Discover the art of beer!
The Whistler Village Beer Festival returns this September, packed with new events, old favourites and over 120 beers and ciders to get your hands on. This year for their seventh anniversary they have expanded to a full seven days of beer-fuelled fun September 9-15. This means over 30 peripheral events ranging from tap takeovers to beer yoga to signature events like Master Crafters, Axes & Ales, and Craft Cultures, and of course, the Main Event Saturday and Sunday at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
That’s a lot to navigate. Let us walk you through it.
WVBF Signature Event: Axes & Ales
September 9 | 2pm-7pm | Function Junction, Whistler
It’s a Function Junction block party! You’ll start with axe throwing at Forged Axe Throwing before heading to Coast Mountain Brewing for a brew then closing out the part at Whistler Brewing Co. for beers, BBQ, and live music. Don’t miss this unreal event to kick off the Whistler Village Beer Festival!
SIGNATURE EVENT: Craft Cultures: Sea, Land, Sky
September 10 | 7-11pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Head over to the stunning Audain Art Museum for a swanky evening complete with mouth-watering bites and brews, live music and entertainment. The evening will flow through the venue in stages, celebrating the themes of sea, land, and sky, with the décor and food offerings following suit.
Master Crafters: Haze Craze, presented by Grimm’s Fine Foods
September 13 | 7:30-10:30pm | Longhorn Saloon, Whistler
This year the future is looking hazy. Choice breweries will bring their best hazy brew to this blind taste test competition, where all the fancy branding will be stripped away. Equipped with only tasting notes, alcohol percentage and IBU, attendees are encouraged to try a sample (or two, or three) of each unidentified hazy beer throughout the evening before casting their vote for their favourite. At the end of the night, we unveil each brew and crown the winner. DJ Stache will be playing the platters at this cannot-miss event.
September 14 & 15 | 12-5pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler
Featuring 60 breweries with over 120 beers and ciders, bring your friends and make new ones at this annual celebration of beer and beer culture!
Remember when we said 30+ peripheral events? We weren’t kidding. Beer trivia, bingo, tap takeovers, beer cocktails, more tap takeovers, bar hops, beer yoga – check out the full schedule to plan your 7 days of beer in the mountains.