Victoria, BC – March 2, 2015 – Craft beer lovers will have the unprecedented opportunity to sample 10 brand new beers from some of BC’s best breweries (see below) on Wednesday, March 11 at Victoria Beer Week’s Thunderdome, a new marquee mid-week event added to the festival this year.
Held at one of Victoria’s greatest new haunts – Wheelies Cafe in Rock Bay – Thunderdome will happen under an Actual Dome Of Thunder (well… a tent with heat lamps), but nevertheless, we encourage everyone to dress warm. Post-apocalyptic garb is recommended, though not required.
Victoria Beer Week presents the Thunderdome
Wednesday, March 11, 7pm – 10pm
Wheelie’s Motorcycle Café – 2620 Rock Bay Ave
Tickets available through EventBrite: $35 + fees
For more information about the event, to arrange for an interview or photographic needs, or if you’d like to attend the event, please contact: Joe Wiebe – email@example.com | 604.783.5266
Announcing the 10 brand new beers:
Out of This World ISA
Bomber Brewing (Vancouver)
Description: With comet hops! Big floral and tropical nose with mild bitterness and a clean refreshing mouthfeel.
4.5% ABV | 40 IBU
Transmutation Belgian Specialty Ale
Category 12 Brewing (Saanichton)
Description: An effervescent, slightly sweet Belgian-inspired ale with a Northwest hop influence. Using hand crafted amber candi sugar, this medium-bodied beer crosses borders! It is smooth and dangerous!
La Maison Grisette
Four Winds Brewing (Delta)
Description: A medium-bodied, Brett Trois fermented table-style Saison brewed with whole leaf Cashmere hops, flaked spelt and rye.
4.5% ABV | 15 IBU
Jackline Rhubarb Grisette
Lighthouse Brewing (Victoria)
Description: Crisp, dry and tart, with a light Belgian spicy character and gentle rhubarb flavour. Unfiltered, it will carry a light haze. Lighthouse is likely the first brewery anywhere to make a rhubarb Grisette.
Hip As Funk
Moon Under Water Brewpub (Victoria)
Description: Take one part Saison yeast and one part Brettanomyces. Mix in light pilsner malt and finish with heaps of tropical fruit hops.
Phillips Brewing (Victoria)
Description: From the land of the kiwi comes this fruity IPA. Apteryx prominently features Nelson Sauvin hops, famous for their stamp of tropical flavours and aromas of freshly crushed grapes. Fill a handle and shout one to your mate. This IPA is sweet as.
White Angel IPA
Steamworks Brewing (Burnaby)
Description: This angelic White IPA displays beautiful citrus aromas from Cascade, Centennial and Galaxy hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast and the delicious spices of coriander and sweet orange peel. The combination of herbs and hops creates an almost fruity and spicy quality in the finish, while the Belgian-style yeast strain adds hints of bubblegum and clove.
6.9% ABV | 60 IBU
Swans Brewpub (Victoria)
Description: A Northwest-style Brett-Saison.
Townsite Brewing (Powell River)
Description: A kettle-soured Belgian Pale ale aged on wood.
Sit and Stay India Session Belgian Ale (ISBA)
Yellow Dog Brewing (Port Moody)
3.9% ABV | 33 IBU