Victoria Comes Alive for Beer Week

Fresh off of producing this year’s Great Canadian Beer Festival for the first time, the Victoria Beer Society is back at it with the 7th annual Victoria Beer Week. This year’s list of expanded events are more diverse than ever, with something for absolutely everyone. From the big events like Lift Off! and All About the Wood,to food and beer pairing focussed events like Publicans Picks, Taco Tuesday and Street Eats Brewery Tour, to the expanded Beer School, this year’s VBW is shaping up to be the best ever. 

The bigger events of VBW (usually held at the Victoria Public Market) are always a blast. They include a new one for this year: Lager Than Life. Lager has made a huge turnaround in the BC craft beer scene of late, and many couldn’t be happier about that. Don’t expect just your uncle’s favorite lite pale lager, but rather the whole range of the lager flavour spectrum from Kölsch to Bock to Schwarzbier.

For a long time beer lovers have known that wine isn’t the only alcohol that pairs well with food. This year’s VBW will have you nibbling on tasty treats while imbibing a well-paired brew like never before. Food and beer pairing events are not new to VBW, but the Publican’s Picks is. This event is hosted by Spinnakers Brewpub’s Paul Hadfield, one of BC brewing’s great storytellers. If one beer dinner isn’t enough for you then check out the aforementioned Street Eats Brewery Tour, Taco Tuesday, Brewmaster’s Brunch or Food+Beer=Delicious.

Victoria Beer Society sure knows how to host a party. Victoria Beer Week starts March 6th and wraps up on the 14th. Of the 20 events there is literally something for everyone. Check out the complete list at the

Tickets on sale now!

Win Your Way In To Victoria Beer Week!

It’s the Victoria Beer Week 2020 Weekend Pass contest! Hop on board and you could win your way in to #VBW2020:

* TWO tickets to Lift Off! on Fri Mar 6
* TWO tickets to Beer School: Greg Evans Memorial Beer Walk​ on Sat Mar 7
* TWO tickets to VBW 2020: All About the Wood on Sat Mar 7


Get ready for the South Island’s ultimate spring celebration of beer! Contest closes 3PM, Thursday March 5th, 2020.

VBW 2020 Schedule

Browse the full 2020 Schedule:

Or jump directly to an event here:

‣ VBW 2020: Lift Off!
‣ VBW 2020: All About the Wood
‣ VBW 2020: Street Eats Brewery Tour
‣ VBW 2020: Homebrewing Workshop
‣ VBW 2020: Publican’s Picks
‣ Beer, Pizza, and Gelato! (early seating)
‣ Beer, Pizza, and Gelato! (late seating)
‣ VBW 2020: The Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz
‣ VBW 2020: Taco Tuesday
‣ VBW 2020: In the Spirit of Beer
‣ VBW 2020: Pucker Up
‣ VBW 2020: Lager Than Life
‣ VBW 2020: Brewmasters Brunch
‣ VBW 2020: Saturday Night Casks

Tickets for our Beer School series are on sale now!
‣ Beer School: Greg Evans Memorial Beer Walk
‣ Beer School: Beer + Food = Delicious!
‣ Beer School: Walk On The Wild Side
‣ Beer School: Beer & Coffee
‣ Beer School: Party Like It’s 999

Categories: Events & Festivals

About Author

Ted Child

Ted Child is a Recognized BJCP Beer Judge and award-winning homebrewer. He is also the in-house book reviewer for What's Brewing magazine. He has written for various publications.

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