Beer League BASH pairs craft brews and hockey for a great cause


Now in its fifth year, the Beer League BASH brings together craft beer and hockey for an incredible cause.

Presented by the BC Craft Brewers Guild, this craft beer festival meets hockey tournament concept originated from three die-hard hockey fans that were looking for a way to give back to local kids who shared their love for hockey.

Beer League BASH 2019/Facebook

Now they give back by putting on an event where spectators can enjoy local brews, watch beer league teams from craft breweries battle it out on the ice in a round-robin, and
100% of the proceeds from the event go to the Britannia After School Hockey Program (BASH).

BASH helps kids develop hockey and life skills alongside coaches and mentors in Vancouver.

Taking place on Saturday, April 6th at the Britannia Community Ice Rink, this year’s Beer League BASH features over 25 local craft breweries serving cans on the rink concourse, and these five teams on the ice:

• Vancouver City
• Suburbs
• Vancouver Island
• Sea to Sky
• Beer Industry

Your $25 ticket includes the hockey tournament and your first can of beer (or three tasters). Additional cans will be sold on-site for $5 apiece; taster sets of three four-ounce pours will also be sold for $5. Want to save some bucks on beers? You’ll get $1 off each beer for every clean, gently-used hockey item donated to the BASH program (I.E. pair of elbow pads, helmet, socks, sticks, etc.)

5th annual Beer League BASH

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 3-9 pm
Where: Britannia Community Ice Rink – 1661 Napier St, Vancouver
Cost: $25 entry; $5/each for additional beers on-site. Tickets available online

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA 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: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom