Published On: February 26, 2019 | By |

Victoria Beer Week (VBW) returns, March 1-9, 2019! The festival, celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture, includes a mix of 12 events over 9 days, including some favourites from past years along with some bold new twists. The week opens with Lift Off! on March 1 and closes with Saturday Night Casks on March 9, both at the Victoria Public Market. New VBW venues this year include the Moon Under Water Brewpub and LURE Restaurant & Bar.

Tickets are available online at, in person at Ticket Rocket (1050 Meares Street), over the phone at 250-590-6291 or toll-free at 1-855-842-7575.

Here are but a few of the tasty offerings:



March 1, 7:30pm-10:30, Victoria Public Market

Lift Off

Kick off Victoria Beer Week at this special beer launch event.

Vessel Liquor Store and Victoria Beer Society present:

You will be the first to taste more than 12 brand new beers from some of BC’s best breweries alongside food from the Victoria Public Market’s fantastic vendors. Plus, you can pick up some bottles or cans of your favourites to take home with you at the on-site liquor store.

Lift Off! is generously sponsored by Vessel Liquor StoreThe Victoria Public Market and The Growler



March 2, 7:30-10:30pm, Victoria Public Market

All About the Wood

Taste the difference that wood-aging makes in a wide range of beer styles, including sours, Brett-conditioned beers, barleywines, imperial stouts, wild ales, and others.

This is the geekiest beer geek event we’ve got! Last year we had 30+ beers on offer, including some special bottles that breweries dug out of their private cellars just for this event! We moved it to the weekend to reflect the “big beer” theme. The VPM’s food vendors will be serving up their own masterpieces to go along with these special beers, and an on-site liquor store will have a wide range of these special beers available for purchase.

All About The Wood is generously sponsored by the Victoria Public Market



March 4, 7-10pm, Northern Quarter

The Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz 

Do you have what it takes to defeat the VBW Dream Team?

The Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, has a new partner-in-trivia: Rob Mangelsdorf, the editor of The Growler! Bring your own team of “experts” (up to 6 people per team) to try to take home bragging rights and a prize package.

Victoria’s Quiz Master Benji Duke hosts this fun and entertaining evening of beer-themed trivia. Come early to enjoy dinner from Northern Quarter’s excellent kitchen.



March 6, 7-9pm, Lure Restaurant + Bar

Beer Cocktail Competition 

Six of Victoria’s best bartenders will compete to create cocktails using craft beer and spirits from Vancouver Island distilleries.

Taste these creative beer cocktail creations vote on your own favourites, and see who the judges pick to win!



March 9, 11am-1pm, Spinnakers

Brewmasters Brunch

Gather for some craft beer, brunch and good ol’ Island socializing.

Enjoy a buffet brunch, with each table hosted by a BC brewmaster!



Check out all the events, this will be to be the best yet! Come downtown—there’s always something happening.


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