Friday, May 4th (3-10PM) | Saturday May 5th, 2018 (2-10PM)

Tickets on sale December 1st, 2017

Increase your beer knowledge and find a new favourite by sampling some of the more than 500 different types of beer on site.

Take part in beer seminars, vote for the People’s Choice awards, meet new people, sample delicious foods, enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment, and most importantly have a great time!

Upon entry, each guest will receive an official Calgary International Beer Festival sample mug to use throughout the event and take home with them afterwards!

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Event Information

*The Calgary International Beerfest is a sampling event. This is an 18+ event;
be sure to bring a government issued ID.

Location

BMO Centre, Stampede Park
20 Roundup Way, Calgary AB

Advanced Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: $19.99
  • Beer Geek VIP: $29.99
  • General Admission Weekend Pass: $34.99
  • Beer Geek VIP Weekend Pass: $49.99

TICKETS

General Admission Includes

You get an official Alberta Beer Festivals 4 ounce sample mug to keep plus gains you access to the event during regular hours

Beer Geek VIP Includes

Beer Geek VIPs get several awesome perks! They have their own, separate entrance, and their own private carpeted VIP Lounge area with cocktail tables, ample seating, drinking water and private washrooms! VIPs get early entry to purchase sample tokens and free entry into their choice of seminars including Brew Master and Cooking with Beer seminars.

Event Schedule

Friday Schedule

2:30pm – VIP Doors Open – Purchase Sample Tokens
3:00pm
– GA Doors Open – All Sampling Begins
9:00pm – No Entry
9:15pm – Sample Token Sales End
9:30pm – Last Call for Alcohol
10:00pm – Event/Consumption Ends

Saturday Schedule

1:30pm – VIP Doors Open – Purchase Sample Tokens
2:00pm
– GA Doors Open – All Sampling Begins
9:00pm – No Entry
9:15pm – Sample Token Sales End
9:30pm – Last Call for Alcohol
10:00pm – Event/Consumption Ends

2018 EVENT MAP

 

2018 Seminar, CASK & STAGE SCHEDULES

*Subject to change

Friday

Cooking with Beer – presented by Granville Island Brewing

4:30-5:00 Beer & Oka Cheese
5:30-6:00
Beer & Cococo Chocolate
7:00-7:30 Beer & Oka Cheese
8:00-8:30 Beer & Cococo Chocolate

Brew Master Seminars – hosted by craft beer market

4:00-4:30 Beer 101 (Craft Beer Market)
5:00-5:30 Hell’s Basement Brewery
6:00-6:30 Uncommon Cider Co.
7:30-8:00 Origin Malting & Brewing Co.

ATB FINANCIAL BEER UNIVERSITY
RAHR MALTING CASK SCHEDULE

5:45-6:30 Railyard Brewing Cask
6:45-7:30 Caravel Craft Brewery Cask
7:45-8:30 The Grizzly Paw Brewing Cask

CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL STAGE

4:00-4:45 The Lashes
6:00-6:45 The Lashes
8:00-8:45 The Lashes

BARLEY BELT STAGE

3:15–4:00 Novascotiables
4:45–5:30 Novascotiables
6:45–7:30 Novascotiables

 

Saturday

COOKING WITH BEER – PRESENTED BY Granville Island Brewing

4:30-5:00 Beer & Oka Cheese
5:30-6:00 Beer & Cococo Chocolate
7:00-7:30 Beer & Oka Cheese
8:00-8:30 Beer & Cococo Chocolate

BREW MASTER SEMINARS – HOSTED BY CRAFT BEER MARKET

4:00-4:30 Beer U – Combine to Craft
5:00-5:30 Banded Peak Brewing Co
6:00-6:30 Philip’s Brewery
7:30-8:00 Cold Garden Beverage Co

ATB FINANCIAL BEER UNIVERSITY
RAHR MALTING CASK SCHEDULE

5:45-6:30 Something Brewing Cask
6:45-7:30 Tool Shed Brewing Cask
7:45-8:30 Brauerie Fahr Cask

CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL STAGE

4:00-4:45 Pancake
6:00-6:45 Pancake
8:00-8:45 Pancake

BARLEY BELT STAGE

2:00-2:45 Mitch Belot Band
3:15–4:00 Mitch Belot Band
4:45–5:30 Mitch Belot Band
6:45–7:30 Mitch Belot Band

2018 Breweries, DISTILLERIES & CIDERS

The following is a list of breweries, distilleries and ciders that will be at the 2018 Calgary International Beerfest! (*Alberta born)

2018 Sponsors

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Be part of the Beer Festival fun!

2018 Media Sponsors

 

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2018 HOTEL Partners

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2018 CHARITIES & PARTNERSHIPS

2018 CRAFT DISTILLERY DISTRICTDistillery District

One of the many reasons people love craft beer and spirits is they feel so connected to the people who brew and distill it! Craft distillers are authentic, passionate, and take great pride in their work, and with the growing number of craft distillers in Western Canada ABF is creating a specific area at both the Calgary International Beerfest (May 4 & 5) and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (June 1 & 2) for people to discover these locally distilled spirits!

The Craft Distillery District will be a must-see destination for patrons at Beerfest.  They will have their senses stimulated with visual and engaging displays, the ability to sample a wide range of spirits from over a dozen distilleries from Western Canada and taste delicious food from local restaurants inspired by spirits.  There will also be opportunities to learn about the process of making craft spirits via seminars that will take place in the district area and exhibitors will be able to interact with festival goers to uncover why this is the next craft evolution!

FAQs

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS

We are proud to present the Canadian International Beer Awards to the best breweries and beers of the Calgary International Beer Festival. We also congratulate the winners of the Metro People’s Choice Awards.

View the awarded beers here

500+

Beers

100+

Breweries

35,000+

Beer Fanatics

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