Great Canadian Beer Festival Draws Thousands This Weekend

Crannog AlesMore than 40 craft breweries from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest come together to celebrate the diversity of the brewers’ craft this weekend, September 5 and 6, at the 16th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival held at the Royal Athletic Park at Caledonia and Cook Street.

The GCBF has quickly become one of the worlds’ must attend beer events. People from all over the globe visit Victoria to attend the GCBF — as do brewers from as far away as Australia, England and Belgium. Victoria’s little annual beer festival, first held in 1993, has blossomed into an international brewery event. Only all-natural beers from keg and cask are served – with most of the brewers on hand to answer questions, and accept compliments.

The GCBF is held each year on the first weekend after Labour Day with over 40 craft breweries from across Canada, Belgium and the Pacific Northwest. Admission is by Advance Ticket only. No ticket sales at the door.