Thank You to Our Sponsors!
We are part of a community. With the support of our sponsors, we’re able to put on special members events, focus on quality over quantity, and create a community for those who share a common passion for BC craft beer.
Cascadia Liquor is a full-service group of Vancouver Island-based liquor stores. They are dedicated to delivering outstanding service, a surprising product range with a focus on local, organic and hard-to-find products from the Pacific Northwest and around the world, all at everyday best value pricing.
With seven locations across Vancouver Island, Cascadia is committed to respecting its people, partners, and planet, through an in-store charitable fundraising program, a sustainability program, and has been recognized at the highest level through the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program.
Vessel Liquor Store
Vessel is a locally owned and operated liquor store, supporting authentic wine, spirits and ales, as well as the people who make them. They offer a complete selection of quality products and strive to provide outstanding service and value to their customers.
Refuge Tap Room
This locally owned tap room is a refuge for the city’s craft beer lovers. Open late, their location on Fort Street between Blanshard and Quadra is a boon to the neighbourhood. Offering a cozy atmosphere with indoor and a limited amount of outdoor seating, Refuge owner Darren Ainsley has 30+ taps, highlighting craft beer from Vancouver Island and BC, with extra taps for cider and wine.
The best part – Victoria Beer Society members get a 10% discount off their BC Craft Beer purchases!
Draught WISE are draught integrity technicians that help Vancouver Island pour quality craft beer so it tastes the way that it was originally intended. Draught WISE cares about the journey your beer has been on and they want to ensure that you get brewery quality beer wherever you see the Draught WISE seal.
Nimble Bar Co.
Nimble Bar Co. trains high-performance bartenders. Whether you’re just getting started, or have been bartending for years, they’ll give you the effective tweaks to help you become a high-performance pro. Nimble can teach you how to command a room with your skills, knowledge, & presence, and their experts in fortified wines, wine training, bar management, and other specialty areas, give their students access to multidimensional experiences and resources.
The Zone 91.3
The Zone @ 91-3 is Victoria’s locally programmed modern music radio station. Their DJs are an ensemble cast of real people who talk about local issues that matter and are passionate about the music they play.
100.3 The Q!
100.3 The Q! is The Island’s Rock. Led by Ed Bain and The Q Morning Show, The Q! is an adult driven rock station that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is perfect to listen to while drinking beer.
The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia is an independent, voluntary, consumer organization, which was first incorporated in 1985. CAMRA is dedicated to the promotion and responsible consumption of natural, craft beers. They support the brewing of traditional styles of beer in the traditional manner, using traditional ingredients. The society promotes naturally brewed live beers of all styles. CAMRA BC is a great society in which to meet people, learn about beer, and enjoy its consumption.
Since 2005, the Number has contributed creativity to local businesses and organizations. They work primarily in web, design, video, and development on projects small and large, and like to build long-term relationships with mutual benefit.
The BC Ale Trail
Explore the BC Ale Trail. An array of world-class breweries are waiting to be discovered amid British Columbia’s spectacular wilderness and scenery, along with a wide range of outdoor activities and urban experiences. Arrive thirsty, leave inspired.
The Growler is B.C.’s ultimate craft beer guide, covering the breweries, the beer and the industry as it swells and threatens to consume us all if we don’t consume it (the beer) first. Whether you’re in Vancouver or Valemont, Victoria or Vernon, Burnaby or Burns Lake, we have got you covered with the latest craft beer news, new releases and fun, lively stories about the people behind your favourite craft brewery.
Canadian-owned and operated, Used.ca (Locally known as UsedVictoria.com) connects communities to the sharing economy in a fun, safe and family-friendly way. Founded in 2003 to keep used, but useful items out of landfills, Used encourages people to #ThinkUsedFirst.
Used.ca now has an app! Download it here: https://www.used.ca/app/
Metropol is an industry-leading full-service marketing and printing house in Victoria’s progressive Powerhouse Precinct. They’ve expertly crafted thousands of innovative and inspired pieces with cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated techniques.
Metropol is a trusted provider in Victoria and are subject matter experts energized by profound curiosity.
The Powerhouse is a new venue to Greater Victoria, located in the historic Old Town district. This 130-year-old building is home to a collective of companies including Metropol, Ecologyst, Powerhouse Pinball Club and Vancouver Island Arcade Amusements.
Tasting Victoria is your source for food- and drink-related mouthwatering news, reviews, openings, profiles, and recommendations of the best places to eat and drink around Victoria. From pop-ups to start-ups, local gems to long-standing eateries, our goal is to inspire our community of more than 55,000 curious, insatiable food lovers to experience all of the most delicious things the region has to offer. Join our community at TastingVictoria.com and on Instagram @TastingVictoria!
Hotel Zed is a ridiculously fun, unpretentious hotel that looks damn good on your Instagram. We have entirely unordinary amenities like rotary dial phones in every room, bikes, longboard/skateboards, and more! Enjoy our Ping Pong Lounge complete with Wii, ping pong, board games, colouring books and ample places to play cards. At the end of a long day, kick back at our poolside hot tub, or wake yourself up with our Zedinator Water Slide. Hungry? No problem! Check out The Ruby restaurant in our lobby! You’ll never be bored here.