Whistler Village Beer Festival


The 2017 festival has been and gone, check back for updates on future events.

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, beer battles, foodie nights and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the event so you can plan your festival today.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Tickets

Date: September 16 - 17, 2017 Saturday and Sunday
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
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 with previous years hosting over 120 beers from 60 breweries.

Full Festival 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 five days of cask nights, tastings, industry events and special dinners. Make it a long weekend in the mountains and sample something different every day.

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2017

Wednesday, September 13
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Axes & Ales Forged Axe Throwing & Whistler Brewing Co.
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Wings and Coast Mountain Brew Hunter Gather

Thursday, September 14
6:00 PM – 1:00 AM Cask Que C’est The Brewhouse
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sip n’ Stretch presented by Lululemon (Beer Yoga!) Mountain Club at The Westin
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM Brewer’s Row Tap Takeover FireRock Lounge

Friday, September 15
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Master Crafters: Battle of the Sours Grill & Vine Patio at The Westin

Saturday, September 16
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brickworks Brewers Brunch Brickworks
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM The Island Tap Takeover HandleBar
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM WVBF Main Event Saturday Whistler Olympic Plaza
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Brewers Rare Beer Tap Takeover Hunter Gather
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM Bar Hop WVBF Edition Longhorn Saloon

Sunday, September 17
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Brewers Brunch presented by Grimm’s Fine Foods Stonesedge
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM The Island Tap Takeover HandleBar
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM WVBF Main Event Sunday Whistler Olympic Plaza
5:00 PM – 2:00 AM Official #WVBF17 After Party by Whistler Brewing Co. Tapley’s Pub
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Hangover Poutine and Sleeve Hunter Gather

Plan Your Festival

With five days of events why not make it an extended stay and time take time out to enjoy Whistler in fall. Here’s 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 craft breweries – Coast Mountain Brewing, The Whistler Brewing Co and The BrewHouse
  • 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

Adara Hotel Whistler
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Delta Whistler Village Suites
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Resort Quest Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
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Whiski Jack Resort

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