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Taste what nearly 50 craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries are pouring at the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

Cheers to all the beers!
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Back for its fifth year, the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival will feature around 50 craft breweries, cider houses and distilleries pouring samples for one night of fun.

Taking place on March 7 at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival is one of the Tri-City's signature celebrations of brewing, with an emphasis on local - about 90% of participating vendors are from B.C.

The ticketed tasting event boasts an all-inclusive entry, which means no beverage tickets or tokens necessary once you're inside the venue. Tickets for 2020 have gone down in cost, with one significant difference of note for past attendees: food samples are not provided; instead, you can purchase food from a food truck that will be parked on-site.

Organizers explain why they've shifted to this new event structure, pinpointing a major current tension in the local food industry: "Over the past 12 months it’s been increasingly difficult for the festival team to confirm restaurants to participate. The reality of the food and beverage industry in the Lower Mainland is that they simply don’t have extra staffing resources."

Attendees will be able to purchase food from the Taps & Tacos Food Truck, and a seating area will be set up for those who opt to grab a bite to eat during the event.

There is a daytime matinee event and an evening event to choose from. 

Curious who's pouring? Here's the list of Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival participants for this year. 

2020's Cask Corner:

  • Callister Brewing Co.
  • East Van Brewing
  • Fernie Brewing Co.
  • Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
  • Monkey 9 Brewing
  • Off the Rail Brewing
  • Old Yale Brewing
  • Persephone Brewing
  • Taylight Brewing

2020 Vendors:

  • 4 Mile Brewing
  • Andina Brewing
  • Backcountry Brewing
  • Bomber Brewing
  • Callister Brewed Sodas
  • Dageraad Brewing
  • Deep Cove Brewers
  • Dog Mountain Brewery
  • Driftwood Brewery
  • Farm Country Brewing
  • Five Roads Brewing Co.
  • Fraser Valley Cider Co.
  • Georgian Bay Spirits
  • Good Times Drinks
  • Left Field Cider Co.
  • Luppolo Brewing
  • Mariner Brewing
  • Old Abbey Ales
  • Pacific Western Brewing
  • Patina Brewing
  • Phillips Brewing
  • Provincial Spirits
  • Russell Brewing
  • Sea Cider Farm
  • Slow Hand Beer
  • Smugglers’ Trail
  • Stanley Park
  • Steam Whistle
  • Steamworks Brewing Co.
  • Strathcona Beer Co.
  • Tinhouse Brewing
  • Townsite Brewing
  • Wildeye Brewing
  • Wreck Beach Spirits

Coquitlam Beer Festival

When: Sat. March 7 at 2-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m.

Where: The Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club - 3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam

Cost: $45 (matinee) and $55 (evening); purchase tickets online. 19+ only