Every year, we are blessed with a series of events in Alberta that bring us our favourite hoppy, crisp and delicious beverage – Beer. Alberta Beer Festivals brings us the best of them, and the next one in the roster is one that will truly have something for everyone! Whether you prefer a crisp beer or are more inspired by flavourful cocktails and unique spirits, The Jasper Beer and Spirits Week is the place to be from February 7th-13th! This unique festival is combining the food and beverage aspects with adventure, to take advantage of the beautiful locale with endless outdoor activity possibilities!
Throughout the week, there will be activations all over Jasper! From delectable dinners with beer pairings to scotch tastings, cocktail making and painting classes to beer specials on the slopes at Marmot, there will be something to do and experience each day of the week.
The festival itself will be taking place at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and since they have partnered with The APRES Collective, there will be even more activities so you can enjoy the outdoors, as well as the unique selection of food and beverage offerings.
Truthfully, the event will be part festival and part wilderness adventure. Pack your skates and snowshoes because there will be opportunities for pond hockey and snowy trail walks between beer tastings and cocktail classes! Get active with yoga, ski some runs before lunch and experience cooking demos.
In the evenings, we will gather to celebrate at The Grand Tasting – featuring food from the Jasper Park Lodge award-winning chefs and Canada’s best beer, spirits and cider!
There will be two nights of the on-site festivities, so make sure you’re ready for a weekend jampacked with beer, sprits and winer adventures – a combination we never knew we needed.
The team at ABF is committed to providing a safe environment for all attendees, staff and volunteers so will be following all COVID policies, including the Restriction Exemption Plan and mask mandate for indoor activities – to read more, click here!
For more details on the festivals this year, as well as getting your tickets – keep reading!
February 17-13th, 2022
If you’re looking for a reason to escape the city and sip on spirits and beer at the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, this may be the perfect beer festival for you! The Grand Tasting Event will feature new craft beers and spirit samplings, as well as succulent foods prepared by the amazing chefs at the lodge, and the VIP Retreat option will include a full weekend of fun, from beer adventures to mountain views and everything in between.
April 1 & 2, 2022
The Revelstoke Craft Beer Fest is the perfect combination of epic mountain views, spring ski season and the classic Alberta Beer Fest vibe we have grown to love. Imagine skiing the slopes of one of the best ski resorts in Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort (with some of the best snow), and then sipping on some unique craft beers and delicious food, right at the base of the mountain!
2021 Beer Festivals
Banff Craft Beer Week: December 3rd – 11th
Banff Craft Beer Festival: December 3rd, 4th (2 sessions), 9th, 10th, 11th (2 sessions)
Bear Street between Wolf & Caribou Streets – Downtown Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 15 + 16th
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
This festival is one of the best beer festivals in the world, with over 700 beers from 200+ breweries. Visit the festival for some education on food pairings, visit the distillery district to sample some craft spirits and witness the 2021 Canadian International Beer awards in action!
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October 22 + 23rd
This up-and-coming beer festival is one of the fastest growing festivals in the world and highlights some of the best craft beers from around the globe. With 500+ beers from over 100 breweries, there is a wide selection of delicious craft creations, as well as spirits and local bites.
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If you’re craving a little BeerFest experience and can’t wait until the festivities, make sure to order up your own Beerfest in a Box. Every 4 months, the ABF team puts together a new brewlicious experience with 8 beers from different breweries. Right now, the feature box, “Sour Power” Box includes 8 sour Albertan beers, including the Brewsters seasonal Jammin’ Berry Vanilla Sour!