Whistler Beer Festival - Sep 12, 2014
|Date:||Friday, September 12, 2014|
|Time:||12PM - 5PM Beer Fest Grounds|
|Where:||Whistler Olympic Plaza & Whistler Village|
|Price:||$35 Entry to Beer Fest Grounds|
Back for a second go around the Whistler Beer Festival returns this September 11 - 14. This year's event brings together fifty breweries from B.C, the United States and abroad. During the event patrons are set loose in Whistler's Olympic Plaza with a sample sized mug and a thirst for all things beer. Walk the grounds with mug in hand and approach whatever brewery tent catches your eye. This event can be a great way to introduce yourself to new and exciting types of beers or a great way to wake up and wonder where you are.
Tickets for this year’s event will be released in two stages. On June 5th a limited number of early bird tickets ($30 - discounted rate) and gatecrasher ($45 - allows you access to the grounds 1 one hour early) will be released. Then a week later on June 12th general admission tickets ($35) will be released. Tickets for last year’s event sold out well in advance so make sure to grab your tickets ASAP.
So what do tickets get you any way? Good question. Tickets include one 4 - ounce sampling jug (don't lose it you only get one) five sampling tickets (don't worry advanced samplers more can be purchased), a $5 food voucher good for use at participating Whistler restaurants and last but not least memories... memories that you might not even remember.
Along with the sampling festival there are also daily Beer Fest related events to attend. For a complete breakdown of the daily events follow each day on the Aava event calendar.
Friday, September 12
Trade Event | 5PM - 6PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Breweries have the chance to rub elbows with local businesses and bar and restaurant owners. This is a great for brewers to make sales contacts and possibly move their product into new locations.
Industry Event | 6PM - 8PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Sorry common folk you've had your time in the garden now it's time for members of the beer, food and beverage industry to have some fun. If you fall into this category contact the WVBF people for information on how to secure tickets for sampling under the sunset.
The Butcher & The Brewmaster | 7PM | Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Back by popular demand this event carefully pairs craft beers with an array of artisan meats and cheeses. Best part there’s live music from Ruckus Deluxe and it's FREE to attend.
Red Racer on the Run | 8PM | Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill
Winner of last year's "Best in Fest" (awarded to the best beer) Red Racer is set to throw an awesome kickoff party to celebrate their inaugural win. Can they pull of the epic two-pete... Only time will tell.
Best in BC - The Mainland | 8PM | Firerock Lounge
British Columbia's best brewers present their best special cask ale for judging. As of right now five breweries will be battling it out for the title - but only there can only be one beerlander.
Steamworks Presents Ladies Night | 9PM | Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill
Ladies get in for FREE and cheap steamworks is on the menu.. Say no more!
Photo Credit: Kamil Bialou