Oktoberfest in Vancouver: Steam Whistle Brewing

Comments 52 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s time to dust off your lederhosen as Steam Whistle Brewing brings their own Oktoberfest celebrations to the Imperial in Vancouver on September 20th. Enjoy music from The Rheinlander Oom-pah Band, entertainment by the AVC Edelweiss Dancers from the Austria Vancouver Club in Richmond, food by Bestie, and plenty of beer.

What Steam Whistle Brewing’s Oktoberfest in Vancouver
Where The Imperial (319 Main St, Vancouver)
When Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
Tickets Tickets are $15 in advance online or $20 at the door. Each ticket comes with a souvenir 1/2 litre ceramic stein to cheer this renowned beer festival. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

SteamWhistleOktoberfestVancouver“Vancouver is recognized for its festivals, so we knew after our staff trip to Munich for the world famous Oktoberfest, that if we were going to share the true festival experience with our West Coast friends – we had to do it right,” explains James Foran of Steam Whistle Brewing.

“This is our 2nd year celebrating Oktoberfest in Vancouver and we’re focused on bringing to life the camaraderie, food, folk culture, fun, traditional costumes and beer that Germany is renowned for. We’re inviting craft beer lovers to join in Steam Whistle’s take on this beer celebration.”

Bars across BC will also serve Steam Whistle Pilsner in the limited edition 1/2 litre Oktoberfest ceramic stein through October, while quantities last. Some will even offer a stein re-fill station, ask servers for details.

Oktoberfest Facts: Each year in Munich, Germany, festival goers consume over 7 million litres of beer, 500,000 roast chickens, 240,000 sausages, 70,000 pork knuckles, and a gazillion doughy pretzels! In honour of these customary foods, Steam Whistle has Oktoberfest inspired recipes for Schnitzel and potato salad.

Steam Whistle is an independent brewery housed in Toronto’s historic John St. Roundhouse, which is actually a dead ringer for the Yaletown Roundhouse in Vancouver. A 2012 Gold Medal winner at the Canadian Brewing Awards, their refreshing Pilsner is crafted with traditional European brewing methods and only four, natural (GMO-free) ingredients under the watchful eye of their Czech Brewmaster.

If you would like to attend Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest in Vancouver, I have a pair of tickets to give away along with two ceramic steins. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Update The winner is Terri!

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52 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. dustin youngThursday, September 4th, 2014 — 6:23pm PDT

    Pick me.its my favorite beer

  2. AnnaThursday, September 4th, 2014 — 8:22pm PDT

    Oktoberfest ist genial!

  3. KateThursday, September 4th, 2014 — 9:42pm PDT

    Bier ist gross!

  4. Krissy SmithThursday, September 4th, 2014 — 10:38pm PDT

    Ich liebe oktoberfest!

  5. KathleenThursday, September 4th, 2014 — 11:04pm PDT

    Bitte holen Sie mich

  6. PaulFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 7:27am PDT

    Ich würde gerne diesen Wettbewerb zu gewinnen

  7. A.J.Friday, September 5th, 2014 — 7:58am PDT

    Das contest ist wunderbar!


  8. MaryFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 8:06am PDT

    Ich möchte etwas erleben Oktoberfest!

  9. TerriFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 8:38am PDT

    Ich mochte eine glass bier und eine bratwurst! Wunderbar!

  10. HannahFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 9:17am PDT

    Ich liebe Bier

  11. Mike RobertsonFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 9:46am PDT

    Beer Good!

  12. MichelleFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 10:37am PDT

    Beer is always a good idea 😉

  13. ErikaFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 10:47am PDT


  14. DermotFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 10:48am PDT

    ein zwei drei g’suffa!

  15. AliFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 12:30pm PDT

    Ich liebe Bier! Prost!

  16. wenxiaoFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 1:00pm PDT

    Wissen Sie, wo ich noch einen freien Platz finde?

  17. jeanieFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 3:54pm PDT

    Prost! =D

  18. BHFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 4:07pm PDT

    Sprichst du englisch?

  19. Scott PodwinskiFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 8:45pm PDT

    Das Auto!

  20. Lorena GrandeFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 10:25pm PDT

    Ess deine fleisch, sonnst kriegst du keine “Nachtisch!” 🙂

  21. Erika WoottenFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 10:25pm PDT

    Would love to go!!!!!

  22. Mike RichardsFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 10:54pm PDT

    ich würde gerne gehen zum Oktoberfest

  23. KamFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 11:19pm PDT


  24. DilaraSaturday, September 6th, 2014 — 11:17am PDT

    Ich liebe Oktoberfest!

  25. ElaanSaturday, September 6th, 2014 — 3:42pm PDT

    Ich liebe oktoberfest!

  26. LorSaturday, September 6th, 2014 — 6:36pm PDT


  27. KateSaturday, September 6th, 2014 — 6:57pm PDT

    Ich liebe Bier! Wähle mich!

  28. carlosSaturday, September 6th, 2014 — 11:30pm PDT

    ich! ich! ich! bitte!

  29. ErinSunday, September 7th, 2014 — 7:07am PDT

    Bier ist gut

  30. LisaSunday, September 7th, 2014 — 9:16am PDT

    What a great prize!! Thank you for the opportunity:) we just had the chance to tour the Steam Whistle brewery in Toronto. Amazing Beer, would love to go!!

  31. LisaSunday, September 7th, 2014 — 9:16am PDT

    Was für ein toller Preis !! Danke für die Gelegenheit 🙂 Wir hatten nur die Möglichkeit, die Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto Tour. Erstaunlich Bier, würde gerne gehen !!

  32. Sarah MSunday, September 7th, 2014 — 2:56pm PDT

    Ich liebe Bier!

  33. Luke McAdamMonday, September 8th, 2014 — 10:26am PDT

    Ich möchte mich auf meine Lederhosen setzen und trinken tief aus dem goldenen Elixier des Lebens!

  34. Chad NehringMonday, September 8th, 2014 — 3:59pm PDT

    Beer me!

  35. Chad NehringMonday, September 8th, 2014 — 4:00pm PDT

    Bier ich!

  36. AlbertMonday, September 8th, 2014 — 10:24pm PDT

    Guten Tag , viel Glück

  37. James BreenTuesday, September 9th, 2014 — 6:25am PDT

    Ich liebe oktoberfest!

  38. Michelle WTuesday, September 9th, 2014 — 4:32pm PDT

    We usually have an Oktoberfest party every year, but this year it’s not working out. Glad to end up at this event!

  39. MasumiTuesday, September 9th, 2014 — 8:38pm PDT


  40. timTuesday, September 9th, 2014 — 11:42pm PDT


  41. KymmTuesday, September 9th, 2014 — 11:58pm PDT

    Bier, bitte!

  42. DonaldWednesday, September 10th, 2014 — 1:00pm PDT

    I’ll have another pint.

  43. KarenWednesday, September 10th, 2014 — 2:56pm PDT

    Ich liebe Schweinshaxen!! 🙂

  44. SanazWednesday, September 10th, 2014 — 4:12pm PDT

    Ich liebe an dieser Veranstaltung teilnehmen!

  45. Michelle WWednesday, September 10th, 2014 — 10:45pm PDT


  46. MayaWednesday, September 10th, 2014 — 10:49pm PDT

    beer !

  47. moniqueThursday, September 11th, 2014 — 8:21am PDT

    Ich liebe Bier!!!

  48. TimThursday, September 11th, 2014 — 2:45pm PDT


  49. JessicaThursday, September 11th, 2014 — 5:00pm PDT

    Ich möchte Tickets für Oktoberfest zu gewinnen

  50. CassieFriday, September 12th, 2014 — 9:28am PDT

    Das Festival klingt gut! Ich würde liebend gerne!

  51. JenniferMonday, September 15th, 2014 — 1:16pm PDT

    Ich liebe Bier

  52. JennaWednesday, September 24th, 2014 — 5:29am PDT

    I would love to attend this! Is it every year? I’m actually in Germany this year for Oktoberfest and planning on staying awake all day (unlike last year – http://giveforgranted.com/2014/06/how-to-last-a-whole-day-at-oktoberfest/) haha but I would love to check out other international celebrations!

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