Last year Vancouver’s Hopscotch Festival was taken to an entirely new level. The Grand Tasting Hall moved to its new location – THE PNE FORUM! It was a big change, but an exciting change and a contribution to the goal of always making the Hopscotch Festival better.
The festival turns 18 in 2013 and like any teenager, its growing pains are long gone and the excitement of it entering adulthood is upon us. What’s crazy is that if the festival was a person, it would be legal to drive. So drive it shall. 2013 will bring an amazing festival to Vancouver via the famous Grand Tasting Hall, Satellite Dinners, and Master Classes. Hundreds of products including Whisky (Scotch, Bourbon, and all others), Beer, Tequila, Vodka, Gin, etc will be available to sip, taste, and learn about.
Last year Hopscotch was put on the map by being rated 1 of the 10 best drinking festivals in the world by MSN Travel UK. We look forward to making sure it stays there.
For the last 17 years, The Grand Tasting Hall (GTH) has offered beer and whisky connoisseurs a chance to sip, sample, taste, and learn about the products they love. It has grown from a small group of people in a hotel ballroom to (fast forward 17 years) attracting 6000 people each year. The Grand Tasting Hall lives within the walls of the historic PNE Forum. On Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th, the Grand Tasting Hall comes alive with 100+ exhibitors, 350+ products to sample, and 3000+ of your peers. Not only is there Premium and Craft Beer, Scotch, and all other whiskies, but as well, there is vodka, gin, rum, tequila, liqueur, and so many more types of alcoholic drinks to taste.