Tickets for the seventh annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival have been available since December, but beer buffs can now get their hands on tickets for the fete’s full lineup of events.
Culminating with a massive brew-sampling finale that, for the first time, will span three days at the PNE Fairgrounds, this year’s celebration of all things beer promises to be the biggest one yet.
From now until June 2, Vancouverites can purchase tickets to a variety of beer-themed events in the lead-up to the festival. The week kicks off on May 27 with an opening night gala at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), where attendees can enjoy over 50 suds and ciders from a number of B.C. breweries, plus canapes from Craft Beer Market.
Events like a collaborative tap takeover at Big Rock Urban Brewery (310 West 4th Avenue), a cider-focused pop-up BBQ at the Lamplighter Public House, and a Herculean Beer Party at the Cobalt (917 Main Street), which will pit local brewers against one another in wacky tests of strengths, will follow in the days to come.
Following the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards on May 28, Vancouverites will also have a chance to sample B.C. brews from the full list of winners at Central City Brew Pub + Restaurant (871 Beatty Street) on May 29. Meanwhile, those who prefer their suds to lean toward the sweet should enjoy the Forbidden Fruit event at Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House (562 Beatty Street) on June 1, where there’ll be a menu of fruit beers, fruit wheat beers, and sours available.
Finally, Vancouver Craft Beer Week will once again host its annual Belgium Beer Showcase at Biercraft Bistro (3305 Cambie Street) on May 30, which will offer guests a taste of old and new world–style brews that hail from Belgium.
This year’s three-day festival, taking place from June 3 to 5, will feature more than 100 breweries pouring over 350 craft beer and ciders—including an Oceania-inspired Saison by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Strange Fellows Brewing, the 2016 VCBW collaboration brew that will be sold in support of Music Heals—plus plenty of food trucks and live music.
Presented by Donnelly Group, the festival has partnered with The World Famous CFOX and Wet Ape Productions to bring 15 musical acts to the PNE Fairgrounds for the weekend, including The Boom Booms, Jesse Roper, and JP Maurice.
Tickets to Vancouver Craft Beer Week events start at $20 and festival admission starts at $35. For more information about the festival or events, or to buy tickets, click here.