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Whistler Beer Festival - Sep 13, 2014

Date:Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time:12PM - 5PM Beer Fest Grounds
Where:Whistler Olympic Plaza & Whistler Village
Price:$35 Entry to Beer Fest Grounds

Whistler Beer Fest Wide Shot

Whistler Beer FestivalBack 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.

Saturday, September 13

Best in West - Cask Showdown | 5PM | Garfinkel's

The West Coast of America 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.

Best in Fest 2014 Awards | 7PM | Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill

This is it.. the moment all 50 breweries have been training for all year long! During the dramatic event three breweries are selected from the field and given the opportunity to be featured on tap in Whistler's biggest bars all year long. Then at the end of the event one and only one brewery is declared the 'Best in Fest'.

Deep Cove Brewers After-Party | 7PM | Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub

After throwing one of the most popular parties of the festival last year can the people over at Deep Cove Brewery throw another rager of epic proportions? Are guess is yes most likely.

Pacific Northwest Brewers Showcase | 7PM | Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

A beer showcase with some of the most established and up and coming breweries in the Pacific Northwest set to live music from Ruckus Deluxe. No tickets needed FREE admission.

Whistler Brewing After-Party | 8PM | Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill

Time for the home town brewery to show the visiting crews how to throw down. Dance the night away with beats provided by a special guest DJ all while sipping on delicious brews from the Whistler Brewing Company.

Red Racer Presents Betty's Hoe Down | 8PM | Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill

Last year's winner of 'Best in Fest' host a night out at Buffalo Bills. Will they be basking in another victory or drowning their sorrows in having to give up the title?

Photo Credit: Kamil Bialou

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