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Craft in Support of Craft

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Celebrate Craft... Beer! event poster.Getting caught up in the euphoria of BC’s craft beer revolution, it’s easy to quickly associate the mention of “craft” with beer. However, there is a non-beer craft community of artists, artisans, teachers, scholars, collectors, and gallery owners that is represented by the Craft Council of British Columbia.

Last year, in celebration of Craft Year 2015, the two came together for the Craft Year, Craft Beer fundraiser at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. This year, the collaboration returns on November 5 for Celebrate Craft…Beer!, a charitable fundraiser that will be held at Performance Works on Granville Island.

Celebrate Craft…Beer! features a curated market of local artists and seasonal craft beer from 18 BC breweries, who will be competing to win an amazing handmade tap designed and created by a noted local artist. The winner will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of Chad McCarthy, Rebecca Whyman, and Ken Beattie. Attendees will also be able to vote for the Peoples’ Choice seasonal. Last year, Strange Fellows Brewing won both categories.

The evening will also offer live entertainment by Not You, an electronic duo composed of Sanford and Future Ghost, finger food, and a blind silent auction of BC experiences. Prizes include a Craft Beer ‘n Bites tour from Vancouver Food Tour, a print making class from New Leaf Editions, a Big Rock Urban brewery tour, an Edible Canada gift basket full of local delicious goodies, and more.

Participating breweries include:

Big Ridge Brewing
Bomber Brewing
Callister Brewing
Dead Frog Brewery
Driftwood Brewery
Faculty Brewing
Foamer’s Folly
Granville Island Brewing
Luppolo Brewing Co
Old Abbey Ales
Old Yale Brewing
The Parkside Brewery
Phillips Brewery
R & B Brewing
Red Truck Beer
Steamworks Brewing
Steel & Oak Brewing
Strange Fellows Brewing


Featured local artists and artisans are:

Julian Duerksen
Bev Ellis,
Olympia Komianos
Heather Konschuh
Joanna Lovett
Charmian Nimmo
Zed Handmade

Proceeds from the event will go to support CCBC’s Craft, Heritage, & Me, a program designed for under-served youth aged 12-17. Craft, Heritage, & Me gives teens the space to explore the value of craft while learning about the relationship between the artist’s work and their cultural and heritage experiences.

Celebrate Craft … Beer!
November 5, 7:30 – 10:00pm
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Tickets: purchase online at Eventbrite. Each ticket includes 4 tasting tokens and a 4oz tasting glass. Additional tasting tokens can be purchased at the event for $1.25 each.

Note: tax receipts can be issued for a portion of the ticket price: $37 (plus fees).

Brought to you with the generous support of The Georgia Straight, Konica Minolta, and Bespoke Decor Rentals.


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