Victoria Beer Week Returns for its 10th Anniversary

Victoria Beer Week Celebrates 10 Years!

Launched in 2014, VBW returns for its 10th annual celebration of the capital city’s craft beer culture March 1-9, 2024.

Celebrate 10 Years of Victoria Beer Week with this special collaboration beer brewed at Île Sauvage Brewing.

Launched in 2014, Victoria Beer Week is returning March 1-9, 2024. The festival includes nine daily events culminating in the VBW 10th Birthday Bash on the final night.

VBW10 Event Schedule

Tickets for all events are on sale now at

Ten Ten Ten: VBW Collaboration Beer Launch
Friday, March 1, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Île Sauvage Brewing

Celebrate the start of the 10th Victoria Beer Week. Île Sauvage has brewed a special Extra Pale Ale with our friends in the Victoria beer community.

World Class Lagers
Saturday, March 2, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Hoyne Brewing

A showcase of the variety and depth of finely made lagers, poured and presented perfectly. Includes an educational tour of the facility and tastes of 5 Hoyne lagers.

Sidney Brewing Experience
Sunday, March 3, 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Beacon Brewing & Small Gods Brewing

A bus tour from Victoria to Sidney that begins with a guided tour of Field Five Farms in Central Saanich, where brewing grains are grown, harvested and malted. After exploring the farm, guests will visit both Beacon Brewing and Small Gods Brewing in Sidney.

Monday, March 4, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Moon Under Water

A German Beer Dinner pairing 4 German-style beers with small plates, including the Island Rauchbier, a collaboration with Small Gods Brewing and Whistle Buoy Brewing.

Trivia Night
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Phillips Brewing

Kick it old school and test your craft beer knowledge with trivia brewed responsibly by irresponsible quizmasters at Phillips Brewing. All proceeds to benefit the Pink Boots Society.

Haze Fest
Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Whistle Buoy Brewing (with Category 12 Brewing)

Celebrate the Hazy IPA: a style that has helped define the recent history of craft beer and has pushed innovation in the use of hops and yeast in beers. Watch Victoria’s first-ever, industry-wide corn hole tournament where staff from local breweries will compete to be crowned the best team in Victoria!

Throwback Thursday – 40 Years of Victoria Craft Beer
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm at Vancouver Island Brewing

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Vancouver Island Brewing will serve a small list of heritage beers plus some throwback pilot batches using old recipes. More taps will feature heritage beers from other local breweries. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their retro/throwback beer merch.
Scorpion Chef will be on site with delicious empanadas.

Trove of Treasures
Friday, March 8, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Lighthouse Brewing

A special event celebrating some classic Lighthouse recipes, voted in by the fans themselves! On deck is the Beacon ESB, Perla Negra Baltic Porter and Red Sky IPA.

VBW’s 10th Birthday Bash
Saturday, March 9, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us as we raise our glasses to a decade of craft beer events, community, and camaraderie. Sip and savour delicious craft beers from your favourite BC breweries. Enjoy fun entertainment, play games, win prizes and cut the cake with us as we celebrate a brew-tiful decade together. Put on your party hat and ring in 10 Years of Cheers with us!

Beer fans celebrate at Lift Off! at the Victoria Public Market in March 2019.

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