Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 11 - 16, 2018

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.

Travel Tip: Plan ahead to make the most of your events this summer. Avoid peak travel times, take advantage of car-free transport options and enjoy free transit on weekends.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event

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.

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

The 2018 festival schedule has yet to be released. Check back for updates soon.

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 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

Beer Lovers Package - Book by August 12, 2018

Free Sunday Main Event tickets for Whistler Village Beer Festival attendees

Use Promo Code: BEERFEST2018 at checkout

Come celebrate the final days of summer with beer in the mountains. At whistler.com we’re offering an exclusive offer to all beer festival goers: book at least three nights in Whistler with us and we’ll give you two Sunday Main Event tickets, absolutely free*.

Simply enter the PROMO CODE: BEERFEST2018 at the checkout page, or call 1.800.944.7853 to speak to one of our Whistler based Travel Consultants.

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
  • A rad time with thousands of festival-goers and the mountains as your backdrop
  • NOTE: This ticket does not include drink tokens - tokens are available for purchase at the venue

Offer Details:

  • 2 x Free Sunday Main Event tickets per booking
  • Minimum 3 night stay applies
  • Book by August 12, 2018
  • Offer valid for arrivals between September 10 - 17, 2018

*Offer is limited to first 100 bookings and only available to book with Whistler Village Beer Fest accommodation partners. Minimum 3 night stay required. 2 x Free Sunday Main Event tickets will be added to your cart after you have entered a valid promo code and met the booking conditions. Tickets cannot be re-sold or transferred to another person after the initial purchase has been completed.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Partner Hotels

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Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
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Whiski Jack Resort

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