North Vancouver’s booming brewery scene will be celebrated as North Shore Craft Beer Week returns with a big launch party Thursday at the Pipe Shop on the North Van waterfront.
Eleven North Vancouver breweries will be on hand at the event, showing the strength of the local scene which has exploded in recent years.
General admission tickets for the launch, scheduled for 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, will be available for $38, with two drink tokens and a craft beer week tasting mug included in the price. Additional beer tokens can be purchased for $2 per drink, and foods trucks will be on site for party patrons.
The event will include live music and prize giveaways, with partial proceeds from the event going to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Here are the participating North Shore breweries:
Attendees will also be able to try the North Shore Craft Beer Week collaboration brew, made with input from all 11 of the participating breweries. North Vancouver's Windfall Cider and Copperpenny Distillery will also take part in the festivities.
Several other events will be held at locations across the North Shore as part of Craft Beer Week, including a Viking Night, Mini Golf and Patio Party, a Hoedown Country Music Night, and an ‘80s Retro House Party. A full list of the week’s events can be found here.
North Shore Craft Beer Week launch party
Where: The Pipe Shop, North Vancouver
When: Thursday Nov. 3, 5-10 p.m.
Cost: $38 plus tax, tickets available here.