August 25, 2017 Around Spinnakers The Great Canadian Beer Festival is celebrating 25 years! Returning to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday Sept 8th, 4-9pm (*new hours) and Saturday Sept 9th, 12-5pm. Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 plus tax. 66 breweries and 2 cideries, *new VIP cask tent with 7 additional breweries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!
Tickets are $40.00 for Friday or Saturday (incl tax) plus fees and includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. They can be purchased in advance online or at the *Ticket Rocket Box Office (101-804 Broughton Street, Victoria Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). *Subject to availability.
TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $1.50 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only.
The GCBF is a not-for-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new brews and to raising awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. In its 25th year, the GCBF is the longest running, craft-only festival in Canada.
The first GCBF was held in 1993 in the Victoria Conference Centre. The festival grew each year and by 2003 it moved to the Royal Athletic Park where over 9000 people attend the two day event.
Spinnakers will be pouring;
1. Juice Monkey Tropical IPA – Big citrus and pineapple notes with a restrained bitterness. No fruit was hurt in the production of this ale.
2. Fresh Hopped Mitchel’s ESB (cask) – A modern twist on our signature beer from 1984, this classic pub bitter has been cask conditioned with #hopsgrown onsite at Spinnakers.
3. Snakebite – A crisp blend of our Spinnakers lager and House Dry apple #cider.
4. Framboise (#cask) – This refreshingly tart, light bodied ale was aged for a year in freshly emptied red wine barrels on locally grown raspberries.
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