Whistler, British Columbia – ... : The Whistler Village Beer Festival () was pretty pleased when it announced that they were going to have 35-40 different breweries pouring on the and during their weekend long tasting event, but thanks to some site approvals they’re now able to offer guests the full brewery line up each day. This means there will be more choice, more chances and even more fun!
Thanks to the festivals good standing and positive effect on the resort’s economy, the Resort Municipality of Whistler put the stamp of approval on a 40% expansion of the grounds, allowing the festival to accommodate all the breweries at once, rather than split them up over the two days. The expanded site will be hosting approximately 70 booths, a main music stage, food trucks, retail booths, and two VIP lounges.
“ We were so excited when the approval came through,” says, Liam Peyton, Festival Director. “Being able to offer our guests, and the attending breweries, the best experience at the festival is what we’re striving for and this does just that. We’re putting around 70 breweries in front of beer lovers for two days – with the sun shining, bands playing and mountains in the background it’s going to be a spectacular event.”
Breweries in attendance (in no particular order) will be; Postmark brewing, Steam Whistle Brewing, Red Truck Brewery, Scandal, Big Surf, Prohibition Brewing, Stone Brewing, New Belgium, Mission Springs Brewing, Hearthstone, Bomber, Persephone Brewing Co., Moody Ales, Steel & Oak, Old Yale, Fernie Brewing Co., Stanley Park, Yaletown, Big Ridge, Brewhouse Whistler, Coal Harbour Brewing Co., Steamworks, Lighthouse, Strange Fellows Brewing, Big Rock Brewery, Samuel Smith Brewery, Lindemans, Mt. Begbie, Hoyne Brewing, Lagunitas, Russell Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing Co., Central City Brewers and Distillers, Breakside Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing, Phillips, Brooklyn brewery, Kronenberg 1664, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Spinnakers Brew Pub, Parallel 49 Brewing, Black Kettle Brewing, Pilsner Urquell, Yellow Dog Brewing, Four Winds Brewing Co., Goose Island, Cannery Brewing Co., Dead Frog Brewery, Whistler Brewing Company, Bowen Island Brewing, LoneTree Cider, Off The Rail Brewing Co., Twin Sails Brewing, Tofino Brewing Company, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Okanagan Spring Brewery, Unibroue, Muskoka, Txotx Basque Cider Imports, Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers, Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, Strongbox Cider, Main Street brewing, BC Tree Fruits, Untapped Imports.
Ticket sales for both , , and the new “Weekender” pass are on pace for another great year, with combined attendance anticipated at 6000 guests (3000+ per day). Tickets are available now from www.WVBF.ca or directly through the Facebook page, Whistler Village Beer Festival.
About Gibbons: Established in Whistler in 1979 it’s been Gibbons’ core purpose to make people happy for over thirty years. They run five of Whistler’s most iconic party bars, and have a strong community give back program where they support athletes, artist, musicians, local sports teams and events. In 2013 Gibbons Festivals & Events Co. was formed, creating our own flagship events and beer festivals and partnering with some of the biggest events and companies in the province. For more information visit: gibbonsevents.com
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