Big Rock Blog

The Copper Kettle Derby is less than a month away, and we are so pleased to introduce you to this years’ participating chefs. Take a look, below, and then head to our ticket page to make sure you have a spot at this not-to-miss event. 

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Week two of the Home Cook Challenge has brought us a ton of delicious recipes, and we are so excited to announce the winner of this week’s prize, $300 to spend at Medium Rare Chef Apparel!

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With the Copper Kettle Derby fast approaching, we here at Big Rock have been so excited to see so many recipes come in for the Copper Kettle Derby Home Cook Challenge.

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Featuring fresh new brews, live entertainment, locally sourced food, educational tours and tastings, Big Rock Urban will swing open its doors to the Vancouver community in April.

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After our successful inaugural Copper Kettle Derby in 2014, we’re bringing the delicious event back this April, and it’s set to be quite the night.

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After months and months of planning, building and countless coffee shop meetings… we’re so close… we can almost smell the beer! Close… to opening the doors on our new brew pub, Big Rock Urban, in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant community. 

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Time For A Little Therapy

December 19, 2014

Big Rock’s Cuvée Bru Druivenbier is back, just in time for your holiday celebrations. This beer is a delicious union between the finest pinot gris grapes from Therapy Vineyards on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, BC, and a mild and refreshing Big Rock ale.

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Vincemas: a Big Rock Tradition

December 17, 2014

In the spirit of the holiday season, we here at Big Rock really try to take the time to appreciate those around us, make a difference where we can, and, well, celebrate life. 

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Alastair Smart

December 15, 2014

It’s a Saturday afternoon and Willow Park Wine and Spirits is hopping with holiday revelers, popping in to grab their favorite libations for wherever their evening celebrations will take them. Alastair Smart is at his post, proudly displaying the newest and tastiest of Big Rock’s offerings.

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There’s not a whole lot of time to get your holiday shopping done, and, naturally, we’re sure that you’d rather be sipping a cold pint somewhere than pushing and shoving your way through a crowded mall. Well, if you head on down to the brewery in the next couple of weeks, we have plenty of gifts for the beer lover in your life.

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Roll Out The Barrel...

December 3, 2014

Big Rock Barrel Aged Edition Ales (Cognac, Sherry and Bourbon) are ready to roll, and as always we’re pretty proud of the effort that went into creating these beauties.

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There’s no doubt that winter is on its way; quite frankly, we’re pretty sure that it’s already arrived and is planning on staying for a while. There’s no need to shiver in your boots, set up a den to hibernate in for the next several months, or buy a one-way ticket to the Caribbean (though, if you do that, will you take us, too?).

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This is the story behind the birth of a new tradition: The Copper Kettle Derby. It was an intimate event we held on October 22, 2014 in Calgary celebrating craft beer, local food and, well, tradition itself. By Brad Goddard    

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20 years after opening, Silver Springs Liquor Store in NW Calgary boasts more 350 different craft beers and ciders. “We embrace the adventurous beer drinker.”

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We asked six chefs to pair their favourite dish with a custom brewed beer. On October 22, you could decide who's fare fares best.

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