Whistler Village Beer Festival

Beer in the mountains. It just feels right. Whistler has long hosted an assortment of exciting festivals and now the fastest growing fest is the Whistler Village Beer Festival. After a sellout crowd in year one they are back with a bigger, better vision for all to enjoy. Their mandate is to drive business to the Whistler community, develop a genuine local legacy, and enjoy some fine ales under the sun with friends. How’s that sound?

Rooms start from $92 per night - book early for best availability!

Whistler Village Beer Festival


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*Starting from rate is per night based on 2 adults sharing a studio unit, from Sep 10 - 15, 2014. Offer is subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice. Taxes and fees are extra. Minimum night stays, weekends rates and/or other restrictions may apply.

Whistler Village Beer Festival

Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Whistler Olympic Plaza in Whistler Village
Description: Mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts and sample from some of the best breweries in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, with the chance to vote for your favourite.

Tickets: Available June 5th

Early Bird $30: Discounted general admission ticket. Limited quantities.
Gate Crasher $45: Early access to the festival ground one hour before it officially opens. Limited quantities.
General Admin $35: General admission ticket to the festival grounds.

All tickets to the festival tickets include:

  • 5 beer tokens
  • Souvenir WVBF novelty mug
  • $5 off-site food voucher (Redeemable at participating restaurants/bars)
  • “Best In Fest” Beer Contest ballot

Additional Sampling Tokens will be available at a separate ticketing booth for $1.40 each (4ox pour). This event is restricted to guests 19 years and over.

For more information, please see the Whistler Village Beer Festival website.

THURSDAY September 11th

Beer 101
Whistler Brewing Company | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Explore Whistler's own brewery followed by an insightful educational journey through the magic and wonder of beer with Ken Beattie of Eureka Beer Guide, Prud'Homme & BeerCertificate.ca

Chef's Beer Dinner
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub | 7:00pm
A three-course meal paired with delicious craft beers curated by Chef Michael Guy and a guest brewmaster followed by live music.
FRIDAY September 12th

Craft Beef Revolution
Mountain Club, Westin Hotel | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Acclaimed beer blogger, journalist and published author of "Craft Beer Revolution", Joe Wiebe, will be guiding you through the great journey that beer has taken the past few decades to become what we know love and know as craft beer.

History of Beer
Mountain Club, Westin Hotel | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Travel through time sampling and learning about the 6 iconic styles of beer that shaped today's world of beer.

Trade Event
Whistler Olympic Plaza | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Whistler Village Beer Festival is all about helping grow the world of beer and present breweries with great opportunities to not only come and play in Whistler, but have the chance to build relationships and potentially business with locals bars and restaurants. This is a perfect opportunity for the Brewers to have face to face time with restaurant managers, buyers and owners.

Industry Event
Whistler Olympic Plaza | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Who enjoys beer more than the beer & hospitality industry? This event targets the Beer, Food & Beverage Industry of BC for an amazing, unique beer sampling event under moonlight at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

The Butcher & The Brewmaster
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub | 7:00pm
A roving, street market style event where craft beers are carefully paired with artisan meats, cheeses and rocking live music from Ruckus Deluxe. Non-ticketed, no cover charge.

Red Racer on the Run
Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill | 8:00pm
Celebrate one of BC's most awarded India Pale Ales and winner of the 2013 Whistler Village Beer Festival's "Best In Fest" award. Will they win two years running? Double the competition!

Best in BC - The Mainland
Firerock Lounge | 8:00ppm
A showdown of carefully selected, talented and infamous brewers from Mainland BC putting their special cask ales head to head with one another. Sample all 5 casks, talk with the Brewmasters and vote for your favorite cask of the night.

Steamworks Presents Ladies Night
Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill | 9:00pm
Great beer, ladies...Say no more!

Best in West - Cask Showdown
Garfinkel's | 5:00pm
A showdown of carefully selected, talented and infamous brewers in the West Coast of America putting their special cask ales head to head with one another. Sample all 5 casks, talk with the Brewmasters and vote for your favorite cask of the night.

Best in Fest 2014 Awards
Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill | 7:00pm
The moment all 50 breweries are waiting for! The results are in and it's time to give 3 breweries the opportunity to pour their beer in Whistler's finest establishments until next years festival.

Deep Cove Brewers After Party
Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub | 7:00pm
These new kids on the block raised the roof with their Whistler launch party during WVBF 2013 and plan to raise the bar (or level it!) again this year.

Pacific Northwest Brewers Showcase
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub | 7:00pm
A showcase of some of the most influential and talented craft brewers in the Pacific Northwest set to live music from Ruckus Deluxe. Non-ticketed, no cover charge.

Whistler Brewing After-Party
Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill | 8:00pm
As the proud sponsors of the Whistler Village Beer Festival, Whistler Brewing Co. invite you to come and throw down and rock the rest of the night away with plenty of locally brewed beers and a special guest DJ set!

Red Racer Presents Betty's Hoe-Down
Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill | 8:00pm
Betty and the Red Racer crew will be partying away their second victory or sweet farewell.

Still in Bed with Beer
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub | 9:00am - 12:00pm
The hair of the dog that bit you! A giant brunch paired with a fruity but robust craft beer set to live music from The Splinters. Non-ticketed, no cover charge.

The Hangover
Longhorn Saloon & Grill | 10:00am
Little shakey from last night? No Doubt! Come by for brunch and a beer, or two beers, maybe a third, possibly a caesar too.

Bacon, Beer & Coaster Golf
Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub | 10:00am
Enjoy a cold 20oz pint from Tapley's awesome draft line up or a Caesar with our famous English style Fry-Up breakfast for $16! Fare-thee-well hangover! Burn off Saturday night with a few rounds of coaster golf at our "Championship" Tapley's course.

Bat & Brew
Meadow Park/Spruce Grove | 12:00pm
Combined teams of Breweries compete against each other with this fun afternoon softball tournament & beer garden.

For more information, please see the Whistler Village Beer Festival website.

Big Surf Beer Co. Bomber Brewing Bowen Island Brewing Company Brewhouse at Whistler / High Mountain Brewing Company
Red Racer Beer Dead Frog Brewery Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers Driftwood Brewery
Granville Island Brewery Howe Sound Brewing Co. Hoyne Brewing Co. Mission Springs Brewing Company
Okanagan Spring Brewery Phillips Brewery Powell Street Craft Brewery Prohibition Brewing Company
Red Truck Beer Russell Brewing Company Stanley Park Brewery Steamworks Brewing Company
Tree Brewing Vancouver Island Brewery Whistler Brewing Company Wolf Brewing Co.
Alexander Keith's Big Rock Brewery Creemore Springs Brewery Mad & Noisy
Steam Whistler Brewing Unibroue    
Brooklyn Brewery Deschutes Brewery Gigantic Brewery Lakefront Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Company Lost Coast Brewery Ninkasi Brewing Shock Top Brewery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company      
Ankerbrau Grolsch Premium Lager Peroni Brewery Pilsner Urquell
Brouwerij VanSteenberge      
TruCraft Beverages Bravo Beer Corp Copper & Theory Artisan Supply Co.  

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