Whistler Village Beer Festival

This homegrown festival of craft beer is held annually in the fall and features a week of beer-fuelled fun with Oktoberfest, beer cocktail parties, tap takeovers and more. Everything culminates with a one-day Main Event at Whistler Olympic Plaza on the Saturdday. Here’s what you need to know about the Whistler Village Beer Festival so you can plan your stay today.

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2023 has now concluded. Please check back for updates on the 2024 event.

2023 Feature Events

The festival has now concluded. Here's a look at what happened in 2023. Check back for more information on 2024 programming.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event

Saturday, September 16
12 – 6 PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza

Not to be missed, the Main Event presented by Gibbons Whistler & Brewhalla, features over 100 varieties of craft beverages including beer, cider, canned cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, enjoy food trucks, games and live, local music with Red Chair, Live in the House, Introduce Wolves and Sounds of Stache.

Tap Takeover with Parkside Brewing

Daily, September 11 – 17
The Raven Room

Parkside Brewing hosts an unmissable Tap Takeover featuring an array of beer pairings, flights, and enticing beer cocktails. This takeover is a limited-time affair and will only run until the taps run dry!

Pints & Pizza

Daily, September 11 – 17
Black's Pub

Love beer and pizza? So do Black's! Come and enjoy the specially created menu to celebrate the Whistler Village Beerfest which pairs their favourite beers with pizzas, to bring out the best in them.

Tap Takeover with North Point Brewing

Monday, September 11
Whistler Racket Club

Kick off the Whistler Village Beer Festival with North Point Brewing from North Vancouver, taking over the taps at Whistler Racket Club.

Sip & Stretch Presented by Lululemon

Tuesday, September 12
8 – 9 PM | Lululemon Whistler Village

Embrace the harmony of Sip N’ Stretch with beer and yoga! Come check out this fan-favourite event and sip on suds during an hour-long beer yoga session at lululemon. This event includes a complimentary beer from Whistler Brewing during your practice. Registration is by $10 donation with proceeds to Whistler Animals Galore Society (WAG). Limited spots are available, and this event tends to sell out.

Let’s Get Quizzical – Beer Festival Edition

Wednesday, September 13
8 PM – Late | Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub

Put your knowledge to the test for a very special beer-themed edition of Whistler’s favourite quiz night – Let’s Get Quizzical. Prizes up for grabs include tickets to the Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event.

Tap Takeover with Storm Brewing & Container Brewing

Thursday, September 14
11:30 AM – until taps run dry | HandleBar Cafe and Apres

Bringing East Van to Whistler, join Storm Brewing and Container Brewing at Handlebar as they host a 50/50 Tap Takeover.

Tap Takeover with 33 Acres & Slackwater Brewing

Friday, September 15
3 PM – until taps run dry | Brickworks

Join Brickworks in celebration of the tenth annual Whistler Village Beer Festival as they bring two of their favourite BC breweries together for a great night of beers. All beers are limited inventory and when they're gone, they're gone!

Draught & Drag Bingo with Sativa the Diva

Friday, September 15
9 PM | Whistler Brewing Company

Get ready for a dazzling night of "Draughts and Drag Bingo" with the sensational Sativa the Diva, presented by Whistler Brewing Company. Dive into an evening of unforgettable entertainment, dazzling drag performances, and heart-pounding bingo rounds. This event is 19+ and promises non-stop laughter and thrills.

Brunch + Beers Presented by Grimm's Fine Foods & McSweeney's

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17
9 AM – 1 PM | Stonesedge Kitchen

Join Stonesedge Kitchen for a delicious craft beer brunch. The menu features three delicious dishes and a Caesar crafted with Grimm’s Fine Food and McSweeney’s products. There will also be beers on feature to pair with these limited-time menu items.

Oktoberfest at The Longhorn

September 16 & 17, 2023
5 PM - 1 AM (Sat) 2 PM - 1 AM (Sun) | The Longhorn Saloon

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as Whistler celebrates this renowned German event. Indulge in a true Bavarian experience as The Longhorn Saloon is transformed into a lively beer hall. Raise your stein high and toast to good times, great company, and to opening weekend of Oktoberfest in Munich! Guests receive an exclusive souvenir stein and the first beer on the house.

*These events are restricted to guests over the age of 19. Additional Sampling Tokens will be available for purchase on site at the Main Event, maximum of 10 tokens per purchase. Non-refundable.

Whistler Village Beer Festival Accomodation Partners

Whistler Village Inn and Suites
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Aava Whistler
Pan Pacific Mountainside
Blackcomb Springs Suites
Pinnacle Hotel
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