Vancouver Craft Beer Week has announced a number of changes for its 11th year, starting with a change of scenery.
In 2020 the festival component of the 10-day celebration will move from its recent home of the PNE grounds to Concord Community Park on False Creek. The fest also expands to three days from two, with additional tweaks making tickets for the event all-inclusive, which means no more VIP packages for having to purchase tokens for beer and ciders.
“Moving the VCBW Festival to Concord Community Park allows for easier access by transit,” Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival director Leah Heneghan said in a press release. “We are excited to be located in the middle of the city, at the waterfront, within walking distance of three SkyTrain stations and some great Vancouver breweries.”
Specially priced early bird tickets will go on sale starting at noon on December 1 and ending at midnight on December 31. A $59 advance ticket will get you into one of four festival tasting sessions: June 5 from 6–10 p.m.; June 6 from 12–4 p.m. and 6–10 p.m.; and June 7 from 1–5 p.m. Want to attend all four sessions? Buy four session tickets, which will go up to $69 each in the new year.
“We listened to feedback from our loyal fans and made substantial changes to our ticketing which is intended to add to the enjoyment of the event,” Heneghan said. “Because our new venue has a smaller footprint, we also added more days and times to attend which will create a more intimate festival experience.”
Early bird tickets—perfect for stocking stuffers, birthday presents, or squirrelling away until the summer—can be purchased at VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com, while supplies last.