Wish You Were Beer

Comox Valley Craft Brewery Virtual Happy Hour Series


Time to get social and buy local in support of area craft beverage producers. Join the “Wish You Were Beer Comox Valley Craft Brewery Virtual Happy Hour” series to keep spirits up and show support for local producers! All you beerologists and beer devotes have to do to gain your “All Access Pass” is make a purchase from one of participating breweries including Ace Brewing Company, Land and Sea Brewing Company, Gladstone Brewing Company, New Tradition Brewing Company, Cascadia Liquor and Church St. Taphouse then come together virtually, listen to great live music that will air from the breweries, and have a little fun over your favourite cold one.

To learn more about the BC Ale Trail and the BC Ale Trail App to collect points and redeem rewards – click here.


Virtual Happy Hour Series Schedule of Events and Musicians:

  1. Land & Sea Brewing Company: Featuring Helen Austin on Friday, May 1, 5pm – 7pm (View on Facebook)
  2. Ace Brewing Company: Featuring Luke Blu Guthrie on Saturday, May 2, 5pm – 7pm (View on Facebook)
  3. Church St. Taphouse: Featuring Élise LeBlanc on Friday, May 8, 5pm – 7pm (Be sure to join in on the Facebook Event Page for how to join in the private group for the Live Stream concert)
  4. Gladstone Brewing Company: Featuring Easy Street on Saturday, May 9, 5pm – 7pm (Be sure to join in on the Facebook Event Page for how to join in the private group for the Live Stream concert)
  5. New Tradition Brewing Company: Featuring The Looprechaun on Friday, May 15, 5pm – 7pm (Be sure to join in on the Facebook Event Page for the Live Stream concert)
  6. Cascadia Liquor: Featuring Sue Medley on Saturday, May 16, 5pm – 7pm (Be sure to join in on the Facebook Event Page for the Live Stream concert)


Other Local Beverage Virtual Events:


Participating Breweries & Businesses


Sunday | 1pm – 6pm
Monday | 3pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Thursday | 3pm – 6pm
Friday – Saturday | 1pm – 7pm

Cans available in their signature beers: Spitfire Lager, Wingman Pale Ale, Drop Tank IBA, Kitty Hawk Honey Cream

All Taps available in Growlers, Crowlers and 20lt/50lt Kegs

Open Daily 12pm – 6pm
Deliver up to 7pm

Take away Growlers, 4-packs, Kegs and Food available.

Pick up and Delivery available from 12 – 8pm Sunday to Thursday, 12 – 9pm Friday & Saturday.

Beer Delivery Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

Growler Fills available at the beer window on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 1pm – 6pm

(time and date subject to change)

Takeout window open
Thursday – Sunday, 3 – 8pm

Open 10am – 8pm daily



Find Take Out Food!

Match a take-out meal to enjoy, click here to view the restaurants and eateries offering modified services.



The Musicians


Easy Street


Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch are talented multi-instrumentalists who can “make that song their own” like no other duo.

They put their own jazzy spin on everything from musical standards of the 1940s, to current pop hits.

Take Annie’s sultry, soft, voice, and rhythm guitar, add Dave’s harmonies, upright bass guitar licks, and comedic MCing, and it’s sure to be an entertaining night out that will leave you wanting one more set.

In addition to their unforgettable covers, their original music is every bit as ear-pleasing.

Easy Street’s 2017 release, Lemonade, is one of those CDs you can put on repeat and never tire of. And they are nearing the completion of their second CD.

You can hear their original music on A&E, Duck Dynasty, Jess and Jep – Growing the Dynasty, The Travel Network, Discovery Channel and the Science Channel.



The Looprechaun


My name is John Hughes aka ” The Looprechaun”. I am what you need for a fun high energy party…inside, outside, big space, little space… I am a one man band looking to play for you. I am back in full swing adding videos on here to show you what I do. I have been adding gear, Getting more costumes, and building my repertoire. I live on Vancouver Island B.C. Canada.



Élise LeBlanc


Vancouver Island-based singer-songwriter Elise LeBlanc is an old soul with fresh eyes. Her music speaks to strength in vulnerability, wonder, and a deep connection to nature.
Recently moved from Oregon, her sound is influenced by Portland’s alt country & folk scene. Her vocal style and composition delivers an intimate, earthy sound inspired by classic folk rock, vintage country, and soul.
Her debut album, Runaway Kites weaves a woodsy tapestry with lapsteel guitar, banjo uke, upright bass, vintage organ and layers of angsty old-school percussion.

Elise enjoys the fresh air and vibrant arts community of Vancouver Island, and feels quite at home among the pines in Cumberland, BC.


Luke Blu Guthrie


Luke Blu Guthrie’s music is a clever and potent fusion of folk, funk, dark country and rock n roll. It is representative of a lifetime of thoughtful listening and his uncanny ability to select elements from each genre then combine them to create a refreshingly innovative, yet timeless style that engages the sensitivity and sentiment of a broad range of listeners.



Helen Austin


JUNO Award winning singer songwriter, Helen Austin is no stranger to the stage and has worked as a professional performer for over 30 years. After her previous life as an award winning stand-up comedian, she brings her quirky humour to her musical performances, as well as the ability to tug at your heart strings with her more serious songs.

“Helen’s words and notes are real in the way the best moments in life are real, and she is sincere in every phrase without losing one precious moment of quirkiness.” – Indie Music Reviewer Magazine

Helen’s main focus is the band, Big Little Lions which she formed with with Cincinnati’s Paul Otten. They have released several albums which have won a bunch of awards including Canadian Folk Music Award’s Ensemble of the Year. They have also had hundred’s on placements on TV, ads, and film and can be found touring Canada and the US.

“As always, Big Little Lions’ Helen Austin and Paul Otten perform wonderfully in a live studio setting, playing off of one another as a collective, energetic tour de force.” – PopMatters

Helen writes music and lyrics for specific occasions such as her song “Relay”, written to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event, which is now played at Relay events all over the world.


Sue Medley


A native of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Sue Medley was signed to PolyGram Records Canada in 1989 and released a self-titled debut CD in 1990. The album was co-produced by Medley and John Mellencamp producer Michael Wanchic and featured strong performances by John Hiatt’s band The Goners. In Canada Medley’s first single, “Dangerous Times” not only pushed her debut album to gold status within a few weeks of release, but was #1 on MuchMusic for two weeks, #1 on the Pop Adult charts for 12 weeks, in the Top 3 of the national album rock chart for six weeks, and earned her a SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award for most airplay.

On the heels of the singles “Dangerous Times”, “Maybe the Next Time”, “That’s Life”, and “Love Thing”, she toured North America the rest of the year opening for Bob Dylan and other high-profile artists. Her second album, Inside Out, was once again co-produced by Medley and Wanchic and was aided by the musical help of slide guitarist Sonny Landreth and drummer Kenny Aronoff. The album, released in 1992, continued her radio success with a handful of additional singles and national tours with such artists as Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell and 54.40, Bob Dylan keeping her in the spotlight. The first single “When the Stars Fall” became a hit on album radio and reached #2 on The Record‘s chart (being locked out of #1 only by U2). In October 1992 she was invited by John Mellencamp to participate in the Bob Dylan Tribute at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, and performed a duet with Mellencamp on the classic Dylan track “Like a Rolling Stone”. Later that month she received a SOCAN award for her song “Maybe the Next Time”, which was one of the most played songs on Canadian radio in 1991.

She wrote and recorded much of the material that made up her independent release, Velvet Morning, which was released in February 2000 on Egg Records. Her profile received a boost after four of her songs were featured on the TV series Dawson’s Creek.

Recent activity

After the renewal of her profile with Dawson’s Creek, Medley lived and worked in Los Angeles, teaching guitar and helping to develop a new generation of budding songwriters and recording artists.

Medley recently returned to Canada, and is now writing and demoing new material for an upcoming release. She is currently represented by Inner Circle Management, an art and cultural industries consulting business, based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

In 2011 she joined the horn driven band “Time Well Wasted” based in her home town of Courtenay, British Columbia. After two years, Medley left TWW to form her own band “Sue Medley & The Back Road Band”, and in July 2013 released the 3-song EP “Sue Medley & The Back Road Band”, and followed this with a full-length album “These Are The Days”, both productions co-produced with former CBC Music Producer / Recording Engineer John Mang. Sue Medley continues to perform, teach and perform in the Comox Valley.





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