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 city wide celebration of craft beer which culminates at the historic PNE fairgrounds. 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.

VCBW Volunteer Registration starts in early 2020.

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’s Kick off Party, and/or the Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds.

For more information please email media@vcbw.ca.

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