Vancouver Craft Beer Week announces festival highlights

The Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival returns to the PNE Fairgrounds June 8 and 9. Claudia Wyler photo

Celebrating 10 years of craft beer and craft beer culture, the most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada returns to the PNE Fairgrounds June 8 and 9, 2019, for a full weekend of live music, food, art, craft beer and cider, games and good times. The 10th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival (VCBW) caps off a 10-day citywide celebration of craft beer culture and community, running May 31 through June 9.

VCBW announced highlights of this year’s 10th anniversary main event this week, which include a packed lineup of craft beer, art, music and delicous food.

VCBW 2019 Festival highlights

  • 100 + breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders
  • Festival goers can create a list of must-try breweries and favourite standout beers in advance through the VCBW website
  • An incredible lineup of food trucks and food purveyors including local favourites DownLow Chicken Shack and Big Day BBQ
  • B.C. Ale Trail-er pouring 10 craft breweries from the furthest reaches of B.C.’s Ale Trail
  • B.C. Farm Crafted Cider Association’s cider row featuring a variety of cideries from across the province
  • United States Brewers Association has chosen the VCBW as their exclusive Canadian festival partner four years in a row. They are crossing the border to present 20+ breweries and 40+ beers, many of which have never been poured in Canada
  • Live interactive painting with the Vancouver Mural Festival
  • Go RV’ing presents a camp style lounge outfitted with one of their popular retro trailers
  • VIP Section catered and presented by Whole Foods Market
  • The BC Lions will have two players onsite hosting a football toss on the Saturday, and two members from the Felions Dance Team on Sunday
  • No stress transportation to the festival with dedicated Evo valet parking (attendees must plan an alternative safe ride home)
  • Live music lineup includes BB, Campfire Shitkickers, Dead Soft, Eleven Twelves, Foxy Moron, Rain City, the Spillionaires, the Tanglers, Woodhead, Mark Woodyard & Friends, Vinyl Ritchie, Young Friend, plus the Carnival Band, Hip Hop Tricycle, DJ Sheldon Knight and DJ Hebegebe.

VCBW 2019 Festival takes place Saturday, June 8 from 2pm to 7pm, and Sunday, June 9 from 12pm to 5pm at the PNE Fairgrounds. Single day, weekend passes and VIP tickets available now at starting at $39.

For a complete list of VCBW citywide events including VCBW’s 10th Anniversary Kickoff Party on May 31, visit



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