Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicked off on May 27th at their opening event at the Yaletown Roundhouse presented by Craft Beer Market. There are 32 breweries & cideries with 50+ beers and ciders to sample. It costs $60 and you get 4oz samples of the drinks, passed appetizers, and entertainment.
I started off trying the Summer Haze Honey Hefe. It is light and great for the hot summer days.
Tu Meke oceania inspired saison was one of the options made in collaboration with Strange Fellows Brewing for Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Pretty unique taste with notes of spice and pepper in it.
Lemon Ginger Radler is a very light beer with nice flavours of lemon and ginger that compliments each other. It only has 3% alcohol, so its very easy to drink.
Both Austrian and German beer companies shared a booth. We were all so excited because they both have amazing beer.
Parkside Brewery is a new brewery that just opened in Port Moody in close proximity to the other breweries like Twin Sails, Moody Ales and Yellow Dog. Their first keg was poured at this event and I was glad I got a taste of the Dusk Pale Ale. It has a good amount of citrus hop flavours and malt.
The Sour Wheat Gose is very sour when you first drink it and then with a touch of saltiness at the end. Definitely not a drink for everyone.
Food and Snacks
Food was very hard to spot at this event. Once it came out, people were going crazy just to get a piece. I wasn’t too hungry since I ate ramen ahead of time with a few friends ahead of time.
I don’t remember what food they had since it was impossible to see what came out. I was more focused on the beer.
KIND Snacks was there giving out whole size granola bars which was nice. A favourite was the Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate.
There’s no seating indoors as it is all standing room, but there are some tables outside where you can sit and enjoy the beers with friends. Even though it was a rainy day, people still were outside enjoying the fresh air.
Overall, it was a great way to kick off Vancouver Craft Beer Week. There was plenty of beer flowing, but for some people, they definitely wanted more food to be served especially when they’re consuming alcohol.