VIC Fest Ale Launch Party

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Last weekend I was invited to Vancouver Island Brewery for the launch of this year's Festival Ale in celebration of all the awesome that is VIC Fest. 

The clean, crisp, and lightly hopped beer paired well with the atmosphere of the party. A refreshing get together with new and old friends that were all excited for the busy summer months ahead of them. There is nothing quite like it when a room like this gets together. I honestly cannot wait to see the magic that comes from VIC Fest this year. 

Robbie Aylesworth play a quick but fun acoustic set. Proving that he can shred when he needs to and an affinity for Tom Petty. While my beer glass never really seemed to empty I caught up with Towers & Trees before their set about the coming months. It sounds like big things are in the works. 

As the crowd thinned after Towers & Trees acoustic set an unscheduled Man Made Lake took the stage. A welcome surprise by the few that stuck around to help drink nine kegs dry before moving onto other bars and adventures in the early evening. 

If this summer is half as fun as this Saturday afternoon in early May I think it's going to be the best summer in years. 

More photos of the VIC Fest Ale Launch Party.