Join Y.E.S! Vancouver as we appreciate the delights of Craft Beer & fresh local food

On trend with the farm to table movement, Craft Beer is being celebrated now more than ever before. Join us for a night that pays tribute to great food and drink, slowing down, and sharing in conversation and networking. The evening includes:

  • Three Craft Beer tastings from  Copper & Theory Artisan Beer Supply Co.
  • Unlimited Incendio wood fired brick oven pizza – paired with Craft Beer tastings and features.
  • Presentation by Adam Henderson, Certified Cicerone and Founder of Copper & Theory Artisan.

Adam Henderson, Copper & Theory Artisan Beer Supply Co. 

Certified Cicerone and Founder of Copper & Theory Artisan Beer Supply Co. Adam’s company imports beers from around the world, such as Cantillon, Gigantic Brewing, Upright Brewing, and Ninkasi.

Photography by Anna Anaka Photography

Event Details
When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Incendio Pizzeria
103 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC
Tickets: Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Event Recap

Welcome to the brand new YES! Vancouver blog! Our committee is thrilled to be launching this blog as a way to further connect with the community and share more about the great events and fundraising initiatives we host. Be sure to check back regularly to read about what we’ve been up to, and to learn more about our committee and our members.

My name is Jen McParland and I am the Co-Chair of the Events Team on the fabulous YES! Committee. I’ve been on the team for almost three years now, and I’m honored to be writing our very first blog post.

Last Tuesday, March 19, YES! Vancouver hosted its first ever Craft Beer event. We have held numerous fashion, wine and career-building themed events over the years, but never beer. This was exciting first for us and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of Incendio Pizzeria in Gastown who hosted us for the evening and provided the most scrumptious pizzas (more on that later!).

Our host of the evening was certified Cicerone, Adam Henderson, Founder of Copper and Theory Artisan Beer Supply Co. Adam’s company imports beers from around the world.

You’re probably thinking, “What the heck is a Cicerone?” A Cicerone is essentially the same thing for beer that a sommelier is for wine, so, in other words – Adam is a beer master, wizard, chief, connoisseur… take your pick!

Adam led us through a series of three beer tastings: Upright 7, Ninkasi Brewing and Gigantic Brewing. Much like you would pair wine with cheese, each beer was paired with a specialty pizza. The talented chefs at Incendio carefully considered each ingredient of the pizzas to pair with a specific beer, so our guest could enjoy all the flavor profiles of both the beer and pizza.

How good does this sound: slow cooked pulled pork, caramelized onions, roasted pepper, BBQ sauce and mozzarella cheese. Music to my ears!

Yum times three!

The room got louder and louder as the tastings went on (I wonder why…?) but Adam did a wonderful job educating us on the different beers, and kept everyone laughing with his entertaining stories.

While everyone had a great time tasting delicious beers and pizzas, the other main focus of the evening was of course raising money for Dress for Success Vancouver. We had an amazing raffle that included a jewelry prize-pack, two 5-day passes to Vancouver Fashion Week, a private craft beer tasting for 6 at Legacy Liquor Store, and two free passes to YES! Vancouver’s Signature event this May.

Overall the evening was a great success raising over $2,000 for Dress for Success. We hope to bring it back on our 2014/2015 calendar of events!

Stay tuned for details on our next event, which will include shopping and champagne! Cheers!

Thanks to the fabulous Sara from SCM photography for the great photos from the event.