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The 27th Annual GCBF is Canada’s original and longest running craft beer festival

Founded in 1993, the Great Canadian Beer Festival began as an indoor event featuring 70 different beers from 23 breweries with approximately 2,000 attendees. The organizers eventually moved the event outdoors to Royal Athletic Park to allow it to expand with more breweries and capacity, and it has stayed there ever since.

This year’s “BeerFest” will feature 100 breweries and cideries serving more than 275 different beers and ciders, and will host 9,000 thirsty beer lovers during the two-day event held on September 6 & 7, the weekend after Labour Day. It will also mark the first time under the new management of the Victoria Beer Society, the folks behind Victoria Beer Week.

Featuring the most breweries ever!

Consumers will be able to taste beer at regional pavilions featuring breweries from Nova Scotia, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon, along with a significant contingent of breweries from British Columbia, of course. The full list of breweries is available here.

The two-day festival at Royal Athletic Park is just walking distance from downtown Victoria. Single-day tickets are $40, and a two-day pass is $70. Purchase tickets through Ticket Rocket.

Read The BC Ale Trail’s full article, by Joe Wiebe, here >>

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