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 eachother and bring you some of their best offerings. Patrons at the event will be able to taste the beer, and also the coffee that’s been used in that beer alongside their partner brewery. Our pals, Vancouver Espresso Machine Icon's ECM Canada will be serving all-inclusive espresso as part of our festival experiences.
Hopwired is focused on coffee. We also offer food trucks, donuts, and water by Element H20 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.
Up to 40 vendors with up to 15 unique collaborations between 15 craft breweries and 15 coffee roasters. Browse the Start browsing the list of coffee and beer vendors at www.hopwired.ca starting in December 2017
General Admission Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 16th 2017 at 10:00am PST. General Admission Tickets are $55 (plus taxes and fees) and permit event entry at 1:00pm PST and dismissal at 5:15pm PST with no later than 5:00pm PST with last drink served.
All event tickets includes 4 beer drink tokens, all-inclusive coffee at up to 3oz per serving and espresso, as well as a souvenir 10-1/2oz glass with a 4oz pour line.
Additional 4oz tokens are available at 6 tokens for $10. There is an ATM on site.
On February 5th, the tickets increase to $60 (plus taxes and fees).
Due to our limited tickets and the media traction we have received, we recommend you buy immediately as we are expected to sell out of tickets very quickly.
1 token is required per 4oz pour of any beer. Larger pours are legally restricted. Extra Tokens are available for purchase on-site at the Hopwired booth. Coffee and espresso are both all-inclusive but served at discretion of volume by designated pourers.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS FOR FESTIVAL TICKETS OR FESTIVAL TOKENS. NEW ENTRIES WILL NOT BE GRANTED AFTER 4:00PM PST. RE-ENTRY IS ALLOWED UNTIL 4:30PM PST FOR WRISTBAND HOLDERS ONLY. LAST BEER TASTER AND COFFEE TASTER SERVED IS AT 5:00PM PST AND NO MINUTE LATER.
The festival makes no guarantee that any particular beer or brewery or coffee or coffee roaster will be pouring or available the entire festival. Some beers and coffees will sell out faster than others. Your ticket does not guarantee any specific beer nor does it guarantee any specific coffee. Tickets and tokens will not be refunded. All beers and coffees pouring will be available to General Admission Ticket Holders Entrance starting at 1:00pm PST until they sell out and/or by event day's end. Each beer vendor booth and each coffee vendor booth reserve the right to hold back beers and coffee.
Hopwired, Hopwired's Vendors and Sponsors, West Craft and the Croatian Cultural Center hold no responsibility if any patron gets burned from hot liquid or steam. Please use discretion with hot beverages.
Designated drivers ("Coffee Only") tickets receive special wrist bands with access to water and coffee provided by the festival's water sponsor Element H20 and it's coffee vendors. We ask all attendees to plan ahead, drink responsibly and arrange a safe ride home. There is a skytrain nearby. Please DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
This event is 19+ only - no minors allowed. Two pieces of ID will be required for entry. Please bring your universe ticket with you to the event for entry. Serving it Right Rules apply. Any person appearing intoxicated will not be allowed entry to the festival. We reserve the right to have security remove unruly and/or intoxicated persons from the festival at our discretion.
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