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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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

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 free entry into their choice of seminars including Brew Master, Cooking with Beer and the Distillery District seminars. On top of all that, many breweries will be bringing special cask beers to the event and Beer Geeks get first crack at these beer.

Friday Schedule

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

500+

Beers

100+

Breweries

35,000+

Beer Fanatics

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2017 EVENT MAP

2017 Seminar & CASK SCHEDULES

Friday

Cooking with Beer – presented by rickard’s

3:30-4:00 Beer & Oka Cheese
4:30-5:00
 Restaurant – Wurst
5:30-6:00 Beer & Cococo Chocolate
6:30-7:00 Beer & Oka Cheese
7:30-8:00 Beer & Cococo Chocolate

Brew Master Seminars – hosted by craft beer market

5:00-5:30 Beer 101 (Craft Beer Market)
6:00-6:30 Bomber Brewing – Hockey, Friendship and Beer
7:00-7:30 Local Brewers, Local Beer Culture (Dandy, Half Hitch & Last Best)
8:00-8:30 Postmark Brewing – West Coast Lifestyle

ATB FINANCIAL BEER UNIVERSITY
RAHR MALTING CASK SCHEDULE

5:45-6:30 Boiling Oar Brewing Co
6:45-7:30 Wild Rose Brewery
7:45-8:30 The Dandy Brewing Co

Saturday

COOKING WITH BEER – PRESENTED BY RICKARD’S

2:30-3:00 Beer & Oka Cheese
3:30-4:00 Restaurant – Wurst
4:30-5:00 Beer & Cococo Chocolate
5:30-6:00 Beer & Oka Cheese
6:30-7:00 Beer & Cococo Chocolate

BREW MASTER SEMINARS – HOSTED BY CRAFT BEER MARKET

3:00-3:30 Beer U – Combine to Craft
4:00-4:30 Red Truck Beer Company – Freshest Beer on Four Wheels
5:00-5:30 Alberta Beer Girls
6:00-6:30 Lagunitas Brewing – Beer-Love from Coast to Coast
7:00-7:30 Local Brewers, Local Beer Culture (Outcast Brewing, Theoretically Brewing and Trolley 5 Brew Pub)

ATB FINANCIAL BEER UNIVERSITY 
RAHR MALTING CASK SCHEDULE

3:45-4:30 Grizzly Paw Brewing
4:45-5:30 Alley Kat Brewery
5:45-6:30 Cold Garden Beverage Co

2017 Breweries & DISTILLERIES

The following is a list of breweries and distilleries that will be at the 2017 Calgary International Beerfest! (*Alberta born)

2017 Sponsors

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2017 Media Sponsors

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2017 HOTEL Partners

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2017 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 5 & 6) and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (June 2 & 3) 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!

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