Hopwired: Coffee and craft beer collab event debuts in Vancouver


Coffee and beer aren’t strangers, and to prove the point, an upcoming event will showcase just how delightful the two beverages are together and on their own.

Called Hopwired, this new drink (and food) festival is purported to be Canada’s largest craft beer collaboration event.

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The one-day event takes place on February 24, 2018 at the Croatian Cultural Centre, and will feature everything from craft beers made with coffee, unlimited espresso and coffee, live interviews and tastings conducted by the Cascadian Beer Podcast, special presentations from the Vancouver Coffee Snob, and…donuts!

Attendees will have the chance to meet brewers and roasters, and shop for beer and coffee on site.

Tickets will be $52 (plus taxes and fees), and they go on sale December 16, 2017. A discount price of $45 is available to mailing list subscribers from December 15 – 31.


When: February 24, 2018 from 1 – 5pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $52+ taxes and fees

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com