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Whistler Village Craft Beer Tasting Festival 2013

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The Whistler Village Beer Festival is a one-day beer tasting event held at Whistler's Olympic Plaza. Thirty-six different craft breweries will be taking part in the festival representing the nations of Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

The festival brings together a unique number of craft breweries from across Canada and the rest of the world. Each brewery will have its own booth where they will serve 2-5 different beer options. Patrons will use tokens that will act as currency in exchange for beer. Each token will grant you one fill up of your official WVBF glass. Be for-warned these glasses are usually 1/3 the size of a bottle of beer so don't expect full servings every time. The festival is set to take place at Whistler Olympic Plaza on Saturday, September 14. The festival will be open from 1 PM to 5:30 PM.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased for $35 on the Whistler Village Beer Festival website. Tickets include entry, 5 beer tokens, $10 food voucher, WVBF novelty mug and a 'Best in Fest' beer ballot. Additional tokens they can be purchased for an additional $1.25 each.

WVBF Participating Breweries

Creemore Spring Brewery Big Surf Beer Granville Island Brewing
Deepcove Brewers Brooklyn Brewery Hopworks Urban Brewery
Deschutes Brewery Cannery Brewing Howe Sound Brewing
Elysian Brewing Dead Frog Brewing Mt. Begbie Brewing
Lighthouse Brewing Lagunitas Brewing Oskar Blues Brewery
Red Racer Beer Ninasi Brewing Prohibition Brewing
Steamworks Brewing Old Yale Brewery Russell Brewing
Unibroue Phillips Brewing Stanley Park Brewery
Vancouver Island Brewery Red Truck Beer Steam Whistle Brewing
Whistler Brewing Tin Whistle Brewing Brouwerijde De Molen
8 Wired Brewery Trucraft Beverages Copper & Theory Supply Co.
Scandal Brewing Samuel Smith Brewery Driftwood Brewery

But Wait There's More.....

There are several beer-related events on the calendar for the entire beer festival weekend. Many of these events include beer pairing dinners, after parties, meet and greets and much more. Read up on all the events happening outside of the festival below.

Chef's Beer Dinner Series with Deschutes Brewery

Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 7:30 PM seating
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: Enjoy a three-course meal paired with delightful craft beers from Bend, Oregon's famous Deschutes Brewery.

Pacific North West Craft Beer Showcase

Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: A showcase of some of the most influential and talented craft brewers in the Pacific Northwest. Check back for details on invited breweries.

Brewers Meet and Greet

Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill
Description: Mix and mingle with fellow brewers and beer lovers over a cold pint. Includes a booth draw.

The Butcher & The Brewmaster

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: A roving, street market style event where craft beers are carefully paired with artisan meats, cheeses and live music.

Whistler Brewing After-Party

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Longhorn Saloon Bar & Grill
Description: A special cask sampling night from Whistler's own local brewery.

Still in Bed with Beer

Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Description: It's always beer o'clock somewhere - enjoy a hair of the dog that bit you, paired with a giant brunch. Brewery details to be announced.