Vancouver Craft Beer Week announces new festival venue and other big changes for 2020

Vancouver Craft Beer Week announces new festival venue and other big changes for 2020
Holiday priced tickets for Vancouver’s biggest annual craft beer festival go on sale this weekend

span style=”font-size: medium;”>Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) comes bearing gifts for beer lovers. VCBW is gearing up for its 11th annual festival celebrating craft beer and craft culture on June 5, 6 and 7, 2020, with some exciting changes to its venue, ticketing and format. The festival, which caps off a citywide 10-day celebration of craft beer, will now be held over three days instead of two with four beer-tasting sessions to choose from. That’s not all—the VCBW festival will now be held at the transit-friendly Concord Community Park in Vancouver’s False Creek. Plus, tickets are now all-inclusive; VCBW has done away with tokens for 2020. Specially priced early bird tickets go on sale at noon on Dec. 1—but act fast, holiday sales end Sunday, Dec. 31, at midnight.

“Moving the VCBW Festival to Concord Community Park allows for easier access by transit,” explains Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival Director, Leah Heneghan. “We are excited to be located in the middle of the city, at the waterfront, within walking distance of three SkyTrain stations and some great Vancouver breweries.”
This holiday season, give the gift of craft beer—even if that gift is for yourself! VCBW is once again rewarding loyal craft beer enthusiasts with special discounted ticket pricing for the holidays. This year, early bird all-inclusive tickets are priced at $59 (regularly priced at $69). No more weekend passes, VIP tickets, tokens or other packages to choose from—just one price for one ticket for each of the four sessions available. Those wishing to attend all four will need to purchase a ticket for each time slot: Friday, June 5 from 6–10 p.m.; Saturday, June 6 from 12–4 p.m. and/or 6–10 p.m.; and Sunday, June 7 from 1–5 p.m. Discounted tickets can be purchased at, while supplies last, until midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, when regular pricing starts.
“We listened to feedback from our loyal fans and made substantial changes to our ticketing which is intended to add to the enjoyment of the event,” says Heneghan. “Because our new venue has a smaller footprint, we also added more days and times to attend which will create a more intimate festival experience.”
Continually recognized as Vancouver’s best beer event (2019 Golden Owl Awards Social Event of the Year; 2018 Growler Awards Best Beer Festival/Event; 2019 Georgia Straight Golden Plates Best Beer Festival), the VCBW Festival offers three days of spectacular outdoor entertainment including live music, games, food trucks and access to more than 75 craft breweries and cideries.
The Vancouver Craft Beer Week team acknowledges that the VCBW Festival will be held on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. VCBW aims to create events that celebrate the differences in everyone and include people of all races, cultures and nationalities, and all sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender identities. Attendees, staff, volunteers, and vendors are free to enjoy VCBW events safely and with acceptance. Serving It Right rules apply—attendees must be 19+ years of age and provide two pieces of ID and guests are reminded to drink responsibly and plan a safe ride home.


About Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Celebrating 11 years of craft beer and craft culture, Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) has become the most anticipated beer and cider festival in Western Canada. VCBW has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a cultural engine that showcases music, food, art and craft beer at events across the city starting the last Friday in May every year. VCBW 2020 kicks off on Friday, May 29, continuing throughout the week with events and programming happening all over the city, culminating at Concord Community Park on June 5, 6 and 7, where more than 75 craft breweries and cideries will be pouring 300+ beers and ciders. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

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