Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 14 – 20, 2020

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is a seven-day festival of craft beer held annually in the fall that features two main tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza on the weekend, plus cask nights, beer battles, foodie nights and more throughout the entire week. Here’s everything you need to know about the event so you can plan your festival today.

2019 Feature Events

Here is an overview of what happened in 2019. Please check back for more details on 2020 events.

2019 Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event

September 14 – 15, 2019
12 – 5 PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza

Not to be missed, the Main Event features over 140 beers and ciders to sample, live music, food trucks and more. Weekend General Admission Tickets and Weekend All Access Passes give you access to both Saturday and Sunday. Cheers!

Weekend General Admission tickets include the following:

  • Access for both Saturday & Sunday
  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • 10 beer tokens upon entry on Saturday, September 14
  • Gates only access on Sunday, September 15
  • Access 70 breweries and 140+ beer varieties
  • Access to food vendors and exhibitors
  • Live music

Axes & Ales

Monday, September 9, 2019
2 – 7 PM | Function Junction

It's a Function Junction block party! Start with axe throwing at Forged Axe Throwing before heading to Coast Mountain Brewing for a brew then closing out the party at Whistler Brewing Co. for beers, BBQ, and live music. Don't miss this unreal event to kick off the Whistler Village Beer Festival!

Craft Cultures: Sea, Land, Sky

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
7 – 11 PM | Audain Art Museum

The stunning Audain Art Museum hosts this swanky evening complete with mouth-watering bites and brews, live music and entertainment. The evening flows through the venue in stages, celebrating the themes of sea, land and sky, with the décor and food offerings following suit.

Sip & Stretch

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6 – 7 PM | Outlook Point at Westin Resort & Spa

Beer: good. Yoga: good. Beer yoga: Great! Sip on suds during an hour-long beer yoga session taught by a Lululemon ambassador. This event includes a complimentary beer provided by Gibbons Après Lager during your practice, plus entry for your chance to win prizes. Registration and a minimum $2 donation is required. All donations go towards BC Children's Hospital.

Master Crafters: Haze Craze

Friday, September 13, 2019
7:30 – 10:30 PM | Longhorn Saloon

Master Crafters, presented by Grimm's Fine Foods, is a blind taste test competition where all the fancy branding is stripped away. This year, choice breweries bring their best hazy brew for attendees to sample throughout the evening before casting a vote for their favourite. At the end of the night, each brew is unveiled and a winner is crowned.

Plan Your Festival

With seven days of events, why not make it an extended stay and take time out to enjoy Whistler in the fall. Here are some festival planning tips and suggestions for other things to see and do in-between sampling delicious craft beer:

  • Book your accommodation early for the best rates
  • Check out Whistler’s three breweries in Insider's Guide: Craft Beer Breweries in 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 outdoor 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 on the mountain!
  • Whistler’s patios are perfect for people watching - pull up a chair and watch the world go by
  • Take your appetite to one of Whistler’s restaurants for a feast
  • Need to rest and recover after a hard day’s tasting? Whistler’s lakes, beaches and spas are the answer

Whistler Village Beer Festival Partner Hotels

Delta Whistler Village Suites
Listel Hotel Whistler
Crystal Lodge and Suites
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Whiski Jack Resort

Click on any logo above to check availability at our partner hotels.

*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.

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