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 glass, and what’s in your surroundings. At the UBC Farm, those surroundings include forest, hop bines and an apple orchard. Beer doesn’t spring forth from nothingness. It’s planted, cultivated, harvested, and meticulously crafted into a delicious final product.
Join us Saturday, June 27 from noon to 6:00pm at the UBC Farm 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver for an incredible craft beer experience.
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.
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 of 58 judges from around the world. Head Judge Warren Pawsey, who oversaw the largest panel of assessors ever assembled for the awards, was overwhelmed with the quality of entrants in 2015, which has improved year-on-year. ‘We have been extremely impressed by the high quality product coming through, and 2015’s pool of entrants has not disappointed.’
To top things of, this year’s Champion Large International Brewery Trophy was also awarded to Brewery De Halve Maan.
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.
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.