Celebrating 25 Years! The Great Canadian Beer Festival Returns to Victoria, BC September 8 & 9, 2017

Can you believe it’s almost time for The Great Canadian Beer Fest again? This year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival and it looks set to be one of the best years yet. I’m particularly looking forward to The Drake’s cask tent. I might be something of  a regular there.

Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale on Saturday July 22 at 9 am at http://bit.ly/GCBFTix

Check out the press release below for more details.

dc9659_0286f6e6786047bca6c5f133f6327567-mv2.jpgVictoria BC, July 18, 2017 – The 25th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) returns to Victoria on September 8 & 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale Saturday July 22 at 9am. The GCBF is a not-for-profit society created to introduce consumers to new brews and raise awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. The longest running, craft-only festival in Canada, GCBF first took place in 1993 at the Victoria Conference Centre with 2000 attendees. The event, now two days, takes place outdoors at Royal Athletic Park and hosts up to 9000 thirsty, craft beer fans. New this year – the Friday night session runs an hour later from 4 – 9pm to allow more folks to be able to head out after work and still attend the full evening. Sipping craft beer by sunset, talk about the perfect date night or way to unwind with your peers!

2017’s festival will host booths for 66 breweries and 2 cideries, featuring over 240 beers and ciders. Also, new this year is The Drake Eatery Cask Tent, introducing 8 additional breweries serving unique cask beer. Returning, is a variety of local food vendors offering both West Coast and ethnics flavours, and live entertainment featuring buskers, bands and more! Tickets will be available for sale here.

Event Details

Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave, Victoria
When: Friday Sept 8 from 4 – 9pm and Saturday Sept 9 from 12 – 5pm
Tickets: $40pp incl tax (plus fees). Includes your taster mug and program. On sale July 22nd @ 9am.
Tokens: Beer tokens available on site for $1.50 per 4oz taster. Cash-only.

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