Harrison Beer Festival Returns – Oct 25- 26

HARRISON BEER FESTIVAL RETURNS ON OCTOBER 25 – 26, 2013

Harrison Beer Festival
Harrison Beer Festival

Harrison Hot Springs is celebrating Craft Beer Month with three must-attend events over two days: Cask Night, Harrison Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Dance. Beer lovers and weekend adventurers alike are invited to partake in the celebrations and stay for the weekend to enjoy scenic Harrison Hot Springs.

The festivities begin on Friday, October 25th with Cask Night, a fun night of song and games with a warm and friendly British pub feel complete with evening piano music.

Participating breweries include:

  • Aldergove-based Dead Frog
  • Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewery (Gold winner in the Canadian Brewing Awards)
  • Penticton’s Cannery Brewing and local Mission Springs, whose brewery’s quirky memorabilia collection is worth a visit.

Price Admission includes a complimentary sampling glass and three free tasting tokens. Tickets start at $18. Buy Tickets

Where: St. Alice Hall

Price & Events Breakdown

  • Cask NIght Only  $18,
  • Harrison Beer Festival $20
  • Oktoberfest Dance $25
  • Cask Night/Harrison Beer Festival Combo  $35
  • Cask Night/Oktoberfest Dance Combo  $40
  • Harrison Beer Festival/Oktoberfest Dance Combo  $45
  • All three event Combo  $60

On Saturday, October 26th, beer aficionados will compare the finest crafted beers in BC (and one Ontario participant) at the Harrison Beer Festival, including:

• Lower Mainland’s Parallel 49, founded by East Vancouver locals; and Central City Brewing (2012 World Cup of Beer’s Gold & Bronze Medal winner).
• Three breweries from Vancouver Island: Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing Company and Vancouver Island Brewery.
• British Columbia’s interior representatives: Tin Whistle Brewery from Penticton, Mt. Begbie Brewery from Revelstoke (founded by nuclear physicist Bart Larson) and family-run Fernie Brewing Company.
• Eastern Canada’s sole delegate: Mill Street Brewery, hailing from Toronto.
• From Northern BC: Pacific Western Brewing, established in Prince George in 1957, Canada’s longest running, British Columbian-owned brewery and the first Canadian brewer to export to Mainland China in 1991 and to Russia in 1996.

On Saturday evening, the celebrations continue with the traditional Oktoberfest Dance. The traditional saying to start Oktoberfest is “O’zapft is!” or “It is tapped!” The Beer Barrels will add music to the evening with their own blend of oompa-pa and polka music. Complete with beer, pretzels and bratwurst, it will be a true Bavarian party – lederhosen optional!

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the Harrison Beer Festival website.

Responsible Drinking – This is a licensed event open to those 19 years of age and over. Tourism Harrison encourages all attendees to drink sensibly. Participants are encouraged to:

• Stay overnight, thanks to special festival packages available at local hotels
• Pick a designated driver before you arrive to ensure you have a sober driver on the way back.
• Take advantage of the shuttle bus service to Agassiz and Chilliwack.

CC:Press Release

Fraser Valley Food Show Celebrates Oktoberfest Oct 4 – 6

The 6th annual Fraser Valley Food Show celebrates Oktoberfest with the 2nd Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition, 11th annual Master Chef Competition, and at least nine breweries and beer distributors participating in the popular Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion on October 4, 5, and 6, 2013. The show features over 100 exhibitors in the food & beverage industry – many offering products from the Fraser Valley – as well as celebrity chef demonstrations, competitions, menu sampling, and tasting seminars.

New features this year:

– Sausage competition sampling for the first 500 visitors on Saturday, October 5 at 11:30am, which includes a glass of Erdinger Gluten-Free Beer for adults aged 19 and older (4 tasting tickets or $2 each).
– The Gluten-Free Living Show, featuring gluten-free product lines from small and large-scale producers and manufacturers.

More information on celebrity personalities joining Cactus Restaurants’ Rob Feenie on the Celebrity Cooking Stage will be sent out soon.

Event information:

Friday October 4, 2-9pm
Saturday October 5, 10-8pm
Sunday October 6, 10-5pm
TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
Information and tickets: www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com
Tickets: $9 adults ($7 online), $7 seniors, $5 youth aged 13-16, Free for kids 12 & under

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