Beerfest? Heck yes!

The Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is coming to town, and we really can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend.

Celebrate craft creations with good food, good brews, and better company. Even if you’re not a big beer person, there’s something for you at Beerfest!

There’s tons of beer, obviously, but you’re not limited. There will also be cocktails, cider, mead, and RTDs alongside delicious eats. Plus, catch live music from Felix Cartal, Glass Petals, small town DJ’s and enjoy games, cooking demos, and even an after-party. 

If that sounds like just the thing for you, then here’s a taste (pun intended) of what to expect at the Alberta Beer Festival.

Photo via Alberta Beer Festival

What to Expect:

Beer, booze, and good times ahead!

Sample from an array of adult bevvies (or non-alcoholic beer) and enjoy food from over 15 restaurants and eateries. There will also be DJs, live music, a sports lounge, brewmaster sessions, and more!

More than anything, it’s the community spirit that makes Beerfest a good time, every time. You don’t need to drink beer to enjoy it, although if that’s your thing, we definitely recommend it.

Hear it from the Brewmaster 

Have you been nursing a years-long passion for beer? Maybe you’ve ever fantasized about running your own operation one day…

Whether you’re a connoisseur, hobbyist, or just appreciate a good brew, ‘Let’s Meet for a Beer’ is a fun opportunity to meet with brewery owners, learn about the industry, and hear how they got started.

Alberta Beer Festival
Photo via Alberta Beer Festival

Cooking with Beer

Wine pairings get a lot of attention, but what about beer? Learn how to select the perfect brew for every meal with beer pairing workshops complete with tasty samples to sip and savour. 

Sports Lounge 

Feel like resting your feet and checking in on the game? There will be a dedicated area with large screens streaming whatever big sports games are happening that day. Gather, relax, and cheer together!


Don’t want the fun to end? It doesn’t have to!

New to the lineup is the very first Beerfest after-party with performances from Felix Cartal, Glass Petals, Small Towns DJs and local talent. Keep the fun going long after the sampling ends. Take a look at ticket packages that include after-party admission when you’re planning your visit for the Edmonton event.

Whether you’re a beer aficionado, a food lover, a sports fan, or just looking for a fun weekend activity with friends, the Alberta Beer Festival has something for everyone! Explore, indulge, and connect with like-minded people. 

Tickets, VIP packages, and after-party tickets are available online. Get yours for the Edmonton Beerfest before they sell out!


Edmonton Beer Festival

When: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2024.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: Tickets start at $19.99 with packages available