The Great Canadian Beer Festival is an event I have been meaning to go to since my early days at the University of Victoria. Somehow though it took a whopping 8 years for me to do it. I have to thanks Kelly for this one though as with tickets sold out well in advance she won two tickets from Granville Island Brewery. If you haven’t already liked GIB on facebook you should, they have a ton of great contests that you could be winning!


The GCBF was in its 20th year for 2012 and hosted some 54 different breweries from across Canada and into the US. This was a great opportunity to try some of the BC breweries that are difficult to track down such as Saltspring Island, Townsite, Crannog and Firehall.


Full photos from the event have been posted on