Apex Resort brews up some aprés ski fun

The second Apex Brewski gives those hitting the slopes the chance to sample some of the best beer and liquor made in B.C.

Craft beer, good food and the opportunity to ski all day.

The second Apex Brewski gives those hitting the slopes the chance to sample some of the best beer and liquor made in B.C. at the aprés ski scene at the Gunbarrel Saloon on Feb. 14.

Participating craft brewing companies include Cannery Brewing, Firehall Brewing, Mt. Begbie, Tin Whistle, Tree Brewing, Rustic Roots Cider, Summerland Heritage Cider, Maple Leaf Spirits, Legend Distilling, Dubh Glas Distillery, Old Order Distilling, Twisted Hills Cider, Phillips Brewing and Prohibition Brewing.

An after party begins at 9 p.m. and features live music from Towers and Trees. The band is known for its infectious enthusiasm, founder and frontman Adrian Chalifour chose from the outset to make joy central to what Towers and Trees is all about.

What began as a solo recording project for the Victoria songwriter ended up as a team effort with friend and producer Ben Lubberts on a six song EP project. One by one the pair invited their favourite Victoria musicians to contribute and Towers and Trees was created.

Showcasing a rich sound, haunting harmonies and poignant songwriting, the band has earned many accolades as one of B.C.’s most promising acts.

On Oct. 10, 2014, the band began a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish their full-length album. By the next morning they had reached their target, ultimately closing at almost four-times the funds they needed.

Ticket includes eight drink tokens, appies, sliders and skewers provided by the Gunbarrel Saloon from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost of a ticket is $35, plus applicable fees and taxes.