B.C. beer festivals are back, baby!

If all goes well, we’ll be lining up for porta-potties as early as April

Tara Rafiq photo-illustration

Walking around for hours in a home-made costume under a blazing sun/in the pouring rain, sipping foamy/flat beer from little plastic cups, waiting in line for porta-potties, racing to use up your last beer tokens at any booth that is still open before last call… Ahhh, beer festivals—we’ve missed you so much!

Here is a list of all the upcoming beer B.C. festivals we were able to confirm by The Growler’s press deadline. Obviously, pandemic rules might change things, but if all goes well, see you at #BeerFest!

April 1-2

Revelstoke Beer Festival (Revelstoke)
A three-day event at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort.


April 1-9

Victoria Beer Week (Victoria)
Nine days of events staged in a variety of venues.


May 14

Okanagan Fest of Ale (Penticton)
An outdoor event held at Okanagan Lake Park.


May 21

Fort Langley Beer + Music Festival (Fort Langley)
An outdoor event based in historic Fort Langley.


July 4-10

Vancouver Craft Beer Week (Vancouver)
The new owners will put a new spin on this always-popular week of events.


July 9

Squamish Beer Festival (Squamish)
A half-day outdoor beer festival featuring 55+ breweries and cideries.


August (TBC)

Farmhouse Fest (Vancouver)
Fingers crossed for the return of this top-tier event held at UBC Farm.


August 13

Fruit Beer Festival (Burnaby)
Artisanal fruit beers, ciders and wines at Swangard Stadium.


September 9-10

Great Canadian Beer Festival (Victoria)
B.C.’s oldest and biggest #BeerFest returns to Royal Athletic Park.


This story originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of The Growler, out now! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer and cider guide at your local brewery, cidery, select private liquor stores, and by subscription here.

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