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Brewery Registration Now Open for all Three Beer Festivals



November 13, 2019, WHISTLER, B.C.Brewery registration for all three 2020 festivals is now open: Great Okanagan Beer Festival (May 9), Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins (August 8), and Whistler Village Beer Festival (September 19 & 20).

Participating breweries will vie for awards, specific for each festival, that include draught line and bottle contracts at various pubs and restaurants. Beyond these awards they will also have the opportunity to take part in competitions such as The Best Label Competition, presented by Westkey Graphics, and showcase their brews at tap takeovers and other peripheral events. Attending breweries will also have the opportunity to connect with members of the food and beverage community as well as over 3000 attendees.

“We are so proud to offer such great brand awareness opportunities for breweries based throughout BC and beyond,” says Frankie Sheldrake, General Manager of Festivals & Events at Gibbons Whistler. “Our festivals are a way for breweries to showcase their incredibly creative, diverse, and unique products to a captive audience.”

Space is limited so it is recommended that you apply early to secure your spot. Breweries can register for a single festival or all three festivals for a discounted rate. Gibbons Festivals & Events are proud supporters of the BC Brewers Guild and discounted registration rates are applicable to official members of the guild. All breweries must be able to commit to two different brews. For full details and to register click here.

Great Okanagan Beer Festival will be returning to the shores of Okanagan Lake for its sixth year May 7 – 9, 2020, with the Main Event happening on Saturday, May 9th. The Main Event at Waterfront Park will feature 60 breweries, pouring over 120 beers and ciders for 4,000+ festival-goers.

Clover Valley Beer Festival, presented by The Property Twins, is returning August 8, 2020 to the Bill Reid Amphitheatre at Cloverdale rodeo grounds. Over 40 breweries will be pouring over 80 different beers and ciders for 2,000+ attendees.

The festival that started it all, Whistler Village Beer Festival, will be returning with seven-days of beer-fuelled fun September 14 – 20, 2020. Signature events such as Craft Cultures and Master Crafters will be returning with new fun themes and other events such as tap takeovers, food and beer pairings, and more will be announced in the coming months. The Main Event will be on September 19th and 20th at Whistler Olympic Plaza and feature over 60 breweries and over 120 beers and ciders.

Each festival has opportunities for breweries, bands, food vendors, exhibitors, community partners, and sponsors. To see how you or your business can get involved please visit If you are interested in attending any or all of these three festivals, tickets and passes are on sale now. Subscribe to our newsletter and like each festival on Facebook to be the first to hear about contests, tickets, and other important information.

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