In two short days, Western Canada’s largest craft beer event the Vancouver Craft Beer Week returns to the sunny grounds of the PNE from May 26th to June 4th. Now in its 8th glorious year, VCBW kicks off a week of celebrating all things craft beer with numerous high profile events and ending with the always entertaining VCBW festival. Not sure where to begin? We’ve put together an outline of some of the most popular events this year.


This year brings new variety and new locations for VCBW events. Here’s just a few of the top Vancouver Craft Beer Week Events being offered for 2017:

Brewers Row Block Party – Sunday May 28th
Head out of Vancouver and into the new craft beer mecca – Port Moody! This block party is one you won’t want to miss

Feats of Strength – Sunday May 28th
Keg stacking, push up competitions, phone book tearings and great beer – say what? That’s right, watch people test their strength all while sampling beer from local iconic breweries like Brassneck Brewing, Superflux, Doan’s Craft Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing and MUCH more.

Forbidden Fruit – Tuesday May 30th
For $40 sample a dazzling array of all things fruity and beer – from sour beers, Belgians, wheat and more from over 20 BC Craft Breweries.

Get your tickets for these great events and more at

THE Festival – Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th

If you’ve never experienced the VCBW festival at the PNE, do yourself a favour and by your tickets NOW. The grounds are the perfect location for a Vancouver craft beer festival – lots of shade, tonnes of food trucks, more breweries than you can handle (yes that is a challenge!) and the costumes are getting better each year.

Tickets are still available on the VCBW website.