Whistler, British Columbia – August 10, 2015: The Whistler Village Beer Festival (Sept 16-20, 2015) was pretty pleased when it announced that they were going to have 35-40 different breweries pouring on the Saturday and Sunday during their weekend long tasting event, but thanks to some site approvals they’re now able to offer guests the full brewery line up each day. This means there will be more choice, more chances and even more fun!
Thanks to the festivals good standing and positive effect on the resort’s economy, the Resort Municipality of Whistler put the stamp of approval on a 40% expansion of the grounds, allowing the festival to accommodate all the breweries at once, rather than split them up over the two days. The expanded site will be hosting approximately 70 booths, a main music stage, food trucks, retail booths, and two VIP lounges.
“ We were so excited when the approval came through,” says, Liam Peyton, Festival Director. “Being able to offer our guests, and the attending breweries, the best experience at the festival is what we’re striving for and this does just that. We’re putting around 70 breweries in front of beer lovers for two days – with the sun shining, bands playing and mountains in the background it’s going to be a spectacular event.”
Breweries in attendance (in no particular order) will be; Postmark Brewing, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Red Truck Brewery, Scandal, Big Surf, Prohibition Brewing, Stone Brewing, New Belgium, Mission Springs Brewing, Hearthstone, Bomber, Persephone Brewing Co., Moody Ales, Steel & Oak, Old Yale, Fernie Brewing Co., Stanley Park, Yaletown, Big Ridge, Brewhouse Whistler, Coal Harbour Brewing Co., Steamworks, Lighthouse, Strange Fellows Brewing, Big Rock Brewery, Samuel Smith Brewery, Lindemans, Mt. Begbie, Hoyne Brewing, Lagunitas, Russell Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing Co., Central City Brewers and Distillers, Breakside Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing, Phillips, Brooklyn Brewery, Kronenberg 1664, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Spinnakers Brew Pub, Parallel 49 Brewing, Black Kettle Brewing, Pilsner Urquell, Yellow Dog Brewing, Four Winds Brewing Co., Goose Island, Cannery Brewing Co., Dead Frog Brewery, Whistler Brewing Company, Bowen Island Brewing, LoneTree Cider, Off The Rail Brewing Co., Twin Sails Brewing, Tofino Brewing Company, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Okanagan Spring Brewery, Unibroue, Muskoka, Txotx Basque Cider Imports, Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers, Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, Strongbox Cider, Main Street Brewing, BC Tree Fruits, Worthy Brewing, Glutenberg, Coronado, Scuttlebutt, Double Mountain Brewing.
Ticket sales for both Saturday, Sunday, and the new “Weekender” pass are on pace for another great year, with combined attendance anticipated at 6000 guests (3000+ per day). Tickets are available now from Whistler Village Beer Festival or directly through the Facebook page, Whistler Village Beer Festival.