Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 10 – 15, 2019

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is held annually in the fall and is a six-day festival of craft beer featuring two 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.

2019 Whistler Village Beer Festival Main Event

Date: September 14 – 15, 2019
Time: 12 – 5 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 140 beers from 70 breweries.


Weekend General Admission tickets include the following:

  • Access for both Saturday & Sunday
  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • 10 beer tokens upon entry on Saturday, September 14
  • Gates only access on Sunday, September 15
  • Access 70 breweries and 140+ beer varieties
  • Access to food vendors and exhibitors
  • Live music

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Over 70 breweries are expected to attend the festival - Visit the WVBF website for the full list closer to the event date.

*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.

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.

The full 2019 festival line-up has not yet been released. Please check back again in summer 2019 for information on upcoming events.

2018 Whistler Village Beer Festival

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

10% Off Skylynx Transfers

Save 10% on your journey to and from Whistler between September 9th - September 16th, 2019.

Skylynx offers a scheduled shuttle service available between Vancouver International Airport, Downtown Vancouver, Whistler Village and Creekside

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