Homebrew & Camping at Craft Cove 2019

In 2015, former CAMRA Vancouver President and well-known Lower Mainland craft beer advocate Adam Chatburn travelled across the border for a camping weekend organised by the Washington Homebrewers Association. The attendees took over an entire campground, with numerous homebrew clubs manning booths and serving generous samples of excellent homebrew. The six-member Canadian contingent, including members of Vanbrewers and BrUBC, had a great time as they hung out with homebrewing brethren from below the 49th. Adam returned to Canada hoping to launch a similar event in BC to celebrate local homebrew and enjoy a good old camping weekend. Unfortunately, other commitments (including his former business, Real Cask Brewing) and some difficulties in finding an appropriate summer weekend venue kept the project on the back burner. That is, until now!

Adam and his partner Yvonne have booked a private campground called Camp Cove on beautiful Harrison Lake in order to stage their BC homebrew camping event. On the weekend of June 14-16 2019, they’ll be enjoying the best not-available-in-store fermented beverages that money can’t buy, while chilling on the long sandy beach of a tranquil bay during the day, and gathering around a toasty fire at night.

They put the word out a number of weeks ago, and so far over 30 homebrewers (many award-winning) have registered to bring a keg of their finest brew (which might be beer, wine, cider, or mead).

You don’t have to be a homebrewer to attend; anyone can come along and enjoy the fruits of others’ labour. The ticket price includes your drinks all weekend. Everyone over 19 is welcome, and so are dogs.

Interested in join the party? You’ll find further details and registration info here: Facebook | EventBrite

Craft Cove 2019

Regular Ticket: $70
Regular Home-brew club member Ticket: $60
Brewer (non-club member): $40
Brewer (club member): $30

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U-Brew Offer

Adam’s employer Burnaby Brewing Company has an accompanying offer: $10 off any beer or cider order for those who wish to learn a bit about self-brewing. They’ll even lend you the keg and cold store your resulting brew until the event, which is quite an offer. Also, BBC customers will qualify for the homebrewer discount and save a further $30 on the event ticket price. Contact BBC using the code “CraftCove” for more information, at (604) 421-2929 or www.burnabybrewing.com.

Craft Cove 2019

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