In conjunction with IVSA, we will be attending HOST2012, BC's Lodging, Food and Drink EXPO. The new event is the result of the former BC Hospitality Expo being joined by the Tourism Industry Association of BC’s Annual Conference & Show, creating the largest Hospitality & Tourism Event in Canada.
Nov 5-6, 2012, Vancouver Convention Centre, East Halls B&C. Show hours are from 10:30 am till 5 pm each day, with beverage sampling starting at 11:30 am until 5:00 pm.
HOST 2012 EXPO is Western Canada's central marketplace showcasing new products, services and trends offered by over 200 exhibiting suppliers to over 4,000 industry attendees.
Victoria Fairmont Empress Hotel
Tuesday, September 11/12
Industry Guests 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Visit Ron at our table to sample some great new brews from Europe
Vancouver Four Seasons Hotel
Thursday, September 13/12
Qualified buyers & media 1 - 2 p.m.
Industry Guests 2 - 4:30 p.m.
We'll be there sampling some great new beers!
Sept 14 - 2 PM to 9 PM | Sept 15 - 10 AM to 8 PM | Sept 16 - 10 AM to 5 PM @ Tradex Abbostsford
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.
Visit us in the Beverage Tasting Pavillion.
In many provinces in Canada, laws allow for restaurant patrons to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) of their favourite wine, and in Quebec beer, to enjoy with their meal as they dine out. With the BYOB concept, restaurant patrons purchase their bottle(s) of choice prior to going to the restaurant and then hand over their alcohol to their server who then serves it to the patron as if they had ordered it off the restaurant's menu, charging a pre-set corkage fee for the service. The advantage to the restaurant patron is that they get to enjoy the wine or beer they prefer instead of them having to choose from a pre-existing list provided by the restaurant. The advantage to the restaurant's management and ownership is that the restaurant does not have to carry a large inventory and selection of wines and beers, freeing up space and capital which may be better used in other areas of operation. Here in BC, all signs point towards the government reforming provincial liquor laws to allow for a BYOB-style program to operate, but to this point, only wine has been mentioned as being allowed to be permitted under new laws. We, at CAMRA Vancouver, believe strongly that craft beer drinkers should have the same rights and privileges as wine drinkers and should be allowed to bring our favourite craft beers to restaurants if laws are changed to allow for BYOB in British Columbia.
We, the undersigned, believe strongly that beers drinkers should be afforded the same rights, privileges and freedoms that wine drinkers may be allowed under any new "Bring Your Own Bottle" legislation here in British Columbia and demand that beer, as well as wine, be allowed in any future BYOB programs implemented in BC.