This huge Vancouver festival pairs craft beer with coffee

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Making a triumphant return this February after last year’s inaugural event, Hopwired will once again pair up craft beer and coffee for one drink-able day.

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This unique Vancouver festival mashes up the brews with the beans, via carefully curated collaborations that have been in the works since the glasses were packed up after last year’s event.

Hopwired 2019 is taking place on February 23 at the Croatian Cultural Centre, where you’ll find Belgian ales, sours, lagers, pilsners, imperial stouts, porters, pale ales, and many more different styles of beer, all made with coffee from participating roasters.

Event organizers have announced so far 21 collaboration brews by hand-selected breweries and roasters in the region, and beyond. East Vancouver meets North Vancouver, while Surrey melds with Victoria, and PoCo collabs with Richmond–among others.

Hopwired will feature an espresso bar, tasting panels, speakers, and food from Cartems and the Downlown Chicken Shack. Yep, that’s right, you get to pair your coffee, beer, and coffee-beer with donuts and fried chicken.

Tickets are $70 plus fees, and are available online.

Hopwired 2019

When: Feb. 23, 2019. Entry begins at 1 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where SHE (look no typo!) 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