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ABF GENERAL EVENT FAQ

I HAVE A TICKET QUESTION?

Can’t find your ticket? Log into your Showpass account and in the top right hand corner dropdown list select ‘Orders’ to view your order/tickets. If you need more help with your Showpass Account visit – help.showpass.com

For any other ticket inquiries please email us at beer.info@albertabeerfestivals.com

WHAT ARE THE TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS?

• TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
• TICKETS ARE TRANSFERABLE
• NO MINORS, ID REQUIRED
• NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES
• NO RE-ENTRY EVENT
• AGREES THAT FILMING AND PHOTOS OF THE EVENT MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO THE TICKET HOLDER

WHAT ARE THE ALBERTA BEER FESTIVALS ALL ABOUT?

Alberta Beer Festival’s Mission is to provide the ultimate beer & spirit experience! Each of our events provides a forum for breweries and distilleries to share their stories, passions, and products with the beer enthusiasts of Canada. ABF strives to have a positive impact in the beer/spirit industry, with local charities, and within our community.

WHAT CAN SOMEONE EXPECT TO FIND WHEN THEY GET THERE?

Patrons will enjoy the amazing beers, ciders, spirits, succulent food, incredible interactive entertainment, great live music, and a lot more! Play games, learn about beers, meet people… there’s never a dull moment. To experience more follow us on social media @abbeerfestivals and also check out our website Photo & Video Gallery.  

WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU GET WITH THE VIP BEER GEEK TICKET?

Beer Geek VIPs get several awesome perks! VIPs get their own separate entrance, their own private VIP Lounge area, private VIP washrooms and VIPs enjoy one free admission to each seminar area* (*Subject to Capacity – Arrive Early to Guarantee a Seat).

HOW DO THE SAMPLE TOKENS WORK AT THE EVENT?

All beer and food can be sampled by first purchasing sample tokens. Sample tokens are $1 each and sold in blocks of ten at the events. Each sample is a minimum of 2 tokens but food and more expensive beers can be more. A sample of beer is legally 4oz, which is 1/3 of a bottle of beer.

You can pre-purchase sample tokens online in $20 or $40 denominations HERE

CAN PEOPLE GET DRESSED UP FOR THE FESTIVALS?

The festivals are an event for anyone who likes learning about beer, meeting new people, and having a great time. We encourage people to dress nicely but not too nicely. There is always a wide range of styles for the event, anything from tuxes, togas, kilts, lederhosen, dirndls to casual night-on-the-town attire. Dress comfortably but dress appropriately.

WHAT IF SOMEONE ISN’T THAT INTO BEER? IS THERE SOMETHING FOR THEM AT THE EVENT?

Although the event has focused on beer, we understand that not everyone appreciates this incredible beverage the way we do. In light of that, we do have spirits to sample, numerous ciders & mead, and an array of ready to drink (RTDs) – plus a wide range of interactive entertainment, live music, and delicious food from first-class restaurants and pubs.

WHAT TYPES OF BEER EDUCATION OCCURS AT ABF?

Our goal at the Alberta Beer Festivals is to increase your “Beer-Q” and help you find a new favourite beer. Brew Master seminars, hosted by brewmasters and brewery representatives, are held regularly each evening, so are Cooking with Beer seminars that pairs delicious food with beer!

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR SUSTAINABILITY?

ABF has a number of green initiatives in place to assist the community in reducing a carbon footprint. All of our paper products are printed and created on recycled, sustainably sourced materials. We give patrons a reusable collector mug, which reduces garbage intake by upwards of 95%.

All of our products are locally sourced, and our beverage containers are all recycled. We do our very best to promote local business, and help the provincial economy, by giving a portion of our proceeds back to the community with the support of over 30 charities in Alberta.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

NO. The events are 18+ only (19+ in BC). Valid ID must be presented (ie, driver’s license, government issued photo ID).

IS FOOD INCLUDED IN THE TICKET?

Food is NOT included in the ticket, however there will be great restaurants and pubs onsite that will pair well with beer, your beer tokens can be used to purchase food.

ARE OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINK ALLOWED?

NO outside food or drink is permitted to enter the premises. The entire event has delicious food and drink so why would you want to anyway?!

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

YES in the designated smoking area only.

CAN I BRING MY PET?

NO pets allowed.

CAN I VOLUNTEER TO WORK AT THE FESTIVAL?

YES. It may sound clichéd – but we really couldn’t do it without the volunteers. Most of our volunteers come to us through our charity of choice – but we would love for you to approach us to see if there is anything that you can do. Complete the online volunteer form at www.albertabeerfestivals.com/become-a-volunteer.

HOW CAN MY COMPANY BECOME A SPONSOR?

Please visit our CONTACT PAGE for Sponsor details.

BANFF CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL FAQ

What do the Ticket Packages include?

The ticket packages are the Best Deal, they include:
– Entry into the Festival
– $40 in Sample Tokens
– Commemorative Sample Mug
– …and you SAVE!

I’m travelling from out of town, is there accommodation packages for the festival, and can I get a discount?

Again, Banff Craft Beer Festival has partnered with the Banff Lodging Co.  There will be great discounts available for weekend packages, check it out HERE!

Where is the Cave and Basin located?

The Cave and Basin is located at:

311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB
T0L 0C0, Canada

If you’re traveling Westbound on Banff Ave. continue West on Banff Ave until you pass the Bow River Bridge, then make a right onto Cave Ave and continue along until you arrive at the Cave and Basin.

Is there a charity involved?

YES our charity partner is Rocky Mountain Adaptive. Learn more about them at rockymountainadaptive.com

Will Shuttles be made available to and from the Banff Craft Beer Festival?

Yes, shuttles will frequently leave from/to downtown Banff and the Cave & Basin.

No parking will be allowed for personal vehicles at the Cave & Basin. The only way, other than taxi, walking, biking or being dropped-off, to the event this year will be via our shuttles. We are building a whole new shuttle boarding area in the parking lot behind the Mount Royal Hotel. We’re adding additional shuttles, fire pits, lights, tenting and more to make sure that your trip to and from the event is a memorable experience.

For more information please see our 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go and follow-us through our FacebookInstagram & X @ABBeerfestivals to stay up to date on all things #BanffBeerfest

What other things are there to do in Banff?

For starters,  Skiing – Mt Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise will all be open for the season. Check out this awesome list of Events in Banff and Lake Louise | Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (banfflakelouise.com)Banff Hot Springs and the Red Earth Spa at the Caribou Lodge is a great place for people to relax before or after the festival.

Anything else we need to know?

  • Admission pass does not include food/beer tokens
  • Sample Tokens are $1 each sold in blocks of 10
  • No Minors, ID required
  • No outside food or beverages
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Tickets are transferrable
  • No re-entry

JASPER BEER & SPIRITS FESTIVAL FAQ

Where is the Jasper Park Lodge located?

#JasperBeerfest is hosted at the world-renowned Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, located at 1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB.

Is there a charity involved?

ABF is very proud to support our charity of choice this year, Autism Aspergers Friendship Society (AAFS).

Will Shuttles be made available to and from the Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival?

There will be two free alternating shuttles running from Jasper Brewing Co in town out to Jasper Park Lodge (JPL) from 4:45pm-11:15pm on both Friday & Saturday nights. There are also taxis and public transit as options. Please do not drink & drive!

What other things are there to do in Jasper?

Visit Tourism Jasper’s Winter Activity Site and get ready for an otherworldly winter in Jasper!

REVELSTOKE BEER FESTIVAL FAQ

What do the Ticket Packages include?

The ticket packages are the Best Deal, they include:
– Entry into the Festival
– $40 in Sample Tokens
– Commemorative Sample Mug
– …and you SAVE!

Where is Revelstoke Mountain Resort located?

#RevyBeerfest is being held at the epic Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR), located at 2950 Camozzi Rd, Revelstoke, BC.

The Beerfest is located at the midmountain Revelation Lodge that is an approx. 200 meter walk away from the top of the gondola along groomed snow at an 8% grade. Please wear appropriate footwear. *There will be a small shuttle for those with limited mobility

More information available here – albertabeerfestivals.com/revy-beerfest-2023-know-before-you-go

Is there a charity involved?

ABF is very proud to support our charity of choice this year, Revelstoke Adaptive Sports Program.

Will Shuttles be made available to and from the Revelstoke Beer Festival?

There will be a shuttle dedicated to bringing people out to the event. This shuttle will run between Grizzly Plaza downtown and RMR. Just show your #RevyBeerfest ticket (or wristband after the event) and hop on! Shuttles run from 5pm to midnight on the Friday and 11am until midnight on the Saturday of the event.

More info and other ways to get to RMR here – albertabeerfestivals.com/revy-beerfest-2023-know-before-you-go

Is there a discount on ski lift tickets?

Click on the link below and select the last weekend of March and you will see a savings of 43% off lift tickets!
https://www.revelstokemountainresort.com/plan/tickets-passes/winter-tickets/

What other things are there to do in Revelstoke?

Visit Tourism Revelstoke’s Things To Do site and get ready for your next adventure in Revy!

EDMONTON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL FAQ

Where is the event held?

#YEGBeerfest is being held at the Edmonton Expo Center, located at 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.

Don’t drink & drive, use Edmonton Transit (ETS) by taking the Capital Line LRT to Coliseum Station.

Is there a charity involved?

ABF is very proud to support local Edmonton charity WIN House.

What other things are there to do in Edmonton?

Enjoy live comedy in the great outdoors in July at The Great Outdoor Comedy Festival

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST FAQ

Where is the event held?

#YYCBeerfest is Canada’s biggest beer festival held at the BMO Center, Stampede Park located at 20 Roundup Way, Calgary, AB. Take Calgary Transit Red Line LRT to Victoria Park/Stampede Station.

Is there a charity involved?

ABF is very proud to support two charities of choice this year, Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary (AAFS Calgary) and Kids Up Front Calgary.

What other things are there to do in Calgary?

Enjoy live comedy in the great outdoors at Prince’s Island Park August 26 & 27, 2023 at The Great Outdoor Comedy Festival