It was my first time attending any of the events and I was pleasantly surprised. I attended the Sisters of the Tap dinner, which is one of the marquee events of the week and was blown away. Sure, there were growing pains, and yes, I was extremely out of my element, but the food! The beer! Great.
I chatted briefly with Claire Connolly (you may know her from the VCBW posters that were around town), who is from the UK, and she said she loves being a Brewmaster in Canada because it's a very progressive industry. The UK is still very traditional in their views on beer, so that would that stifle her creativity.
Well, we're lucky to have her, and all these fabulous women!
|Dungeness crab roll with Howe Sound 4 Way Fruit Ale|
|BC Halibut with Big River Vienna Lager|
|Braised beef shin with Spinnakers Hoptoria|