Capping off Vancouver Craft Beer Week, the 10th annual VCBW Festival takes place on June 8 and 9, 2019 at the PNE Fairgrounds. Celebrating craft beer, music, food and art, the VCBW festival hosts 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders, plus live music and entertainment, and 20+ food trucks serving up delicious local eats.




Check out what events our Citywide Venues have brewed up during VCBW 2019


    Friday May 31 - Saturday June 8


    North Vancouver Beer Bike Tours

    May 31, 2019 - June 8, 2019
    11 AM on May 31, June 1, June 7, and June 8

    Vancouver beer bike tour, for a new, fun and entertaining way to see all the best breweries North Vancouver has to offer! We wanted to be the first company to introduce beer bikes to Vancouver and the lower mainland!

    The Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tours will be biking you around the best breweries to see in North Vancouver starting off in front of Tap and Barrel. This brew cycle tour will make its way up Lonsdale Quay to some of the most unique breweries on Lower Lonsdale.

    3 Breweries, Great local guide, lots of beer knowledge, and ultra-fun transportation included!

    Use promo code: VCBW10 for a 10% discount!


    Thursday June 6

    June 6, 2019
    5pm - 9pm

    Devil’s Elbow Presents: Forbidden Fruit 2019

    Back for it’s 5th year, Forbidden Fruit is the apple of Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s eye!

    With over 20 fruity + sour beers featuring our local BC breweries.


    Here’s what you can expect:

    Come by between 5:00 PM to 9pm on Thursday, June 6th.

    You are handed a drinking jar filled with 10 tokens.

    You trade those tokens for both food and beer. (1 token = 6 oz beer, 2 tokens = 12 oz beer)

    The beer is either fruity or sour, and everything in between, graciously provided by 23 of the best BC craft breweries.

    Food is provided between 5:00 – 8:00 PM at stations set-up around the room. The regular menu is available to order from all night.

    You hang out, drink beer, meet friends, listen to music, and eat snacks. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Sound good? Great. Let fruit be thy medicine. 


    Follow @devils.elbow for updates!



    The fine print:

    1. We do have a fair bit of seating available, otherwise it’s standing/mingling room. You are not guaranteed a place to sit. Show up early and hope for the best. Or make friends with 2 people sitting at a giant booth.
    2. If you show up later in the evening, there is no guarantee that a beer you wanted to sample will still be available. We had 6 kegs drained by 9:00 PM last year. The solution is to get your butt down here early!



    Italian Brewery & Culinary Tour

    June 6, 2019 - June 6, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Hop on with Vancouver Brewery Tours to celebrate the best of Italian culture, cuisine and craft beer!

    We are proud to connect you with the food, beers and history of the Italian community in Vancouver on our Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour.

    We have handpicked a few of our favourite Italian owned and operated businesses in Vancouver for this delectable tour, starting at the award winning Luppolo Brewing Co. where it’s all about craft beer. Your journey continues into the heart of Little Italy on Commercial Drive to visit the deli legends at La Grotta del Formaggio. Next up, we slow the pace down at the renowned Marcello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria for a masterfully handmade meal of fresh pasta, gnocchi or pizza along with a drink. Finally, a sweet surprise awaits to end a wonderful evening on the town spent with new friends and old. Salute!

    What’s included? You’ll enjoy full transportation aboard the Vancouver Brewery Tours bus including pick up and drop off. Our knowledgeable and fun tour guide will take you behind the scenes at Luppolo Brewing Co. for some brewing 101 and a full flight of beer before moving on to the culinary stops to enjoy your tasty treats.

    Time/Duration/Location Details
    Each tour is approximately 4 hours long and departs from inside Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver at 601 West Cordova. Please meet at 3:45pm as tours leave promptly on time. Your tour guide will meet you there, blue clipboard in hand, near the entrance of Starbucks and Small Business BC located inside the station. Note Waterfront Centre is NOT the meeting location. A reminder email will be sent 24 hours before your tour with final details.

    *Includes all taxes and fees, beer and food. A 10-15% recommended gratuity is not included in the ticket price but is greatly appreciated by your guide. Must be 19+ with government issued ID. Each meal may include meat, dairy and gluten products. Vegetarian options are not guaranteed at each stop on this tour.


In addition to the VCBW Kickoff Party and the VCBW Festival, restaurants and venues across the lower mainland join in the festivities by hosting unique events celebrating craft beer throughout the week. Check out where to go below.

Are you a craft beer forward venue that wants to get involved in VCBW? Email vendors@vcbw.ca for details.



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.