When is Edmonton's International BeerFest this year?

This year’s event is March 24-25

Where: Shaw Conference Centre
Friday March 24, 2017: 4PM – 10:00PM
Saturday March 25, 2017: 4PM – 10:00PM (Ale Pass/BeerGod admission at 3pm)
Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online through our website, use the link below:



How do I get a refund or change my ticket to a different day?

You can change your ticket from Friday to Saturday or vice versa following the steps below:


If you would like to upgrade your tickets then you will only need to pay the difference in price. Please see the link below for instructions:


How many beers will be at this years event?

Over 200 beers will be represented at this years event.

How much are sample tickets?

Each sample ticket is $0.50, the price per sample will vary at each vendor depending on the cost of the product. Vendors will have that information clearly displayed.

How big are samples?

Beer samples size is 4oz. Sample sizes are regulated by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, larger samples are not allowed

Will there be food vendors?

Below is a listing of our food vendors at BeerFest this year:

  • Native Delights
  • Pizza 73
  • Poutine World
  • Soner’s Donair & Kebab
What is the live entertainment line up for this year?

This live performance schedule may change without notice. Click the link below to view more details and see videos of our performers this year.

Friday, March 24

5:45–6:30 pm – Lucas Chaisson
7:10–7:55 pm – Jay Gilday
8:35–9:20 pm – Miss Rae & Jimmy Guiboche

Saturday, March 25


5:30–6:15 pm – John Guliak
7:00–7:45 pm – Kimberley MacGregor
8:25–9:10 pm – The Fronts

What is the BeerSchool Schedule for this year?

This BeerSchool schedule may change without notice. Click the link below to view more details on the classes.

Friday, March 24, 2017

4:20 pm – 4:50 pm – Beer Tasting 101 with Sarah Kutryk

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – Beer Tasting 101 with Sarah Kutryk 

6:35 pm – 7:05 pm – Craft Beer Geography with AB Craft Beer Guide

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Beer Art Class with Angela Skaley, owner of Arty Party


Saturday, March 25, 2017

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Beerducation 201 with Cicerone Devyn Jones

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm – Brewing Chemistry with Mill Street Brewery

6:20 pm – 6:50 pm – Craft Social Studies with Master Cicerone Michelle Tham

7:50 pm – 8:20 pm – Craft Beer Geography with AB Craft Guide

What is included in the AlePass?

Ale Pass Ticket Buyers Receive:

  • Free access to the festival 1 hr early (Saturday only)
  • Free sampling mug
  • Free tasting guide and front of the line Access to the festival grounds
What is included in the BeerGod Pass?

BeerGod Ticket Buyers Receive:

  • Free Official Sample Mug
  • Tasting guide
  • Access to Festival Grounds 1 hour Early (Saturday Only)
  • Priority access to the Festival Grounds
  • Private Beer God Seating Area
  • Free Official BeerFest T-Shirt
  • Free access to All BeerSchool Classes
  • Doors open Saturday @ 3pm for Ale Pass and BeerGods only
Will I still have to stand in line with when I purchase the BeerGod or AlePass?

Every attendee to the event is required to pass through our admission process. With only a set amount of staff, we can only process a certain volume of people at a time. Lines do form at peak hours to avoid lines, arrive early or outside of peak hours. BeerGod and AlePass ticket holder will be processed with priority.

Will tickets be available at the door?

Buy in advance and don’t risk it.

Do Any of the different tickets come with free beer?

Free samples are not available at the event. Each sample must be purchased with a sample ticket.

What ID is required for admission?

ID requirements
Valid primary identification must:
• have a photo;
• have a name;
• have a signature;
• be government issued;
• include date of birth;
• not be expired;
• have a unique identifier number; and
• be an original (not a copy).

If there is any doubt of your ID’s validity you may be asked for a secondary piece of ID

Valid secondary identification must:
• have a name;
• be government issued;
• have a unique identifier number; and
• include date of birth.