Beer festivals galore! Some close to home and some further afield. Here’s some key info for you as you decide which one(s) are right up your alley!
102 The Peak Battle of the Brews Fest
Coming up this Saturday, August 19th The Peak radio station is putting on their own beer festivals outside of Surrey City Hall between 2pm and 5pm. Hosts James Sutton and Casey-Jo Loos host their Beer Club Friday afternoons on air so they’re no strangers to the craft scene. In typical Peak style, the proceeds of Battle of the Brews go to youth initiatives through Athletics for Kids and the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society. Not only is your ticket going to help worthy causes, but there will be no tokens for food and drinks. That’s right, no tokens! Your entry ticket covers all your food and beer samples for the afternoon making this festival one-of-a-kind. Tickets for the event are $60, and Peak VIP members get theirs for $45. Get your tickets today.
Tickets still available for the 25th Annual Great Canadian Beer Fest
It’s hard to believe that GCBF has been around for 25 years and is one of BC’s signature beer festivals. The fact that we’re mid-August and one of the festival days hasn’t yet sold out is surprising so if you’re planning on heading over to Victoria for the weekend now is the time to get tickets to avoid disappointment. This year the majority of breweries in attendance will be from BC, though there will still be a few notables from across the country joining in the fun as well. In addition, the Drake Beer Parlour will be hosing a Cask Tent where they will be serving one-off casks from a few other breweries just to add a bit more spice to the day. Get your tickets for the festival now.
Whistler Village Beer Festival 5th Anniversary
Yet another anniversary for a local festival, the Whistler Village Beer Festival put on by Gibbons Whistler celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2017. The main event takes place in Whistler Olympic Plaza, though there are other events scattered around the village to keep you interested between September 13th and 17th. From tap takeovers, to beer yoga, to brunch there are plenty of peripheral events available to explore. The main event of the festival is on Sunday, September 17th from noon to 5pm and will feature over 120 breweries, live music, food trucks and much more. Tickets are still available for most events including the main event on Sunday so take a look and get your tickets today.
BC Beer Awards 2017
This year’s BC Beer Awards comes with a new format, separating the awards ceremony from the main event, both held on October 21st, 2017 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. There are a limited number of public tickets available to the award ceremony for those die-hards that want to be there to watch the action. For everyone else, the main tasting event itself will go from 5pm to 9pm and will feature BC Breweries battling it out to create the best SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) brew they can muster. VIP tickets go for $55 and include early entry and viewing of the awards ceremony, plus a complimentary swag bag. Early-bird tickets for the main event are $35 and increase to $40 on October 1st. Get your tickets to #BCBA2017 today!