Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 14 – 18, 2016

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is held in September, a five day festival of craft beer featuring two days of tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza plus cask nights, seminars, foodie nights and more. With over 120 beers on tap during the festival from over 60 breweries, this is an event not to be missed.

Whistler Village Beer Festival - Main Tasting Events

Date: Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: Mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts and sample from some of the best breweries in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Think delicious beer, food, live music and great beverages.

Event Schedule

It's not just a single day of beer. In addition to The Main Events on Saturday and Sunday, the Whistler Village Beer Festival covers four days of cask nights, tastings, seminars, industry events and special dinners. Make it a long weekend in the mountains and sample something different every day.

Information on the 2016 events will be released shortly.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Schedule 2015

Wednesday, September 16
5:00 PM Kick-Off Brewery BBQ & Beers Whistler Brewing Co.

Thursday, September 17
2:00 PM Bannock & Beer Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
7:00 PM Foodie Event - Deschutes Brewing Beer Dinner Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub
8:00 PM Parallel 49's "Not A Trivial Matter" The Longhorn Saloon

Friday, September 18
12:00 PM WVBF Seminars Mountain Club Lounge (Westin Resort & Spa)
1:30 PM Foodie Event - Brewer's Luncheon Grill & Vine (Westin Resort & Spa)
3:00 PM BC Craft Brewers Guild Welcome BBQ The Longhorn Saloon
3:30 PM Foodie/Adventure Event - Mountain Top Salmon Bake & Beer The Crystal Hut on Blackcomb Mountain
6:00 PM Cask-Que C’est? The Brewhouse
8:00 PM Master Crafters Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

Saturday, September 19
1:00 PM The Main Event (Saturday) Whistler Olympic Plaza
5:00 PM Bricktöberfest Brickworks Public House
6:30 PM Foodie Event - Barley & The Beast Grill & Vine (Westin Resort & Spa)

Sunday, September 20
11:00 AM BC Pioneers Brunch Q&A Firerock Lounge (Westin Resort & Spa)
1:00 PM The Main Event (Sunday) Whistler Olympic Plaza
8:00 PM Best In Fest Awards The Longhorn Saloon

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

Whistler Village Beer Festival Partner Hotels

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Delta Whistler Village Suites
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