Victoria Beer Week Returns April 1st!

From Victoria Beer Week

Featuring 18 Craft Beer Events Over 9 Days Across Greater Victoria

Victoria Beer Week kicks off Friday, April 1st. The 8th annual festival celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture returns after a two-year hiatus, featuring a mix of 18 events over 9 days, including some favourite events from past years, a full curriculum of Beer School classes, and some exciting new twists. The week opens with Lift Off! on Friday, April 1st — a special night showcasing 21 brand new beers — and finishes with Touchdown on April 9th, a new event that features music, games, brewery awards, and the final results of VBW’s inaugural Gnome Quest (details below).

Both Lift Off! and Touchdown will take place at VBW’s new flagship location: the Powerhouse (2110 Store St). Other new events include Dubbel Down at the Victoria Public Market, an event that focuses on Belgian-style beers and inspired cuisine; Pint Sized Stories, a craft beer improv night by Paper Street Theatre and Wes Borg; and Barrels & Casks, a special event merging the worlds of cask-conditioned and barrel-aged beers.

Food and beer lovers can get their fill at Taco the Town; the Brewmasters Dinner, hosted by Driftwood Brewery and the Rock Bay Market; and Beer + Pizza night hosted by Herald Street Brew Works in partnership with Vagabond Pies.

For folks looking to learn more about their favourite beverage, VBW offers a Beer School Program:

  • Homebrewing Workshop – Saturday, April 2, 11am – 5pm at the Moon Under Water
  • Blind Justice: David vs Goliath – Sunday, April 3, 2:30pm – 4pm at Vessel Liquor’s classroom
  • Intro to Brewing Ingredients – Tuesday, April 5, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Île Sauvage Brewing
  • Beer + Coffee – Wednesday, April 6, 5:30pm – 7pm at Discovery Coffee Roastery
  • Virtual Beer & Cheese Pairing – Thursday, April 7, 7pm – 8:30pm via Zoom
  • Hop-lessly Devoted – Thursday, April 7, 7:30pm – 9pm at Vancouver Island Brewing
  • Greg Evans Memorial Walk – Saturday, April 9th, 11am & 2pm at Swans Brewpub

What’s Gnome Quest??

New in 2022, Victoria Beer Week’s Gnome Quest is a fun, city-wide scavenger hunt that encourages folks to seek out gnome statues in locations throughout the city. Once you find a gnome, scan the QR code to add that gnome to your dashboard and collect points through VBW’s Gnome Quest app. At VBW events, check in at brewery tables to collect more points. Each time a player finds a gnome or checks in at a brewery, they will be entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to the finale event, Touchdown, where the player with the most points will be declared winner of VBW’s first Gnome Quest. Clues to gnome locations will be released daily on instagram @vicbeerweek starting on Monday, March 28th.

April 1-9, 2022, Victoria, BC
Tickets Available at:

#VBW2022 Schedule at a Glance

* Prices below do not include GST and ticket service fees

  1. Lift Off
    The Powerhouse
    Friday, April 1st – 7:30pm | $40
  2. Beer School: Homebrewing Workshop
    Moon Under Water
    Saturday, April 2nd – 11am | $25
  3. Barrels & Casks
    Victoria Public Market
    Saturday, April 2nd – 7:30pm | $50
  4. Beer School: Blind Justice – David vs. Goliath
    Vessel Liquor Classroom
    Sunday, April 3rd – 2:30pm | $35
  5. Brewmasters Dinner
    Driftwood Brewery
    Sunday, April 3rd – 5:30pm | $75
  6. Beer + Pizza – SOLD OUT
    Herald Street Brew Works
    Monday, April 4 – 5:30pm & 8pm | $40
  7. Craft Beer Cocktail Competition
    LURE Restaurant + Bar
    Monday, April 4 – 5:30pm & 8:00pm | $40
  8. Beer School: Intro to Brewing Ingredients
    Île Sauvage Brewing
    Tuesday, April 5 – 5:30pm | $25
  9. Taco the Town
    The Powerhouse
    Tuesday, April 5 – 6pm | $40
  1. Beer School: Beer + Coffee
    Discovery Coffee Roastery
    Wednesday, April 6 – 5:30pm | $20
  2. Pint Sized Stories
    Victoria Events Centre
    Wednesday, April 6 – 7pm | $45
  3. Beer School: Virtual Beer & Cheese Pairing
    Thursday, April 7 – 7pm | $60
  4. Pucker Up
    Garrick’s Head Pub & Churchill Pub
    Thursday, April 7 – 7:00pm | $30
  5. Beer School: Hop-lessly Devoted
    Vancouver Island Brewing
    Thursday, April 7 – 7:30pm | $20
  6. Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz
    Fernwood Inn
    Thursday, April 7 – 7:30pm | $15
  7. Dubbel Down
    Victoria Public Market
    Friday, April 8 – 7:30pm | $20
  8. Beer School: Greg Evans Memorial Walk
    Swans Pub
    Saturday, April 9 – 11am & 2pm | $25
  9. Touchdown
    The Powerhouse
    Sat, April 9 – 5:30pm | GA $40, VIP $65

Full schedule details are available at
Media inquiries please contact: Joe Wiebe: [email protected] | mobile: 604-783-5266.

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