Victoria Beer Week 2023 Announces Dates & Early Bird Sale

Limited Edition Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale in February

Victoria Beer Week will return May 5-13, 2023. The 9th annual festival celebrating Victoria’s craft beer culture returns to a crowd of beer lovers in May for the first time, in hopes of some great weather and the use of more cool outdoor spaces. The 2023 VBW line up includes a mix of new events and fan favourites for a total of 6 killer events over the week. 

The week kicks off with Lift Off! on Friday, May 5th, a space themed event that launches over a dozen brand new beers for the first time ever. This special opening event is known to sell out, and to expand to capacity, will be held at the historic Market Square this year. Signing off Beer Week in style, the finale event Touchdown! will be inside the Victoria Press Building, on Saturday, May 13th, toasting to a week well done. Continuing the space theme, Touchdown! will recap fan favorite beers from throughout the week alongside welcoming new experimental beers and seltzers. 

New events include Down Unda featuring southern hemisphere hops and New Zealand pilsners alongside SaltChuck Pies at the gorgeous Esquimalt Park Gorge Pavilion; and Sour Power a 70’s themed sour beer disco party with Tight Hair headlining for a real Saturday Night Fever. Dubbel Down will return to the iconic Victoria Public Market on Friday, May 12th for a night of Belgian inspired beers and cuisine. The ever popular Beer & Pizza Night will be hosted at Driftwood Brewery and partners with local vendor Bicycle Pizza for a delicious multi-course pairing. Victoria Beer Week will also kick off the Langford based Friday’s at the Station series at Langford Station. This pop-up beer garden series will continue every Friday for the rest of summer. More details about each event will be released over the next couple weeks on their Instagram, @vicbeerweek.

Early Bird discounted tickets for Victoria Beer Society members will go on sale on Friday, February 10th at 10:00am online at General on-sale for the public is scheduled for Friday, March 17th.  

Victoria Beer Society Members Discount
Members of the Victoria Beer Society receive a variety of benefits including discounted tickets to Lift Off!, Down Unda, Dubbel Down, and Touchdown!. Full details about the Victoria Beer Society membership program and ticket discounts are available on the VBS website,

Media inquiries please contact: Rebecca Craig, [email protected]; 778-700-1748

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