“Two festivals, one pub, and a great way to spend a Saturday.”

Women and Beer II/VCBW

What’s better than one event? Two of course! CAMRA Vancouver and Malone’s Urban Drinkery are teaming up this year to present Oktoberfest and Harvestfest.

The Creaking Planks
[The Creaking Planks]

Head on down to Malone’s Urban Drinkery to enjoy all the merriment of Oktoberfest, taking place in two rooms. The main room’s festivities will include musical entertainment from local favourites The Creaking Planks, prizes for best costume, a yodeling contest and Oktoberfest-themed beers.

The lounge hall’s focus will be on the rich and flourishing flavours of the changing season – pumpkins, imperials, fresh hops, earthy, seasonals and full flavoured ales. Both rooms will feature casks and kegs.

Malone’s Urban Drinkery will pair the unique beer styles with food to complete the experience. Here’s the pairing menu items on offer for purchase during the event:

– Handmade pretzels with traditional mustard cheese dipping sauce ($5)
– Chicken schnitzel with mashed potatoes, braised red cabbage, and chicken gravy ($9)
– Slow-cooked pork loin and sauerkraut stew, with fresh baked bread ($9)
– Field Roast brand vegetarian or traditional bratwurst, with house made mustard and fries ($8)
– Potato pancakes with three dipping sauces ($6)
– Pumpkin pie ($3.50)
– Stout floats ($6)

Oktoberfest and Harvestfest
Date and Time: Saturday October 15, noon to 6 pm
Venue: Malone’s Urban Drinkery, 608 Pender Street
Tickets: $25 ($20 for CAMRA Members)

Ticket includes a 6 oz tasting glass (yours to keep) plus three bonus tokens upon entry. Additional tokens cost $1 each. Tickets are available both online and at Malone’s. Don’t wait until the last minute though; last year’s event sold out well in advance. All valid CAMRA members will be given two special tokens entitling them to the member’s only cask (available from noon to 2 pm only). You must bring your membership card in order to receive the bonus tokens.

If you’re not yet a CAMRA member, you can sign up either online or at the event.

[Photo credit: knottyboy on Flickr]

Like a good yodel? You could win a prize for your special talent! Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen as prizes will also be awarded for best costume.

35% of all proceeds from drink tokens will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Russell A Wee Angry Scotch Ale served with beef brisket


Harvestfest Room
Red Racer Beer, Tree Brewing, Storm Brewing, Big Ridge Brewing Co., Whistler Brewing Company, Coal Harbour Brewing Company, Driftwood Brewery, Granville Island Brewing, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Phillips Brewing Company, Russell Brewing Company, Big River Brew Pub and Restaurant, Steamworks Brewpub and R&B Brewing.

Oktoberfest Room
Red Racer Beer, Storm Brewing, Big Ridge Brewing Co, Big River Brew Pub & Restaurant, Russell Brewing, Great Western Brewing, Red Truck Brewing, R&B Brewing, Longwood Brew Pub, Elysian Brewing, The Brooklyn Brewery, Erdinger, Ayinger Privatbrauerei/Brewery Aying, Stiegl and more!

Here’s an updated list of what the participating breweries will be pouring:

Red Racer Beer – Dunkel and Pumpkin Ale
Red Truck Beer – Kolsch and German Amber Ale
Tree Brewing – Vertical Winter Ale
Storm Brewing – North German Style Pilsner and TBA
Big Ridge Brewing Co. – Harvest Lager and Autumn Harvest Ale
Coal Harbour Brewing Company – Pumpkin Saison
Driftwood Brewery – TBA
Elysian Brewing – Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Granville Island Brewing – Fresh Hopped ESB
Lighthouse Brewing Company – Keepers Stout Ice Cream Floats
Phillips Brewing Company – Imperial IPA
Russell Brewing Company – Cranberry Wheat Ale, Eisbock, and Oktoberfest Marzen
Steamworks Brewpub – Pumpkin Spiced Ale
Big River Brew Pub and Restaurant – Raspberry Lambic and German Style Dark Wheat Ale
R&B Brewing, Longwood Brew Pub – Smoke Hop ESB and Gruit
Yaletown Brewing – Bavarian Hefeweizen and ESB
Great Western Brewing – Organic Festbier
Whistler Brewing Company – Chestnut Amber Ale, Weissbier, and Kolsch
The Brooklyn Brewery – TBA
Erdinger – German Hefeweizen and Dunkelweizen
Stiegl – Lager
Gordon Biersch – Oktoberfest
Ayinger Brewery – Dobblebock, Oktoberfest Marzen, and Braw-Weisse Hefeweizen
Paulaner – Salvator Double Bock and Original Munich Premium Lager
and more!

*Be sure to download the lyrics for a sing-along on the day of the event!

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