Love beer? Here's where you need to be from May 29 until June 7

Friday, May 29

    • Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Gala Featuring the 1st annual Vancouver Magazine International Craft Beer Awards
    • Vancouver Roundhouse 6pm - 10pm
We tasted and judged, and now we're ready to reveal the winners of our first annual International Craft Beer Awards. The gala includes entertainment from host and comedian Dino Archie, food from CRAFT Beer Market, and unlimited samples from the much-anticipated winning breweries. Tickets

Sunday, May 31

  • "Gigantabiroomcobaltapalooza!"
  • The Cobalt 2pm - 6pm
Presented by Zulu Records, this musical event features Dada Plan, Slow Learners, Spoon River, and DJs Ryan Dyck and Nicolas Bragg. There will be beer from Gigantic Brewing, Brassneck, Parallel 49, and Strange Fellows, plus a Tailgate Taco Bar. Food and drinks are included in the ticket price. Tickets

Monday, June 1

  • BierCraft Belgian Showcase
  • BierCraft Cambie 6:30pm - 11pm
Celebrate Belgian beer at this annual VCBW event. Also, for the herbivores out there, this all-inclusive event will provide vegetarian food options. Tickets

Tuesday, June 2

  • Cicerone vs. Sommelier
  • Legacy Liquor Store 6pm - 10pm
This food-pairing challenge brings champion cicerone Don Farion of BierCraft head-to-head with sommelier Emily Walker of the Four Seasons Vancouver. The competitors will pair a select beer or wine with four courses by Belmont Bar chef Joel Oschsendorf. Tickets

Wednesday, June 3

  • Battle of the Bartenders: Beer Cocktail Competition V
  • The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar 6pm - Late
Guests will receive a New Growth Pale Ale from Driftwood Brewery, a raffle ticket for an amazing door prize, and samples of the competitors' cocktails. Tickets
    • Rose City Rampage
    • Portland Craft 5pm - 9pm
Beer, food, and some mystery treats are all included in the ticket price for this event. Gigantic, Breakside, Upright, The Commons, Alameda, Hopworks, pFriem, and Occidental will take over the taps for the evening. Tickets

Thursday, June 4

  • Brothers in Hops
  • The Butcher and Bullock 6pm - 10pm
The brotherhood of hops—a.k.a. Gigantic Brewery, Central City Brewers, Ninkasi Brewing Company, and Parallel 49—have teamed up for this event, plus there will be food and a Q&A with the Friday Pints podcast. Tickets

Friday, June 5

  • Rookies & Legends
  • 12 Kings Pub 6pm - 10pm
This event brings together 12 veteran breweries and 12 young guns for a social event that will raise funds for the BC Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets include beer samples and snacks. Tickets

Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7

  • Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival
  • PNE Centre Grounds 1pm/2pm - 6pm
The Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival—the biggest craft beer festival in Canada—features more than 100 breweries and 400 beers. Tickets include entry to the festival, entertainment, and a tasting glass. Sample tokens are $1.25 each. (Pro tip: Consider the "Gate Crashers" ticket to get early entry.) Tickets