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VANCOUVER DAZE VOL. 122: Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013

VANCOUVER DAZE showcases and highlights the lifestyle and cultural scene of our beautiful city, uncovering the misadventures and shenanigans beyond social functions and local shindigs.

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VANCOUVER DAZE showcases and highlights the lifestyle and cultural scene of our beautiful city, uncovering the misadventures and shenanigans beyond social functions and local shindigs.

Volume 122: 2013 Vancouver Craft Beer Week opening night gala at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and closing beer festival (day one) at River Rock Casino Resort on May 31 and June 7, 2013. Photo courtesy of Kevin Wu. More photos available on Flickr and Tumblr.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 | River Rock Casino Resort

Burp. That was the sound of VCBW's week of beer celebrations. With brews and ales from all over North America, including Victoria's Phillips Brewing (above) and their tasty Blue Buck Ale.

2013 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Gala

I hit up the opening night gala (not sure about the "gala" part) with Sandra (above) and my Batman/Joy Division mashup t-shirt at Yaletown's Roundhouse for a night of many beers.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 | River Rock Casino Resort

After a week of diverse festivities all over the city, celebrating craft beer culture, VCBW closed things off with a the two-day weekend closing beer festival and garden at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 | River Rock Casino Resort

Portland's Hopworks Urban Brewery had one of the more inventive, visually interesting set ups with this bicycle table top bar.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 | River Rock Casino Resort

I, of course, had to have a mini mug of my favourite local beer on tap from Mount PleasantR&B Brewing's delicious Raven Cream Ale.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013 | River Rock Casino Resort

The week and its many nights of beer swivelling and drinking made the closing festival a sunny tent-filled brew fest. Cheers!

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