Whistler Village Beer Festival - September 11 to 14, 2014

It's the ultimate festival - tasting cold, refreshing beer in an outdoor adventure paradise. The Whistler Village Beer Festival is returning this summer with four days of events. Stay, soak up the atmosphere and give yourself time to try over 150 craft brews from Canada, the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Whistler Village Beer Festival - Bottoms Up!

Thursday September 11, 2014

Seminar: Beer 101

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Whistler Brewing Co., Function Junction
Description: 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

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: A three-course meal paired with delicious craft beers curated by Chef Michael Guy and a guest brewmaster followed by live music.

Friday September 12


Seminar: Craft Beer Revolution

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Mountain Club, Westin Resort and Spa
Description: 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.

Seminar: History of Beer

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Mountain Club, Westin Resort and Spa
Description: Travel through time sampling and learning about the 6 iconic styles of beer that shaped today’s world of beer.

Trade Event

Time: TBD
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: 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

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: 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

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: 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

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill
Description: 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 Mainlaind

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Firerock Lounge
Description: 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

Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill
Description: Great beer, and ladies who love beer... Say no more!

Saturday September 13


Whistler Village Beer Festival

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBC
Tickets: Where to Buy
Description: The main event. Mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts and sample from some of the best breweries in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.

Best in West — Cask Showdown

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Garfinkel’s
Description: 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

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill
Description: 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

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub
Description: 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

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: 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

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill
Description: 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

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill
Description: Betty and the Red Racer crew will be partying away their second victory or sweet farewell.

Sunday September 14


Still In Bed With Beer

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: 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

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Longhorn Saloon & Grill
Description: 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 and Beer Coaster Golf

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub
Description: 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

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Meadow Park / Spruce Grove
Description: Combined teams of Breweries compete against each other with this fun afternoon softball tournament & beer garden.

Whistler Village Beer Festival

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBC
Description: Mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts and sample from some of the best breweries in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.

Buy Tickets

Tickets will be available to purchase here from June 5, 2014 - check back closer to the date for more information!

Tickets include the following:

  • 5 Beer Tokens (4oz pour)*
  • Souvenir WVBF Sampling Mug
  • $5 off-site Food Vouchers

Breweries

Over 50 breweries have signed up for the festival - Visit the WVBF website for the full list.

*This event is restricted to guests over the age of 19. Additional Sampling Tokens will be available for purchase on-site, maximum of 10 tokens per purchase. Non-refundable. Food Vouchers redeemable at Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill, Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub, Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill and Garibaldi Lift Co.

Plan Your Trip

Take the weekend off to attend the festival and make sure you leave time to explore Whistler:

  • Play a round at one of four incredible golf courses, each with a delightful patio to end the day
  • Try one of Whistler's exciting summer activities (beer tastes better with a dash of adventure)
  • See Whistler from a new perspective with the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, then have beer with a view!
  • Whistler's patios are perfect for people watching - pull up a chair and enjoy a brew
  • Take your appetite to one of Whistler's restaurants for a feast
  • Need to rest? Whistler's lakes, beaches and spas are the answer

Photos of the 2013 Whistler Village Beer Festival


All Photos: Whistler Beer Festival

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