THE PNE FORUM has proved to be an awesome venue for Hopscotch! It was a big change, but an exciting change and a contribution to the goal of always making the Hopscotch Festival better.
The festival turns 18 in 2014 and like any teenager, its growing pains are long gone and the excitement of it entering adulthood is upon us. What's crazy is that if the festival was a person, it would be legal to drive. So drive it shall. 2014 will bring an amazing festival to Vancouver via the famous Grand Tasting Hall, Satellite Dinners, and Master Classes. Hundreds of products including Whisky (Scotch, Bourbon, and all others), Beer, Tequila, Vodka, Gin, etc will be available to sip, taste, and learn about.
In response to overwhelming consumer demand in the Valley, the Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.
NEW!!! Find specialized diet foods in the Gluten Free Living area of the show! Come sample Bards Gluten Free Beer. A true gluten free beer.
Gold Medal Winner at 2013 US Open Beer Championship
Belgian Blonde Ale 6.5% abv $3.49/bottle, 24 bottles/case
Top fermentation and bottle conditioned ale. The beer is de-glutenize during the brewing process. It is a 100% natural operation which allow to keep all the flavours and taste our top fermented and bottle conditioned ales. A sample of every batch is sent for analysis to an official laboratory. It must achieve a gluten level under 20 ppm to be commercialized as "gluten free".
Appearance: Clear, golden color. Pours with a fine, persistent head.
Aroma: Beyond the yeasty essence, a subtle acacia and alpine meadow fragrance. Stable and persistent aroma.
The first taste is supple, balanced, almost round, pronounced with smooth, pollinated notes. Exceptionally pleasant aperitif beer. Thirst-quenching, finishes with a mild bitterness.
Beer and Food Pairings: Should serve especially well with a variety of vegetable-based tapas and light vinaigrette.
Serving incredible Belgian Beers including delicious cask draught with their awesome menu and giving away a lot of swag. NOT to be missed.
Join us at Belgo Brasserie, Wednesday, May 1 @ 6pm for an amazing 5 course dinner paired with delicious Belgian Beers. Please call Belgo for tickets:
501 - 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P1G1