We're so excited to add a brand new event to this
year's stellar #WVBF2017 lineup. We're teaming up with Lululemon to
offer a beer yoga session, free of charge.
That's right, this hour long sesh will you have sipping suds while you
stretch. We're not crazy, beer yoga is totally a thing. Top 3 reasons you're going to
want to check this one out:
cost! (but registration is required - register here) 2. It
includes a beer to enjoy during your practice 3. You're
also invited to head up to the FireRock Lounge post-class for a sweet after party
with live music plus Lululemon will be raffling off prizes for all
We are totally stoked to announce our music lineup for
the #WVBF2017 Main Event! As always, we'll be pumping the jams from the
time the gates open at noon until they close at 5. Expect 8 live
acts of Whistler faves across the 2 days, including:
of @BackcountryDistributors rad Instagram
Hot tubs for the win: welcome
Welcome aboard a brand new sponsor to the #WVBF2017
lineup! Backcountry Distributors offer
the Original Nomad collapsible hot tub, perfect for taking along on all
of your backcountry adventures, and the towel-sized Epic Wipes to keep
you clean when showering isn't really a thing. They even offer
free shipping because they're awesome. Keep an eye out for these guys
at the Main Event; they'll be the ones enjoying a cold one in the hot
During #WVBF2017, Simon Fraser University will be
offering a 3-day course on Craft Beer Business Fundamentals at the
Whistler Learning Centre. Fancy yourself a craft beer aficionado who's
always wanted to brew your own beer and roll it out to the masses? Or,
maybe you're one of our breweries looking to expand your knowledge.
Learn about the business from all angles, from strategy and operations
to marketing and consumer behaviour. Only 20 spots are available, all
the info and registration you need is right here!
Insider Tips from Whistler Pros!
The Whistler Insider has the inside scoop on why
our fest is the best in the west. Check out this awesome blog post from Tourism
Whistler's top 5 reasons to hit up #WVBF2017!
Aside from having the most adorable setup maybe ever, Happy Camper has all sorts of
delectable treats and they're joining us at #WVBF2017. We've heard
rumblings of grilled cheese, paninis, waffles and more... or maybe
that's just our stomachs rumbling. Either way, you're going to want to
check these guys out at the Main Event!
B.C.’s only province-wide craft beer readers’
choice awards are back!
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2019—The
Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards, AKA, the Growlies, is back with more
beers, more categories and—best of all—more prizes! The Growlies celebrate all of the awesomeness that is B.C. craft
beer by giving beer lovers a say in who wins. Unlike traditional beer awards, The
Growler’s B.C. Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards are be decided by the
beer-drinking public: between Oct. 3 and 25, 2019, you can vote online at bc.thegrowler.ca
for the beers and breweries you think are the best in B.C. With the help of our panel of craft beer experts, we’ve narrowed
the field to 10 nominees in each beer style category. And if you don’t like our
choices, this year you can write in your own picks instead! Those who take part in the online poll will be entered to win an absolutely
bonkers luxury helicopter craft beer tour from SKY Helicopters, as
well as top-of-the-line homebrewing equipment and …
BREWING UP GENDER PARITY: THE QUEST FOR BEERQUALITY
REBECCA WHYMAN • JUNE 13, 2019
Women are markedly underrepresented in craft beer. This is not news to anyone. But have you ruminated on just how large the gender gap is? A 2018 survey by Nielsen-Harris found American craft beer drinkers are 68.5 per cent male and 31.5 per cent female. Closer to home, BeerMeBC’s 2018 survey had those numbers at 71 and 29 per cent, with 0.32 per cent identifying as “other.” For those not so strong in the math department, that means that there are only three women drinking craft beer for every seven men. If you were a straight man looking for a date, you wouldn’t like those odds at all. And I can tell you, as one of those three women, it’s not much fun being outnumbered everywhere I go to enjoy my beloved craft beer, delightful as those seven men may be.
Drinking craft beer is the easy part—when we move into the sections of craft beer world that inv…