Sept. 9 - 15, 2019 // Main Event Sept. 14 & 15
Beer in the Mountains – It just feels right.
New for 2019, the festival that started it all, Whistler Village Beer Festival, will be expanding to 7-days of beer-fuelled fun September 9 – 15, 2019, in celebration of it's 7th anniversary! Signature events such as Craft Cultures and Master Crafters will be returning with new fun themes and other events such as Tap Takeovers, food and beer pairings, and more! Check out the schedule for the full event listings.
Whistler Olympic Plaza
MAIN EVENT LOCATION
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.
Best Beer Festival/Event
Thank you for everyone that voted for us as best beer festival/event!
2019 Commuity Partner
Gibbons has been partnering with AWARE, Whistler’s environmental charity, since 2017, to minimize the waste footprint of the Whistler Village Beer Festival (WVBF) as much as possible, and is committed to continue making WVBF a zero-waste festival. Zero waste is a whole systems approach that considers the flow of materials throughout a product’s lifecycle and seeks to maximize the value and efficient use of natural resources while minimizing wastage and environmental impacts at every stage of the product lifecycle. Zero waste is defined as 90% diversion of waste materials from landfills and incinerators. In 2017, the festival achieved a 90.5% diversion rate, and in 2018 it achieved a 93.7% diversion rate. Gibbons and AWARE are excited to work with vendors and patrons to continue improving on these achievements.
AWARE will be hosting three Zero Waste Stations at the festival so that patrons can separate waste items for recycling or composting, ask questions and learn more about reducing waste. The AWARE team is also supporting festival vendors to design out waste and use products that help maximize the diversion of materials from landfill.