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Vancouver, WA is just a hop, skip and jump away from Portland but until recently the lack of beer festivals held there might lead one to believe they were geographically much further apart. The Vancouver Brewfest, held in August, brought together 25 breweries. Coming this Friday and Saturday, December 7 – 8, the Vancouver Winter Brewfest marks the first ever winter beer festival of any kind to be held in Vancouver.

Utilizing the same space as the August festival, Esther Short Park, festival organizers have taken a page from Portland Holiday Ale Festival’s book and wisely made plans for the area to be completely tented and enclosed. Energy Events is the creator and owner of the festival which will feature two of Vancouver’s own, Mount Tabor Brewing and Loowit Brewing, along with over 20 other breweries. The beers offered will be typical of “winter” beers – dark, infused, aged and/or higher in alcohol content – but instead of being one-off or specialty beers the festival seeks to provide beers that can be found once attendees leave the festival, at local stores or pubs.

Hours: Friday, December 7 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Cost: Pre-sale ticket packages are currently available, offering a savings of up to $9 per package. Door packages, including required tasting mug and tokens, vary from $20 to $35.

The festival expects nearly 3,000 attendees – join in the fun!

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