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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.

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

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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:

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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

#ItsGoodToBeHere

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:

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! www.phillipsbeer.com

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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. www.thunderbirdstrack.org

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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. www.dragonboatbc.ca

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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. www.greekday.com

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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. www.richmonddaysofsummer.ca

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July:

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 www.oneteamunited.ca

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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! www.victoriapridesociety.org

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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. www.clearlyopen.volleyballbc.org

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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 www.o2x.com

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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. www.carnavaldelsol.ca

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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! www.pembertonmusicfestival.com

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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!

WIN!

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.

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Full contest terms & conditions, click here

 

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