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Cranbrook Beer Festival

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Balment Park, Cranbrook BC

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This September, Canada’s oldest beer festival is going on tour to Cranbrook BC! Cranbrook Beer Festival is presented by the BC Ale Trail, Cranbrook Tourism, and the City of Cranbrook.

For 29 years the Great Canadian Beer Festival has taken place in Victoria, BC. Bringing the spirit of GCBF, Cranbrook Beer Festival will give you the experience of tasting Canadian craft beer from coast to coast in the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies. Cranbrook Beer Festival is the Great Canadian Beer Fest on tour, heading to Balment Park in Cranbrook, on September 23rd from 12pm – 5pm.

Sip & Stays
BC Ale Trail & Cranbrook Tourism have partnered up with two of our favourite hotels in the area to give you a great deal on your stay in Cranbrook. Book directly and show your festival ticket upon check-in to receive your savings!

Prestige Hotel & Resort

Get 15% off with your Ticket!

Conveniently located just off the main highway in Cranbrook, the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort offers guests a comfortable and sophisticated stay with many amenities nearby. The hotel features 112 rooms with a solid mix of standard rooms, kitchenettes, and Designer Suites. You can even spend the night in a train car! Your perfect home-base for your Cranbrook explorations!

Offer Includes:
15% off on a regular-priced rooms with proof for your GCBF On Tour ticket
$25 voucher to Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse
$25 voucher for Encore Brewing
Swag Bag!

Available for stays between September 20th – 26th 2023. Valid for stays booking a minimum 2-night stay.

Book directly to get your savings: 250-417-0444

The Baker Hotel

Get 15% off with your Ticket!

The Baker Hotel is a beautifully restored landmark featuring the signature art-deco style of the era in which it was originally built.

Offer Includes:
15% off on regular-priced rooms
(2) cans of beer from Fisher Peak Brewing
(2) 100th Anniversary collectable branded Baker Hotel beer glasses
$25 voucher for the Heid Out Restaurant and Brewhouse
$25 voucher for Encore Brewing
Complimentary Parking
Swag Bag!

Available for stays between September 14th – 28th 2023. Valid for stays booking a minimum 2-night stay.

Book by phone at 250-908-7888 and use the promo code: Beerfest23. Or book online with the link below and add the promo code in the message box.

Presented By

Gold Partners

BC Ale Trail Booth

Participating Breweries

Food Vendors

Iggys Truck
The Grill Next Door
The Grill Next Door
Wheelie Good Eats
Wheelie Good Eats

FAQ

Help! I can’t find my tickets!

If you can’t find your tickets in your email, DO NOT WORRY! All tickets are searchable at the gate, meaning if you can’t find the email or forgot to download them before arriving, our team can search you right in line by NAME on the ticket or EMAIL. You can also email info@victoriabeesociety.com to get a new copy of your tickets sent to you. Please allow for 48 hours for responses leading up to the festival.

What is GCBF On Tour?

GCBF On Tour is a beer festival modelled after the infamous Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF), Canada’s first craft beer festival that had taken place in Victoria, BC for almost 30 years. GCBF is known for having a huge, diverse line up of beer, including exclusive beers flown in from across Canada that aren’t typically available in British Columbia. GCBF is a craft beer tasting festival, meaning serving sizes are in 4oz glasses so you can try many different beers and really get a taste for the array of delicious brews this country offers.

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What will the festival include?

GCBF On Tour will bring forth a line-up of over 50 beers, including a few ciders and non-alcoholic beers. This festival will also have food available for purchase from local food trucks, music and entertainment, and local businesses with booths you can browse as you sip on your cold, delicious craft beer.

When is GCBF Victoria?

Great Canadian Beer Festival will take place on its usual weekend in Victoria on September 8th & 9th at Royal Athletic Park. Tickets are on sale now!

What does my ticket get me?

Your GCBF On Tour ticket gets you access to the festival including a diverse line up of both BC craft beer and exclusive beers brought in from across Canada. Your ticket gets you entry to the festival plus 10 drink tokens, each used for one 4oz sample of delicious craft beer.

How much are drinks?

Each beer is served in a 4oz tasting glass you receive upon entry to the festival. Tastings are purchased via drink tokens, 10 of which you receive at the door. More tokens are available for purchase for $2.00 each including tax. One token gets you one 4oz sample of beer from any of the brewery vendors. Cash, credit or debit will be accepted.

Where does the festival take place?

GCBF On Tour will be held outside at Balment Park in Cranbrook, BC.

What should I bring?

This event is 19+ so please bring two pieces of government issued ID. Please have your ticket pulled up on your phone and ready to be scanned at the entry. Please dress for the weather as this festival is outdoors and will be happening rain or shine. We recommend you bring in a water bottle to fill up inside. No other outside food or drink will be allowed in.

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