T-Shirts and Glassware

The exec has been (hard?) at work making things happen as of late. The best fruits of our labours are these two great products.

T-shirts are 20 for the Crew Neck, $25 for the V-necks. Available at all VanBrewer events, as well as the BC Beer Awards this weekend.


The Spieglau glasses (damn they're nice, right?) are $18 each, or two for $30. Compare that to $42-ish on amazon for the two IPA glasses...


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October Meeting

We're not far off the last Thursday of the month, and you know what that means. The next club meeting is October 30 at 7pm. Same place as always, above the Legion on Commercial Drive. No award for wearing a costume, but I'm sure there'll be something pumpkin spicy waiting for you. (As always, bring your own tasting glass and some homebrew to share.)

This month's presentation will be about off flavours. See you there!

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November Special Event: Ron Pattinson Historical Beers Presentation

VanBrewers is pleased to announce that Ron Pattinson of Shut Up About Barclay Perkins fame will be in Vancouver for a special presentation on November 13th.

If you don't know who he is, and you love English and historical beers, this will be right up your alley. If you already know who he is... well, I guess we'll see you there.

Expect things like beer, humour and beer to be covered. $5 for VanBrewer members, $8 for non-members includes your first beer (so, pretty cheap except for the service charge). Tell your mom and dad, they'll love it! So will anyone that likes history, beer or history and beer. Like your friends, especially if they're homebrewers or CAMRA members.

More details and tickets available now.

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September Meeting: you know the drill

Summer is now over, which means we're back to regularly scheduled meetings. As usual, the September meeting is the last Thursday of the month, September 25th at 7pm above the Legion on Commercial Drive. And a always, bring your own tasting glass and some homebrew to share.

This month's presentations TBA.

See you there!

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Harvest Homebrew Challenge – October 5-12

Working in collaboration with the BC Beer Awards, we are happy to announce the Harvest Homebrew Challenge. Think fresh hops, pumpkin and fruit beers... that sort of thing.

Drop off your entries at Bomber Brewing between October 5-12. Judging will occur on October 15th, location TBA. Entry is free and open to any resident of BC who makes beer at home. One entry limit per brewer, so bring your A-game! BJCP categories are in effect, but this will be conducted as a BOS-style comp meaning entries will be judged as which is best overall to the theme, not necessarily best to style.

Entries must be two bottles 12oz in size (though we'll take bigger), and have a BJCP Bottle ID attached via elastic band.

If you have any question, please contact and we'll get you sorted. Get brewing, and good luck!

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No August Club Meeting

In light of the summer party, make sure to remember that there will be no regular club meeting at the end of August. See you in September!

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VanBrewers Summer Party – Saturday, August 9th

You know the routine, all you can drink and eat from 20+ Kegs of beer/cider/mead, 60+ pounds of pulled pork, 40 litres of grits, plenty of fatty sides, vegetarian/vegan options, blah blah blah. 

Free entry for members who bring a keg, $30 strongly suggested donation for everyone else.

If you want to bring a keg but don't own one just message me and I can probably lend one to you for the party.

We'll provide CO2 and ice to keep your kegs and bottles cold, just bring a bucket (an old fermenter works great) to put your keg in. We'll hopefully have enough taps for everyone but maybe bring a picnic tap just incase. Clearly label anything you want returned to you.

Feel free to drop kegs off at the back door beginning August 7th. I'll try to squeeze them into the keg fridge, but no promises.

Bring extra cash or your credit card as we'll hopefully have new shirts and glassware for sale, plus 50/50 and raffle tickets.

We'll be holding a brief general meeting at 3pm to vote on the new by-laws. You must be a member in good standing in order to vote.

The location is right on the Ontario bike route, less than 2 blocks from stops on the #3 and #49 bus lines and a short walk from Langara Station on the Canada Line. Please don't drive.

(view more on the Facebook event page)

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July Meeting, Thursday July 31st

Our July meeting is happening as scheduled this coming Thursday, July 31st. Same time, same place -- see you at 7pm above the Legion on Commercial. Please bring your own tasting glass and some homebrew to share.

We'll have two presentations this month:

  • Chad McCarthy will present about our club's upcoming code of conduct, to be voted on at our summer party.
  • For brand new brewers and folks curious about the process, we'll also have an Intro to Brewing presentation this week from Corey Baker.

See you there!

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2014 VanBrewer Awards Submission site now live

The 2014 Vanbrewer Awards site is now live! We have some amazing sponsors this year!

Also note that this counts towards the 2014 Canadian Homebrewer of the year.

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Important Notice – April 24, 2014

The monthly meetup will be a little shorter this evening. Due to the passing of a Scribes member, we will have to leave between 9 and 9:30 tonight. It is their club house we borrow, and these extenuating circumstances are a good enough reason to give it back to them earlier than normal.

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