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Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2017

  • May 26 - June 04
  • Main Tasting at PNE Centre Grounds
  • 2901 East Hastings Street
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Friday May 26 - Sunday June 4, 2017

Various Locations, Vancouver

In the spring of 2010, just after Vancouver completed the most successful Winter Olympic Games in history, a few craft beer enthusiasts gathered around a table and conspired over a few pints to arrive at a timely idea: to create Canada's first week-long festival to showcase 'real beer' – and so, the first Vancouver Craft Beer Week was born. Fast forward 8 years (and add 70+ new craft breweries in BC) and VCBW has become the largest craft beer only celebration in Canada (15,000+ attendees) and has earned a reputation as Western Canada's premier event for craft beer, cider, food, and music.



Friday May 26, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Roundhouse, Yaletown

Join us to raise a glass as Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicks off it's 8th fantastic year with Music, Food, Beer and Art at the Roundhouse!

Collaboration Tap Takeover

Saturday May 27, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery, W 4th Avenue

Celebrate Vancouver Craft Beer Week at Big Rock Urban Eatery with the Big Rock/VCBW Collaboration Tap Takeover! Join us on Saturday May 27th from 12PM – 5PM and sample collaboration brews from many of your favourite local breweries. Try them all and vote for your favourite! Your ticket includes a sample of each beer, live entertainment, beer-inspired canapés, and free brewery tours.

Feats of Strength

Sunday May 28, 2017 3:00pm - 8:00pm

The Colbalt, Main Street

Vancouver's Brewers have long been known for their ridiculous strength, and of course, for their strength in the ridiculous. Join us at the The Cobalt and watch Brewers, Cellarmen/women, Barkeeps and Plain-Old-Full-Time-Strong-Folk, compete in Push Up Competitions, Phonebook/The Growler tearing, Keg Stacking, and possible, but not guaranteed, shirtless-totem-poling. But why should brewers have all the fun???? Test your strength too, while you sample Copper & Theory's hand picked, outrageously decadent, somewhat nerd-tacular beer list, and we mean revel in the glory of, spectacular FEATS OF STRENGTH.

BierCraft Belgian Showcase

Monday May 29, 2017 6:30pm - 11:00pm

BierCraft Cambie, Cambie Street

A VCBW annual tradition, the Belgian Beer Showcase at BierCraft Bistro is a celebration of the great craft brewing tradition of Belgium. This event features a wide cross section of Belgian beer styles from the old world and the new. Abbey ales, Trappistes, saisons, strong blondes, strong darks, Flemish reds. The list goes on. So grab a glass and enjoy a journey of the palette and the history of beer itself.

Forbidden Fruit

Tuesday May 30, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Devil's Elbow, Beatty Street

An evening featuring Fruit Beers, Fruit Wheat Beers, Belgians, and Sours from 20 BC Craft Breweries! An homage to the extremely popular Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Forbidden Fruit invites you to try these unique beers BC style at the Devil's Elbow Ale House on Beatty St. in Crosstown, Vancouver.

Rose City Rampage

Wednesday May 31, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Portland Craft, Main Street

Join us at Portland Craft for our 5th Anniversary of bringing the best beers of Portland Oregon to Vancouver. This is your chance to try some one of a kind brews without having to deal with the border line ups or the I-5 traffic. Come and chat with the brewers and owners of some of the most exciting breweries the Rose city has to offer.

IP- Hazy Whole Hog Cookout and Crawfish Boil

Thursday June 1, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Lamplighter, Gastown

Lamplighter invites you to experience the biggest food & beer event of VCBW 2017. Their first ever Whole Hog Cookout + Crawfish Boil. They'll be spinning a full pig on the patio while they boil up a massive pot of spicy & seasoned crawfish & veg. While you feast you can sample the Haziest selection of IPAs available.


Friday June 2, 2017 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Vancouer Mural Festival Headquarters, East Hastings

Join VBCW and the Vancouver Mural Festival to celebrate Vancouver's art and beer scenes in their gallery and HQ! With local craft beer and djs this mixer will be a window in to where the magic is made, behind the scenes at VCBW and Mural Fest.

The VCBW Beer Festival

Saturday June 3 - Sunday June 4, 2017 1:00pm - 6:00pm

The Fair at the PNE

The 8th annual VCBW Festival, Western Canada's biggest and best craft-only beer fest is back!

Join us at the historic PNE Fairgrounds on June 3rd and 4th, from 1pm – 6pm, where you'll find over 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring 300+ beer and ciders.

In addition to the biggest selection of craft beer and cider in one place, the VCBW Festival also features art installations, live music, deejays, food trucks, market stalls, brewing demonstrations, and a games area with pinball and foos ball, a pop up barber shop and more!

Join us and bring your friends to experience Vancouver's "Best Beer Event" (Georgia Straight Golden Plates, 2013 – 2017) and the "Social Event of the Year" (2016 Golden Owl Awards) – get your tickets today before they are all gone!

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