VCBW Opening Night
FRIDAY May 18 – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Every great rock song begins with an overture – Skynyrd’s Free Bird, Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, AC/DC’s Thunderstruck – a great beer week is no different, you have to open strong. With that in mind VCBW and Darby’s Public House & Liquor Store proudly present, the Opening Night Overture. Join a very special guest as they kick things off by tapping the first official cask, declaring May 18th-26th, 2012 Vancouver Craft Beer Week!
From there ticket holders will sample a taste of what’s to come at various stations set up to showcase this year’s signature events like the BierCraft Belgian Showcase (Pouring La Chouffe, Leifman’s Fruitesse, and DeKoninck Amber!), the Battle of the Bartender’s Beer Cocktail Competition (Beer Cocktails for all!), Cicerone vs Sommelier (Wine vs Beer: Cheese and Charcuterie anyone?), and The VCBW Beer Festival (Lighthouse Brewing, Central City Brewing, Driftwood Brewing, and Russell Brewing just to name a few!). Additionally, food will be provided by Darby’s Public House, BierCraft, and Benton Brothers.
Partial proceeds of ticket sales and full proceeds from raffle items will be donated to the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. THIS EVENT IS ALL INCLUSIVE, however, one of Vancouver’s finest food carts will be on site selling its tasty creations for anyone who wants a little more to eat. Serving it right rules apply, please drink responsibly, do not drink and drive.