If you’re looking for a bit of beer travel in the coming year, a trip to Victoria, British Columbia is one we can highly recommend. After attending the 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival in early September, the capital city of British Columbia has a pretty nice beer scene going on. And when you include the exchange rate, a beercation to Canada is quite favorable for the American dollar.
The 7th Annual Victoria Beer Week returns to Victoria from March 6-14, 2020. The 2020 edition of this annual beer week celebrates Victoria’s craft beer culture that includes a mix of 14 events over 9 days. Many events from years past will return as new events will join the mix. Victoria Beer Week opens with Lift Off! on Friday, March 6th and closes with Saturday Night Casks on March 14th, both at the Victoria Public Market.
New events include Publican’s Picks: A Beer Paired Dinner with Paul Hadfield at Spinnakers Brewpub, Street Eats Brewery Tour with West Coast Brewery Tours, and Lager Than Life, a special event celebrating the wide world of lagers.
Tickets for all events are currently on sale at ticketrocket.co, in person at Ticket Rocket (1050 Meares Street) or over the phone at 250-590-6291 or toll-free at 1-855-842-7575.
Victoria Beer Society receive a variety of benefits including discounted tickets to Lift Off! and Lager Than Life. The Society is also offering a special promotion for the holiday season: “Give the Gift of Beer,” which includes a membership to the Victoria Beer Society for 2020 and an exclusive illustrated “Beer People” t-shirt. The package costs $35 and is available through the VBS website: www.victoriabeersociety.com.
Street Eats Brewery Tour
West Coast Brewery Tours Saturday, March 14 – 4:00pm | $75
Saturday Night Casks
Victoria Public Market
Saturday, March 14 – 7:30pm | $50
* Prices above do not include GST and ticket service fees
In January 2020, Victoria Beer Week will announce details on its expanded Beer School program. To keep abreast of the annual beer week, check out its Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and use the #VicBeerWeek hashtag.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.