FESTIVALS

Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival

Your mountain adventure awaits! The Jasper Beer & Spirits 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 & Spirits Festival 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!

DATE

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2020

LOCATION

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

THE JASPER BEER & SPIRITS FESTIVAL IS COMPRISED OF TWO MAJOR COMPONENTS:

1. THE WEEKEND VIP RETREAT – Spend the weekend enjoying beer, luxurious accommodations, beer seminars, unrivaled views, beer activities, exceptional service and beer, all while dining on delectable cuisine paired perfectly with craft beers from across North America.

2. THE GRAND TASTING EVENING EVENT – Each evening of the 2 night Grand Tasting event 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!

The Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival – Weekend VIP Retreat

Aside from the seminars and festival, there many extras that are included in the VIP Retreat, 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!
Snowshoeing with outdoor tasting
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 Beer & Spirits Festival – Grand Tasting Evening Event

Friday, January 31 : 6pm-10pm

Saturday, February 1 : 6pm-10pm

Entry to Grand Tasting Evening Event on January 31st or February 1st from 6pm to 10pm
Includes all beer and spirit samples, as well as amazing food prepared by Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s world-class chefs
Shuttle service – to and from Jasper Brewing Co BrewPub in downtown Jasper to Jasper Park Lodge
Welcome Reception from 5:30pm – 6pm in the Great Hall

2020 Festival Map Coming Soon

2019 Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival Schedule

2020 Schedule Coming Soon

Friday

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Snow Shoe & Hiking Tour

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Featuring Park Distillery & Apex Predator Brewing

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Jasper Summit Beer Festival

Apres Ski Theme

Saturday

9:00am - 9:30am

Breakfast

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytelling Through Recipe Design

With Sam Thompson - Lagunitas Brewing Co.

11:00am - 12:00pm

RAHR Malting Seminar Room

Alberta Pork Seminar Room

Canada Malting Seminar Room

12 Things I Beerlieve

Speaker: Jim Button
(Beer Canada & Village Brewing Co.)

In the Kitchen

Featuring Drift Food Truck and Alberta Pork

Speaker: Kara and Nevin Fenske
(Drift Food Truck)

Inspiration:

The Unique Czech Beer Culture

Speaker: David Claveau
(Olds College Brewey Program)

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Bock Chain Beer

Featuring Canada Malting, Red Shed Malting & Last Best Brewing

2:15pm - 3:00pm

RAHR Malting Seminar Room

Alberta Pork Seminar Room

Canada Malting Seminar Room

Summit Brewing, 32 Years and Counting...

Speaker: Tom Thomasser
(Summit Brewing)

In the Kitchen

Featuring The Pig & Duke and Alberta Pork

Speaker: Dan Macleod
(The Pig & Duke)

Managing Growth Of Your Brewery

Speaker: Brent Mills & Garrett Kean
(Four Winds Brewing Co.)

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Shinny on the Lake

Canada Malting Seminar Room

Traditional Aspects:

The use of Distiller's malt in the American Whisky Process

Speaker: Kevin Smith (Jack Daniel's Distillery)

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Featuring Raw Distillery, Black Cloud Bitters & Folding Mountain

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Jasper Summit Beer Festival

Football Tailgating Theme

Sunday

10:00am - 11:30am

Hot Stove Brunch

Host: Bob Sutton (Rahr Malting Co.)

Guest Panel: Jim Button, Tom Thomasser, Kevin Smith

4:00pm - 9:00pm

Super Bowl Party!

*Schedule is subject to change without notice

2019 Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival Hosts

2020 Festival Hosts Coming Soon

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BOB SUTTON

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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.

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ARMAND PARISIEN

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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 & Spirits Festival Ambassadors

2020 Festival Ambassadors Coming Soon

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STEVE DRESLER

BREWMASTER (RETIRED)

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SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.

BIO COMING SOON!

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MATT PHILLIPS

FOUNDING BREWER

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PHILLIPS BREWING & MALTING

BIO COMING SOON!

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TODD MASKMI

ON-PREMISE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

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WILD ROSE BREWERY

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NATHAN RYAN

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION & MASTER OF MEAD

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FALLENTIMBER MEADERY

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IAN BINMORE

FOUNDER

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BOW RIVER BREWING

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JASON POPESKU

BREWMASTER

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OLDS COLLEGE BREWERY

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DON MCDONALD

DIRECTOR OF SALES

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BREWSTERS BREWING CO.

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KEVIN WOOD

 OWNER & BREWER

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SOMETHING BREWING

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BRETT IRELAND

CEO

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JASPER BREWING CO.

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MATT DEAN

HEAD BREWER & PRODUCTION MANAGER

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LEGEND 7 BREWING CO.

BIO COMING SOON!

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FREEHOLD BREWING CO.

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THE GRIZZLY PAW BREWING CO.

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SPONSORS

More Details Will Be Announced Soon