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The ‘world’s most beautiful beer festival’ returns to Banff this month

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Ready to get movin’ and boozin’? This year’s Banff Craft Beer Festival is back! Come get your brew on at Canada’s most beautiful beer festival at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. From November 21-23 enjoy samples of your favourite Alberta craft beer while taking in breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and learn about the history of Canada’s First National Park!

Beer, cider, spirits – gangs all here! With over 50 different Alberta breweries attending the event, discover distinct flavours at this partially outdoor event against Alberta’s beloved scenic backdrop. Come treat your taste buds with an incredible selection of breweries, distilleries, and gourmet bites and snacks – there’s something for everyone!

Banff Craft Beer Festival 2019

Sip, sip, let’s partay inside the Cave and Basin’s cozy heated tent and sampling hall. A brand new addition this year, the Brightside Basin will be home to even more Alberta breweries and craft distilleries! Nestled next to the historic Basin, the Brightside Basin will expand the festival with extra sampling, extra entertainment, and extra good vibes. Stop by the Brightside booth and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Jasper Beer and Spirits Festival!

Gaze out at the illustrious Rocky Mountains and take in the history of the Cave and Basin. Once known as a special place to Indigenous people, the Cave and Basin is not only a sacred and spiritual place but was the catalyst to creating the Banff Hot Springs. Fun fact, Calgary, the Cave and Basin is built around natural, thermal mineral springs. The discovery of steam venting from the side of Sulphur Mountain is how Banff National Park was created. Cool, huh?!

Choose your own mountain adventure and enjoy brewtiful (ha) views, stroll outside, or stay warm by the fire. Learn about the natural healing mineral water and how the Banff Hot Springs Reserve brought attention and tourists to the park.

Make a soft landing after your day or night of sampling on a comfy pillow with Banff Craft Beer Festival’s hotel packages. Along with your accommodation, packages can include sample tokens, mugs, VIP badges, and lanyards, basically, all things to get you, festival-ready!


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The Banff Craft Beer Festival runs from November 21-23, and tickets starting from only $20.00+ can be purchased here. Grab your crew and get ready to mix and mingle against the backdrop of pristine wilderness and fresh glacial waters.

Experience Alberta’s craft beer community. Get crafty and share your story and passion for our local favourite brews at the Banff Craft Beer Fest. See ya there, pals!


When: Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23
Where: Cave and Basin – 311 Cave Ave, Banff
Cost: $20-$30

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