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Enjoy beer and music at Analog Vinyl Fair in New West on Saturday

Analog Vinyl Fair and After Dark return to New Westminster: Shop for vinyl albums, hear some great music and enjoy some tasty beer
Analog Vinyl Fair returns to New West this weekend, and it will be followed by Analog After Dark.

Vinyl vendors, tunes and beer – it’s all on tap at the return of the Analog Vinyl Fair.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Steel & Oak Brewing Co. will press play on Analog Vinyl Fair, bringing record collectors, beer lovers and music enthusiasts from across Metro Vancouver to New Westminster for an evening of beer, music, and vinyl. Steel & Oak launched the Analog Vinyl Fair back in 2016.

“We’re always excited to host this event for the New West and broader music and vinyl communities,” said Jordan Brett of Steel & Oak. “This is our most anticipated event of the year, in which we get to share our passion for vinyl, good music and beer with the local community. It’s our first time hosting Analog After Dark, which will be a great way to meet new people and celebrate all things vinyl.”

The eighth edition of Analog Vinyl Fair takes place in a new location – the I Heart NW Space in Columbia Square Plaza. It’s located at unit 103, 78 10th St.

Vinyl vendors will be selling records on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m., with the after-party – Analog After Dark – going “until late.”

In addition to the requisite beer and vinyl offering, Columbia Square food vendors will also be open to serve hungry patrons.

“With the event being hosted at the new community space supported by Edgar Development and by us – a brewery, it’s a fantastic vibe even for folks who don’t collect vinyl,” Brett said. “Anyone can come to hang with friends, hear some great music and enjoy some tasty beer.”

Music for the event will feature all-vinyl sets from DJs Ana Rivera and Gurtej of Vancouver-based online station B-Side Radio.

Analog After Dark will see the lights go down and the music go up, with sets from Ana and local DJ: Social Medium. Folks can expect to hear an eclectic selection of folk, percussion, hip-hop, disco and Bollywood.

Vinyl vendors will include a variety of local shops and collectors with deep crates of hard-to-find pressings of rock, psych, funk, soul and jazz LPs from around the world.

Steel & Oak will also be serving up beers designed to perfectly complement this eclectic evening.

“Analog has been a great way to kick off stout season for us, and this year we’ve crafted up a new 3.5 per cent full-flavoured stout as part of our Easy line of lower ABV beers,” said Jorden Foss, co-owner of Steel & Oak brewing Co. “So folks can have one or two without accidentally buying an ABBA album when they meant to buy ACDC.”