The ninth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) Festival returns to the PNE Fairgrounds on June 2 and 3, 2018. Showcasing music, food, art, and craft beer, VCBW has become the most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada. The festival caps off a 10-day citywide celebration with two days of outdoor entertainment including live music, games, food trucks, and over 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders.
New for 2018
Weekend Passes are back!
A limited number of weekend passes are available for the 2018 VCBW Festival. With your weekend pass you will get expedited entry to the festival on both days.
A very limited number of VIP Passes are available for 2018, in single day or weekend passes.
Your VIP Ticket includes:
Expedited Entry to the festival | Access to the VIP Only area within the VCBW Festival Grounds | 10 Drink Tokens | 1 Food Voucher (for catering in the VIP Area only) | Access to special beers and casks not available outside of the VIP Are | A private VIP Washroom Trailer | ATM and Token Booth | Music and DJs on the VIP Stage
Single Day, Weekend Passes and VIP Tickets available now.
In partnership with Beatroute Magazine, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has produced a killer lineup of live performances at the VCBW Festival happening at the PNE Fairgrounds on June 2 and 3.
Festival Music Lineup (SET TIMES TBD)
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018
DJ Hebegebe | Dakota Pearl | The Prettys | Youngblood | The Carnival Band | Mark Woodyard & Friends
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018
The Great Speckled Fritillary | The Spillionaires | Tanglers | G.I. Blunt| The Carnival Band | Mark Woodyard & Friends
We have doubled our food trucks from last year offering you more delicious local eats than ever before at the VCBW Festival.
Festival Food Truck Lineup
SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2018
Cheese Street Grill | Chickpea | Come Arepa | Disco Cheeta Korean Grill | Holi Masala | Miss Siam | Mr. Bannock – Vancouver’s Frist Indigenous Food Truck | Old Country Pierogi | PNE Waffles with Benefit | Porky’s German Sausage & BBQ Pulled Pork | REEL Mac and Cheese | The Reef Runner | Triple O’s | Wings Outdoor Grill
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is thrilled to host 100 + breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders at the 2018 VCBW Festival. With so much choice, there are beers and ciders to satisfy every discerning palate. In addition to supporting numerous B.C. craft breweries, VCBW has partnered with some incredible organizations to bring you beer and cider from further afield including:
B.C. Farm Crafted Cider Association’s cider row features 10 cideries pouring 16 different ciders. | United States Brewers Association has chosen the VCBW as their exclusive Canadian festival partner three years in a row. They are crossing the border to present 20+ breweries and 40+ beers, many of which have never been poured in Canada. | The BC Ale Trail-er is pouring ten independent craft breweries from along B.C.’s Ale Trail
The most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada, The VCBW Festival offers two days of outdoor entertainment including live music, games, food trucks, and access to over 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders.
There is so much to see, hear, taste and do but here are just a few highlights:
Taste more food than ever before with double the food trucks onsite from last year
Visit the BC Ale Trail-er pouring ten craft breweries from further afield along B.C.’s Ale Trail
Hang out in the Craft Beer Market Lounge and Games area
Stroll down BC Farm Crafted Cider Association’s cider row featuring 10 cideries pouring 16 different ciders
The United States Brewers Association has chosen the VCBW as their exclusive Canadian festival partner three years in a row. They are crossing the border to present 20+ breweries and 40+ beers, many of which have never been poured in Canada
Check out live interactive painting with the Vancouver Mural Festival
Live performances from incredible bands and DJ’s curated in partnership with Beatroute Magazine
Make floral leis and crowns on Leis de Buds solar powered flower bus
No stress transportation to the festival with dedicated Evo valet parking (please plan a safe alternative ride home)
VCBW is committed to providing a safe space for all 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.