We are part of a community.
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 #VBW2020, please drop us a line at email@example.com.
See below for a full list of 2019/2020 sponsors.
Victoria Public Market
victoriapublicmarket.com • 778-433-2787
Meet the local food producers that make our Public Market so fresh and tasty! We are a social centre for Victoria’s downtown core and home to Victoria Pie Co., Whisk, The Very Good Butchers, Vic Express Teriyaki and Roll, Silk Road, Westcoast Pantry, Taco Stand al Pastor, Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop, La Pasta, The French Oven and WaffleBeast.
The Zone @ 91-3 & 100.3 The Q!
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.
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.
imetropol.com • 250-382-2695
Metropol Industries is Victoria’s premier digital print & local marketing company. For the past 17 years, we have been helping customers with our growing range of digital print services; from standard sizes to large format, stickers and banners. We work hard to make sure you are getting the right product at the right price.
camra.ca • Campaign for Real Ale
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.
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!
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.
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.
Used.ca • 778-433-2787
Canadian-owned and operated, Used.ca (Locally known as UsedVictoria.com) connects communities to the sharing economy in a fun, safe and family-friendly way. Founded in 2003 to keep used, but useful items out of landfills, Used encourages people to #ThinkUsedFirst.
Used.ca now has an app! Download it here: https://www.used.ca/app/
draughtwise.com • 250-382-WISE
Draught WISE are draught integrity technicians that help Vancouver Island pour quality craft beer so it tastes the way that it was originally intended. Draught WISE cares about the journey your beer has been on and they want to ensure that you get brewery quality beer wherever you see the Draught WISE seal.
Vessel Liquor Store
vesselliquor.com • 778-265-8375
Vessel is a locally owned and operated liquor store, supporting authentic wine, spirits and ales, as well as the people who make them. They offer a complete selection of quality products and strive to provide outstanding service and value to their customers.
Refuge Tap Room
refugetaproom.ca • 250-385-4654
Victoria’s newest tap room, that just opened this summer, aims to be a refuge for the city’s craft beer lovers. Open late, their location on Fort Street between Blanshard and Quadra is a boon to the neighbourhood. Offering a cozy atmosphere with indoor and a limited amount of outdoor seating, Refuge owner Darren Ainsley will have 32 taps, with a large portion dedicated to BC craft beer and the extra taps for cider and wine.
The best part – Victoria Beer Society members get a 10% discount off their BC Craft Beer purchases when they show their membership card.
specificmechanical.com • 250-652-2111
Since 1984, Specific Mechanical has handcrafted brewing and distilling systems for the craft beer and spirits industries. Their mission is to provide the world’s finest handcrafted brewing and distilling systems, complemented by the industry’s most comprehensive customer success program.
globaltents.ca • 778-433-2787
Global Tents is Vancouver Island’s foremost provider for all events including birthday parties, weddings, reunions, corporate events, trade shows, festivals, fundraisers and sporting events. Our exceptional customer service, industry expertise and extensive inventory are incomparable, and we pride ourselves on our reliability and capacity to find solutions for every need. From tent rentals to one-stop concierge services, we are creating memories on Vancouver Island.
The BC Ale Trail
Explore the BC Ale Trail. An array of world-class breweries are waiting to be discovered amid British Columbia’s spectacular wilderness and scenery, along with a wide range of outdoor activities and urban experiences. Arrive thirsty, leave inspired.
Nimble Bar Co.
Nimble Bar Co. trains high-performance bartenders. Whether you’re just getting started, or have been bartending for years, they’ll give you the effective tweaks to help you become a high-performance pro. Nimble can teach you how to command a room with your skills, knowledge, & presence, and their experts in fortified wines, wine training, bar management, and other specialty areas, give their students access to multidimensional experiences and resources.