We are deep in craft beer festival season this year. British Columbia has some awesome beer festivals that you need to keep an eye out for. This weekend’s Squamish Beer Festival is surrounded in beer goodness backed up by outdoor glory. The festival will have 44 breweries showcasing the best of Canadian breweries and some from their friends to the south (that’s the US, FYI.)
British Columbia’s #1 Brewery, Four Winds Brewing Company will be there as well. Squamish is also home to Howe Sound Brewing was named best BrewPub in BC (brewpubs differ from breweries!), so it’s kinda where you should be this weekend. Not to mention Squamish is one of New York Times “Places to Visit in 2015.” Bored this weekend? Kinda lame if you didn’t head there.
Here’s a primer on the Squamish Beer Festival.
July 11, 2015
1:00-6:00pm at the O’Siyam Pavilion
40 Breweries. 120+ Craft Beers.
Tickets are $37 (General Admission)/ $60 (VIP admission) and include a tasting glass and six 4oz. tasters.
Howe Sound Brewing, Horizon Beers Bomber Brewing, Four Winds Brewing Co., Powell Street Craft Brewery, Postmark Brewing, Bridge Brewing Company, Muskoka Cottage Brewery, Hoyne Brewing Company,Central City Brewers + Distillers, Old Yale Brewing, Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Steamworks Brewing Company, Wolf Brewing Company Big Rock Brewery, Coal Harbour Brewing Company, Hearthstone Brewery New Belgium Brewing, Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub, Stone Brewing Co.,Parallel 49 Brewing Company, Bad Tattoo Brewing, Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers, Townsite Brewing, Driftwood Brewery, Black Kettle Brewing Co.,Bravo Beer Co, Crabbie’s, Czechvar, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Moody Ales, Phillips Brewing Company, Russell Brewing Company,Whistler Brewing Company, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Barrel House Brewing Company
The Vancouver duo Watasun creates a pop fusion that has been described as funky, folky, beach music. Their song “It’s You” was recently chosen as the official sound of Tourism Vancouver. This band’s music truly feels like summer.
Vancouver’s The Whiskeydicks are a group of Celtic Gypsy party rockers whose fiery celtic-gypsy fiddle licks, energetic beats and storytelling lyrics have earned them a reputation as “One Hell of a Good Time”.
Originally from Southern Ontario, Will Ross made the move to Squamish where he quickly teamed up with some of the best local musicians in town to form the Will Ross Band, known for creating a sound that has been referred to as “acoustic funkified folk rock and roll”.