Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: Are minors allowed?

ANSWER: No, current WA State regulations prohibit minors from any special event beer garden. The State classifies The Vancouver Brewfest as a beer garden. 21 and over please.

QUESTION: Are babies allowed in strollers?

ANSWER: No, current WA State regulations do not differentiate between infants and other minors. 21 and over please.

QUESTION: Is there a weekend pass?

ANSWER: Yes, you may now purchase a weekend pass for all three days so you can sample as many of the 100+ beers, ciders, meads as possible. Weekend pass is $37 PURCHASE A WEEKEND PASS

QUESTION: I can only go one day, is there just a day pass at a lower price?

ANSWER: Yes, you may now purchase a one day pass good for any day you want to come.
One day passes are not day specific and will save you some bucks if you can only come one day.
Single day pass is $30 PURCHASE A DAY PASS

QUESTION: Can we use leftover tokens from last previous Vancouver Brewfest events?

ANSWER: Yes, you may as long as it does say Vancouver Brewfest on them.

QUESTION: Is there anything other than beer? I don’t like beer.

ANSWER: Yes, we know some beer lovers have non beer loving friends and family so we have a variety of ciders, meads, and Naked Winery will have a selection of wines for you to enjoy.

QUESTION: How much does it cost?

ANSWER: Single day pass is $30 and a weekend pass is $37. Here’s the details for both:

  • Day pass is $30 (includes sales tax) and includes 10 tasting tokens and a sample 5 oz glass for you to enjoy 4 oz samples out of. If you find something you want a whole pint of, just ask for a pint and you’ll get one in a one time use disposable pint cup. Purchase your day pass online by August 1st and it’s only $25. PURCHASE A DAY PASS.
  • Weekend pass is $37 (includes sales tax) and gets everything a day pass does and access all weekend. Purchase your weekend pass online by August 1st and it’s only $32 (Save $5 for being an early bird) PURCHASE A WEEKEND PASS.

QUESTION: How much for designated drivers if we are not drinker? Why is there a charge for DD’s?

ANSWER: Yes, designated drivers will be $5 to get in and will have a special wristband marked as a DD.
The Vancouver Brewfest helps support two local charities and raises money for Northwest Battle Buddies and Second Chance Companions.

QUESTION: Do you need volunteers?

ANSWER: Yes, we love having volunteers. Please go to Volunteers to sign-up and see if there is a spot open. First come, first serve.

QUESTION: How many tokens for a sample?

ANSWER: 1 token will get you one 4 oz sample with very few exceptions. We do have a limited number of expensive beers that require 2 tokens per sample. Naked winery also has an Old Vin wine that will be 2 tokens per sample.

QUESTION: How much do tokens cost?

ANSWER: Re-buy tokens for $1.50 each.

QUESTION: Are tokens good at vendor booths?

ANSWER: Yes, tokens are good as cash at all vendors at the token purchase value of $1.50 each.

QUESTION: Do all the vendors take tokens?

ANSWER: Yes. Without exception food vendors will accept your tokens good as cash at $1.50 per token.

QUESTION: Are pets allowed?

ANSWER: Yes, at our August 12-14th, 2016 event we have room for well behaved parents and their pets. Little doggies please remind your parents to bring something for you to drink out of and to pick up after you use the toilet. Doggie poop bags will be available inside the event and are provided by our great pet sponsor, Columbia Veterinary Center.

QUESTION: Can I bring in food from outside?

ANSWER: Sure! The farmers market is next door and food from anywhere is welcome. We will have 6 of the best event food vendors in the area serving food at the food court as well. See who we have at the Brewfest this year.

QUESTION: I’m going to need a ride home, who should I call?

ANSWER: We have our great sponsor Vancouver Cab standing by ready to transport you safely home all weekend. Your wrist band gets you $5 off your ride home and your E-ticket gets you $5 off your ride to the Vancouver Brewfest. Give them a call at 360-737-3333 and get a ride to and from the event! You won’t even have to find parking that way.

QUESTION: DAV card only or can we use our VA card?

ANSWER: Vancouver Brewfest Disabled American Veterans get in free. If you have a VA card and you verbally state you are a legit disabled veteran you may get in free. This is a fundraiser for disabled Vets and we honor them by allowing them in free. As a former combat veteran myself we of course love all veterans with just the disabled getting this discount.

QUESTION: Why did you go to 4 oz tasters? Can we still get a full pint glass?

ANSWER: All beers, ciders and mead are a 4 oz pour for 1 token with few exceptions that are 2 tokens. Naked winery samples are also 1 token with one exception 2 tokens per sample. When you find a beer you like you may get a pint in a disposable event cup for 4 tokens. (The same few exceptions would be up to 8 Tokens for some beers.)VBFglassware