Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 km (78 mi) north of Vancouver and 36 km (22 mi) south of the town of Pemberton. Incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating "transient" population of workers, typically younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Europe. source, Wikipedia
With Vancouver Beer Week fast approaching, the coordinators of the Whistler Village Beer Festival has announced the pending sale of tickets, to this year's Whistler Village Beer Festival.
Set in the Whistler Olympic Plaza with Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains as backdrop, over 4000 people will enjoy a showcase of brewing talent from Canada and the Pacific Northwest with a particular focus on British Columbia. The Whistler Village Beer Festival was designed to be interesting and accessible for and enjoyable everyone – from the breweries themselves and certified cicerones, to the everyday beer drinker who simply enjoys a good pint.
Currently the festival will boast 50 breweries, including Central City Brewing, Whistler Brewery, Philips, Granville Island, Four Winds, Parallel 49, and Deep Cover Brewers.
Unlike last year, however, this year's WVBF has been expanded three days, to host additional events. Included for 2014 will be cask nights, seminars (such as Beer 101), parties, brunches, and award presentations. Here is a sample of what's in store, for those that purchase a ticket.
- Beer 101 - Explore Whistler’s own brewery followed by an insightful educational journey through the magic and wonder of beer with Ken Beattie of Eureka Beer Guide, Prud’Homme & BeerCertificate.ca
- Best in West Cask Showdown - A showdown of carefully selected, talented and infamous brewers in the West Coast of America putting their special cask ales head to head with one another.
- The Butcher & The Brewmaster - A roving, street market style event where craft beers are carefully paired with artisan meats, cheeses and rocking live music from Ruckus Deluxe.
- To view all the events visit: http://wvbf.ca/events
This year the organizers are asking people, who may have missed out on attending last year, to purchase tickets on June 5th.
About the Whistler Village Beer Festival
Produced by Gibbons Life, the Whistler Village Beer Festival is an annual event that celebrates the love of beer. Taking place September 11-14, 2014, the festival will bring together over 50 breweries and 150 beers from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. For more information, visit www.wfbf.ca
Northwest Beer Guide