We are part of a community.

A huge thanks to our 2017 partners and sponsors! Victoria Beer Week would not be possible without the loyal support of these local organizations that have helped us put together this quality jam-packed week of craft beer.

If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor of #VBW2017, please take a look at out Sponsorship Information Package and drop us a line at partners@victoriabeerweek.com.


Liquor Plus

liquorplus.ca • 778-430-5820

With eight retail locations serving Vancouver Island, Liquor Plus is a dedicated supporter of BC’s craft beer community. Since 2002, they’ve serviced communities all over the Greater Victoria area, Courtenay, Cobble Hill and Duncan, focusing on great selection, product knowledge and competitive pricing. Discover the Plus.

Tourism Victoria

tourismvictoria.com • 250-953-2033

The Greater Victoria Visitors & Convention Bureau (Tourism Victoria) is the official not-for-profit destination marketing organization that works to inspire the world to experience the Greater Victoria destination through its core functions of sales, marketing and visitor servicing. The organization works in partnership with more than 880 business members and municipalities in Greater Victoria and surrounding communities in British Columbia, Canada.

Victoria Public Market

victoriapublicmarket.com • 778-433-2787

The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson highlights local food producers at every level – farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurateurs. It is a social centre for Victoria’s downtown core and is home to Victoria Pie Co., Salt Spring Island Cheese, Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop, Silk Road, Cowichan Bay Seafood, Sutra, Mama Oli, The French Oven, Ravenstone Artisan Meats, Whisk, Olive The Sense, Vic Express Teriyaki and Roll and The Grocer at the Hudson.

Downtown Victoria Business Association

downtownvictoria.ca • 250-386-2238

The DVBA is a champion for Victoria’s downtown business community and works to ensure Downtown Victoria is welcoming, vibrant and the preferred regional hub for business, culture, services and amenities. The DVBA has been a supporter of Victoria Beer Week since its inception and has supported craft beer in Downtown Victoria through projects such as the development of a Craft Beer Map and working with Victoria Beer Week to offer a family friendly beer garden at Car Free YYJ. We look forward to another successful Victoria Beer Week this year!


imetropol.com • 250-382-2695

Metropol Industries is Victoria’s premiere digital print & local marketing company. For the past 13 years, we have been helping customers with our growing range of digital print services; from standard sizes to large format, stickers and banners, even small runs of CD duplication and T-shirts. We work hard to make sure you are getting the right product at the right price. Stop by our shop at 1311 Blanshard St. or give us a call at 250-382-2695, and let us help make your vision a reality.

The Growler


The Growler is BC’s quarterly craft beer guide, covering the breweries, the beer and the industry as it swells and threatens to consume us all if we don’t consume it (the beer) first. We have profiles of all the breweries, stories on the people and the pressing issues, and pretty pictures in case you feel like gazing absently at something that isn’t your iPhone.

The Zone @ 91.3 fm & The Q @ 100.3 fm

thezone.fm Modern Rock 

The Zone @ 91-3 is Victoria’s locally programmed modern music radio station. Our DJs are an ensemble cast of real people who talk about local issues that matter and are passionate about the music we play. We’ll answer the phone when you call, play your song and you’ll definitely see us out at a concert or festival this weekend!

theq.fm The Island’s Rock

100.3 The Q! is The Island’s Rock. Led by Ed Bain and The Q Morning Show, The Q! is an adult driven rock station that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is perfect to listen to while drinking beer.


viatec.ca • 250-483-3214

Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council, started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria’s biggest industry). We work closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. To better support local innovators, we recently acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs.

The Number

thenumber.ca • 250-590-7663

Since 2005, the Number has contributed creativity to local businesses and organizations. They work primarily in web, design, video and development on projects small and large, and like to build long-term relationships with mutual benefit. The Number is a proud supporter of Victoria Beer Week.

Beer Me BC


Beer Me BC was founded in 2012 by Dustan Sept. In the early days it was a personal account of craft beer adventures within British Columbia. Quickly the site evolved to become an industry voice for craft beer within the province. Today, Beer Me BC is the largest online news source for craft beer news, events and reviews coverage in BC. Grab a pint and come along for the ride!


Craft Beer Vancouver


Founded by Jeremy Nemanishen, Craft Beer Vancouver is a website dedicated to beer enthusiasts in the Lower Mainland where Jeremy shares news about breweries, beer culture, beer events, and beer products of interest to anyone who loves beer in BC. Jeremy also promotes the BC brewing industry to help it continue to grow in the years to come.

Swans Hotel & Brewpub

swanshotel.com • 250.361.3310 | 1.800.668.7926

Swans is located in downtown Victoria in a beautifully renovated heritage building. Upstairs there are 30 condo-style suites filled with original artwork from the collection of founder Michael Williams. The brewpub downstairs (est. 1989) is one of the earliest craft breweries in B.C. with the brewery constructed by Frank Appleton.

Ticket Rocket

ticketrocket.co • 1-855-842-7575

Ticket Rocket is a Victoria, BC based event ticketing company on a mission to connect people across North America with their passions. Whether it’s music, sports, food, or theatre our team will help to make any event out of this world. Oh, and most importantly, we LOVE beer.  Cheers from Victoria’s ticketing company.


getmetrics.ca • 250.896.8808

We are a team of tech savvy accountants and financial technology specialists with a focus on the future.  Financial technology is changing the world, and the role of accountants. We are an award-winning firm blazing the path for a new service offering that combines traditional accounting, tax, and advisory services with powerful software tools that streamline your accounting experience.  Want to take your business to the future? Get Metrics.



The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia is an independent, voluntary, consumer organization, which was first incorporated in 1985. CAMRA is dedicated to the promotion and responsible consumption of natural, craft beers. We support the brewing of traditional styles of beer in the traditional manner, using traditional ingredients. The society promotes naturally brewed live beers of all styles. CAMRA BC is a great society in which to meet people, learn about beer and enjoy its consumption.