The River Boat Throwdown! - VCBW Feature Event

  • The Portside Pub 7 Alexander St Vancouver, BC Canada


#YVRBeerTweetup and The Portside Pub proudly present The Riverboat Throwdown! This night will consist of a 10 brewery "Cask-Off" battle made up of specialty designed competition casks to showcase the creativity of the Vancouver brewing scene. Breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick!

The Casks! (in no particular order):

1: 'Imperial Red Ale of Doom and Awesomeness' aged on white oak spirals soaked in bourbon and port.

2: An IPA dry hopped with 'godly' amounts of Mosaic and Australian Topaz!  

3:  A 7.5% Kaffir Lime Leaf Saison!

4: 1993 Crowded House 'Pineapple Head' Piña Colada Wit

5:  West Coast Lager with Saison Yeast

6:  Surrey’s Super Secret Saison

7: A Heavenly Delicious English Strong Ruby Ale aged in Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel!

8: IPA with Lemongrass, Tamarind, + Dry Hopped with Sitka Hops!

9: 'Dark' Blended Hefeweizen

10:  Apple Jack Moonshine Ale

Participating Breweries:

Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel 49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell , Howe Sound, Tofino

#YVRBeerTweetup will be pushing the competition and keeping the social media world up to date by the minute with live results! Voting will be done at the pub with various brewery awards.

Tickets are only $25 - Admission gets you 'casino' playing tokens, a VCBW tasting glass, a ticket for one 4oz. cask taster, and live music from The Sweetpea Swing Band! Additional cask tickets are only $1 each! There will be prizes and other fun surprises throughout the night.

In keeping with this year's VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees will be able to take part in 5 casino games with professional dealers, served by ladies and gentlemen in true 'saloon style' costume, all while drinking delicious competition casks and special beers brought in only for VCBW!

Attending in costume is highly recommended!