I have been so broke lately, I am missing all the good stuff!! Vancouver Island has opened four new breweries in the past few weeks and I have missed it all! One thing I decided not to miss however, is the first birthday party over at White Sails Brewing Company in Nanaimo. The place was packed with beer drinking, swag buying, booty shakin’ hipsters with their party jeans on. The addition of a “pop up” RSDK & OM BOYS store in the venue is freakin’ genius. These exclusively Vancouver Island based clothing brands are a perfect fit for this crowd. West-coast inspired casuals at a reasonable price is a must have for any hip 20-something, for sure.
The bands are no different. Northcote, Young Babylon and Stacks each played but I was only in attendance for Stacks who absolutely killed it! The coastal-funk and bluesy sound of this energetic band was perfect for the vibe in the brewery last night. As far as live bands playing in breweries goes it can be very hit or miss depending on the acoustics in the space. White Sails totally pulls it off and I recommend seeing any live performance there. If you have a band or are a performer check them out on facebook to be a part of their events line-up. It was a blast and even though I felt old in that crowd it was a great vibe and I’m definitely going to more of their “TUNES ON TAP” events in the future.
Happy 1st Birthday guys!! … You did good 🙂