This will be a bit of a short one as I am prepping to head out of town for a little while. I just wanted to ensure that I got this up so that if folks were interested, they’d be able to read about this event.
The Winnipeg Craft Beer Festival is being held on August 19th, 2017 at Fort Gibraltor in St. Boniface part of Winnipeg. It will feature 8-9 local craft beer/spirit vendors and 8-9 local food vendors for a combination of sweet beer and sweet eats for everyone to enjoy. The event is to promote local Manitoba craft beer makers along with Capital K Distillery while raising money for KIDS initiative. A charity that raises funds for families in Kenya.
Currently on the list for beer are:
- Fort Garry brewing
- Torque brewing
- OGC brewing
- Peg Beer Co
- Stone Angel
- LBJ brewing
- Brazen Hall
- Barnhammer brewing
- Capital K Distillery
And on the list for food (so far):
- Hot Rods Filipino grill
- Aschenti Cocoa
- Lord of the pies
- Frescolio fine oils and vinegars
- Millers Meat Market
Doors for the event open at 6:00pm and the event ends at 10:00pm. Voting for the beer competition ends at 8:30pm so if you want to help choose the winner you need to try the beers before then.
So, what do you get for your ticket to this event? Here is what’s included:
- Twenty 2oz Craft brew samples from Winnipeg’s top brewers
- Unlimited Poutine as well as vegetables, hummus and breads to round out your meal
- Food samples from local Manitoba producers
- Liquor samples from Capital K Distillery
- Live DJ spinning some tunes
- Vote for your favorite craft brewer
The event is being held at Fort Gibraltar which is the same venue Festival du Voyageur and the Poutine Cup. There will be a deluxe poutine for all attendees of the event plus people can enter a raffle to win a custom Torque Brewing mini fridge filled with Torque variety pack beer and a mini Keg fridge with a Keg filled with their favourite Torque beer. There will also be a 50/50 draw. All funds from the raffles and 50/50 draw will be raising funds for charity
There will also be an event host talking and guiding everyone through the night and interviewing the brewers for all to hear plus a DJ will be spinning all night.
Finally, a rooftop patio series event at the Met starts at 10pm and the beer festival ends at 10pm so if people are in the mood to extend their night the first 50 people from the beer festival get into the rooftop party free and the rest get in for $5.
I’ll be there and I’m looking forward to the event. Hopefully it’ll be successful and we will see it happen again with more breweries and food vendors next year.
Sadly, I was too slow in getting this up and the event is sold out. Keep your eye on social media just in case. Also watch for this event next year. I’ll be doing a write-up after the event as well, so if you are curious check in for that.
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