Whistler Village Beer Festival

The 2018 festival has been and gone. Please check back for updates on the 2019 event.

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is held in September, a six 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 Main Event 2018

Date: September 15 - 16, 2018
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.


General Admission tickets include the following:

  • Official Whistler Village Beer Festival sampling mug
  • Live Music
  • Access to 60 breweries and 120+ beers/ciders to sample
  • Access to food vendors and exhibitors
  • 10 beer tokens
  • BONUS* admission to Sunday’s event


Over 60 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.

Full 2018 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 six days of cask nights, tastings, and special dinners. Extend your stay in the mountains and sample something different every day.

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2018

Tuesday, September 11
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM Port Moody Tap Takeover - All Week! HandleBar
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Axes & Ales Forged Axe Throwing, Coast Mountain Brewing & Whistler Brewing Co.

Wednesday, September 12
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Craft Cultures: Sea, Land, Sky - Signature Event! Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM Craft Cultures After Party - Bills Industry Night! Buffalo Bills

Thursday, September 13
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Stonesedge Tap Takeover Series Stonesedge Kitchen
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sip & Stretch (Beer Yoga) lululemon store
8:30 PM – 1:00 AM Brickworks Cask Night Brickworks
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM Locals Night - WVBF Edition Garfinkel's

Friday, September 14
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Master Crafters Fruit Fight - Signature Event! The Longhorn Saloon & Grill
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM Bar Hop WVBF Edition The Longhorn Saloon & Grill

Saturday, September 15
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pregrame Brunch presented by Grimm's Fine Foods Stonesedge Kitchen
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event (Saturday) Whistler Olympic Plaza
5:00 PM – 1:00 AM WVBF Official After Party Longhorn Saloon
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BEER'D Emerald Ballroom - The Westin
7:00 PM – 12:00 AM Rare Beer Tap Takeover Hunter Gather
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM Bar Hop WVBF Edition The Longhorn Saloon & Grill

Sunday, September 16
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event (Sunday) Whistler Olympic Plaza
5:00 PM – 1:00 AM Best in Fest - WVBF Official After Party Longhorn Saloon & Grill

Plan Your Festival

With six 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 - Stay 2 Nights from $139 CAD / $106 USD per night

Come and celebrate the final days of summer with beer in the mountains and rooms starting from only $139 CAD per night.

*$139 CAD / $106 USD rate based on a 2 adults sharing a room. Rate based on availability and subject to change. All rates are transacted in Canadian dollars. USD $ rates are based on a 0.75 exchange rate and may change with fluctuations in currency.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Partner Hotels

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Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
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