Victoria’s Great Canadian Beer Festival is this summer’s hottest ticket!

The Great Canadian Beer Festival returns to Victoria, B.C. September 7 & 8, 2018

The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival returns to Victoria on September 7 & 8, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. The GCBF is a non-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new beers and raising awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. The GCBF is the longest-running beer festival in Canada and first took place in 1993 at the Victoria Conference Centre with 2000 attendees. The now two-day event takes place outdoors at Royal Athletic Park and hosts up to 9000 thirsty, craft beer lovers from all over the world.

This year the festival will host booths for 65+ breweries and two cideries, featuring over 240 beers and ciders. GCBF is thrilled to introduce the BC Ale Trail-er, showcasing ten additional breweries from across B.C., the Alberta Brewers Tent featuring four Alberta breweries, and welcomes a selection of new and returning breweries from Ontario and Quebec. The festival offers a variety of local food vendors serving up both West Coast and ethnic flavours, and non-stop entertainment featuring Bucan Bučan, local buskers, performers from Island Circus Space and more!

Event Details
Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave, Victoria
When: Friday, Sept 7 from 4 – 9pm and Saturday, Sept 9 from 12 – 5pm
Tickets: $40pp incl tax (plus fees). Includes your taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. On sale now.
Tokens: Beer tokens available on site for $2 per 4oz taster. Cash-only.

2018 Fact Sheet

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About GCBF:
2018 Fact Sheet
The GCBF is a not-for-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new brews and raising awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. In its 26th year, the GCBF is the longest running beer festival in Canada. Founding organizers and directors are industry veteran Gerry Hieter and original CAMRA Victoria president John Rowling. CAMRA BC past president and What’s Brewing founding editor Phil Atkinson joined GCBF in year two. Festival administrator is Claudia McNeil. Petra Trafford is the financial director.Historical Information:
GCBF 25: Untold Stories of Beer Fest by Dave Smith, What’s Brewing BC, published May 31, 2017.Find Great Canadian Beer Festival Online:
Facebook: GreatCanadianBeerFestival
Twitter: @GrCanBeerFest
Instagram: GreatCanadianBeerFest
Event Hashtags: #GCBF #GCBF2018

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