Food & Art

Kiwanis AleFest is first and foremost a showcase and celebration of craft beer. However, the event will feature an inspired selection of complementary food, music and art to delight the senses, and heighten the beer tasting experience for attendees.

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FOOD

We're thrilled to be partnering with local restaurants that feature craft beers on their menus. These restaurants will be under one roof and will feature tapas that are infused, inspired or paired with selected beers showcased at the event. Attendees will get to experience an amazing variety of delicious tapas that complement exploring the diverse array of flavors found in beers, and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food.

 

 

 

Betulla Burning Pizzeria

Proprietors: Garrett Fedorkiw & Eoin Foley

   

Our pizzas are made using ancient Neapolitan techniques with sometimes untraditional ingredients. Using only seasoned hardwood, our handmade M.Acunto oven reaches temperatures of up to 1000 degrees, cooking pizzas in under 90 seconds. Our dough is made from "00" Caputo flour, water, salt, and yeast and is naturally leavened for 72 hours before serving. We consider each pizza to be a work of art and hope you enjoy what we consider to be one of life's great pleasures. . . truly amazing pizza!

 

Birch & Boar Butchery

 

Birch & Boar was founded by 5 friends (William Miller, Brian Quarmby, Warren Sunstrum, Garrett Fedorkiw, and Eoin Foley) who share a passion for charcuterie. After years of working on their craft they’ve decided to pursue their dream of selling the best local cured meat made with traditional techniques with bold modern flavours.

They are a small artisan charcuterie & provisions with a passion for techniques their grandparents used when they immigrated to this country. Techniques like whole animal butchery, dry aging & curing meat for months at a time, like their 18 month prosciutto. They also have a passion for utilizing all the best of our local farms, which gives them what they feel is an edge over the rest of the province in delivering something unique to our region and yet so uniquely Prince George at the same time.

 

The Black Clover

Proprietor: Troy McKenzie

 

Step inside and feel the intimate and friendly vibe you immediately expect from an Irish Public House.  Quiet corners to hide away and nurse one of your favourite draught beers from our 'Brass Cascade' tap system, boasting a mix of 10 Irish and domestic craft brews and ciders.  Enjoy some live entertainment or just mix and mingle.  Sit down and enjoy a complex Irish single pot whiskey or choose a glass of wine from our revolving wine list in the lounge area.

 

Cimo Mediterranean Grill

 

Cimo Mediterranean Grill is a restaurant inspired by fresh, handpicked ingredients which are grown locally, provide vibrant flavours and support farmers in the community.  The menu showcases fresh, handmade pasta, a fabulous selection of seafood and grills as well as many vegetarian options and alternatives for guests who have food sensitivities. Cimo staff is proud to serve every dish fresh and made to order, and to enhance their guests' stellar dining experience, they offer a daily "Fresh Sheet" which features amazing innovative specials made with local sustainable foods. They are always focused on working as a team to create a memorable, personalized and friendly service, with servers who enjoy getting to the know the names of their guests; creating a home away from home.

 

Cornerstone Kitchen & Lounge

 

The Cornerstone Kitchen & Lounge, open inside the Ramada Hotel in downtown Prince George. Find a new favourite in their expanded menu, discover new tastes in their festive wine selection, or explore their new layout which includes a lounge and 14 seat social table. Open at 6:30am daily for breakfast and host a popular Sunday brunch from 10:30am-2pm. Daily Lunch service starts at 11am, Happy Hour is 3:30-5:30pm and seasonal Dinner Features available starting at 4:30pm.

 

CrossRoads Brewing

   

Opened in early 2017 by local owners Daryl Leiski and Bjorn Butow, CrossRoads Brewing has had a busy first year of business. Their bright and welcoming tasting room is a great environment to watch the brewing process, hang out with friends, and relax on the large patio in the summer. Lead in the kitchen by Head Chef Wayne Kitchen, CrossRoads has been rolling out delicious dishes - including pizzas, appetizers, salads and main entrees. You can’t go wrong with a fresh pint and a CrossRoads pizza! Join them for lunch daily for delicious made-fresh in house soups, sandwiches, and salads. Now open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am.

 

Frozen Paddle Ice Creamery

Proprietor: Wes Pederson

   

The combination of beer and food is an incredible thing. But how about with ice cream! There are of course many dessert beers out there, but the Frozen Paddle Ice Creamery produces a delectable treat to be enjoyed at any time. Having started operations in early 2015, owner Wes Pederson and his ice creamery have hit the ground running creating numerous treats for us to enjoy. They produce small batch, hand made ice cream, while using local and seasonal ingredients to create their tasty flavours. They take local craft beers and turn them into a smooth and creamy ice cream dessert. This new addition is a welcome treat at Kiwanis AleFest.

 

Nancy O's

Proprietors: Garrett Fedorkiw & Eoin Foley

   

Since opening in 2009, proprietors Garrett Fedorkiw and Eoin Foley have been major catalysts for downtown revitalization, the local arts and farm table movements, and of course craft beer. They're arguably the best small venue for live entertainment in Prince George, hosting over 120 live acts each year including comedians, DJs and touring bands. Nancy O's decor and rustic small bistro charm, along with its menu of inspired and delicious appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, salads, pastas and sides leaves one coming back time after time. It certainly helps that it sources local ingredients from folks like Hope Farms, Northern Bioponics, Whispering Winds Ranch and Pastry Chef. Of course our favorite part is their constantly changing wall of local, BC and international craft beers, and a feature guest list of craft beers that helps drive new beer discovery.

 

Trench Brewing & Distilling

   

What began initially as a hobby for a small group of friends has emerged as Prince George’s newest micro-brewery. After more than a year of preparation, Trench Brewing officially opened their doors of its own tasting room. The space boasts an impressive brewing operation, with seven 1,200 litre Newlands Brewings tanks, and a 1,000 litre kettle which owners hope to use for distilling vodka and gin. The brewery has many local brews on tap, most named after popular outdoor landmarks that will be familiar to locals.

 

Twisted Cork Restaurant

Proprietor: Troy McKenzie

   

Full disclosure, we’re kind of biased to this place. Not only because of its great staff, fantastic food and stellar craft beer menu, but because it's home to Kiwanis Prince George. We hold our twice monthly Wednesday lunch meetings in their banquet room. Proprietor Troy McKenzie has built a truly unique restaurant with perhaps the most stunning interiors in the city. It fuses the ambiance of an old English pub with an upscale eatery, to create a comfortable casual fine dining experience. Its beer menu features a range of ales and lagers to suit any casual drinker or craft enthusiast. Using fresh local ingredients, its menu explores twists on classics, as well unique tapas and entrees you won't find elsewhere. We love their family style sharing plates like their cheese boards, tapas tower, and mixed grill platter and cheese fondue.

 

 

 

 

 

ART

The great part of holding a beer festival at an art gallery is that it gives guests the unique opportunity to experience a visual art exhibition in a unique and diverse way. Guests will be the opportunity to explore the exhibitions featured in the main Canfor Galleries.

 

Canfor Galleries Exhibition

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