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Bravo Beer Co is a licensed agent for the BC Liquor Board specializing in premium, specialty beer. We do not sell wine or spirits therefore we may concentrate solely on the growing beer market. In order to provide the exceptional service that customers have come to expect from Bravo Beer Co, our team includes experienced, qualified sales representatives and logistics personnel.

Bravo Beer has well-established relationships with international suppliers, the BC Liquor Board and BC licensees. Our sales team has years of experience in our marketplace making Bravo Beer Co an ideal conduit for the introduction and growth of new products. We have either an agency or a co-agency agreement in several other provinces of Canada, thereby increasing our sales potential.

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BCLDB Hikes Prices Again
June 28 another big price hike

OK........it's time. Gotta' rant!

On April 1 the BCLDB released it's new pricing strategy. It may have looked like prices in BCLDB stores decreased at this time because they deleted the 5% GST and 10% PST from the shelf price so things looked good until you got up to the till and all the taxes were added back on. It was then you could see that the majority of prices actually increased.

These retail prices lasted about a month then the BCLDB raised quite a few prices (24% of my portfolio) not only on products sold in their stores but on products sold to the hospitality industry who now must pay full retail for every alcoholic beverage they purchase for resale. Why should prices be increased on products not even sold in BCLDB stores? This says nothing but money grab to me.

Now, I see on the BCLDB retail price list for the next period (June 28), they have raised the retail price of another 57% of the products in my portfolio. Only .05% of my... View Full Post »

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Farmhouse Saison and Wild Ale Festival
A very unique beer festival at the UBC Farm
Saturday, June 27, 2015

We felt it was time for Vancouver to have a unique, style-forward festival. What makes Farmhouse Fest unique?

Well, let’s start with the experience of drinking great beer. We Chose Saisons and Wild Ales For a Reason Drinking a great beer is more than just putting the liquid into your mouth and swallowing. It’s an intense sensory event. Look at how the colour of the beer catches the sun’s rays. Listen to the faint pop of the slowly dissipating head. Stick your nose in the glass and breathe deeply. Faint hops? A bit of fruit? Maybe some acid? Then take a sip, close your eyes and enjoy the cool breeze blowing over you.

Hosting a festival outside isn’t just a location variable. It’s a deliberate decision made to reinforce the connection between what’s in your... View Full Post »

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Vancouver Magazine Awards Go To........
Duchesse de Bourgogne and Peche Mel Scaldis

What a great night!

Vancouver Magazine opened Vancouver Craft Beer Week with the announcement of the Craft Beer Awards and we are proud to say that we had some winners.

Duchesse de Bourgogne won GOLD in the Belgian Sour category.

Peche Mel Scaldis won SILVER in the Fruit/Herb beer category.

We've always known these were great beers but it is nice to hear that from a panel of experts.

Judging was done by a panel of 18 judges who bestowed gold, silver, and bronze ribbons upon bottles in 15 categories. We won in 2 out of the 3 categories we entered.

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de Halve Maan Cleans Up at Aussie Beer Fest
All beers and the Brewery itself Win

We are both happy and proud to announce that Brewery De Halve Maan won five medals at the Australian International Brewing Awards, including three gold awards.

- Brugse Zot Blond: gold in the category Belgian & French Style Ale, Blonde

- Brugse Zot Dubbel: gold in the category Belgian & French Style Ale, Dubbel

- Straffe Hendrik Tripel: gold in the category Belgian & French Style Ale, Tripel

- Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel: silver in the category Belgian & French Style Ale, Dark Strong

- Straffe Hendrik Wild: silver in the category Best Speciality Beer, Other

 

The 2015 AIBA attracted a record number of entries with more than 1,700 submissions from 344 exhibitors, across 35 countries received. The wide variety of beer styles were assessed by an expert industry panel... View Full Post »

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New Beers
Landed this month

We have some exciting new beers available now.

The Federation of Beer has released the 2nd beer in the Star Trek series - Klingon Warnog Ale joins Vulcan Ale.

A very, very old recipe of one of the most popular beers in Belgium has been revived after being lost for years. Try Seefbier

Renaissance Brewery from New Zealand has an incredible barley wine that is delicious now and can be cellared up to 10 years Try Tribute Barley Wine.

For the most incredible summer beverage, try la Trop, a nice, light lager with grape must and tannins A perfect fit for a wine and beer lover

Limited Release: 2014 Fresh Harvest Hommelbier has arrived Local Popering hops were freshly picked for this incredible brew.

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Belgian Beer Day 2015
a Toast to the Original Craft Brewers
Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015 is Belgian Beer Day, a day of celebration for the world's original craft brewers - the Belgians. The main square of Antwerp will be the hub of activity with international venues participating with them via Skype. Venues will be in communication with Antwerp raising their glasses to the most incredible brewers on the planet.

All 3 Biercraft locations, the St. Regis Hotel and the Jumping Seagle in Squamish are our participating venues with the Jumping Seagle Skype Toast at 2:15.

Join the festivities or host your own International Belgian Beer Day party.

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Vulcan Ale back in stock
In time for FanExpo

A few cases of Vulcan Ale made it to Vancouver just in time for FaxExpo Vancouver. Check your favorite beer store. Ask for SKU 677 971

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Okanagan Fest of Ales
20th Year
Friday, April 10, 2015 to Saturday, April 11, 2015

The 20th Annual Event takes place Friday, April 10th 4:00 - 9:00 and Saturday April 11th noon - 6:00 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power Street, Penticton BC.

Ticket Price $20 (Cdn)Per person per day plus facility* & handling fees and GST

You must be 19 years or older to purchase tickets or to attend the event

What is included in your ticket price? Each ticket includes access on the day of the ticket; live entertainment; a limited edition souvenir OFOA acrylic sampling glass; a $3 Get Home Safe coupon (for use with any participating taxi or Get Home Safe program supplier); and a souvenir passport.

How do I purchase sampling tokens? Tokens are sold separately at the event. OFOA tokens sales are by CASH only. An ATM machine is available on-site. If you have any red tokens... View Full Post »

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Shipping Issues
Many reasons but no beer

This has been a very difficult season to get beer to BC.  Beer is routed through the Panama Canel during the winter and there have been several labour issues along the western seaboard causing all sorts of delays. 

The breweries in Belgium and France have also had a difficult fall and winter and some breweries are completely out of stock no even able to supply their own brew houses. 

This does us absolutely no good.  Although we have a lot of beer on order, we are low on a lot of SKUs.  Please bear with us.

cheers - Leanne

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Gluten Free Expo
Canada's largest Gluten Free Event
Saturday, January 17, 2015 to Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gluten Free Expo is Canada’s largest gluten free event. Discover, Sample, and Save on hundred’s of Gluten Free Products while learning from leading experts. Visit us at booth 818, Vancouver Convention Center, East @ 999 Canada Place

Advanced Online Tickets: $12, limited quantity. Tickets at the Door: $15 for adults, and free for accompanying children 10 years of age and under.

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