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Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week

North Shore Craft Beer Week

Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week is an 8-day series of events showcasing local beers, North Vancouver breweries and area restaurants and bars.


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Craft Beer Week in North Vancouver

In 2018 the second annual edition of Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week (VNSCBW) takes place from Friday October 19th until Friday October 26th, which is perfect timing for folk looking for places to celebrate the Oktoberfest season!

The week features beer specials, live music, brewery tours and people having fun at various venues throughout North Vancouver.

North Vancouver breweries taking part in the event include Beere Brewing, Black Kettle, Bridge Brewing, Deep Cove and Hearthstone Brewery.

Black Kettle Brewing at Beer Week
Black Kettle Brewing Company

Win Prizes at Craft Beer Week

Download the North Shore Ale Trail Passport App, visit participating North Shore breweries, collect stamps on the Xplorer app and earn chances to win valuable prizes.

To earn a stamp simply scan a Craft Beer Week coaster or poster at each of the various participating breweries. The more stamps you collect the better your chances of winning!

Prizes include a one-night stay at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel (with breakfast for two), a Brewery Tour with Canadian Craft Tours, tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge, a BC Ale Trail Growler and a $150 gift certificate for the Tap & Barrel Restaurant.

Click Xplorerbeer.com to download the app.


Beer Week Evemnt at the Pipe Shop
Beer Week Launch Party at the Pipe Shop

Beer Week Event Venues

Events during Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week take place at the following venues:

  • The Pipe Shop – a large open-space hall that was formerly an industrial building at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. It’s located at 115 Victory Ship Way at the bottom of Lonsdale Avenue behind the Tap and Barrel Restaurant.
  • Tap and Barrel – a large beer-hall style restaurant at #8 Lonsdale Avenue (just a short walk from Lonsdale Quay and the North Vancouver SeaBus Terminal). The place features 36 craft beers on tap and 16 BC wines.
  • Black Kettle Brewing Company – a brewery located at #106 – 720 Copping Street near the North Shore Auto Mall.
  • Bridge Brewing Company – a brewery and tasting room that makes great beers and takes environmental sustainability seriously. It’s located at 1448 Charlotte Road (which is just off Mountain Highway halfway between the Trans-Canada Highway and Main Street).
  • Deep Cove Brewery & Distillers – a craft brewery located at #170 – 2270 Dollarton Highway (so not far from the Second Narrows Bridge).
  • Hearthstone Brewery – a Tap & Fourno (Italian oven-style) restaurant at 1015 Marine Drive in North Vancouver (so close to Capilano Mall). (Note: The place offers both gluten free and vegan menus.)
  • Beere Brewing Co. – a newer brewery and tasting room at 312 East Esplanade (just 1 km east of Lonsdale Quay).
Beere Brewing Company Brewery
Beere Brewing at 312 East Esplanade

2018 Beer Week Schedule of Events

Below are some of the events scheduled for Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week in 2018.

Note: Event details are subject to change.

Friday, October 19th, 2018

  • Craft Beer Week Launch Party – at the Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way from around 6:00 until 10:00 pm. The event includes live music, food trucks and beers from eight existing and soon-to-come North Shore breweries.
  • Official VNSCBW Launch After Party – at the Tap & Barrel Shipyards next door to the Pipe Shop at #8 Lonsdale Avenue starting at around 10:00 pm or just before.
  • Bridge Brewing Welcomes Craft Beer Week – an event with free admission at Bridge Brewing from 1:00 until 4:00 pm with Happy Hour craft beer at $4 per 16 oz glass.
  • Live Music at Deep Cove Brewers  – an event with free admission between 7:00 and 10:00 pm at the brewery at #170 – 2270 Dollarton Highway.
  • North Vancouver Brewery Tour – a tour of three North Shore breweries. It costs $75, starts at 2:30 pm and finishes at the VNSCBW launch party at the Shipyards’ Pipe Shop. (TIP: Use promo code “VNSCBW5″ and save $5.)
Street Car Brewing
Street Car Brewing at the Pipe Shop

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

  • 1-Year Anniversary Party – an all-day event beginning at noon with food, music, balloons and beer at the Beere Brewing Company which is celebrating its first year in business.
  • Tour of Bridge Brewing – a free tour of Bridge Brewing at noon.
  • North Vancouver Brewery Tour – a second tour of three North Shore breweries. The cost is again $75 (minus $5 if you use the promo code “VNSCBW5″), but this time the tour starts at 11 o’clock in the morning.
  • Live Music at Deep Cove Brewers – another evening of live music at Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers from 7:00 until 10:00 pm. No cover charge.

In addition to the above there is also Happy Hour at Hearthstone Brewery from 4:00 until 6:00 pm and again from 9:00 pm until closing.

Deep Cove Brewery at Beer Festival
Deep Cove Brewery at the Beer Week Launch Party

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

  • Breakfast at the Brewery – regular and egg breakfast tacos, beer and “Beermosas” at Bridge Brewing from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
  • Sunday Sessions – brunch and live music at Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers from noon until 3:00 pm.

Plus Happy Hour at Hearthstone Brewery from 4:00 until 6:00 pm and again from 9:00 pm until closing.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

  • Games Night – at Bridge Brewing starting at 4:00 pm. No cover charge.

Plus Happy Hour events at Deep Cove and Hearthstone breweries. See below for details.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

  • Black Kettle Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner – from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. The cost is $25 which includes dinner and a flight of beer. Limited seating for up to 40 people. Call 604.987.9989 to book your table.
  • Taco Tuesday – Bridge Brewing offers craft beer and a taco for $12 (all day).

Plus Happy Hour events at Deep Cove and Hearthstone breweries. See below for details.

Bridge Brewing at Craft Beer Week
Bridge Brewing at the Launch Party

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

  • Wellness Wednesday – an all-day event where folk running either 5K or 10K get a free Bridge Brewing glass with the purchase of a beer.

Plus Happy Hour events at Deep Cove and Hearthstone breweries. See below for details.

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

  • Happy Hour – food and beer specials from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.
  • Hearthstone Happy Hour – at the brewery at 1015 Marine Drive from 4:00 until 6:00 pm and again from 9:00 pm until late.

Friday, October 26th, 2018

  • Cask Night – a special cask will be tapped in the Bridge Brewing tasting room. Admission is free and the cask opening takes place at 4:00 pm.

Plus Happy Hour events at Deep Cove Brewery and Hearthstone. See below for details.

Hearthstone Brewing
Hearthstone Brewery

Extra Happy Hour Events

In addition to what’s listed above on the various dates, there are also the following:

  • Happy Hour at Deep Cove Brewers – an $8 food menu and $5 beers from noon until 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday at Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers. (Note: This is a feature of their regular menu during the non-festival season too, although it’s also offered on the last Friday of VNSCBW as an extra.)
  • Hearthstone Happy Hour – the brewery at 1015 Marine Drive offers $5 beer sleeves, appetizers for under $10 and pizza for less than $15 between 4:00 and 6:00 pm and then again from 9:00 pm until closing every day of the event.

Note: The above schedule of events is subject to change. Click VNSCBW for a full festival details.


Beer Sampling at the Pipe Shop

Other Information

For more information about Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week see the Vancouver North Shore (Tourism) website.

For a list of other Lower Mainland breweries and beer-related events click Vancouver Breweries and Beer.

To learn more about the area, click North Vancouver, North Shore or Lonsdale Quay.

For other Metro Vancouver events in October check out the following: