Jan. 16, 2019 - We just confirmed our last brewery and we are now full. We will have 21 breweries and one cidery at this years festival. Check out the full list on our 2019 Breweries page. Also, before you head to WLCBF2019, check out the “Things to Remember” section at the bottom of this page.


Dec. 1, 2018 - Craft Beer enthusiasts started lining up at 5:30 in the morning for the 9:30 release of the tickets. Over 100 people rolled through the doors of Croft’s Brewing at the opening, and just over a half-hour later the last ticket was scooped up. It was great to see that every person who lined up actually got to purchase tickets. Cheers to all who stood in line and thanks to Murray & the staff at Croft’s Brewing for the use of their facility.

Planning now turns full force to the February event; lining up breweries, sponsors, and various other necessities that make this such a great community event.

Keep checking this site for the latest information, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram profiles.


  • Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

  • Location: Thompson Rivers University Gymnasium, 1250 Western Ave., Williams Lake, BC

  • Reminder: Must be 19+ to attend the Festival.


  • Your ticket includes entrance, souvenir glass, food, & all beverages.

  • You do not have to purchase drink tokens as pours are unlimited - but know your limit; drink within it.

  • There is a coat check at the event (donations appreciated.)

  • Bring cash for the silent auction table - some amazing items have been donated.

  • Vote for the “Fan Favourite” and check out the always unique trophy.

  • Plan ahead for a safe ride home; a shuttle service will also be provided by Adventure Charters.

A great place for updates is our social media outlets: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Follow us and let the announcements find their way into your feed.

Click the image below for more photos from the 2018 festival.