Vancouver Craft Beer Week | May 31 – June 9, 2019

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is proud to announce the BC Hospitality Foundation as their 2019 charitable partner! Proceeds from Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s 10th annual collaboration beer will go to benefit BCHF, with more announcements about this new partnership in the coming weeks.

Celebrating 10 years of craft beer and craft culture, Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) has become the most anticipated beer and cider festival in Western Canada, voted Vancouver’s “Social Event of the Year” at the 2016 and 2018 Golden Owl Awards, Best Beer Festival at the 2018 Growler Awards, and 6 time Georgia Straight Golden Plate winner for Best Beer Festival. VCBW has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city starting the last Friday in May every year. VCBW 2019 kicks off on Friday, May 31, continuing throughout the week with events across the city, culminating with the VCBW Festival at the historic PNE Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, where more than 100 craft breweries and cideries will be pouring 300+ beers and ciders.  

Celebrate With Us – Where To Go and What To Do Listings Available

VCBW invites craft-beer-forward restaurants and bars to join in the sudsy festivities by listing their venue and events happening during Vancouver Craft Beer Week on our new “Where to Go and What to Do” website listings. If you would like to become part an official part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations, email for more info. 

Join the VCBW Festival Team – Volunteer!

VCBW is currently recruiting volunteers. There are volunteer opportunities for Brewers Assistants, Front Gate and Check In, Greeters, Pouring Assistants and more. When you join the VCBW volunteer family,  you’ll get a Volunteer T-Shirt, a ticket to a day at the festival, and of course, an invite to the VCBW Volunteer appreciation party in July, among other perks. For details, contact Leah Heneghan @

Showing the Industry Some Love with 25% off Sunday Tickets 

Sunday, June 9 is the unofficial designated industry day at the VCBW Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds. At the VCBW Festival you’ll have access to over 300 craft beers and ciders from around BC, as well as those pouring with The United States Brewers Association, who bring along 30+ beers, some of which have never been poured in Canada. In addition to all these delicious beverages there will be 2 stages of music (lineup to be announced soon), over 15 food trucks, live art installations, games and more. Those who work in the hospitality industry get a great discount, when purchasing your ticket enter code INDUSTRYLOVE for 25% off your Sunday ticket! 

VCBW is committed to providing a safe space for all to enjoy and ensuring that craft beer is promoted and appreciated responsibly by adults. All volunteers, staff, and attendees should experience VCBW free from harassment, assault or intimidation—any such behaviour will not be tolerated. Serving It Right rules apply—attendees must be 19+ years of age and provide two pieces of ID. VCBW guests are reminded to drink responsibly and plan a safe ride home. For more information about VCBW and to purchase tickets, visit