Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 13 – 18, 2022

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is a 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.

2022 Feature Events

Find an overview of the Main Event and Master Crafters below, with more programming to be announced soon!

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!

Master Crafters: Holy Grail of Pale Ale

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.

Buy Tickets

Three ticket types are available for the Whistler Village Beer Festival 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

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 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

Receive a FREE $100 Whistler Dining Voucher

Secure your lodging for the Whistler Village Beer Festival with rooms starting at $147 CAD per night.

Extend your stay to 3+ nights and receive a free $100 Dining Voucher

Offer Details:

Enter promo code BEER2022 at check-out or call 1.800.944.7853 and mention the offer to one our Travel Consultants when booking.

  • Minimum 3 night stay applies
  • Valid for bookings made until September 19, 2022
  • Valid for arrivals from September 13 – 19, 2022

Valid at participating restaurants:

*$147 CAD rate based on a 2 adults sharing a standard hotel room. Rates based on availability, subject to change and transacted in Canadian dollars.

*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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