History

In the spring of 2010, just after the completion of the most successful Winter Olympic Games in history, a few craft beer enthusiasts gathered around a table over a pint and a timely idea: to create a week-long festival to showcase ‘real beer’ — and so, the first Vancouver Craft Beer Week was born. The first VCBW Festival started at a small venue hosting about 100 beer aficionados and 15 breweries. Over the past 9 years, it has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a multi award-winning cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city, starting the last Friday of May.

Sponsorship

Craft beer continues to be a rapidly growing industry that is focused on quality, community and creativity—Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a great opportunity to get involved. Partner with VCBW and align your brand with over 30,000 socially conscious and culturally driven individuals.VCBW has become the most anticipated craft beer celebration in Canada and has earned a reputation as Western Canada’s leading event for beer, food, music, and art. A number of sponsorship opportunities are still available, if you are interested in partnering with us please contact:

Sponsorship & Corporate Relations
sponsors@vcbw.ca

Volunteer

Vancouver Craft Beer Week produces events throughout the year, and we are always looking to grow our team. VCBW events are a great way to meet like-minded craft beer lovers while being a part of community. In order to volunteer with us you must be Serving It Right certified – if you haven’t got your SIR/SEP/out of province equivalent, please visit servingitright.com for more information.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a 10 day celebration of craft beer kicking off on May 31, 2019 and culminating at the historic PNE fairgrounds on June 8 and 9. We currently have volunteer opportunities for Brewers Assistants, Front Gate, Check-In, Greeters, and Pouring Assistants. Our festival simply wouldn’t exist without the hard work of our amazing volunteers, and when you join the VCBW volunteer family you’ll receive a Volunteer T-Shirt, a ticket to a day at the festival, and of course, an invite to our VCBW Volunteer appreciation party in July.

Register at the VCBW Volunteer link below to see a full list of dates and positions available:

VCBW Volunteer

Media credentials are available to editors, freelance journalists, photographers, bloggers, and TV and radio producers who are on assignment to cover Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2019’s Kick off Party on May 31 and/or the Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds on June 8 and 9, 2019. To apply for media accreditation, please fill out the form below.

To request an interview with one of our directors, and for all other media requests, please contact our media relations representative, Katharine Manson, at media@vcbw.ca.

Media Accreditation form

Contacts

General Inquiries: info@vcbw.ca
Volunteer: volunteers@vcbw.ca
Venue Listing: venues@vcbw.ca
Sponsorship: sponsors@vcbw.ca
Media: media@vcbw.ca
Breweries: brewers@vcbw.ca


VCBW is committed to providing a safe space for all genders, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientations to enjoy and ensuring that craft beer is promoted and enjoyed responsibly by adults. All of our volunteers, staff, and attendees should enjoy their experiences free from harassment, assault, or intimidation of any kind, any such behaviour will not be tolerated. As with all VCBW events, Serving It Right rules apply, remember to drink responsibly, and be sure to PLAN A SAFE WAY HOME.