Jasper Beer & Barley Summit

Your mountain adventure awaits! The Jasper Beer & Barley Summit/Festival, hosted at the world-renowned Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, is unlike any beer festival experience in the world. Think of it as part beer/spirit festival, part intriguing story-time seminars, and part wilderness adventure.

Each evening of the 2 night festival will feature a different line up of tantalizing craft beers and spirits to sample, as well as succulent foods prepared by the amazing chefs at JPL! During the day, listen to passionate stories from some of the top brewers and distillers in the world plus other amazing guests. Think of the Summit like the League of Super Heroes, but more chill, with brewer/distiller super powers, and way, way, way more beards.

The Jasper Beer & Barley Summit is a unique mountain retreat. Those who experience it will want to keep it secret, so you’ll need to be there to discover what this mountain adventure holds in store for you!


FEBRUARY 1, 2 & 3, 2019


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge


1. THE RETREAT – Seminars featuring industry leaders


The Retreat

Aside from the seminars and festival, there many extras that are included in the Summit, including:

Accommodation at the world-famous Jasper Park Lodge.
Amazing meal package created by JPL’s amazing chefs.
Shinny on the outdoor rink – bring your skates!
Countless opportunities to network with peers from our industries!
Don’t forget to stay for the Superbowl Party on Sunday (there is an added fee for this, but it will be worth it!)

Seminars Featuring Industry Leaders

Seminars will be hosted by RAHR Malting and Canada Malting, and will cover the following topics:

Respected leaders from breweries across North America will share their stories of success and failures (stay tuned for who we have lined up!)
Marketing & Business experts will discuss how to tackle the challenges of developing an effective sales forces, and how to market your company to stand out from the competition.
And more…we will continue to update you as we progress!

The Jasper Summit Beer Festival

Friday, February 1 : Apres Ski Theme


Saturday, February 2 : Super Bowl Theme


– Each night the festival will showcase 20 breweries and distilleries from across North America.
– All food & drink during the Jasper Summit Beer Festival will be included.
– All food at the festival is included with entry and will feature amazing creations from Jasper Park Lodge’s top chefs!

Jasper Beer & Barley Summit Schedule



2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fun Shinny Hockey Game among the Brewers and Distillers
(Of course we are playing shinny - this is Canada!!)

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Jasper Summit Beer Festival (Apres Ski Theme)


Seminar Room #1

Seminar Room #2

Seminar Room #3

8:30am - 10:00am

Buffet Breakfast

10:30am - 11:30am

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

11:45am - 1:00pm

Hot Stove Lunch - Presentation by Special Guests

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Jasper Summit Beer Festival (Super Bowl Theme)



10:00am - 11:30am

Hot Stove Brunch - Presentation by Special Guests & Awards Ceremony


Super Bowl Party : Additional night of accommodation and Super Bowl viewing with snacks and gratuities.

*Schedule is subject to change without notice

2019 Jasper Beer & Barley Summit Hosts




Back as one of the hosts of the Jasper Beer & Barley Summit/Festival, Bob Sutton brings a wealth of experience working with leading makers of craft beers & spirits. From travelling Europe for research, to bribing his way out of Venezuala, Bob has seen and done it all in his 25+ years in the industry.




ABF is pleased to welcome Armand Parisien, president of the Canada Malting Company, as one of the hosts of the 2019 Jasper Beer & Barley Summit/Festival. From Maltster Trainee to President, Armand has contributed greatly to the craft beer and spirit industry over the course of his career. We look forward to Armand sharing his insights and guiding us through this one-of-a-kind weekend at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

2019 Jasper Beer & Barley Summit Ambassadors




We are pleased to welcome Jim Button to the Jasper Beer & Barley Summit/Festival this year. As a board member for Beer Canada, and co-founder of Village Brewery, Jim has both the ability to give insight into the craft beer industry in Canada, and the experience to relate how that works for a leading craft brewery. Jim has won multiple awards for community building and community service, and is a gifted storyteller. Jim is presently on a Sabbeertical.




After years of homebrewing at sea as a ship’s cargo officer, Sam Thompson has taken quite the journey in becoming a brewer for one of North America’s premier breweries. As one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Jasper Beer & Barley Summit/Festival, Sam will share his incredible story, as well as give insight into what it is like to brew craft beers that are enjoyed the world over!

More Details Will Be Announced Soon