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.

 

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MAIN EVENT SEPT 17th & 18th

General Admission Tickets

All prices are in CAD.

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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
Sold Out
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
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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MAIN EVENT SEPT 17th & 18th

VIP Tickets

All prices are in CAD.

Sold Out
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
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

Limited availability

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Beer lovers, food lovers, music lovers, we’ve got you all covered. Check out all of the amazing events taking place throughout the Village, including the main tasting events on Saturday and Sunday, for the 4th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival.
Sep
14

WVBF KICK-OFF BBQ & BREWERY TOUR

Tours at 4pm and 5pm, BBQ continues until 8pm | Whistler Brewing Co.


Join Matt Dean, the Brewmaster from Whistler Brewing Company, on an exclusive tour through the brewery! This 35-40 minute tour will allow you to taste the beers straight from the tanks while being guided on a VIP experience celebrating the unity of water, yeast, malt and hops. Following your tour, head back into the pub to enjoy a complimentary BBQ and get your hands on your favourite brew!Tickets: $25

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Sep
15

BEEFSTEAK with WARLESS

Doors @ 7pm | Warless @ 8:30pm | Dubh Linn Gate


An all-you-can-eat Sirloin Steak dinner lubricated liberally with beer, boisterous conversation and furiously fun live music. In lieu of napkins and cutlery, diners will be outfitted with their own apron and served meat on disks of bread. Not for vegetarians or children. Rush seating so get here early!Souvenir aprons, live entertainment and an initial pitcher of Steamworks beer will be provided for the evening. Additional pitchers will be $15. Get ready for a night of Dinner + Debauchery!Tickets: $50

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CONCERT SERIES presents NEVERLAND NIGHTS

5pm – 7pm | Longhorn Saloon


Sep
16

BARLEY & THE BEAST

6pm – 9pm | Grill & Vine, Westin Resort & Spa Whistler


Barley & The Beast returns for its third annual appearance at Whistler Village Beer Festival. Always a sell-out event, this indulgent dinner features 5 courses of locally sourced ingredients perfectly paired with local craft beers from host Matt Dean, Brewmaster of Whistler Brewing Company.Tickets: $110 (Includes 18% Gratuity)

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BREWHOUSE CASK QUE C'EST

6pm – 1am | Brewhouse


This year’s event will celebrate eight of BC’s best breweries, showcasing some creative cask beers! Come join beer enthusiasts and pick your favourite cask. The winner walks away with bragging rights and this years growler trophy.Tickets include a taster of all the fine casks and sleeves of your favourite cask are available for purchase (whilst they last) from your awesome bartender or server.Tickets: $20

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MASTER CRAFTERS | BATTLE OF THE IPA

8pm – 10pm | FireRock Back Patio


The battle of the IPA’s is on. Join us for Master Crafters on one of Whistler’s best patios for this blind tasting event. We’ve invited six breweries from six regions to bring their best India Pale Ale to the table. Who’s actually the best? You’ll be the judge of that. Sample each brew and enjoy some delicious bites provided by the Chefs from Grill & Vine at the Westin, while our expert MC’s and seasoned beer veterans guide you through the experience. Cast your vote and as the evening comes to an end, we’ll unveil each brew and crown the champion of the IPAs.Tickets: $25

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CONCERT SERIES presents NEVERLAND NIGHTS

5pm – 7pm | Longhorn Saloon


GRIMM'S FINE FOODS presents BAR HOP - WVBF EDITION

9pm – 2am | Starts at Longhorn Saloon


Bar Hop Whistler is about connecting people, celebrating good times and creating the best party experience in Whistler.Our guided party tour happens every Friday and Saturday night at 9:00pm – leaving from the Longhorn Saloon and includes 5 legendary stops, 5 drink tickets, jump the line with VIP entry, comp cover and food! With all the WVBF events going on, expect a crazy crowd and epic party.Tickets: $60

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CONCERT SERIES presents RUCKUS DELUXE

9pm – 12am | Dubh Linn Gate


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE with RED CHAIR

9:30pm – 1am | Tapley’s Pub


Sep
17

BRICKWORKS BREWERS BRUNCH

10:30am-12:30pm | The Brickworks Public House


The Brickworks Brewers Brunch is the perfect kick-off to the WVBF Main Event. Don’t miss your chance to experience a three-course brunch, complete with perfectly paired brews before you take in all the action at the WVBF.Tickets: $25

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WVBF MAIN EVENT Saturday

12:00pm – 5pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza


60 breweries • 120 craft beers to sample
MAIN STAGE LINE-UP: The Ontarios | The Whiskey Dicks | The Hairfarmers | Ruckus Deluxe | DJ Billy the KiddTickets: $40 General Admission

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GRIMM'S FINE FOODS presents BAR HOP - WVBF EDITION

9pm – 2am | Starts at Longhorn Saloon


Bar Hop Whistler is about connecting people, celebrating good times and creating the best party experience in Whistler.Our guided party tour happens every Friday and Saturday night at 9:00pm – leaving from the Longhorn Saloon and includes 5 legendary stops, 5 drink tickets, jump the line with VIP entry, comp cover and food! With all the WVBF events going on, expect a crazy crowd and epic party.Tickets: $60

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FREE COVER @ GARFS *WITH YOUR WVBF WRISTBAND

9pm – 10:30pm | Garfinkel’s


CONCERT SERIES presents RUCKUS DELUXE

9pm – 12am | Dubh Linn Gate


WVBF AFTER PARTY featuring RED CHAIR

10pm – 12am | Longhorn Saloon


Sep
18

WVBF MAIN EVENT Sunday

12:00pm – 5pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza


60 breweries • 120 craft beers to sample
MAIN STAGE LINE-UP: Streetlight Society | Live in the House | Neverland Nights | Red Chair | DJ Billy the KiddTickets: $40 General Admission

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SUNDAY SESSIONS with NEVERLAND NIGHTS

9pm – 1am | Tapley’s Pub


BEST IN FEST

9pm – 1am | Longhorn Saloon


Paired for perfection, Longhorn’s Sunday funday patio party will be host to our Best in Fest Awards ceremony. Join us for the unveiling of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from our WVBF Main Event voting booth. Let’s celebrate your new draft contracts with the locals, who will be enjoying all season!


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!

I'm coming in from out of town. Any tips?

If you’re coming from Vancouver, our friends at Pacific Coach have hooked up some discounted transportation to get you here and back safely. Use promo code wvbf2016 to save 15% off from Downtown Vancouver and 25% off from YVR.

Prefer to stay over in Whistler? Check out our hotel partners at the bottom of the page for local accommodations.

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!

Want to write a story about WVBF?

Check out our media kit here: Fact Sheet | Story Starters | Press Release. For all other media inquiries contact jen@gibbonswhistler.com

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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.

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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:

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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.

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

HOTEL PARTNERS

CONTACT Whistler Village Beer Festival

604-862-3050 | cheers@wvbf.ca
111-4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
V0N1B4 Canada