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February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Hopwired Festival 2018 begins February 24 2018 at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver, Canada.
Featuring local, national, and international craft beer and third-wave coffee. Hopwired encourages partnership between craft beer and coffee roasters to make beverages that are fruity, flowery, tangy, spicey, nutty, chocolately, sweet, sour, soft, mild, and strong.
We have selected some of our favourite breweries and roasters to team up with each other and bring you some of their best offerings. Patrons at the event will be able to taste the beer, and the coffee that’s been used in that beer alongside their partner brewery. Expect up to 40 vendors with including up to 15 unique collaborations between 15 craft breweries and 15 coffee roasters. With the all-inclusive coffee means all-inclusive espresso poured by world-leader and Vancouver Business Icon ECM (Espresso Coffee Machines) on their Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Gravimetric espresso machine.
Hopwired is focused on coffee and craft beer. We also offer food trucks, donuts, and water by H20 Element to give your palate a break so that you can be nourished and enjoy your day.
Expect live interviews and tastings with brewers and roasters hosted by Aaron from CASCADIAN.BEER. With over 15 years in the broadcast industry in three countries, Aaron’s podcast stands out from the others and recently ranked as high as #2 in Apple Podcasts for craft beer. His background includes interviewing Paul Hadfield of Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub in Victoria, to small up and coming breweries like Steel & Oak, Dageraad, and Propolis. Aaron recently interviewed industry leaders of a national scale like Charlie Papazian and other leaders in the Brewers Association.
We end the night with a special presentation from the Vancouver Coffee Snob. His unique style of writing has been called ‘bold’, ‘unique’ and ‘worse than my 5 year old’s best efforts”. He vehemently denies that his writing is bold and unique. Expect a coffee fueled energy award show that can only be described as bold and unique.
Start browsing the list of coffee and beer vendors at www.hopwired.ca starting December 2017.
Collaborations will start being announced mid-January. Expect new vendors with new beers and coffees, for the first time in BC and Canada alongside many great local roasters and breweries making unique beers.
Early Bird General Admission Tickets are on sale Saturday, December 16th 2017 at 10am.
Early Bird General Admission Tickets are $52 (plus taxes and fees).
Save money and buy your tickets early by signing up to the Hopwired.ca mailing list.