While the vision of your ideal day at a brewery might consist of sunshine and picnic tables, the winter vibes can be just as enjoyable—think dark brews packed with flavor, heaters radiating warmth beyond your scarf and wool hat, and the consistent good conversations had after saying “cheers” to making it through another day.
Sure, we left out a few details (brr!), but breweries across the nation typically struggle through the winter months, and 2020 has brought even more unforeseeable struggles that make it feel like an uphill battle for brewery owners.
For the last five years, Brewcouver, which celebrated its anniversary right after Thanksgiving, has encouraged visitors and locals alike to enjoy all of Vancouver's breweries with their classic passport and prizes. This holiday season, we're celebrating that legacy with a seasonal twist. (Bonus: You can work on both these passports at the same time, which means double the prizes!)
Here’s where you come in: Grab a passport at any of the participating breweries below (or print out your own here), order their special beer to enjoy outside on the patio or take it to go, and get stamped! Show your passport with three stamps to any brewery staff and receive a custom Vancouver koozie. Send us a picture of your stamped passport via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Instagram (Vancouver_USA) to be entered to win one of two grand prize $100 brewery gift cards. Did you get all 10 stamps? We want to see that too! Send us a photo and we’ll mail you a $25 gift card to the brewery of your choice.
Support our local breweries so we can enjoy them next summer, and for years to come. So next time you have beer on the grocery list, think about grabbing a six-pack to go or a growler of delicious one-of-a-kind brews you can only get in Vancouver.
Participating breweries & beer specials:
> Why choose just one? Any of Trap Door Brewing’s beers will earn you a stamp, including the award-winning flagship beer “Glowed Up”—a hazy IPA that never disappoints. (Available in cans.)
> If flavors of fig, maple, and toffee doesn’t yell holidays, we don’t know what does! Victor 23 Brewing’s “Sleighjacker” is a 9.2% barrel-aged strong ale with a warm spicy finish.
> With notes of citrus and pine, and chocolate and caramel, Hopworks Urban Brewery’s “Ace of Diamonds” Imperial Black IPA is available on the patio, via curbside pick-up, or contact-free delivery.
> Transport to a warmer place with Fortside Brewing Company’s “Island Dreamin',” a passionfruit mango coconut sour sure to make you pucker, or “Sunshine Dreamin’,” a New England-style IPA with aromas of ripe mango, bright citrus, smooth strawberry, and tart kiwi. (Available in cans.)
> The Heavy Metal Brewing Co.’s special beer needs no introduction: “Reindeer Balls.” A White Chocolate Peppermint Blonde Stout to put you in the holiday spirit.
> Conversely, at 12% ABV, Heathen Brewing’s “Reindeer Tears”—a barrel aged barley wine—won’t land you on the nice list. Available in bottles.
> Head to Trusty Brewing Company’s downtown corner spot for their “Double Pane IPA” and “Purple Rain” Belgian Ale. (Available in cans.)
> The king of complex lagers, Brothers Cascadia Brewing’s “Helles Lager” is “as exciting as it is drinkable.” (Available in cans.)
> Presenting an all-day hazy IPA, Loowit Brewing’s “Iron Rabbit” has full citrus flavors with low bitterness, allowing for finesse in every pint (or can!).
> Get historical at Barlows Public House on the waterfront or their brewery location on the eastside with the “Daredevil Davidson Lager,” a collaboration brew with 54-40 Brewing and the Clark County Historical Museum that celebrates local risk-taker Seth Davidson. (Available in cans.)
This promotion runs through Dec. 31, 2020