Beer lovers need to attend Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2016

Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Lesley Mirza
Written by Lesley Mirza

Calling all cerevisaphiles!* The seventh annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week is set to kick off with opening night festivities on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Running for 10 imbibe-filled days, this year’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week includes the must-attend VCBW Festival (June 3-5), Canada’s largest craft-only beer festival, presented by Donnelly Group, and held at the PNE Fairgrounds.

Set to showcase over 100 breweries and cideries, pouring over 350 craft beers and ciders from around the world, check out local favourites including Parallel 49 Brewing Company, Postmark Brewing and Four Winds Brewing Company. The VCBW Festival also includes a U.S Brewers Association section, offering craft beers never before seen in Canada. (There will also be some tasty food for purchase from several fantastic local food trucks.)

“Our team has worked so hard all year to bring Vancouverites and visitors to the festival the biggest, best and brightest Vancouver Craft Beer Week to date. We’re also thrilled that we were able to add the extra festival day for 2016,” said Leah Heneghan, Events Director at Vancouver Craft Beer Week.

To keep the beer devotees entertained, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has partnered with The World Famous CFOX and Wet Ape Productions to bring 15 musical acts to the VCBW Festival. The musical lineup includes headliners The Boom Booms, Jesse Roper and JP Maurice, along with winners of the #willplayforbeer contest – Brass Action, Disco Funeral and Dakota Pearl. The #willplayforbeer contest winners are scheduled to take over the CFOX stage – one of three musical stages at the VCBW Festival.

If this sounds like you’re kinda jam, you’d better buy your tickets asap before they’re all gone: VCBW Festival Weekend passes ($95); Single Day Gate Crasher tickets ($40); and Single Day General Admission tickets ($35).

For more information on Vancouver Craft Beer Week events or to purchase tickets, visit


*Cerevisaphile: an aficionado of beers and ales

About the author

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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