Big Surf Beer loves to get involved with all kinds of community and global events.

The Canadian Surfer Movie Premier in Kelowna on Aug. 22nd.

Big Surf Beer is celebrating the Canadian Surf Culture in an epic way. We’re proud to be the main sponsor of The Canadian Surfer Movie, a film that highlights surfing in Tofino, Sombrio Beach, and Jordan River on the west coast of BC to the coast of Nova Scotia. Did you know that there is surfing right here in the Okanagan Valley? This film has a section filmed at Antler’s Beach just south of Peachland. The film crew shivered through the filming at Antler’s Beach during 2 winters to get the footage they wanted for The Canadian Surfer Movie.

Cary Missler, a Television and Movie Producer from the Okanagan, wanted to feature some of Canada’s best surfers in his movie. The film crew worked through the warm summers and harsh cold winters for 2 years to complete this film.

The Canadian Surfer Movie premier will be shown Aug. 22nd at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

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Brandon McKenzie wins the Big Surf Longboard at ONE Boardshop

Big Surf kindly donated a logoed long board to giveaway during the month of May. It was located inside ONE Boardshop and hung there proudly. People entered online and instore. There were over 100 entries into the random draw. Only one lucky winner though. Numerous times there was offers to buy the board but it had to be given away. Above board as they say….


Win a Summer Shred Package 

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The prize package consists of a Big Surf Longboard, ONE Boardshop Shades, Shorts, Sandals, and Shirt.

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One winner will be selected from their photo at the end of May and another winner will be selected at the end of June.

Big Surf Beer Co. was a Sponsor at the Start Up Weekend March 2013

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone was guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. So watch for it next year and become an entrpreneur for a new start up idea that you have.

Check out the website for information about the Start Up Weekend in March 2013

The Long Board Draw at the Vine and Oak Wine and Spirits in Calgary

22 year old Manuel who is a SAIT student won the Draw for the Long Board at the end of April. He was very excited to win the Big Surf Beer Long Board as you can see from his picture. 

Okanagan Fest-of-Ale

Okanagan Fest-of-Ale

Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th, Big Surf Beer was one of the exhibitors in the Fest-of-Ale at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. There was a large crowd and we had a very positive response from people sampling Big Surf Beer. If you didn't attend the Fest-of-Ale this year, don't miss it next year. 

Watch the video to see what the Fest-of-Ale was all about.

Launching Laid Back Lager and Honey Brown Lager 

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Launching our new Laid Back Lager and recently our new Honey Brown Ale has garnered a bit of attention in the media. While we are extremely proud of what we are doing here at Big Surf Beer, we are very glad to know that others are excited about it too! Read more about our launch in this post from the Ontario Beer Blog The Bar Towel and we are also mentioned on the Canadian Beer News site.

Since our launch, we have had a lot of fun getting out and introducing ourselves to you. We have really enjoyed events like The Hopscotch Festival this year, and will be looking to see you at your favourite event in the New Year. If you have any suggestions of events you would like us to be at or sponsor, fill out our form on our contact page and let us know about it!

Radio Promo!

We have been lucky enough to be featured on a radio show that speaks to our hearts. Just Here for the Beer is a great program featured on AM 650. Presented and hosted by Vancouver broadcaster and beer enthusiast Joe Leary and co-hosted by Rick Mohabir, Managing Partner of Vancouver’s premier beer event company. Just Here For The Beer Radio is Canada’s only dedicated beer radio program designed to enlighten and inform today’s consumer of the ever-increasing variety of breweries and varieties of craft beer available, as well as meet some of the most decorated and acclaimed beer makers throughout British Columbia.

New brewer just chillin' out

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 02:00 Steve Macnaull

Duane MacNeil's persona is chill and laid back, exactly like that of the product he sells. "Well, I sell beer and it's called Laid Back Lager," said MacNeil, territory manager for Kelowna-based Big Surf Beer Co.
"We're keeping it simple. We only have the one beer right now and its light, easy drinking and refreshing. It's the perfect Okanagan lager."
In keeping with the whole laid-back vibe, I met MacNeil for our interview at Tugboat Bay Beach in Waterfront Park ,where he was setting up for an event.      Read More

Okanagan Startup Weekend

Big Surf Beer loves to get involved with all kinds of community and global events. In fact, we were recently a sponsor of a local location of global event, Startup Weekend, based in Seattle. The event was an initiative of Digital Okanagan, and we got some sweet coverage on Social Media  as well as in this video which has just launched and already been viewed thousands of times around the world! We are happy to have been a part of the Startup Weekend event. We were also a sponsor of the Digital Okanagan Spring Into Summer Social.Check out the Startup Weekend video now, and watch for our beer!

Big surf beer is proud to be sponsoring Startup Weekend Okanagan, March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Tickets are almost sold out, so if you want to take part, you had better move fast!

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

With tons of prizes to be won and everyone enjoying our beer, this is sure to become a mainstay event in the Okanagan Technology and Design scene. Look forward to more events by Digital Okanagan, and of course, Big Surf Beer.