Information relating to the Hopscotch Festival - November 16-22, 2009

On this page is reference to the all products that are at the Hopscotch Festival. This has been supplied the Crossfire Entertainment and if you would like to know any more information relating to this excellent festival please browse to their website.'s Hopscotch Festival - 13th Annual
November 16-22, 2009 - Various Locations
Grand Tasting Hall: Nov 19& 20, 2009 - Rocky Mountaineer Station

There are now over 70 Exhibitors with over more than 200 different products on offer.

Seminar Speakers

Day 1 - Thursday November 19, 2009

J Wheelock bio 6:20pm - 6:45pm
Alistair Walker bio 6:57pm - 7:23pm
Michael Nicolson bio 7:35pm - 8:00pm
Dan Tullio/Tish Harkus bio 8:11pm - 8:36pm
Jamie MacKenzie bio 8:47pm - 9:14pm
Chase Stamp bio 9:25pm - 10:00pm

Day 2 - Friday November 20, 2009
Chase Stamp bio 6:20pm - 6:45pm
Dan Tullio/Tish Harkus bio 6:57pm - 7:23pm
J Wheelock bio 7:35pm - 8:00pm
Jamie MacKenzie bio 8:11pm - 8:36pm
Alistair Walker bio 8:47pm - 9:14pm
Michael Nicolson bio 9:25pm - 10:00pm

Below is the product list is confirmed as of October 1st, 2009. Product list may change before the dates of festival.


Although the beer and whisky brands are sampled in different areas, they share the same heritage within the festival. They have both been there since day one, hence the name, HOP(S)COTCH. There are more whisky and beer varieties than ever before in this 13th year of this festival. Taste and learn about so many of the new flavours/types while enjoying some of your old favourites. Please go to for full product tasting notes. Descriptions, and token prices, of the following products.

Amrut Distillery - Amrut Indian Single Malt, Amrut Indian Single Malt Cask Strength, Amrut Indian Peated Single Malt Cask Strength, Amrut Indian Peated Single Malt

Arran/Cooley/Penderyn - The Tyrconnell - Single Malt Irish Whisky, Connemara - Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Isle of Arran - Robert Burns World Federation Arran Single Island Malt Scotch, Isle of Arran - The Arran Malt - 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, Isle of Arran - The Arran Malt - Sherry Single Cask Finish Scotch, Isle of Arran – Arran Gold Cream Liqeur, Penderyn - Single Malt Welsh Whisky

Bacardi Canada Inc. - Dewar's White Label, Dewar's 12 Year Old, Drambuie

BenRiach/GlenDronach - BenRiach Curiositas 10YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky, BenRiach 15YO Tawny Port Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky, BenRiach 16YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky, GlenDronach 12YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky, GlenDronach 18YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Beverage Concepts - Asahi, Asahi Black, Coopers, Lindeman’s Framboise, Peche, & Cherry, Lindeman’s Pomme - Apple Lambic, Tin Whistle Chocolate Cherry Porter, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Samuel Smith IPA, Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

Bruichladdich Distillery - Bruichladdich “Waves”, Bruichladdich “Peat”, Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Bourbon Cask, Bruichladdich PC7

Buffalo Trace - Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Canadian Club - Canadian Club Premium, Canadian Club Reserve, Canadian Club 12YO

Cutty Sark/Glenrothes - Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky, Glenrothes Select Reserve Speyside Single Malt

Dewar Rattray - Stronachie 12 YO Single Highland Malt 43%

Diageo – Classic Malts - Glenkinchie 12yo, Dalwhinnie 15yo, Cragganmore 12yo, Oban 14yo, Talisker 10yo, Lagavulin 16yo

Dos Equis - Lager Especial, Ambar

Dalmore - Dalmore 12yo

Efes - EfesPilsner, Efes Dark

The Famous Grouse - Famous Grouse, Famous Grouse Black

Glenmorangie - Glenmorangie “The Original”, Glenmorangie “Lasanta”, Glenmorangie “Quinta Ruban”, Glenmorangie “Nectar D’Or”, Ardbeg 10 Year Old, Ardbeg Uigedail

Granville Island Brewing - Jolly Abbot Abbey Ale, Lions Winter Ale, Island Lager

Grolsch - Grolsch Lager

Highland Park - Highland Park 12YO, Highland Park 15YO, Highland Park 18YO

Highwood Distillers - Potters Century Reserve Custom Blend 15+ years, Centennial Limited Edition 10yo Canadian Rye, Potters Special Old Rye Whisky, Potters Century 21 Year Old

Howe Sound Brewing Company - Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout, Father Johns Winter Ale, Bailout Bitter, Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Irish Mist & Tullamore Dew - Irish Mist, Tullamore Dew, Jack Daniel’s, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Black Label Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennesse Whiskey

Gentleman Jack - Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon

Johnnie Walker - Johnnie Walker Red Label, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Green Label, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Lighthouse Brewing Company - Riptide Pale Ale, Race Rocks Amber Ale, Beacon India Pale Ale, Lighthouse Winter Ale

The Macallan - Macallan 12YO, Macallan Fine Oak 10YO, Macallan Fine Oak 15YO, Macallan Cask Strength

Maker’s Mark - Maker’s Mark, Mill Street Brewery, Tankhouse Pale Ale, Original Organic Lager, Coffee Porter

Nikka Whisky Distilling Co - Nikka Whisky From the Barrel, Miyagikyo 12 Year Old, Taketsuru 21 Year Old, Armorik Whisky Breton

Okanagan Spring - Brewmaster’s Black Lager, Okanagan Spring Extra Special Pale Ale

Peacock and Martin - Duvel, Chimay Blue, Lead Dog from Yukon, Mort Subite Gueuze

Phillips Brewing Company - Surly Blonde Big Belgian Triple, Longboat Chocolate Porter, Blue Buck Ale

Pilsner Urquell/Peroni - Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzuro

Red Racer - Red Racer Lager, Red Racer Pale Ale, Red Racer Winter Ale, Red Racer India Pale Ale

Red Truck Beer - Red Truck Ale, Red Truck Lager

Rickard’s - Rickard’s Original White, Rickard’s Dark, Rickard’s Red

Russell Breweries - * Hopscotch Exclusive – Cask Conditioned Russell Porter, * Hopscotch Exclusive – Russell Märzen, Russell Honey Blonde Ale, Russell Pale Ale, Fort Garry Dark Ale

Bowmore - Bowmore 12 Yr. Islay Malt, Bowmore 15Yr. Darkest Islay Malt, Bowmore 18Yr. Islay Malt

Auchentoshan - Auchentoshan Classic Lowland Malt, Auchentoshan 12 Yr. Lowland Malt, Auchentoshan Three Wood Lowland Malt

Glen Garioch 15 Yr. Highland Malt

Sleeman Brewery - Sleeman Bock (John Sleeman Presents Series), Sleeman Cream Ale, Sleeman Light

Steam Whistle Brewing - Steam Whistle Pilsner

Stile Wines - Kulmbacher Beer, Chang Beer, Anchor Steam, Anchor Porter, Anchor Christmas Ale,

Springbank Distillery - Springbank 10 Year Old, Springbank 15 Year Old

Teacher’s/Laphroaig - Teacher’s Whisky, Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Tree Brewing - HopHead IPA, Cutthroat Pale Ale, Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale, Kelowna Pilsner, Raspberry Porter

Tullibardine Distillery - Tullibardine 1993 Single Malt Whisky 40%, Tullibardine 1988 Single Malt Whisky 46%, Tullibardine 1975 Single Malt Whisky 52.70%, Tullibardine 1488 PREMIUM WHISKY ALE 7%

Turning Point Brewing Company - Stanley Park 1897 Amber

Unibroue - Blanche de Chambly, Ephemere Cassis, Maudite, Don de Dieu

Vancouver Island Brewery - Pipers Pale Ale, Spyhopper Honey Brown, Hermann's Dark Lager, Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% Limited Release

VonAlbrecht & Associates - Finalggan Old Reserve, Ileach Peaty, Ileach Cask Strength, Cooper Choice, Mortlach 18yo Limited Bottling, Cooper Choice, Laphroaig 10yo Limited Bottling

The Whistler Brewing Company - Whistler Premium Export Lager, Whistler Classic Pale Ale, Whistler Altitude Honey Lager, Whistler Original Black Tusk Ale

Yanjing Beer & Chinese Whisky - Yanjing beer , Chu Yehu Ching Chiew

Spirits companies at the Hopscotch Festival

The spirit section is in its sophomore year. It was hugely successful in 2008 and well received by both exhibitors and festival guests alike. There are some very interesting products this year so make sure you make your way down to the spirit section to try out some of these delicious products. Please go to for full product tasting notes. Descriptions, and token prices, of the following products.

Aha Toro Tequila, Aha Toro Blanco Tequila, Aha Toro Reposado Tequila, Aha Toro Anejo

David Herman & Son, Ltd. - Van Gogh Vodka, Van Gogh Espresso Vodka, Van Gogh Double Espresso, Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka, Van Gogh Gin, Van Gogh Caramel, Van Gogh Coconut

Diamond Estates – Patron Spirits Company - Patron Silver, Patron Reposado, Patron Anejo, Patron XO Café, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum

Diamond Estates – Phillips Distilling Co. - Ed Phillips & Sons Prairie Organic Vodka, UV Vodka Pink Lemonade, UV Vodka Blue Raspberry, UV Cherry Vodka, Trader's Vics Macadamia Nut Liqueur

Grand Marnier - Navan, Grand Marnier Coudon Rouge, Grand Marnier Louis-Alexandre, Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire, Grand Marnier Cuvee du Cent Ciquantenaire

Jose Cuervo & Don Julio - Jose Cuervo Traditional, Jose Cuervo Platino, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, Don Julio Blanco, Don Julio Reposado, Don Julio Anejo

Mey - Yeni Raki, Turkish Coffee Cream Liqueur

Pemberton Distillery Inc. - Schramm Vodka, Rain, Rain Organic Vodka

Rum Runner Imports - Doorly's XO, Fine Old Barbados Rum

Still Waters Distillery - Still Waters Single Malt Vodka 40%

Stroh - STROH 54 Original Inlander Rum

Tuaca/El Jimador/ Herradura - Tuaca Italian Liqueur, El Jimador Tequila Reposado, El Jimador Tequila Silver, Herradura Tequila Reposado

Victoria Gin - Victoria Gin

Food companies at the Hopscotch Festival

We all know that exquisite food is the perfect compliment to the delicious products listed above. This year we have decided to open up the food area to give guests more of an option as to what food to enjoy. Make your way to the Food Pavilion to taste all the yummy food from the following establishments:

Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Pivo Public House, Sammy J. Peppers, The Regal Beagle, Revel Room Restaurant & lounge, Watermark on Kits Beach

Xoxolat Chocolate


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