horse Black Currant Sour 5%
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
• Mountain View Black Currant Sour 6%
Île Sauvage Brewing 
• Violette Sour 5.2%
Luppolo Brewing
• Cotogna Barrel-Aged Sour with Quince 5.5%
Strange Fellows Brewing
• Popinjay West Coast Sour 4.5%
Torchlight Brewing
• Noctis 6%
Vancouver Island Brewing
• Chardonnay Sour 7.2%
Yellow Dog Brewing
• Juniper Berry Sour 5.8%

Beer Menu @ The Churchill Pub:

Ace Brewing
• Fruit Bomb Passionfruit Pink Guava Sour 5.3%
Backcountry Brewing
• Pina Colada Sour (with pineapple and coconut) 5.5%
Category 12 Brewing
• Epiphany Barrel-Aged Red Sour  5.8%
Four Winds Brewing
• Edna – Tart Farmhouse Ale with Crabapples and Cranberries 6.5%
Île Sauvage Brewing
• Yuzu Gose 5%
Luppolo Brewing
• Tart Wild Cranberry 5%
Phillips Brewing
• Oro Blanco Grapefruit Sour 4.2%
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
• Pew! Pew! Pew! Tart Pale Ale 5%
Strange Fellows Brewing
• Nelly the Tart Dry Hopped Sour 6%