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Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is Back!

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Craft yourself an afternoon of hops and suds at the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival.

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is back for its 3rd year this August. Drawing over 30 brewers from across British Columbia, this is the largest craft beer festival north of the Malahat. ­­­

The afternoon of tasting focuses on all the craft aspects of brewing. With each brewer bringing a small selection of beers, craft connoisseurs will have a lineup of over 100 brews to taste.

Although the breweries are coming from across BC, the food will be provided by local Cowichan restaurants. This region is known for its agricultural bounty, creative cooking, and delicious bites. So, along with over 30 beer vendors, 30 local food vendors will be supplying the artisan cuisine for the festival. Arrive hungry.

Located in the heart of Chemainus, the festival is a 19+ event — don’t forget to bring your ID along with your ticket! Each admission translates to 5 beer or food tokens, a keepsake tasting glass and an opportunity to win incredible door prizes. However, the true beer buff will want to purchase a VIP ticket, which includes 10 beer or food tokens, one hour of tasting before the general public, a full-size beer glass and much more. 

Stay tuned to the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival’s social media for more information on vendors, entertainment and transportation options!


WHAT: Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival 

WHEN: August 13, 2022 (12:00pm – 5:00pm)  

WHERE: Doc Lewis Field, Chemainus BC (9740 Elm Street) 

COST: $27.99 Regular Admission, $53.99 VIP Admission 

This is an adult event. All people on the festival grounds must be at least 19 years old.

If you’re looking to expand your craft brewing knowledge before the festival, Cowichan is home to five incredible breweries. Visit Red Arrow Brewing, Small Black Brewing, Craig Street Brew Pub, Riot Brewing and the brand new Bayview Brewing Company to start your research early.

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