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We all know It’s Good to Be Here. It’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s a way of life, and one that we take seriously. Whether it’s a Nooner at the Nat, Friday Night Races at Hastings, the Dragon Boat Festival or The Vancouver Open. Whatever, whenever, if you’re enjoying one of those “good to be here” moments, chances are the GIB BREW CREW will be there to bring even more fun. Look for our CREW hosting parties and events all year long. Get IN THE KNOW and find a GIB party in your area, as well as other great events at your favourite pubs, bars and restaurants.

Don’t Miss The Boat – Top 3 Things We’re Stoked for at the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival


Ah, summertime; the time to up your vitamin D intake, embrace the natural offerings of this awesome city, engage in some friendly competition, and enjoy a patio beer or two. This weekend, you can do all of the above at the Vancouver International Dragon Boat Festival, North America’s largest dragon boat festival.

Taking place at Creekside Park in False Creek June 17-19, here’s what we’re talking about:

1. Guts & Glory feature race  Sunday, June 19 @ 5PM
Teams will be battling for bragging rights during this 2km endurance race set in False Creek with the Coast Mountains playing supporting role. Staggered starts, photo finishes, and a whole lot of fun – this is the race our Granville Island Brewing Team will be ‘out of our seats’ for.

2. The Granville Island Brewing Fling Ring Toss
Keep the friendly competition going and ‘Fling the Ring’ for your chance to win a variety of Granville Island Brewing prizes. It’s harder than it sounds, we promise.

3. Main Stage Entertainment
There’s something awesome about listening to music outdoors and the Main Stage line-up schedule is full of artists that are sure to get you in the right summer mood. Make sure to stop by the Granville Island Brewing tasting tent between Concord Pacific Place and Creekside Park to get that true outdoor concert feel.

The forecast is set for an awesome weekend at the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival – we’ll be there with some flavourful brews from our Mingler pack, we look forward to seeing you there. It’s good to be here.

Beer Dinner at The Vancouver Fish Company

DATE: Wednesday, April 27th
TIME: 7pm
PLACE: The Vancouver Fish Company – 1517 Anderson Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

Embrace each bite and sip at an expertly prepared seafood and beer mash-up.

Granville Island Brewing Beer Merchant, Mike Sharpham and Vancouver Fish Company Executive Chef, John McManus have prepared a unique four course dinner featuring a long table style seafood broil. To complete the experience, each course is paired with a selection of flavourful Granville Island Brewing beers.

John and Mike will be hosting the event, and look forward to sharing their expertise and passion for beer and food.

To buy tickets, please contact The Vancouver Fish Company – 1517 Anderson Street, Granville Island, Vancouver – 604.559.3474


Two Tides India Session Ale Tasting

Two Tides ISA: crafted for West Coast life. We’re giving out tasters paired with a sushi roll at select BC Liquor Stores this weekend! When you buy a 6-pack we’ll throw in a bonus gift for the beach. Find a tasting near you.

39th & Cambie – 5555 Cambie St, Vancouver

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Park Royal – 570 Park Royal North, Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Langley – 6435 201 Street, Langley

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Northgate – 3433 North Road Unit 103, Burnaby

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Westwood Centre – 100 – 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Meadowtown Centre – Unit 810 – 19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Richmond Ironwood – #3170-11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm
  • April 9 – 3pm–7pm

Kelowna Orchard Park – 109-1835 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna

  • April 8 – 1pm–5pm


Lions Winter Ale Tastings

Get out of the cold and into the bold. Sample Lions Winter Ale paired with delicious comfort foods at select BC Liquor Stores this weekend! See below for dates and times.

Park Royal – 570 Park Royal North, Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

– Langley – 6435 201 Street, Langley: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

– Northgate – 3433 North Road Unit 103, Burnaby: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

– Westwood Centre – 100 – 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

– 39th & Cambie – 5555 Cambie St, Vancouver: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

– Meadowtown Centre – Unit 810 – 19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

Richmond Ironwood – 3170-11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm

– Kelowna Orchard Park – 109 – 1835 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna: November 13 & 14 – 2pm to 6pm


August & September Event Listings

Featured: Van Dame White ISA Party – August 21st

Come join us at our Taproom on Granville Island at 7:00PM for a night of food, music, and tasting of our new Van Dame White ISA.

Music: Colleen Rennison takes the stage from 8:00-8:30pm and 9:00-9:30PM for a sultry acoustic show like no other. Follow her here: Twitter Facebook

Beer tastings: Join Mike “The Beer Guy” Sharpham for an informal tasting of our new Van Dame White ISA in our tasting room, plus there will be free bite-sized food pairings.

Entrance: FREE when thirsty! First come, first served.



August & September Beer Festivals


Vancouver Craft Beer Cruise – August 22 and 23

Join us at the 2nd annual Vancouver Craft Brew Cruise as we launch from the False Creek Plaza of Nations Docks. Sample local craft offerings while taking in the scenic views of the Vancouver skyline. Click here to get your tickets!


PNE Beer Fest – August 22nd to September 6th

VCBW presents the NEW PNE Craft Beer Festival! Come down and enjoy our Hey Day Hefeweizen and False Creek Raspberry Ale, as well as over 30 different unique local craft beers each week. Purchase your tickets online for a FREE complimentary token.

Get your tickets here.

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2015 Steveston Dragon Boat Festival – August 22nd

Come and visit the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival for a fabulous, sunny day of fun. Enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, mouth-watering food, and of course, exciting dragon boat races.  Cheer your favourite team on to victory! Donations of non-perishable food or cash will be cheerfully accepted for the Richmond Food Bank.

For more information on activities, teams and vendors please click here.


The Great Canadian Beer Festival – September 11 and 12

A two-day event held in the beautiful city of Victoria, B.C. Come try over 170 different beers from across Canada. This year we will be serving our Hey Day Hefeweizen, Van Dame White ISA, False Creek Raspberry Ale, and our brand new limited edition Gosebumps!

Purchase your tickets here



Whistler Village Beer Festival – September 16th to 20th

Located in Whistler Village’s Olympic Plaza, the beautiful views, and lush grass are only made better when enjoyed with a beer in hand.

Get your tickets here.



Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival – September 26th

After two amazing sold-out years, the Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival is back! Come enjoy BC’s best microbreweries, live music, silent auction, and taste tantalizing bites. All proceeds go towards supporting the arts.

Get your tickets here.



Hopscotch Kelowna – September 25th to 26th

After 6 amazing years, the Kelowna Hopscotch Festival is back at the Grand Tasting Hall! Come join us, and 5,000 of our closest friends for 2 nights of whiskey, beer, and spirits.

Get your tickets here.

Swing Span Amber Ale Tastings

Make the crossing… Discover Swing Span Amber Ale with a selection of bite-sized food pairings at select BC Liquor Stores this August! See below for dates and times.

Park Royal – 570 Park Royal North, Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver: August 1st – 3pm to 7pm

– Langley – 6435 201 Street, Langley: August 2nd – 1pm to 5pm

– 39th & Cambie – 5555 Cambie St, Vancouver: August 2nd – 1pm to 5pm

– Northgate – 3433 North Road Unit 103, Burnaby: August 7th – 1pm to 5pm

Richmond Ironwood – 3170-11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond: August 7th – 1pm to 5pm

– Westwood Centre – 100 – 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam: August 7th – 1pm to 5pm

– Meadowtown Centre – Unit 810 – 19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows: August 7th – 1pm to 5pm

– Kelowna Orchard Park – 109 – 1835 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna: August 7th – 1pm to 5pm

Plus, we’ll be handing out recipes for how to create Swing Span Beef Ribs!

Swing Span Ribs


Bikes & Brews – BC Liquor Store Tastings

Take summer for a spin!

Enjoy the taste of English Bay Pale Ale with a selection of food pairings, plus enter our contest for the chance to win one of 30 classic cruiser bikes. See below for participating BC Liquor Stores,  plus dates and times.

39th & Cambie – 5555 Cambie St, Vancouver: July 3rd – 1pm to 5pm

8th & Cambie – 2395 Cambie St, Vancouver: July 3rd – 3pm to 7pm

– 8th & Cambie – 2395 Cambie St, Vancouver: July 4th – 3pm to 7pm

Richmond Ironwood – 3170-11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond: July 4th – 3pm to 7pm

Park Royal – 570 Park Royal North, Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver: July 4th – 3pm to 7pm

– Whistler Marketplace – 101 – 4360 Lorimer Rd, Whistler: July 10th – 3pm to 7pm

–  Whistler Marketplace – 101 – 4360 Lorimer Rd, Whistler: July 11th – 3pm to 7pm

– Westwood Centre – 100 – 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam: July 11th – 3pm to 7pm

– Meadowtown Centre – Unit 810 – 19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows: July 11th – 1pm to 5pm

– Northgate – 3433 North Road Unit 103, Burnaby: July 18th – 3pm to 7pm

– Langley – 6435 201 Street, Langley: July 18th – 3pm to 7pm


Join us at Carnaval del Sol for a high-energy fiesta of fun!

Granville Island Brewing Presents Carnaval del Sol


Latincouver’s high-energy Carnaval del Sol is fast-approaching: July 11 and 12 in Vancouver.  We’ll be

Heading to the festival? We took some time to pair authentic Carnaval del Sol dishes with a few delicious Granville brews; check out our pairing suggestions:


Parilla Argentina – Island Lager 

Quilmes Shop’s Parilla Argentina is hot sizzling barbecue meat made onsite. It’s a must-stop for any meat lover. Our Island Lager is the perfect palate cleanser for those bold barbecue flavours.



Tortilla de Patata – Hey Day Hefeweizen

El Cocal’s  Tortilla de Patata (Spanish egg omelette made with fried potatoes) is a delicious weekend brunch dish. Add a topping of your choice and complement those brunch flavours with a Hey Day Hefeweizen. It’s the perfect brunch companion.

BeaverTail poutine

Poutine – Maple Shack Cream Ale 

Not into the Latin American dishes? Go for a Canadian flavour overload and pair BeaverTails’ poutine with our Maple Shack Cream Ale. The light hop bitterness, caramel malts and hint of pure Canadian maple syrup make this brew smooth and delicious. The caramel malt flavours pair perfectly with any roasted meat flavour…like the gravy on your poutine.

Taco rev

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Two Tides ISA 

Taco Revolution’s Tasty Tasty Fish Tacos are made from fresh cod, marinated in lime and spices, and seared on a grill and served with fresh cabbage, crema and chipotle. Pair it with our NEW Two Tides India Session Ale – it’s refreshing full flavour is the perfect addition to any surf n’ turf dish. You’ll be coming back for more!

Brazilian cheese puffs

Brazilian Style Cheese Puffs – Infamous IPA 

Otimo’s  Brazilian Style Cheese Puffs are a popular item at Carnaval del Sol. They are gluten-free, nut-free and meat-free and available in four flavours: garlic and herb, original, jalapeno or sundried tomato and basil. Up for a spicy treat? Try the jalapeno flavour and pair it with our Infamous IPA. The IPA bitterness is the perfect balance for those spicy jalapeno flavours.

Carnaval del Sol includes music, food and numerous activities such as outdoor salsa, Zumba lessons, a mini world cup street soccer tournament, and an arts and craft market. It’s free entry and guaranteed to be a good time.

Location: Concord Pacific Centre

Saturday July 11: 10am to 10pm

Sunday July 12: 10am to 9pm


Come out and enjoy the fiesta. We look forward to seeing you there!


GIB’s Summer Festival Guide

Summer is here, and with summer comes festivals. This summer, let Two Tides ISA guide you from beach to patio, and all the festivals in between. Check out the list of festivals we’ll be attending this summer, and come say hi!


June 12 – Hopoxia: With over 30 BC craft breweries attending, come experience BC’s hoppiest beer at Hopoxia. Happening at Phillips Brewery in Victoria. Check it out!

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June 19 – The Longest Day 5/10 K Road Race: Register for a 5 or 10K run and donate to JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Register online until Wednesday, June 17.

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June 19 to 21 – Rio Tinto Dragon Boat Festival: Rio Tinto Dragon Boat Festival is celebrating its 27th year. Stop by for a beer and help cheer them on.

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June 28 – Greek Day on Broadway: Taking place on Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim Street from 11am-9pm. It’s free to enter and open to all ages.

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June 28 to July 1 – City of Richmond Boat Festivals, Ships to Shore: Take a tour of an old ship, check out the food trucks and finish with Canada Day fireworks at City of Richmond’s Ships to Shore Festival. On from June 28 to July 1.

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July 3 to 5 – Vancouver International Soccer Festival: Located at Andy Livingston Park and Sports Arena, the festival includes a multicultural soccer tournament, music, food, and entertainment. Limited spots available, register your team here

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June 28 to July 5 – Victoria Pride Festival: The Victoria Pride Festival combines over 150 food and craft vendors and endless amounts of entertainment. Over the past 20 years, the Victoria Pride festival has seen thousands of people from all walks of life. A must on any summer festival list!

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July 10 to 12 – Clearly Contacts Beach Volleyball Open: The Clearly Contacts Volleyball Open tournament brings top Volleyball teams in Canada head-to-head to compete for a $15,000 prize. Located at Kits Beach and entry is free. It’s always a great time – come check it out.

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July 11 – O2x Summit Challenge at Grouse Mountain: Taking you through rough terrain, riverbeds, and steady inclines, the Summit Challenge isn’t for everyone. Feeling like you can take on the challenge? Register here

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July 11 to 12 – Latincouver’s Carnaval del Sol: Food, music and lots of entertainment. Get a taste of Latin American fiestas in the heart of downtown at the Concord Pacific Place.

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July 16 to 19 – Pemberton Music Festival Craft Tent: We’ll be rocking out at the Pemberton Music Festival this year. Come visit our Craft Tent and beat the heat with some cold refreshing brews!

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There are tons of great events to check out this June and July. So come say hi. We guarantee you’ll be saying, “It’s good to be here”.

Looking forward to seeing you around! #ItsGoodToBeHere

Grouse Mountain Mingler Wednesdays

Head to Altitudes Bistro every Wednesday of the summer for Grouse Grind Mingler Wednesdays.

Dates: May 13th to September 16th

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Location: Altitudes Bistro at the peak of Grouse Mountain

We’ll be serving up good times each week of the summer, with a live DJ, board games, beer features, daily prizes, a summer grand prize, and a few surprises too!


Plus, there’s the chance to win a classic Granville Island Brewing branded GIB cruiser bike. Simply complete the following steps to enter:

1. Take a selfie on the Altitudes Bistro patio looking out over Vancouver during Mingler Wednesdays.

2. Post it to Twitter. Tag it with @granvillebeer and use the hashtag #minglerwednesdays

That’s it. You’ll receive one entry for every week you enter. If you enter every week, you’ll have more chances to win. Good luck!

Print our flyer below and take it with you to keep the entry details on hand.

Mingler Wednesday

Full contest terms & conditions, click here



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