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Breweries Announced for Whistler Village Beer Festival
Whistler, British Columbia – July 27, 2015: The expansion of the Whistler Village Beer Festival to two days of pouring at Whistler Olympic Plaza means it can accommodate more amazing breweries than ever before. The line up showcases 40 different breweries on Saturday Sept 19 and Sunday Sept 20 – an astounding 80 breweries in total. It’s not only the breweries that are unique to each day – so are the local food vendors and live entertainment. Beer lovers might want to consider the new “Weekender Pass” so they don’t miss out!
“You wouldn’t attend a music festival that had the same line-up each day, so why would we do that with the beer?” says Liam Peyton, Festival Director. “We are excited to be able to provide our guests with a sampling experience spread over a whole weekend. We hope the extension will mean people can really dig into some great craft beers, have fun with friends and enjoy their time in the mountains.”
Saturday 19 Main Event (confirmed to date)
Howe Sound Brewing Company, Whistler Brewing Company, Lighthouse Brewing, Steel + Oak, Parallel 49, Bowen Island Brewing, Four Winds Brewing, Hoyne Brewery, Tofino Brewing Co., New Belgium, Stone Brewing, Deschutes, Sierra Nevada, Ninkasi Brewing, Breakside Brewing, Goose Island, Steamworks, Red Truck Beer, Lonetree Cider, BC Tree Fruits Cider, Wolf Brewing, Central City Brewers & Distillers, Yellow Dog Brewing, Russell Beer, TXOTX Basque Ciders, Warsteiner, Doan’s Craft, Okanagan Springs, Unibroue, Brewhouse, Yaletown, Big Ridge, Mission Springs & Hearthstone.
Sunday 20 Main Event (confirmed to date)
Off The Rail Brewing, Postmark Brewing, Fuggles & Warlock, Persephone Brewing, Deadfrog Brewing, Fernie Brewing Co., Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers, Black Kettle Brewing, Spinnakers Brewpub, Moody Ales, Strange Fellows Brewing, Bomber Brewing Co., Cannery Brewing, Phillips, Coal Harbour Brewing Co., Steam Whistler Pilsner, Pilsner Urquell, Mt. Begbie Brewing, Prohibition Brewery, Stanley Park Brewery, Big Rock Brewery, Riders Cider, Big Surf, Samuel Smith Brewing, Granville Island, Scandal, Lindemanns, Twin Sales Brewing Co. & Lagunitas.
2015 will also see the introduction of a live music stage. Saturday’s line-up kicks off with Hot Knox of Kelowna, The Whiskey Dicks of Vancouver and local Whistler legends, The Hairfarmers. Sunday will see a continuation of great local talent with new kids on the block Neverland Nights, some rock and roll with Red Chair and Ruckus Deluxe, winners of the official Whistler Anthem Contest featuring former Cirque du Soleil lead singer Chad Oliver on acoustic guitar and GRAMMY® nominated violinist Ian Cameron on fiddle, electric guitar and mandolin.
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.