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Craft Beer Festival Coming Soon

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Beer lovers will want to hop online this coming Saturday.

That’s the day tickets for the third annual Kiwanis AleFest will be going on sale. Chair Bjorn Butow says the event continues to get bigger and better each year.

“We’re going to have about 1,200 tickets available this year. Last year we had 925 and previous to that we had 550. So it grows a little bit each year as we try to find the right size and scale relative to where we hold the event – Two Rivers Gallery.”

The festival will take place Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28.  The Friday night session will run from 7:30-10:30 p.m. while the Saturday sessions go from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $63 a piece and include six craft beer tasting tokens, free tapas, live music from Coldsnap, and a silent auction.

So what makes this event so popular?

“I think our city is maturing and people are looking for good events to go to that are a nice night out,” says Butow. “The city is offering more opportunities for things for people to go and experience that they may not exactly do all the time.”

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. and can be purchased by clicking here. And if last year is any indication, he says to buy them early.

“I think you need to be on the ball. It’s almost like a concert that’s coming to town. Last year we sold-out in a week and this year we may sell-out earlier.”


I can buy a lot of beer for 63 dollars.
I cold get a lot more than 6 tastings at a local cold beer store for less…

Will city hall be first in line having the citizens of PG paying the tab?.

They seem to have this thing about all things alcohol related.

I can buy a 24 and a pack of cancer sticks for $63 bucks at the local cold beer and wine. And thats without using my friend’s status card

Just spent some time in Vancouver. Tried those new beers, strong on fruit and way too hoppy. I’ll stick to our own homegrown Cariboo and PWB.
But hey, go have fun, enjoy!

Cool!! Just got back from Edmonton, visited a beer store that had 700 different beers in stock as well as a local micro-brewery goods on tap. I think what is happening in the craft beer market is incredible, certainly there are hits & misses but overall it’s great that we have so much variety. Looking forward to this event as well as the new brewery to open sometime next year. Bottoms up!!!

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