Hoyne Brewing Company Presents Its 3rd Annual Beer and Bloomsday Short Fiction Contest: Now Closed For Submissions

 

 

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Hoyne Brewing Company and partners present their 3rd annual short fiction contest in honour of James Joyce and Bloomsday.  The aim is to provide new writers with an opportunity to expose their work, while introducing them to the world of James Joyce’s Ulysses.  All proceeds from the contest and event will be donated to Victoria Literacy Connection.

All entrants and volunteers will be invited to the James Joyce Bistro Bloomsday event on June 16th.  Shortlisted entrants will be invited to read (or have their work read) after the Ulysses presentation, followed by the awards presentation.  The shortlisted entries will be displayed at the event and published in a special edition chap book.

All proceeds from the contest, chap book, silent auction and $1 from every Hoyne pint sold at the event will be donated to Literacy Victoria.  Shortlisted entries will be notified by email on June 2nd and the winners announced on June 16th, 2017 at James Joyce Bistro Bloomsday event.  For more information, contact our event coordinator at events@hoynebrewing.ca

Word limit: 500 words (entries above the word limit will be disregarded).

Content: Entries must be inspired by one of the provided James Joyce quotes and include a reference to any 1 Hoyne beer brand name. e.g. Dark Matter, Devil’s Dream, Summer Haze…

 Prizes: 

Winning entries will be published in a special edition Bloomsday Chap Book.

1st Place) Sunshine Coast Writers Festival – Valued at $700 dollars.

  • 1 pass to the Sunshine Coast Writers Festival for Friday and Saturday.
  • Gift certificate to Gumboot cafe.
  • $400 towards accommodation.

2rd Place) Vancouver Writers Festival – Valued at $450 dollars.

  • 1 day pass to the Vancouver writer’s festival
  • 1 night accommodation at the Listel Hotel
  • Gift certificate to dinner for 2 at Timbre

3nd Place) Russell Books Gift Certificate – Valued at $300 dollars.

  • $200 Gift certificate to Russell Books
  • Brewery tour from Hoyne Brewing for 8 people.
  • Hoyne Brewing gift pack

 Student Prize)

  • Choice of $300 cash or $500 towards tuition.
  • 1 hour workshop with a creative writing tutor.

 Please Note: Participants must be 19 and above to enter.

Quotes:

Choose one of the following quotes from Ulysses as the inspiration for your story.  Please specify which quote you have used.  You do not have to include the quote within your piece.

Quote 1 

[Buck Mulligan] flung up his hands and tramped down the stone stairs, singing out of
tune with a Cockney accent:

O, WON’T WE HAVE A MERRY TIME,
DRINKING WHISKY, BEER AND WINE!
ON CORONATION,
CORONATION DAY!
O, WON’T WE HAVE A MERRY TIME ON CORONATION DAY!

Warm sunshine merrying over the sea. The nickel shavingbowl shone,
forgotten, on the parapet. Why should I bring it down? Or leave it there
all day, forgotten friendship?

Quote 2

– -History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. 
From the playfield the boys raised a shout. A whirring whistle: goal. 
What if that nightmare gave you a back kick? 
– -The ways of the Creator are not our ways, Mr Deasy said. All human 
history moves towards one great goal, the manifestation of God. 
Stephen jerked his thumb towards the window, saying: 
– -That is God. 
Hooray! Ay! Whrrwhee! 
– -What? Mr Deasy asked. 
– -A shout in the street, Stephen answered, shrugging his shoulders. 

Quote 3

His shadow lay over the rocks as he bent, ending. Why not endless till 
the farthest star? Darkly they are there behind this light, darkness 
shining in the brightness, delta of Cassiopeia, worlds. Me sits there with 
his augur’s rod of ash, in borrowed sandals, by day beside a livid sea, 
unbeheld, in violet night walking beneath a reign of uncouth stars. 
I throw this ended shadow from me, manshape ineluctable, call it back. 
Endless, would it be mine, form of my form? Who watches me here? Who ever 
anywhere will read these written words? Signs on a white field. Somewhere 
to someone in your flutiest voice. The good bishop of Cloyne took the veil                                        of the temple out of his shovel hat: veil of space with coloured emblems 
hatched on its field. Hold hard. Coloured on a flat: yes, that’s right. 
Flat I see, then think distance, near, far, flat I see, east, back. Ah, 
see now! Falls back suddenly, frozen in stereoscope. Click does the trick. 
You find my words dark. Darkness is in our souls do you not think? 

The deadline for entries is May 22nd at Midnight.

HOW TO ENTER:

Entry Fee

A minimum $10 donation per submission to Victoria Literacy Connection (entrants can submit multiple pieces).

For online submissions

Step 1. Go to the Victoria Literacy Connection website, https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/18743 to make your donation. Record the donation confirmation number.

Step 2. Email your submission to Hoyne Brewing at events@hoynebrewing.ca as a pdf. or doc.

Please Note: This is a blind contest, do not submit your name directly on your piece.

All entries must include the following in the body of the e mail.

  • Donation confirmation number from Literacy Victoria Connection.
  • The quote that inspired the piece.
  • Word Count of the piece.
  • First name, last name, age (must be 19yrs or older to enter) and address.
  • Where you heard about the 3rd Annual Bloomdsay Fiction Contest.

Please Note: The quote does not count towards the word count of the piece.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email once their submission has been received.

For drop off or mailed entries:

All entries must be typed and double spaced, one side of standard 8½ x 11 paper and submitted with a cheque (no cash please) made out to Victoria Literacy Connection and a separate sheet with contact info.

Hoyne Brewing Company, 101-2740 Bridge St. Victoria, BC. V8T 5C5. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than May 22nd.

 Judging Panel:

Sean Hoyne – Owner, Hoyne Brewing Company
Matt Huculak – Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Victoria Libraries
John Threlfall -Communications Officer, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria 
Adrien Sala – Professional Writer
David Leach– Chair, Dept. Of Writing, University of Victoria

Partners and Sponsors:

Russell Books
James Joyce Bistro
Victoria Literacy Connection
UVic English Department
UVic Libraries

Shortlisted entries will be notified by email on Friday June 2nd and the winners announced on June 16th, 2017 at James Joyce Bistro Bloomsday event. For more information, contact events@hoynebrewing.ca

 

People person wanted for tastings/events/markets etc!

Hoyne Brewing Co is on the hunt for friendly spokespeople/beer peddlers to help us out with tastings and events in Victoria and the lower mainland this summer!

If you love talking to people, are passionate and knowledgeable about craft beer and have a Serving It Right certificate, we want to hear from you! (Having your own vehicle is also an asset.)

Send a resume and a quick line about yourself to:

Vancouver area: jobs.vancouver@hoynebrewing.ca

Victoria area: info@hoynebrewing.ca

Hiring: Join our Vancouver Delivery Team!

Hoyne Brewing Co is looking for a craft beer lover to join our Vancouver delivery team.  The ideal candidate is a reliable team player with a positive attitude, is self motivated with exceptional  organizational skills, and is committed to providing excellent customer service.  Bonus points if you’ve driven a 3 or 5 tonne truck, and have your forklift certification.

Daily Tasks include:

  • Organizing delivery routes so as to fulfill demanding delivery schedules in a timely manner, while offering top notch customer service.
  • Picking orders accurately and loading vehicles safely
  • Rotating stock and organizing cold rooms in our accounts
  • Assisting with warehouse duties
  • Troubleshooting issues in an effective manner
  • Professional and courteous communication with our customers, our sales team, orders desk and other drivers

Requirements:

  • Class 5 BC drivers license, and a clean abstract.
  • Must be physically fit and able to safely lift over 50 lbs
  • Experience in deliveries and/or knowledge of the craft beer industry is an asset!

If you love great beer and hard work, we want to hear from you.  Email a cover letter and resume to jobs.vancouver@hoynebrewing.ca

 

 

 

Hiring: Victoria delivery driver

Hoyne Brewing Co is looking for a craft beer lover to join our Greater Victoria delivery team.  The ideal candidate is a reliable team player with a positive attitude, is self motivated with exceptional  organizational skills, and is committed to providing excellent customer service.  Bonus points if you’ve driven a 3 or 5 tonne truck, and have your forklift certification.

Daily Tasks include:

  • Organizing delivery routes so as to fulfill demanding delivery schedules in a timely manner, while offering top notch customer service.
  • Picking orders accurately and loading vehicles safely
  • Rotating stock and organizing cold rooms in our accounts
  • Assisting with warehouse duties
  • Troubleshooting issues in an effective manner
  • Professional and courteous communication with our customers, our sales team, orders desk and other drivers

Requirements:

  • Class 5 BC drivers license, and a clean abstract.
  • Must be physically fit and able to safely lift over 50 lbs
  • Experience in deliveries and/or knowledge of the craft beer industry is an asset!

If you love great beer and hard work, we want to hear from you.  Drop off your resume & clean driver’s abstract at 101-2740 Bridge St.(back door & ask for Sean!).  We will NOT accept resumes via email.

 

 

Up Island Territory Manager position is now filled-thank you to all applicants

Territory Manager – Craft Beer
Hoyne Brewing Company – North Vancouver Island (Nanaimo North, negotiable)

Territory Manager (Dual: OnPremise and Retail, FT)

Located in the heart of Victoria’s brewing district, Hoyne Brewing has just celebrated it’s 5th year anniversary. To help continue our growth we are adding an additional Territory Manager to our Island sales team.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • To professionally represent Hoyne Brewing and continually increase distribution and sales of Hoyne Brewing’s products within a dedicated territory
  • Develop and implement a territory sales plan identifying key short and long term opportunities.
  • Deliver superior customer service by being highly responsive, providing promotional support, and finding creative ways to add value for our customers.
  • Support events and provide product knowledge to accounts.
  • Develop strong relationships with accounts and local community groups.
  • Schedule and conduct in store tastings.
  • Attend occasional events in Victoria and off Island.
  • Represent Hoyne in a professional manner at all times

Key Competencies: 

  • Must be a self-starter: self-motivated, honest, hard working, and have a passion for craft beer.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (outlook, excel)
  • Professional communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage tasks and to exercise independent judgment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills, accurate and detailed oriented
  • Must be able to travel as necessary to service accounts and help with deliveries if necessary
  • Strong analytical skills-ability to analyze sales trends in the territory and share this information with management and sales team

Education & Experience: 

  • Beverage Alcohol, Hospitality or liquor store experience
  • Business/marketing/tourism education is an asset.

Compensation: 

  • Salary
  • Extended health benefits provided following 6 months.
  • Company car, ipad and cell phone provided.

How to Apply: 

  • Include your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format, please name your favourite beer and why!  Email your resume to:  val@hoynebrewing.ca

Required experience: Sales and/or hospitality industry: 2 years

Required license or certification: Clean Driving Record

With a little help from our friends….

With a little help from our friends…we hope you’ll join us this July in supporting the Atira Women’s Resource Society.  “Atira Women’s Resource Society is dedicated to supporting women and children affected by violence by offering safe and supportive housing and by delivering education and advocacy aimed at ending all forms of gendered violence.”  Janice Abbot, CEO, Atira

Atira envisions a world free of inequalities, where everyone’s human rights are respected and where women and girls have the right to participate fully and effectively in all of the decisions that affect their lives.

Atira is working with Hives for Humanity to establish urban bee colonies at some of its shelter locations.  Hoyne Brewing is proud to partner with Atira to help raise funds and awareness around their hive program.  From now until the end of July, pick up a bottle at our growler station or at select Private Retail Liquor stores throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, and we will donate $0.50 to Atira. 

Please visit their website for more information about the amazing work they do:  atira.bc.ca

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Join our Hoyne growler station team!! Position filled.

Growler Station Representative –Full time, Tuesday – Saturday

Do you Love craft beer, have lots of energy, have a ‘Yes!’ attitude and find it easy to converse with the public? We are looking for a personable, enthusiastic and hardworking individual to be a part of our growler station team. If you enjoy working in a high paced, dynamic environment then read on!

Job Description:
This person is responsible for creating a welcoming environment and providing the best possible experience to all of our brewery customers by developing relationships that promote sales and brand loyalty. In addition to the excellent customer service you will provide our customers, you will be responsible for counting inventory and restocking, using our POS system, keeping the growler station and other areas clean and performing the daily cash out. This position requires some heavy lifting as well as managing keg rentals and returns. You will also support the office with various administration duties such as filing, answering the telephone or other various tasks.

Who we are looking for:
Someone who is reliable & trustworthy, dynamic, creative, loves craft beer and truly enjoys interacting with the public. We are looking for a self-directed, tidy, confident individual who has a positive can-do attitude. Customer service or hospitality experience is highly desired. Having a Serving it Right Certificate is mandatory for this position.

If you think you are the right fit for our company, are a Hoyne beer enthusiast and have a passion for craft beer in general, stop by the growler station (Mon – Fri noon – 6pm & Sat 11am – 6pm) with your resume. We will not be accepting any resumes via email. Deadline is Friday, July 9th, 2016. The position will commence immediately.

Congraluations to the winners of the 2nd Annual Blooms Day Fiction Contest!

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted a piece to the 2nd Annual Bloomsday Fiction Contest! The judges had a hard time deciding who would make the top 5 as so much talent was submitted.

We are excited to announce our top 5 winners!

Fifth PlaceInfinity or the Big Bang, Inge Isreal

If he had smiled why would he have smiled? To reflect that each one who enters imagines himself to be the first to enter whereas he is always the last term of a preceding series even if the first term of a succeeding one, each imagining himself to be the first, last only and alone, whereas he is neither first nor last nor only nor alone in a series originating in and repeated to infinity. And what if it originated, not in infinity, but in the Big Bang, so that, having downed their Devil’s Dream and in the full glory of their manhood, all who preceded him and all who would follow, entered, ever since the first split second, the very moment of creation that gave birth to the universe and to time itself, including the present 24 hours and, in the same instant, to the unquenchable urge, the single-minded drive, the disguised but ungovernable desire to procreate?

Fourth Place Embarr Street, Jared Gowen

I had been late stepping out; my watch had stopped. It was a rattle in the window, the passing rumble of the 9:05, that let me know of my mistake. I crossed the street, each new step punctuated by the echo of the last. The walk to the bus stop took longer than I remembered. I saw myself in the window of Finn’s Diner, awning black with mould, door shut fast behind a plywood cover. My thoughts went to sticky afternoons in a summer haze, tucked behind chequer tablecloths and cold drinks. No more. The night pressed close, kiln-hot. My bus pole, lonely on an empty street. Above it, a fluorescent light droned. The liquor store was cool inside. My hand clouded the refrigerator glass, and the clinking bottles perspired in their case as I set it down. I didn’t know the long-faced man behind the counter, and he didn’t know me. As he stood, sliding coins over the countertop with his fingertips, I saw it: the coach that was to take me home. Its roar became a whine, and as I reached the street it was nothing but a red wake sinking down into the dark.

Third Place – Persusasion, Wayne Norton

 “The Inter-Galactic Committee detects no value whatsoever, captain.  All is in readiness for the destruction of Planet Earth.” “Good, good.  I am eager to devote my talents to more important matters.” “The local species is still pleading with us to spare them.  The final delivery of what they insist is evidence of their cultural excellence has arrived.  Shall I simply activate the expulsion hatch?” “No, we are obliged by I-GC law to provide due process.  Here is something called the Mona Lisa—an ugly species, aren’t they?—and a further clarification of the American democratic process.  Still incomprehensible.  But what is this cylinder from Victoria, BC?  I thought Victoria was a dead queen and BC had something to do with one of their religions.” “Captain, it identifies itself as Appleton E.S.B. and invites us to sample.  Our sensors detect no content harmful to our little green bodies and large purple brains.” “A toast then!  To Earth’s imminent destruction.” They drink; they hesitate.  The captain speaks.  “A species capable of producing such nectar may possess some value after all.  I grant a century’s reprieve.  Order the fleet to leave this stellar system … and have that cylinder delivered to my cabin.”

Second Place Porto Rosso, Barbra Black

The man with the ruddy face, a regular at Bar Os Lusíadas, has not come back for his prosthetic leg. Homer he called it. Sits there like an abandoned half-marionette, its carved wood gathering odours: cigarette smoke, kidney, mouldy velvet. Around its upper joint dark matter, paint flakes, the old skin, the only reminder the leg once stomped the oak floors of the Teatro Daedelus de Lisboa, punctuating monologues by Pessoa with its owner attached. Disquieting. The widowed waitress grimaces every time she passes by it. Garish lipstick lights up the dank interior, her face the devil’s dream of a hot and satisfying eternity devoid of the endless stream of consciousness of unrepentant alcoholics. The drink of Gods. And actors. Outside, the moon hangs, last apple of winter. “O ditador não está morto,” a drunken patron slurs to nobody in particular. The tram, which could be the same tram every time, its intermittent nature creating the illusion of succession, rattles past. Sad circus train. At home, the man with the ruddy face—prides himself on his entries and exits—dreams, the first time in years. He’s adrift on a phosphorescent sea, in the filmy distance a floating puppet theatre.

First PlaceThe Legacy, Mithila Karnick

The judges agreed that The Legacy by Mithila Karnick told an amazing story that left the judges with an overflow of emotions. Mithila was awarded 2 tickets to the Sunshine Coast Writers Festival with 2 nights accommodations. Take a look at her piece!

 

 

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Join our Vancouver team!

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As one of B.C’s fastest growing Craft Breweries, we are looking to expand our Lower Mainland team!

This exciting Sales Representative position will be responsible for the acquisition of new business and the management of existing business within a dedicated territory in the Lower Mainland/BC Interior. Your passion for craft beers and desire to provide exceptional customer service is clearly demonstrated through your enthusiasm and effectiveness in the market. In this role you will sell primarily to the retail (LRS and LDB) channels, with some On-premise accounts.

 

 

Responsibilities include:

• Introduction of new products, while ensuring listings of existing products
• Be up for the challenge and grow market share in the increasingly crowded craft beer sector
• Secure and build displays, seek to create and execute additional marketing opportunities
• Set up and attend festivals, in-store tastings, beer dinners etc.
• Make sure product is rotated and well positioned
• Consistently deliver exceptional service and product knowledge
• Build lasting relationships with accounts, grow brand equity with beer advocates and the wider community
• Administrative duties (sales reports, budget management), competency with Excel required.
• Support distribution where needed (must be able to lift 50lbs)

Requirements:
• Post-secondary education in business or marketing an asset
• Knowledge of and passion for craft beer
• 2-3yrs Hospitality/Bev Alcohol experience, especially in retail channel
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Drive, integrity and professionalism
• Valid Drivers’ License
• Must have a strong work ethic, exceptional problem solving and negotiating skills
• Willingness to work evenings/weekends and overnight travel required

EMAIL RESUMES to info@hoynebrewing.ca and val@hoynebrewing.ca.  Make your cover letter count~What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?!  We will reply to applicants who are shortlisted for interviews. 

Hoyne Brewing Company provides a competitive salary, company car and group benefits.

#101-2740 Bridge St., Victoria, BC V8T 5C5 250-590-5758 hoynebrewing.ca

Out of Bounds Pub Journey!

In celebration of Victoria Beer Week, we invite you to join our Out of Bounds Pub Journey!

From March 4th – March 12th, pick up your Out of Bounds passport at the Hoyne Growler station or any participating pub listed.  You will then be on your way to winning some awesome prizes!!  Simple enough- enjoy a fresh beer on tap, collect a stamp and be on your way!!

1st Prize:  Tofino Food & Wine Festival!  (Two night stay for two people at Pacific Sands)

2nd Prize:  4 tickets to the Great Canadian Beer Festival, gcbf.com

3rd Prize:  2 tickets to Fernwood Bites,  fernwoodnrg.ca

Once you have collected a minimum of 4 stamps from a minimum of 2 territories, drop off your passport by Friday March 18th at The Hoyne Brewing Growler Station and enter to win! 

More information and contest details in attached posters.

Growler Station hours:

Mon – Fri: noon to 6 pm
Sat: 11 am – 6 pm
Sun: CLOSED

Thank you for drinking responsibly and making arrangements for a safe ride!

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