2018 Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Brewers Association
Brewers Association

Event Details

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Event Type: Export Development Program
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Exclusive benefit for BA Export Development Program members

Not a member? Learn more about the Program benefits and fees.

The Export Development Program will host a pavilion to showcase an assortment of U.S. craft beers at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival (VCBW), June 1-3 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Beers will be collected in Puyallup, Wash. (outside Seattle) and shipped as a consolidated shipment to the event. Beer samples are due to the Washington State warehouse by Friday, May 4, 2018.


Pacific National Exhibition

2901 East Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC


Beer Requirements

Only kegs are allowed at this outside 2-day festival: MicroStar kegs, one-way kegs, or your own kegs (that your importer takes possession after the festival). Each brewery can send up to 4 kegs. Please send only smaller size kegs, such as sixtels. If your importer will be at the festival, let us know.

MicroStar BA EDP Partner for the VCBW

The BA has an agreement with MicroStar for this event. MicroStar kegs are available for breweries that do not have an agreement with MicroStar. After the VCBW Festival, all MicroStar kegs will be returned to Puyallup, WA to go back into the MicroStar float.

MicroStar will coordinate directly with interested breweries to meet their keg needs:

  1. Current customers can pull from their existing inventory of MicroStar kegs. MicroStar will notify you of the steps for reporting your shipment out.
  2. For breweries that are not MicroStar customers, the BA will provide your address to MicroStar and empty kegs (sixtels) will be delivered to you for shipment to the Washington State warehouse

If you need empty MicroStar kegs sent to you, contact Steve Parr – delivery time is up to 2 weeks.

Shipping Dates and Location

Beer samples must be to the Washington State warehouse by Friday, May 4, 2018:

TGR Logistics Inc

926 Valley Ave NW, Ste 102

Puyallup, WA 98371

Please label all kegs: BA/VCBW

Brewery Staff Participation

Brewery participation at the VCBW is encourage but will be at your own expense. You will have the option of having your own space in the BA pavilion.


Contact Steve Parr with any questions on participating or to let him know if you will be attending in person. You must be a BA Export Development Program member to participate.

Staff Attending: