Whistler Village Beer Festival tickets released

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      Tickets for the second annual Whistler Village Beer Festival go on sale today (June 5). The festival, which has expanded to four days this year, takes place from September 11-14 and will include cask nights, seminars, parties, and brunches.

      The signature tasting event takes place in the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Saturday, September 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. It offers a chance to sample over 150 beers from over 50 breweries. A limited number of early-bird tickets are being sold at $30 each. When they sell out, the general admission price will rise to $35. 

      A Gatecrasher ticket is also available for $45, which grants access to the festival grounds at one hour earlier than general admission. All tickets include a four-ounce sampling mug, five sampling tokens, and a $5 food voucher for use at participating Whistler restaurants. Additional tasting tokens can be purchased on site for $1.40 each. 

      Breweries in attendance include Red Racer (winner of 2013 Best in Fest award), Whistler Brewery, Deep Cove Brewers, Philips, Granville Island, Deschutes, Gigantic, Four Winds, Parallel 49, and more.

      For info and tickets see the festival's website.