Whistler Village Beer Festival

This festival of craft beer is held annually in the fall and 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 Whistler Village Beer Festival so you can plan your stay today.

The 2022 event has now concluded. Please check back for updated information on the 2023 event.

2022 Feature Events

Here is an overview of what happened in 2022. Please check back for more details on 2023 programming.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event

September 17 – 18, 2022
12 – 5 PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza

Not to be missed, the Main Event features over 120 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! View all ticket options.

Axes & Ales – $37.99

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
12 – 7 PM | Forged Axe Throwing

Head to Function Junction for a 1-hour axe throwing session and beer! Must select September 13 to book, with a minimum of 2 people.

Live Music & Free Brewery Tours

Thursday, September 15, 2022
6 – 9 PM | Whistler Brewing Company

Live music from 6 – 9 PM with Pierre Eady and free Brewery Tours with Hugues at 7 PM! Available on a first come, first served basis.

Sip & Stretch – $10*

Thursday, September 15, 2022
8 – 9 PM | Lululemon

Bring your beer onto the mat for this one-hour class with Joanna Berringer that includes a complimentary beer provided by Gibbons Après Lager and Gibbons Après Pilsner. All proceeds go to Ashtanga Yoga Squamish's "Love Bank", a fund that relies on the generosity of the community to make yoga accessible for all. Participants must be 19+ to attend and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring your own mat, as only a limited amount are provided.

Blackcomb Tap Takeover

Friday, September 16, 2022
2 – 10 PM | Handlebar, RMU + Fitzsimmons Pub

Twin Sails, Strange Fellow, Coast Mountain and Four Winds Tap Takeover with Fresh Oysters on the half shell.

Master Crafters: Holy Grail of Pale Ale – $45*

Friday, September 16, 2022
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. Returning for its 5th edition, this year they are on a quest. Choice breweries bring their best pale ale 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.

Brunch + Beers

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, 2022
9 AM – 1 PM | Stonesedge Kitchen

Start your WVBF weekend off right with a Grimm’s Brunch Board at Stonesedge Kitchen, brought to you by Grimm’s Fine Foods. The sharing board for two features Grimm’s Ham Steaks, Grimm’s Rings (turkey sausage), Sauerkraut, eggs, and a pretzel with mustard. Beers are also on feature to pair with your feast. Best way to fuel up before the Main Event, featuring live music on the patio. Available on a first come, first served basis.

Official After Party

Saturday, September 17, 2022
5 PM – Late | Longhorn Saloon

Keep the party going at the Legendary Longhorn Saloon. Their resident DJs spin all night long, so keep your dancing shoes on!

Official After Party – Beer Cocktails

Sunday, September 18, 2022
5 PM – Late | FireRock Lounge

FireRock bartenders serve up some cocktails with a twist – of beer! Swing by to check out what they’re mixing up and don’t forget about Pitcher Perfect Sunday!

Buy Tickets

Three ticket types are available for the Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event in 2022.

All Access – $130*

  • Access for both Saturday and Sunday Main Event
  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • 10 beer tokens upon entry on Saturday, 5 tokens on Sunday
  • Express entry
  • Official WVBF merchandise
  • Food voucher for Grimm’s Fine Foods on site
  • Vouchers for savings around Whistler Village
  • All Access only washrooms

General Admission – $90*

  • Access for both Saturday and Sunday Main Event
  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • 10 beer tokens upon entry on Saturday, 5 tokens on Sunday

Sunday Funday – $60*

  • Access to Sunday's Main Event
  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • 5 beer tokens upon entry on Sunday

*Prices subject to applicable taxes and fees.

Plan Your Festival

With several 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 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 Accomodation Partners

Adara Hotel Whistler
Pan Pacific Mountainside
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Aava Whistler
Whistler Village Inn and Suites
Listel Hotel Whistler
Delta Whistler Village Suites

*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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