Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Edmonton’s Premier Food & Beer Festival

Friday June 3rd & Saturday June 4th, 2016

Increase your beer knowledge, and find a new favourite by sampling some of the more than 400 different types of beer on site. Take part in beer seminars, and vote for the People’s Choice awards.

You can meet new people, sample delicious foods, enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment, and have a great time! Upon entry, each guest will receive an official Edmonton Craft Beer Festival sample mug to use throughout the event and take home with them afterwards!

Check out the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival Gallery!

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Event Information


Advanced Ticket Prices

  • Beer Geek VIP: $25
  • Beer Geek VIP Weekend Pass: $40
  • General Admission: $19
  • General Admission Weekend Pass: $30

Sample Token Sales

  • Sample Tokens are $1 each, sold in blocks of 10
  • Beer Samples are a minimum of 2 Sample Tokens
  • Food Samples can be purchased with Sample Tokens

Beer Geek VIP Admission

  • Friday: Doors @ 2:30pm Sampling @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Doors @ 12:30pm Sampling @ 1:00pm
  • Includes:
    • Early Festival Access
    • Entry to 1 Beer Seminar & 1 Cooking With Beer University
    • VIP Beerfest Program & Entrance Area
    • Exclusive VIP Hour Casks

General Admission

  • Friday: Doors @ 4:00pm
  • Saturday: Doors @ 2:00pm
  • Includes:
    • Sample Mug
    • Live Entertainment
    • Early Entry Prizes

Last Token Sold

  • Friday @ 9:15pm
  • Saturday @ 8:15pm

Last Beer Pour

  • Friday @ 9:30pm
  • Saturday @ 8:30pm

Last Food Served & Beer Consumed

  • Friday @ 10:00pm
  • Saturday @9:00pm

No Entry After:

  • Friday @ 9:00pm
  • Saturday @ 8:00pm

Beyond The Beer

  • 2 Live Music Stages
  • 20 of Edmonton’s Best Restaurants & Pubs
  • Brew Master Seminars hosted by Craft Beer Market
  • Rickard’s Cooking with Beer Seminars
  • ATB Financial Beer University
  • Vote for People’s Choice Favourite Beer Award
  • Vote for People’s Choice Favourite Restaurant Award

This is an 18+ event. Be sure to bring a government issued ID.

Participating Breweries

The following is a list of exhibitors for the 2016 Edmonton Craft Beer Festival.

  • Alley Kat Brewery
  • Arrowhead Brewing
  • BC Tree Fruits Cider Co.
  • Bench Creek Brewery
  • Betty’s Coolers
  • Big Rig Craft Distillery
  • Big Rock Brewery
  • Big Surf
  • Black Bridge Brewing Co.
  • Blindman Brewing
  • Boiling Oar Brewing Company
  • Bomber Brewing
  • Brewster’s Brewing Company
  • Cannery Brewing Company
  • Canuck Empire Brewing
  • Category 12
  • Central City Brewers & Distillers
  • Coulee Brew Co.
  • Delancy 3
  • Double Mountain
  • Driftwood Brewing Co.
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Fallentimber Meadery
  • Farmery Estate Brewery
  • Fat Unicorn Brewery
  • Federation Of Beers
  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Fosters
  • Fruh Kolsch Beer
  • Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks
  • Glutenberg
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Granville Island Brewing Co.
  • Great Western Brewery
  • Grizzly Paw Brewing Co.
  • Hey Y’all Iced Tea Co.
  • Innis & Gunn Craft Brewing Co.
  • Karlsbrau Brewing Co.
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Last Best Brewery & Distillery
  • Licorne Brewing Co.
  • Lucky Bastard Distillers
  • Mad Jack Premium Apple Lager
  • Mickey’s
  • Mihnas Brewery
  • Mill Street Brewery
  • Miller (MGD & Miller Lite)
  • Molson
  • Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
  • Nelson Brewing Co.
  • New Belgium
  • Old Yale Brewing Co.
  • Olds College Brewery
  • Pacific Western Brewing Co.
  • Parallel Brewing Company
  • Pumphouse Brewing
  • Rickard’s
  • Rider Cider
  • Rogue Ales
  • Russell Brewing Co.
  • Samuel Adam’s
  • Shock Top Beer
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Singha Lager
  • Situation Brewing Co.
  • Six Corners Brew Works
  • Something Brewing
  • Stanley Park Brewery
  • Steam Works
  • Strongbow Cider
  • Tin Whistle Brewing Company
  • Tool Shed Brewing Company
  • Troubled Monk Brewery
  • Two Sergeants Brewing Co.
  • Van Honsebrouck Castle Brewery
  • Village Brewery
  • Volkan Beer
  • Whistler Brewing Co.
  • Wild Rose Brewery
  • Worthy Brewing
  • Yellowhead Brewing Co.
  • Yukon Brewing

Participating Restaurants

The following is a list of exhibitors from the 2015 Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. A list for 2016 will be released on a future date.

  • The Underground
  • The Druid Irish Pub
  • On The Rocks
  • The Mercer Tavern
  • Craft Beer Market
  • Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub
  • Provincial Pub
  • The Sherlock Holmes Group
  • Wild Wings
  • Central Social Hall
  • Sloppy Hogg’s
  • Montana’s BBQ & Bar
  • Beer Revolution
  • Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse
  • MKT Fresh Food & Beer Market
  • The Hat Resto Pub
  • Pinocchio Ice Cream
  • Kelly’s Pub
  • Urban Diner & Spolumbo’s Deli

Brew Master Seminars hosted by Craft Beer Market

Hosted by Craft Beer Market featuring Brew Masters from around the world describing how they make their beer and what makes it special. You’ll learn everything you wanted to know about your favourite beers in a 20 minute seminar and tasting to follow!

Rickard’s Cooking with Beer Seminars

Rickard’s Cooking with Beer Seminars features some of Calgary’s best chef’s as they cook with beer and demonstrate how to properly pair food with beer.

ATB Financial Beer University

The ATB Financial Beer University takes you from grains, to glass when learning about where beer coomes from. Sample beer from Alberta’s future Brew Masters at the Olds College Brew Master program booth, pair those beers with Alberta beef from Montana’s, then test your new beer knowledge and get your MBA (Masters of Beer Appreciation).

Parking & Foot Traffic Information

Worried about parking? Want to take public transit? No problem! The Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands has ample parking, is close to the Edmonton LRT, and is a short walk to exciting downtown Edmonton+.

Out Of Town Guests

1. I’m travelling from out of town, is there an official hotel for the festival, and can I get a discount?

headerLogoThis year, The Edmonton Craft Beer Festival has partnered with the Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown and you can visit their website here.

2. How far from the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands (location of the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival) is the hotel?

The Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands is located at:

7515 – 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5B 4X5, Canada

and the Holiday Inn Express Edmonton is located at:

10010 – 104th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0Z1, Canada

The two buildings are less than a 10-minute Drive from each other (5.6 km). You can also take the Edmonton LRT, and arrive door-to-door in less than twenty minutes.

3. Is public transportation available, what does it cost, and when does it operate?

Yes! Both the Holiday Inn Express Edmonton and the Edmonton Expo Centre are located along Edmonton’s LRT lines. The Train can effectively take you door-to-door in less than Twenty minutes! Public transportation prices and schedules are subject to seasonal change, but you can visit the City of Edmonton Website for daily rates and times.

4. What other things are there to do in the immediate area of the hotel?

For starters, the Holiday Inn Express Edmonton is within walking distance to the LRT system where you can catch the train to the Citadel. You can take in a show while you visit Edmonton! It’s also mere blocks away from the city centre and the fabulous parks system of Edmonton. There is also a surplus of fine dining, and entertainment options. The Holiday Inn Express Edmonton is a mere 30 minute drive from the world famous West Edmonton Mall. Stay an extra few days in Edmonton, and try to take it all in!

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