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The Real Banff Blog / Published: Sun, 11/05/2017 - 21:49

3 Reasons To Visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival

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“The World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival” will be returning to Banff National Park again this Fall. 

With more beers, more Alberta breweries and more dates - 2017 is the year to visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival!   

Here are three reasons to visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival

More Beers

The ever-expanding Canadian Craft Beer scene means there are more amazing styles of beer to try than ever before. This year you and your friends can expect to try more than 300 beers from more than 40 breweries and distilleries! Don’t forget to try the latest small batch creations from local favourites Banff Ave. Brew Co. and Park Distillery, including their new mix of barrel-aged cocktails.  

More History 

“The World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival” deserves a venue fitting of the moniker. As you walk through the doors, you’ll be steeped in history from the birthplace of Canada’s National Park system. When three railway workers rediscovered the original hot springs in 1883, little did they know their find would be the catalyst for a legacy of National Parks that stretch across the country. Although you can no longer swim in these hot springs, the entire facility - including the original cave - remains a beautiful historic site for visitors to Banff. The first 150 guests to sign-up will be treated to a lamplight tour of the historic cave and hot spring.   

More Fun 

With two sell-out years in the past, Alberta Beer Festivals has added an additional Thursday evening to the Friday and Saturday festival. Don’t miss a selection of great “Drink & Stay” packages available through The Moose Hotel & Suites, The Fox Hotel & Suites, The Inns of Banff and Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa. Packages include accommodations plus admission to The Banff Craft Beer Festival.  

This year also brings more great activities into the mix! Visitors will also enjoy an assortment of live music in the venue, including Alberta favourite David Bradford

Festival Schedule 

The Banff Craft Beer Festival runs:

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 (5pm-10pm)

Friday, November 24th, 2017 (5pm-10pm)

Saturday, November 25th, 2017 (12pm-4pm & 5pm-9pm)

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, purchase tickets now for The Banff Craft Beer Festival.

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