11. February 2018 - 14:00 till 18:00
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Island Beer & Spirit Festival | Distrikt Nightclub | Sunday, 11. February 2018

Tickets now on sale at the Strathcona Hotel front desk for the 9th Annual Island Beer & Spirit Festival!

This year we're taking our Beer Fest to a whole new level by adding local spirits!

$20/ticket includes 2 - 4oz beer tasters & 1 food taster. February 11th (long weekend) from 2pm-6pm
First 150 tickets receive VIP access (1 pm entry). That means one whole hour of just the VIPs tasting before the crowds arrive.
Once the first 150 tickets are sold we'll move to general admission tickets (2pm entry).

Breweries and distilleries will be listed as they are confirmed.
Twin City Brewing
Townsite Brewing
Shelter Point Distillery
Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
Driftwood Brewery
Wayward Distillation House
Tod Creek Craft Cider
Sooke Oceanside Brewery
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
Bad Dog Brewing Company
Stillhead Distillery
Riot Brewing Co.
The Moon Under Water Brewery, Pub, Distillery & Tasting Room
Twa Dogs Brewery & Victoria Caledonian Distillery
Salt Spring Island Ales
White Sails Brewing
Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Devine Vineyards Victoria B C
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Hoyne Brewing Company
Sheringham Distillery
Lighthouse Brewing Company
Victoria Distillers
  • And last but not least - we finish off this splendid list with Victoria Distillers "Well-crafted spirits are the essential building blocks of cocktails. At Victoria Distillers, these ‘liquid bar tools’ are made with one, pretty basic goal. We want people everywhere to be able to make great drinks." Check them out on the 11th - you will not be disappointed! https://victoriadistillers.com/
  • One day of beer is never enough! Thankfully our friends at Victoria Beer Week will be at the festival selling tickets to their different events - you can even receive $5 off to some! Find their booth and say hello this Sunday!
  • A veteran to the Island Beer & Spirit Festival - we welcome back Lighthouse Brewing Company! Lighthouse Brewing Company is a quality first, progressive-thinking Craft Brewery making great beers for great people since 1998. http://www.lighthousebrewing.com/#beer-line-up
  • We would like to welcome another newbie to the Festival! Sheringham Distillery is nestled in the heart of Shirley, B.C. overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Southern Vancouver Island. They use time-honoured distilling methods and B.C. grown grains to achieve a sustainable and traditional approach to the production of spirits. https://www.sheringhamdistillery.com/about/
  • Through the Hoyne Brewing Company, Sean looks to continue his tradition of brewing the finest craft beer with uncompromising quality and consistency batch after batch. Following the advice of Frank Appleton, "make great beer and the rest will follow", Sean does just that. He seeks to make the best beer possible, beer that is interesting, flavourful, and enjoyable at every level. Beer that looks good in the glass, feels good in the mouth, and lifts the spirit. http://hoynebrewing.ca/#home
  • Mathew G. DemeulenaereMathew RobertErika Meghan DowellLindsey French
  • Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is a farm-based cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria. Their ten acre farm is home to over 1,300 apple trees, made up of over 50 varieties of heritage apples. Welcome Sea Cider! Can't wait to try some of your award-winning ciders! http://seacider.ca/
  • "Just when you thought de Vine Vineyards couldn’t get any better, we go and make your dreams come true by starting a distillery. Good things come to those who wait, we are pleased to introduce you to our premium line up of Spirits." What better way to try out the new products then visiting the De Vine Vineyards - Winery & Distillery booth at the Island Beer & Spirit Festival! http://www.devinevineyards.ca/
  • Since 1990, Merridale Cidery & Distillery has been making unique ciders from heritage varieties of English, French, and German cider apples. These apples have been used in the cider regions of Europe for many hundreds of years. Each of their ciders is a blend of apples aimed at a particular palate. We predict this one will be a hit at the Island Beer & Spirit Festival. Word on the street is they may be bringing one of their spirits as well! https://www.merridale.ca/
  • Making it's Island Beer & Spirit Festival debut - we're very excited to welcome White Sails Brewing from Nanaimo. White Sails gained international recognition at the 2017 World Beer Awards from bring home the World's Best Black IPA. Congrats from the Strath, we're looking forward to the world class ales you'll be pouring. http://whitesailsbrewing.com/
  • "From deep in our mountain spring comes the cleanest, freshest water for our Salt Spring Island Ales. Piped straight from the spring into the brew house, this gorgeous water is combined with organic Canadian two row pale malt and other natural ingredients to create a lineup of distinctly Island-made ales." http://www.saltspringislandales.com/ Welcome back Salt Spring Island Ales!
  • Victoria Caledonian Distillery is the home of Twa Dogs Brewing. They make premium single malt whiskies and delicious craft beers rich with Scottish legends. Twa Dogs Beer is inspired by Robert Burns and brewed to be a thread in the fabric of everyday life. Beer and whisky at one table? You're getting double the fun at the Twa Dogs Brewery & Victoria Caledonian Distillery booth! http://vcaledonian.com/
  • Hey folks: did you pass 150 tix yet?
  • The Moon Under Water Brewery, Pub, Distillery & Tasting Room is a craft beer mecca in the middle of the Victoria brewery district. Their beers are inspired by centuries of European brewing tradition and propelled forward by Canadian passion and creativity. Can't wait to taste all the deliciousness they'll be pouring this year! http://www.moonunderwater.ca/
  • From the quaint little town of Chemainus, Riot Brewing Co. is here to make a statement! Last year was Riot's first time at the Island Beer Festival and they did not disappoint! We are stoked to have you back for round 2! https://riotbrewing.com/
  • Stillhead Distillery is a family owned craft distillery located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. They ferment and distill all of their spirits by hand in small batches, using only fruits and grains grown in British Columbia. Two thumbs up for keeping things local! Thank you for being a part of this years festival! https://stillhead.ca/
  • The youngest brewery in the festival, and the third to open it's doors in Sooke - what better way to familiarize yourself with the newbie on the Island - Bad Dog Brewing Company Welcome! Let's show Victoria what you're made of! http://www.baddogbrewing.ca/
  • This next brewery requires no introduction - A fan favorite to all of Victoria, a staple at your local watering hole... It's safe to say, our Beer Fest would not be complete without Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. And they're bringing spirits!! 👍 https://phillipsbeer.com/
  • Adding to the list of breweries right in your backyard; we welcome Sooke Oceanside Brewery. S.O.B. was born out of a desire to bring the love of craft beer to our west coast community of Sooke, B.C. What have you got for us this year? http://www.sookeoceansidebrewery.com/
  • The single cider booth was a hit last year, selling out only 2 hours into the event! We'll be upping out game this year with 3 cider booths. Cidery #1 - Tod Creek Craft Cider is Victoria's newest craft cider maker. They are a farm based micro-cidery producing quality craft cider from apples sourced locally and throughout BC. https://www.todcreekcider.com/
  • Distillery number 2 - Wayward Distillation House is True Craft distillery located in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Balancing tradition with creativity, Wayward is the first distillery in Canada using honey as the base for all of its spirits. https://www.waywarddistillationhouse.com/
  • Driftwood Brewery prides themselves in being distinct and local. They aspire to create a unique profile in every beer made. And, from the moment the first keg was sold, have upheld a commitment to never cut corners on quality, character or style. We welcome a homegrown favorite, Driftwood Brewery!
  • Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company Brewery of the Year - 2017 BC Beer Awards... need we say more? No doubt they'll be pouring the best of the best! https://arrowsmithbrewing.com/
  • For the first time ever, we've added spirits to the line up and we can hardly contain our excitement!! Welcome Shelter Point Distillery! Shelter Point remains one of the last seaside farms on the Island. Being naturally blessed with the key ingredients of exceptional handcrafted artisanal spirits and a team of skilled craftspeople, Shelter Point is a world-class distillery on the West Coast of Canada. https://shelterpoint.ca/
  • Are you welcoming any Non-Beer vendors?