Victoria Beer Week is Underway

Victoria Beer Week

Victoria Beer WeekThe week features a wide variety of events that pair BC craft beer with local Victoria food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.

The Victoria Beer Week Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate various beer-related events at locations around Greater Victoria. We aim to educate and build “beer ambassadors” out of craft beer newcomers and seasoned beer geeks alike, as well as to increase business for all facets of the BC craft beer industry, including breweries, pubs, liquor stores, restaurants and home brew supply stores.

Our team consists of a few beer-fanatic characters, each infamous in their own way for their passion and dedication to Victoria’s craft beer scene. Bringing the same discerning eye to our programming calendar as they do to a fresh pint of beer, the board of the Victoria Beer Week Society works year round to plan and ensure that Victoria Beer Week is providing Victoria’s craft beer community with engaging, adventurous events that look to educate beer enthusiasts as well as introduce them to new and exciting beers.

For the complete schedule of events visit:

Oktoberfest at Oaklands! October 14th #yyjevents @oaklandsca

On Saturday, October 14th, join the Oaklands Community Association for our annual Oktoberfest in Oaklands celebrating all the favourite traditions of Munich & Bavaria, Germany- including beer, music, food, and community!

Included in the ticket price, each guest receives a meal prepared by Camosun College Hospitality Management Instructor Dave Pritchard and his team of students with bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and a pretzel and a beer ticket for a choice of Hoyne Brewing Company.

Vegetarian options are available and a selection of cider for the non-beer drinkers. Additional drink tickets are $6. Entertainment will be provided by Eastern European party band Bučan Bučan, the Aaron Watson Trio, and Peter Wilks. 19+ 5pm – 10pm Oaklands Community Centre (1-2827 Belmont Ave.)

Tickets are $20 in advance available at the Oaklands Community Centre in person or by phone at 250-370-9101 or online, and $25 at the door including one beer, the bratwurst meal, and all the live entertainment!


Last Day of Esquimalt Ribfest #yyjmusic @esqribs @TheVillanovas

The Esquimalt Ribfest is about family, community, volunteers, kids, participation, and fun!

Come for a day of ribs, amazing local entertainment, delicious local craft beer and cider. Free kid’s activities, local vendors, all for guaranteed Family Fun.

All funds raised are returned to the community through the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the Esquimalt Ribfest Society. The proceeds go to local charities and school sponsored activities.

Here’s the line-up for this years:


Sunday, September 10th

12n Bijoux du Bayou
1:30p The Villanovas
2:45p Curl
4p Lauren Webb
5:00 50-50 draw, Ribber Awards and People’s Choice
5:15p Angel Forrest
6:30p David Vest
7:45p Bill Johnson

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The Great Canadian Beer Festival Day 2 #yyjevents @GrCanBeerFest

The 25th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival continues today.  It may be a little damp, but this will definitely keep your mind off the clouds and on the suds  66 breweries and 2 cideries will have a booths featuring over 250 beers and ciders. Also, new this year is The Drake Eatery Cask Tent which has an additional 8 breweries serving up unique cask beer. Returning will be our local food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Award winning festival – The Great Canadian Beer Festival won Best BC Craft Beer Event in BeerMeBC’s People’s Choice Awards for 2015 and 2016.

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Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour @IAmCalebHart

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Deanna Young Promotions
presents The Breakwater Barge. Join us Friday August 4th from 5PM to 9:30PM for Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths. Caleb will be performing double duty as he opens the barge with a solo set then plays 2 full sets with The Royal Youths!

“When you can switch between singing reggae to soulful R&B to sounding just like Shaggy seemlessly, you’re going to blow some minds. Just watch his cover of Shaggy and Rayvon’s ‘Angel’. It’s no wonder his set with the Royal Youth’s at Sugar Nightclub won them a performance spot at Rifflandia. Hart also capped off his year winning a Western Canadian Music Award with his other band Tasman Jude. Continue reading “Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour @IAmCalebHart”

Breakwater Barge: The Great Divide 5PM TODAY #yyjmusic

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority presents The Breakwater Barge.
Join us Friday June 9th from 5PM to 9:30PM for The Great Divide : Canada’s Tribute to The Band. One of the favourite acts from last years Barge series they will not dissapoint. Playing all of THE BAND‘s hits from “Up On Cripple Creek”, to “The Weight” to “The Night the Drove Old Dixie Down” and everything in between. A super group of local Victoria musicians who would make Levon Helm proud. Acoustic opener Andrew Poirier to start the evening off on the right note.

Local beer from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Driftwood Brewery & Hoyne Brewing Company. Cider from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and wine from the Artisan Wine Shop AWS. Food will also be on site from The Kraken by The Breakwater, Deadbeetz Food Truck, Songhees Seafood & Steam & Thrifty Foods Smile Truck.

The Breakwater Barge opens at 5PM. $2 cash admission with partial proceeds to charity. Kids welcome. No pets or smoking on the barge.

A Deanna Young Promotions event.

Next Friday: June 16th – Dylans Stone Band

Phillips Backyard Weekender Line-up Announcement! #yyjmusic @phillipsbeer @backyardwkndr



2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender Line-up @AtomiqueEvents @TheZone913 @backyardwkndr


Phillips Backyard Weekender

Phillips Backyard Weekender

Early bird ticket sales end on Sunday, June 11 at midnight. Oh, the announcement on who’s playing is coming Monday.  We thought we would share this great news with you!

This July 7-9, party with 3000 of your closest friends at The Phillips Backyard Weekender – a 19+ licensed music festival in the Phillips Backyard, located at the Phillips Brewery in Victoria, BC!

Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights. Set against the backdrop of our beloved local craft brewery in the open air of downtown Victoria’s communal backyard, The Phillips Backyard Weekender is a summer highlight not to be missed.

Purchase your early bird tickets here:

Food Vendor and Artist Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Volunteer Applications will open closer to the festival.