Whistler Village Beer Festival

WHISTLER VILLAGE BEER FESTIVAL • SEPT 14-18, 2016

Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. Join us for five days of beer fuelled fun with a main tasting event spanning two days, interesting seminars, unique cask nights, food pairing dinners and of course some great parties! We’ve got over 60 breweries joining us this year, which means 120+ beers need to be sampled – the bar has been raised. Join us for one of Canada’s best beer events and celebrate the mountains, the sunshine and of course some amazing ales.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

Main Event Sept 17th & 18th

All prices are in CAD.

Sold Out
EARLY BIRD$30

TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • Live music
  • Access to over 60 breweries
  • Have a rad time with 3000 other people while surrounded by the incredible landscape Whistler boasts everyday!
  • 3 x beer tokens
Limited
ADVANCE$35

TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • Live music
  • Access to over 60 breweries
  • Have a rad time with 3000 other people while surrounded by the incredible landscape Whistler boasts everyday!
  • 3 x beer tokens

Limited availability

BUY NOW
REGULAR$40

TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • Live music
  • Access to over 60 breweries
  • Have a rad time with 3000 other people while surrounded by the incredible landscape Whistler boasts everyday!
  • 3 x beer tokens

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VIP TICKETS

Main Event Sept 17th & 18th

All prices are in CAD.

Limited
ADVANCE$70

TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • Live music
  • Access to over 60 breweries
  • 10 beer tokens
  • Express entry
  • VIP bathrooms
  • WVBF swag
  • Official after party ticket
  • Gift cards & vouchers

Limited availability

BUY NOW
REGULAR$85

TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Official WVBF sampling mug
  • Live music
  • Access to over 60 breweries
  • 10 beer tokens
  • Express entry
  • VIP bathrooms
  • WVBF swag
  • Official after party ticket
  • Gift cards & vouchers

FAQ

What time can I start drinking beer?

We will be opening the gates right at noon! As is the case with all festivals, there’s a few steps like bag & ID check, getting your super cool wristband and WVBF sampling mug. VIP ticket holders get express entry!

What time do I have to stop drinking beer?

We will be doing last call at 4:30pm and then last pour at 4:45pm. From there, keep the good times rolling by visiting our local partners!
• Longhorn Saloon
• Garfinkel's
• Tapley's Pub
• The FireRock Lounge
• Buffalo Bills

How do I buy more tokens?

You will be able to buy more tokens on site. 5 tokens for $7.50 and 10 tokens for $15.

Should I bring cash or credit card?

Both are accepted but cash is king and will definitely make things faster for you! Some breweries will be selling merchandise, food vendors may vary, token sales will be cash and credit card. ATM’s will also be available on site.

I heard a rumour about Beer Fairies...

You heard right! We will have a team of Beer Fairies on site selling beer tokens. Heads up: these fairies only deal in cash.

Beer makes me hungry. What can I eat on site?

We will be having 2-3 local vendors cooking up some delicious eats for you all day long. All vendors will have a vegetarian and gluten free option available.

Can I bring my own food?

Think of the festival site as a restaurant. We can’t have any outside food on site either. Our food vendors creations are delicious and pair perfectly with beer!

Can I bring my pet dog/cat/dragon/etc?

As much as we love all animals, we cannot allow any pets on site unless they are registered service animals.

I’m a new parent, can I bring my baby/infant/toddler?

Congratulations! What an exciting time! While we are so happy for you, we cannot jeopardize our license, regardless of cuteness. Absolutely no minors within the grounds.

What’s the parking situation?

Whistler has a lot of parking options between the Day Lots (some you pay, some you don’t) and underground hotel parking. Please drink responsibly and use a designated driver, use the buses & cabs available and/or stay the night.

What if I need to leave the grounds at some point?

Due to our license and capacity restrictions, there will be no re-entry once you have left the site. There will be signs and security to remind you so bring whatever you need with you!

Can I smoke at WVBF?

We will have a designated area for smoking. There is to be no smoking outside of this area and that includes e-cigarettes and vaping. We are lucky enough to breathe in clean mountain air!

Don’t see your question listed here?

Contact us at cheers@wvbf.ca to ask!

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Whistler Olympic Plaza

A giant amphitheatre surrounded by lush green grass, nestled in a world-class resort village, located at the base of the most epic mountains in North America, filled with beer. A legacy in its own right, the Whistler Olympic Plaza as festival venue couldn’t get any better. Beer in hand, you’ll have a view of Whistler’s beautiful mountains and the lively, surrounding village.

2016 Registration

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Brewery Registration

For any brewery enquiries for
the Whistler Village Beer
Festival please fill in the following form:

Sign Up Here

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Calling all Volunteers!

Looking to get involved? We love volunteers and they are a big part of our success. If you would like to be part of an awesome team, please sign up here:

Sign Up

Seeking Sponsorship

Without our sponsors, much of what we do would not be possible. We have worked with companies like Corona, ReMax, Silver Chef, Downtown Marina, Redbull, and many more. If you have a brand or company you want to activate at the Whistler Village Beer Festival click on the below link to check out our sponsorship opportunities or contact katrina@gibbonswhistler.com for more information.

View Sponsorship Opportunities

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2015 Best in Fest

Other festivals give out cute medals. We give out draught contracts. That’s right, the top placing breweries in the ‘Best in Fest’ contest as voted on by peers, will win draught contracts with real, live venues in Whistler. Save the medals for a dusty brewery shelf, we’re focusing on real growth that benefits both the festival and its partners. Here are the winners from the 2015 Whistler Village Beer Festival Best in Fest contest:

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1ST PLACE

1 Year Beer Contract
D Longhorn Saloon
D Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
B Garibaldi Lift Co.

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2ND PLACE

1 Year Beer Contract
D Tapley’s Pub
B Merlins Bar & Grill
B Amsterdam Pub

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3RD PLACE

1 Year Beer Contract
D Firerock Lounge
B Dusty’s Bar & Grill

Charity Partner

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Whistler Community Services Society

We love Whistler just as much as we love beer, so what better way to give back to the community we love than supporting the Whistler Community Services Society as our charitable partner.

WCSS runs important programs such as the Food Bank, Re-Use-It Centre, Re-Build-It Centre, Counselling Assistance, Outreach Services and more. WCSS continually evolves and expands in an effort to respond to the ever changing needs of the community. WCSS has been responsive and responsible for a large portion of the social services available in Whistler.

To find out more about WCSS please visit mywcss.org

2016 SPONSORS

HOTEL PARTNERS

CONTACT Whistler Village Beer Festival

604-862-3050 | cheers@wvbf.ca
102 – 4280 Mountain Square Whistler B.C.
V0N1B4 Canada