About tHE FESTIVAL
We invite the best coffee roasters and craft beer brewers we can find,
introduce them to each-other, and make a collaborative beer together, and have them pour both their products side-by-side at our inaugural Hopwired tasting event. This year we have 15 collaborations pouring, including more beverages from some of our favourite premium coffee roasters and craft breweries. This is the ultimate tasting event exclusive to British Columbia- great for your beer drinking and non-beer-drinking friends and family.
You can learn the similarities of craft beer and quality coffee while drinking that kick-ass craft beer and third-wave coffee. Some breweries and roasters may already be making great coffee beer and this is a great chance to try their beer, taste the coffee used in the beer served from the coffee roaster, and buy both products at our on-site stores before you leave the festival.
The flavour parallels of both beverages are so similar, so we said "hey, why not?". With how progressive of a scene the craft beer and coffee markets have emerged in British Columbia we thought as consumers that we need to have both products showcased and explored in a unique way where we can define how we want to socialize and drink with our friends and families. Mix in some great local music, and a rotating espresso bar from ECM Canada that is led by some of the best espresso baristas and roasters in town and across the country. We've got ourselves a party that supports and stimulates our local economy and beverage culture in a unique way. We've got live podcasts/interviews/tastings hosted from Aaron from The Cascadian Beer Podcast, and a special presentation, to be announced, by one of the top voices of coffee and coffee consumer trends in the country.
Hopwired festival takes place at the Croatian Cultural Center on February 24 2018. The Croatian Cultural Center is a warm, bright, modern and relaxing setting and it is the best way to spend an afternoon in February with some great and unique, hot and chilled beverages. We invite you to buy tickets and come hangout for a traditionally wet and cold day. We’ll have plenty of water, and food trucks for you to keep yourself hydrated and fed throughout this inaugural event.