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Victoria Beer Week Returns March 6-14, 2020

Nine-day craft beer festival includes 19 events featuring 50 breweries.

Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14, 2020. The 7th annual festival celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture includes a mix of 19 events over 9 days, including some favourite events from past years, a full curriculum of Beer School classes, and some exciting new twists. The week opens with Lift Off! on Friday, March 6 — a special night featuring 16 brand new beers — and closes with Saturday Night Casks on March 14, both at the Victoria Public Market, which has served as VBW’s headquarters since its launch in 2014.

VBW Lift Off

New events include Publican’s Picks: A Beer Paired Dinner with Paul Hadfield at Spinnakers Brewpub that includes a screening of a documentary about the early days of the microbrewery movement that includes footage of Spinnakers from 1987; the Street Eats Brewery Tour hosted by West Coast Brewery Tours; and Lager Than Life, a special event celebrating the wide world of underrated and underappreciated lagers.

Food and beer lovers can get their fill at Taco Tuesday and/or the Brewmasters Brunch, hosted
by Swans Brewery, Pub and Hotel. And beer geeks will swoon over the amazing beer selection at
All About the Wood and/or Pucker Up.

For folks looking to learn more about their favourite beverage, VBW offers Beer School:

  • Greg Evans Memorial Beer Walk – Saturday, March 7, 11:00am & 2:00pm
  • Food + Beer = Delicious! – Tuesday, March 10, 5:30pm at Île Sauvage Brewing
  • Walk on the Wild Side – Wednesday, March 11, 5:30pm at Île Sauvage Brewing
  • Beer + Coffee – Thursday, March 12, 6:00pm at Discovery Coffee Roastery
  • Party Like It’s 999 – Saturday, March 14, 3:00pm at the Argyle Attic

A few events have already sold out but most still have tickets available.

Full schedule.

The full schedule is available at victoriabeerweek.com. Tickets are sold through ticketrocket.co,
in person at Ticket Rocket (1050 Meares Street) or over the phone at 250-590-6291 or toll-free at 1-855-842-7575.

VBW Victoria Public Market

#VBW2020 Schedule at a Glance

* Prices below do not include GST and ticket service fees

  1. Lift Off!
    Victoria Public Market
    Friday, March 6 – 7:30pm | $50
  2. Beer School: Greg Evans Memorial Beer Walk
    Swans Brewery, Hotel & Pub
    Saturday, March 7 – 11:00am & 2:00pm | $25
  3. Street Eats Brewery Tour
    West Coast Brewery Tours
    Saturday, March 7 – 4:00pm | SOLD OUT
  4. All About the Wood
    Victoria Public Market
    Saturday, March 7 – 7:30pm | $50
  5. Homebrewing Workshop
    Moon Under Water Brewpub
    Sunday, March 8 – 11:00am | SOLD OUT
  6. Publican’s Picks: Beer Paired Dinner
    Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
    Sunday, March 8 – 6:00pm | $75
  7. Beer, Pizza and Gelato
    Pizzeria Prima Strada (Fort Street)
    Monday, March 9 – 5:30pm & 8:00pm | SOLD OUT
  8. The Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz
    Fernwood Inn
    Monday, March 9 – 7:00pm | $15
  9. Beer School: Food + Beer = Delicious
    Île Sauvage Brewing
    Tuesday, March 10 – 5:30pm | $25
  10. Taco Tuesday
    Victoria Public Market
    Tuesday, March 10 – 7:30pm | $35
  1. Beer School: Walk on the Wild Side
    Île Sauvage Brewing
    Wednesday, March 11 – 5:30pm | $25
  2. In The Spirit of Beer
    LURE Restaurant & Bar
    Wednesday, March 11 – 6:30pm | $40
  3. Beer School: Beer + Coffee
    Discovery Coffee Roastery
    Thursday, March 12 –6:00pm | SOLD OUT
  4. Pucker Up
    Garrick’s Head Pub & Churchill Pub
    Thursday, March 12 – 7:00pm | $30
  5. Lager Than Life
    Victoria Public Market
    Friday, March 13 – 7:30pm | $35
  6. Brewmasters Brunch
    Swans Brewery, Pub and Hotel
    Saturday, March 14 – 11:00am | $40
  7. Beer School: Party Like It’s 999
    Argyle Attic
    Saturday, March 14 – 3:00pm | $20
  8. Street Eats Brewery Tour
    West Coast Brewery Tours
    Saturday, March 14 – 4:00pm | SOLD OUT
  9. Saturday Night Casks
    Victoria Public Market
    Saturday, March 14 – 7:30pm | $50

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