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Your Guide To Whistler Village Beer Festival

Your Guide To Whistler Village Beer Festival

Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

September isn’t just about the start of autumn and back to school. In Whistler, it’s about beer! From September 11th to 16th, the village is taken over by all things craft beer. Breweries from all over the British Columbia come to showcase their finest ales, ciders, and beers, all while competing for a top spot. The festival isn’t limited to a competition. Among other events, the public is welcome to sample the goods. Interested in testing BC’s finest brews while in the mountains? Here is your guide to the Whistler Village Beer Festival!

Axes And Ales

Head over to Forged Axe in Function Junction for some of axe throwing and then on to a tour of the local breweries. During this event, you will visit both Coast Mountain Brewery and Whistler Brewing Company as well as enjoy a BBQ and some live music.

When: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Forged Axe Throwing


Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Craft Cultures After Party

A festival just isn’t complete without an after-party. Celebrate all the IPA’s, Ales, and Stouts at the infamous Buffalo Bills. What’s more, this party also falls on a local industry night so expect for it to be busy and tons of fun!

When: Wednesday 12th September 2018

Time: 9:00pm – 2:00am

Location: Buffalo Bills

Sip And Stretch

As if it wasn’t possible. Beer and yoga come together for a night of stretching and sipping. Cost is just $2 at the door, registration is required which includes a complimentary beer during your practice.

When: Thursday 13th September 2018

Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Lululemon Store


Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

The Main Event

This year, 130 beers from over 65 breweries will be featured at the main event. Taste testing, music, and food trucks make it a jolly good time that is not to be missed. Purchase tokens from the beer fairies and then redeem them for samples of the brewers best products. A complimentary tasting cup is provided to all attendees. Make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time, this event is a popular one with both locals and tourists alike.

When: Saturday 15th September 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is one of the highlights of the early autumn season. Don’t miss out on trying craft beers from all over the province by booking your stay at the Listel Hotel Whistler today.