Squamish Beer Festival coming this July

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Around 40 breweries are taking part in the first annual Squamish Beer Festival that’s happening July 11. Expect more than 120 different craft beer and cider releases by breweries locally and across North America.

On top of delicious libations, the festival is ensuring you have a safe ride home. Shuttle services will be available, one leaving the Vancouver Convention Centre at 10:30 a.m. and one leaving the Whistler Olympic Plaza at 11 a.m. Both shuttles depart the festival at 6:30 p.m.

The cost for the shuttle is $25 for a round-trip.

“Our biggest goal for the event is to get people out here to learn about, enjoy and have fun with craft beer in a safe, responsible manner,” said Scott McQuade, owner of Downtown Squamish’s Scotties Liquor Store. “Offering a means of reliable transportation is a way for us to do that.”

And while you’re responsibly enjoying your beer, you can grab some treats from one of the food trucks and enjoy musical performances by Watasun, Will Ross Band, and The Whiskeydicks.

Tickets are $37 for general admission and $60 for VIP, which includes a tasting glass and six four ounce pours.

Squamish Beer Festival 2015

Where: O’Siyam Pavilion, Block 10, Cleveland Avenue, Squamish

When: Saturday, July 11, 1 to 6 p.m.

Cost: $37 for general admission, $60 for VIP & $25 for round-trip shuttle service

Website: squamishbeerfestival.com

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