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Craft beers, ciders, and spirits take over the hotel. Sample the finest brews from across the Sea-to-Sky. Learn about brewing techniques, food pairings and more.


All month long, with brewer-hosted tasting workshops every Thursday night and food pairings every Sunday.


The Beer Farmers, Coast Mountain Brewing, Sons of Vancouver, Pemberton Brewing Company, AFrame Brewery, Whistler Brewing


The Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel and EightyOne Cafe.

How to participate

All tastings and workshops are free for guests of the Summit Lodge. Non-guests are welcome to attend the Thursday tasting workshops.

>> Book your Autumn stay at the Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

About the Breweries

The Beer Farmers

The Beer Farmers are a 4th generation organic family farm on a mission to create the 100% local pint. One of only a handful breweries in North America that grows their own barley, they create a regional terroir in their farmhouse beers. The Beer Farmers know that farmhouse beer is process, not a style, so they let their quality, homegrown ingredients stay in the spotlight of their stripped back – approachable beers.

Coast Mountain Brewing

Coast Mountain Brewing opened it’s doors late summer 2016 joining an incredible craft beer scene right here in beautiful British Columbia. Designed and built by the Winter family and friends, Coast Mountain focuses on complex, flavourful & sessionable beers. Initially brewing North American influenced ales and lagers, with a passion to explore beyond to historical recipes from traditional brewing regions across Europe.

Sons of Vancouver

Sons of Vancouver is a really, really small batch distillery on Vancouver’s North Shore. It was born out of a young, foolhardy desire to follow passions and contribute to a growing community of independent distillers. James and Richard are the guys behind the curtain, who have created this selection of dynamic BC spirits using really, really local grains.

Pemberton Brewing Company

Here at the Pemberton Brewing Company we are passionate about craft beer and our local community. Our philosophy towards brewing is straight forward – Beer First. The focus at Pemberton Brewing is always on what’s in the tanks and coming out of the taps so we give our customers the best possible brews. We are a craft brewery located in the Pemberton Industrial Park with a comfortable tasting room where you can check out everything going on at the brewery, try our beers, fill your growlers and pick up packaged products. Come out and try some great beer from beautiful Pemberton!

AFrame Brewery

Our beer philosophy is this; make clean, sessionable beers, with the purest ingredients we can source. That way, whether you’re enjoying a flight in house, or picking up a growler for a family BBQ, you can enjoy every bit of it; from the aroma and flavor, to the integrity of the ingredients and the sustainability of our growers. We play the long game here, and the quality of our beer is a big part of that.

Whistler Brewing Company

Whistler Brewing is not the next big thing. Far from it. We’re trailblazing, modern day pioneers of BC craft brewing. We’re malt-forward-thinkers who don’t rely on computers to tell us how to brew beer. Instead we rely on experience and our own two hands. This is not another hit-you-over-the-head-with-hops flavour of the week. This is authentic craft beer built on a tradition of progression. And it’s been that way for a long time.

OctoBeerFest Schedule

Thursday October 4th – Workshop

Where the worlds of beer and farming overlap, by The Beer Farmers

7pm at EightyOne Cafe, located at 4359 Main St (entrance just to the right of the Summit Lodge).

Come meet The Beer Farmers, sample some brews, and learn about where the worlds of beer and farming overlap.

*Sunday October 7th – Food Pairing

Fresh Hop Golden Ale x Squash soup with corn and garlic, by The Beer Farmers and chef Adam Protter

*This may be rescheduled due to Thanksgiving

Thursday October 11th – Workshop

Sour Beer 101, by Coast Mountain Brewing

7pm at EightyOne Cafe, located at 4359 Main St (entrance just to the right of the Summit Lodge).

Come meet Coast Mountain Brewing and learn all about sour beers (and try some samples, of course).

Sunday October 14th – Food Pairing

First Aid Kit Pomegranate Sour x borscht and clafoutis, by Coast Mountain Brewing and chef Adam Protter

Thursday October 18th – Workshop

How to mix better cocktails than all of your friends (after practicing for 10 minutes), by Sons of Vancouver

7pm at EightyOne Cafe, located at 4359 Main St (entrance just to the right of the Summit Lodge).

Sunday October 21st – Food Pairing

Amaretto x Zabaglone, by Sons of Vancouver and chef Adam Protter

Thursday October 25th – Workshop

Brewing With Fruit, by Pemberton Brewing Company

Come meet Pemberton Brewing Company and learn about brewing with fruit. This short presentation features their Watermelon Sour and Strawberry Pale Ale.

7pm at EightyOne Cafe, located at 4359 Main St (entrance just to the right of the Summit Lodge).

Sunday October 28th – Food Pairing

Fruit beers x charcuterie, by Pemberton Brewing Company and chef Adam Protter

Thursday November 1st – Workshop

Mock beer competition, by A-FRAME Brewing

Learn how to taste beers like a certified beer judge, sample a few beers and vote on your favourites!

7pm at EightyOne Cafe, located at 4359 Main St (entrance just to the right of the Summit Lodge).