Vancouver Brewfest August 10th-11th 2012 Esther Short Park Downtown Vancouver Tickets: $21 ($16 in adv.)

Does anything really happen outside of the Portland beer scene? Apparently so.

This Friday and Saturday is the inaugural Vancouver Brewfest on the other side of the Columbia River. They've got 25 breweries lined up to pour beer and the weekend weather outlook is great! As you'd expect, you'll get food, beer, music—and this is a benefit for local charities. This is a 21 and older event, so luckily this will not be one of those free range daycare beer festivals.

For those attending the festival from all the way down south in Portland, Brewvana is also providing bus rides out to the festival leaving from Apex in Portland.

Advance tickets are available NOW for $25 and include transportation both ways, admission to the fest, sampling glass and a pretzel necklace.  Register online or call 503 729 6804.  Tickets will be available the day of the event for $30 to be purchased on the bus, cash only. See below for the shuttle schedule. Must be 21 or over.

Apex Vancouver Brewfest
2:00pm 2:30pm
3:00pm 3:30pm
4:00pm 4:30pm
5:00pm 5:30pm
6:00pm 6:30pm
7:00pm 7:30pm
8:00pm 8:30pm last chance for a ride back
9:00pm last drop off, no pick up