Craft Cultures: Sea • Land • Sky is returning for Whistler Village Beer Festival

WHISTLER, BCCraft Cultures: Sea • Land • Sky, one of Whistler Village Beer Festival’s signature events, returns for its second year. Taking place on Tuesday, September 10th from 7 PM to 11 PM at the stunning Audain Art Museum, Craft Cultures: Sea • Land • Sky promises a crafty evening that will wow attendees. This transformative experience will showcase décor by Celebrate Events and Canadian Wilderness Adventures, animation by Paintertainment, mouth-watering bites prepared by The Collective Kitchen, live music, and delicious brews.

“The Audain Art Museum is a beautiful venue and truly complements our theme for this extravagant event.” Says Katrina Frew, Director of Festivals and Events. “The evening will begin in the Cressey Hall where will we showcase the sea elements, before transitioning to the land in the hallway, and then as the night progresses we will head to the sky in the Upper Gallery.”

As guests journey from “Sea to Sky” they will experience the landscape, décor, entertainment, food pairing, and brews transition to correspond with the changing theme. A delicious beer cocktail, a mermaid, and live music by Shane Ray & Steph Lundy will greet attendees upon arrival. A living tree will mingle amongst them as guests travel through land before heading to sky, where there will be live body-painting by Paintertainment, music by DJ Stache, and more!

The mouth-watering menu, prepared by John Ferris and his team from The Collective Kitchen, will feature delectable craft beer-infused offerings including IPA battered wild ling cod, wheat beer battered pine mushrooms, sour ale braised jackfruit sliders, beeramisu, a stout “float” and more ale-mazing bites. An array of beer and ciders will be provided by Northyards Cider Co., Whistler Brewing, Gibbons Après Lager, Coast Mountain Brewing, Hoyne Brewing, and Red Racer.

Craft Cultures: Sea • Land • Sky is supported by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative. Tickets are on sale now for $50 each and include passed appetizers and a range of brews and ciders to enjoy throughout the event.

Craft Cultures, is just one of the many events during the 7th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival, September 9 – 15, 2019 before the Main Event finishes off the week in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Tickets for all the events are available at


New for 2019, the festival that started it all, Whistler Village Beer Festival, will be expanding to 7 days of beer-fuelled fun September 9 – 15, 2019, in celebration of its 7th anniversary!

Signature events such as Craft Cultures and Master Crafters will be returning with new fun themes and other events such as Tap Takeovers, food and beer pairings, and more will be announced in the coming months. The Main Event will be on September 14th and 15th at Whistler Olympic Plaza and feature 70 breweries with over 140 beers and ciders. Our 2019 Community Partner is AWARE Whistler.

ABOUT THE AUDAIN ART MUSEUM: The Audain Art Museum, established in 2016, features unique and evolving exhibitions from Canada and around the world. Highlights include a Permanent Collection that showcases the art of British Columbia from the late 18th century to present, including James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), which is the most significant contemporary carved cedar Dance Screen in the world. Other highlights include an important collection of 19th and 20th century First Nations masks and works by some of Canada’s most celebrated artists including Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and the internationally renowned photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas.

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