There's a huge craft beer festival happening in Whistler this September

Jul 31 2018, 10:16 pm

Attention craft beer enthusiasts!

From September 11 to 16, the Whistler Village Beer Festival will be taking place at select venues throughout Whistler for six full days of beer-loving fun. This year, you’ll have the chance to sample beers and ciders from 70 breweries with over 140 varieties.

Plus, the festival has upped its game and added an extra day of tastings at the base of world-class mountains. It’s the perfect excuse to take a trip to Whistler and extend your stay if you feel like it (lederhosen or not).

Whistler Village Beer Festival/Tourism Whistler

Tickets for the main events on September 15 and 16 are available now, starting at $35, and you can get yours via Whistler Village Beer Festival. But before you do, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should.

The variety of creative events

Whistler Village Beer Festival/Mike Crane

There’s something for every kind of brew lover at WVBF with events spanning from tastings to cask nights, food pairings, forged axe throwing, and beer yoga. Let’s not forget about the bar hopping events and after parties too.

There’s more than just beer

You don’t even need to be a beer drinker to enjoy the festivities. And you can expect a full music line-up featuring local artists, a mouth-watering selection of food trucks, and cider mills during the two-day main events on September 15 and 16.

Experience the new WVBF event with a beer-infused menu

‘Craft Cultures: Sea, Land, and Sky’ is taking place at the festival for the first time on Wednesday, September 12, at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. This swanky evening features craft beer-infused food prepared by Red Seal Chef David Li.

You can snap up a ticket for the event for $50 via Whistler Village Beer Festival. Food, beer/cider, and entertainment throughout the evening are included in the cost of your ticket, and you’ll get to taste creations like beer battered pickles, bison smoky bites with berry beer glaze, and a dessert called beeramisu.

You can extend your trip

Whistler Village Beer Festival/A Cooper

Whistler is easily one of the most picturesque places in Canada, and the Whistler Village Beer Festival is the perfect excuse to visit and extend your weekend with two-night stays from just $139 per night via Whistler.com. Have the luxury of exploring the local mountains, hanging out at the lake, or going mountain biking while you’re there.

To learn more about Whistler Village Beer Festival, visit whistler.com/beerfestival now.

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2018

When: September 11 to 16

Where: Olympic Plaza – Whistler Village

Price: $35 – $99 for main events – Tickets available via Whistler Village Beer Festival

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