How to enjoy the 2021 Kiwanis AleFest from home

Posted on January 22, 2021

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Posted By Kendall Robertson

Amy Dhanjal // Kiwanis Club Prince George

Every January since 2015, Prince George locals have packed into Two Rivers Gallery in downtown PG to enjoy craft beer from across northern B.C. This year, the Kiwanis Club’s signature fundraising event, Kiwanis AleFest, looks a little different. Instead of gathering in person, locals and non-locals alike can enjoy the Kiwanis AleFest experience from their living rooms.

Kiwanis AleFest 8 Pack

With guidance from Trench Brewing & Distilling and support from breweries across the North, Kiwanian Jamie Cunningham coordinated a new fundraiser – an exclusive Kiwanis AleFest 8 pack. These 8 beers have never been available before now. Beginning on January 29th, craft beer enthusiasts can pick up a Kiwanis AleFest 8 pack in liquor stores in Prince George and throughout the region. Proceeds from the sales will support the Ronald McDonald House and local children’s charities.

In the 8 pack, you’ll find beers from: Wheelhouse Brewing (Prince Rupert), Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse (Terrace), Smithers Brewing (Smithers), Trench Brewing & Distilling (Prince George), CrossRoads Brewing & Distillery (Prince George), Barkerville Brewing (Quesnel), Three Ranges Brewing (Valemount), Mighty Peace Brewing (Fort St. John) in collaboration with Iron Road Brewing (Kamloops) and Smithers Brewing (Smithers).

Attend the BC Ale Trail Virtual Hoppy Hour

Join @BCAleTrail on Instagram on Thursday, January 28th at 6:00pm for a sneak peek of the beers. On Friday, January 29th at 7:00pm, visit the Kiwanis AleFest Facebook page for a virtual tasting co-hosted by Aaron Johnson, the Cascadian Beer Podcaster and Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer and Content Manager for the BC Ale Trail.

Kiwanis AleFest Prize Pack

Kiwanis AleFest has always been made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers, gallery staff, northern breweries, local restaurants, local suppliers, and sponsors. Without them, there is no event.

It’s been a tough year for everyone and Kiwanis wants to support our great local restaurants – many of whom have supported Kiwanis AleFest since the beginning. In addition to the 8 pack, we’re encouraging folks to #SupportPG with the chance to win a Kiwanis AleFest prize pack!

Visit any of the following 9 participating establishments: Betulla Burning, Birch & Boar, Black Clover, Cimo, CrossRoads Brewing & Distillery, Frozen Paddle, Trench Brewing & Distillery, and The Twisted Cork a minimum of four times between January 29th and March 1st, 2021. Eat in, order takeout, buy some beer – whatever works for you. Save your receipts valued at $20.00 or more. Email a picture of your four receipts to kiwanispg_alefestbudget@outlook.com or text to Jamie at 250-552-4727 to enter.

One lucky winner will win an amazing prize pack valued at approximately $270 and includes: two tickets to Kiwanis AleFest 2022, four Kiwanis AleFest beer glasses and a $100 gift certificate to one participating downtown Prince George establishment of your choice. The draw date is March 2nd, 2021.

Bring the party home!

The Kiwanis AleFest planning committee, breweries, restaurants and volunteers are going to miss partying with everybody this year! To help make 2021 more of an all-around experience, we’ve reached out to all of the breweries and requested their favourite songs to play in house or while brewing. Visit www.kiwanisalefest.ca/turn-it-up/ to check out our free Apple Music and Spotify playlist. (Please note that we recommend a 19+ audience for this playlist!)

About the author: Amy grew up in a remote community on northern Vancouver Island. She moved to Prince George in 2008, after attending the University of Victoria and BCIT. Amy is the Manager of Communications & Engagement at the Prince George Public Library where she focuses on building community partnerships, and developing communications and marketing strategies. She previously worked in sales for the Prince George Cougars and as Territory Manager for Canadian Blood Services. Amy is the past president of Kiwanis Prince George and sits on the board of The POUNDS Project. She was a member of the Kiwanis AleFest organizing committee from 2014-2020.