If you think beer is better in the summer, you better think again. Alberta Beer Festivals are bringing the best of the best to our province, and you won’t forgive yourself if you miss out.
The purpose behind the events is to provide the ultimate beer & spirit experience. So, you can expect to find breweries and distilleries from all around Western Canada and some of their best creations.
The events that still remain on the docket for this year include Calgary International Beer Festival, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, and Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival. There is also the 2023 Revy Beer Festival if you feel like crossing the B.C. border and the Jasper Park Lodge Super Bowl Party.
Craft beer is a growing trend in Alberta, with more and more people looking to try new and interesting brews. To help beer lovers get their fix, the Alberta Beer Festivals hosts several beer festivals throughout the year. Here's a rundown of the top events to check out.
Calgary International Beerfest
The Calgary International Beerfest is one of the largest beer events in Alberta, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Held in May, this festival offers the chance to try over 400 different beers from around the world and attend seminars, live music, and other entertainment. Whether you're a seasoned beer drinker or just getting started, the Calgary International Beerfest is not to be missed. Location: BMO Centre, Calgary.
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
The Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is another of Alberta's top beer events, offering visitors the chance to try some of the best brews from local and international craft breweries. Held in March, this festival is the perfect opportunity to sample a range of beers and find new favourites. With live music, food trucks, and other entertainment, there's something for everyone at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. Location: Northlands Park, Edmonton.
The Revelstoke Beerfest is a unique beer event, held in the beautiful mountain town of Revelstoke. This festival offers visitors the chance to sample a range of beers while taking in the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies. With local and international brewers showcasing their wares, the Revelstoke Beerfest is a must-visit for beer lovers. In addition to beer tasting, the festival also features live music, food trucks, and other entertainment. Date: To be confirmed. Location: Revelstoke, British Columbia.
Jasper Super Bowl Party
The Jasper Super Bowl Party is perfect for football fans and beer lovers. Held in February on Superbowl Weekend, this festival offers the chance to watch the biggest game of the year with friends and enjoy a variety of local and international beers. With live music, food trucks, and other entertainment, the Jasper Super Bowl Party is the ultimate way to celebrate the biggest event in sports. Date: To be confirmed. Location: Jasper, Alberta.
No matter your preference, Alberta's beer festivals have something to offer every beer lover. Whether you're a seasoned drinker or just starting out, these events are the perfect opportunity to sample a range of brews and find your new favourites. So why not grab your tickets and head to Alberta to experience the best in craft beer?
Britanny Burr is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the 2022/23 Cool Winter Guide advertising feature. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.