As some of you know, I am a craft beer enthusiast. I go to beer tweetups. I’m a member of CAMRA Vancouver. I go to St. Augustine’s way too much. As a result, I’m excited to announce that Steam Whistle Oktoberfest is coming to Vancouver!

Steam Whistle Oktoberfest

For the first time in Vancouver, Toronto craft brewery Steam Whistle will be throwing their famed Steam Whistle Oktoberfest in our beloved city. There will be traditional Oktoberfest food, music, entertainment, and of course, Steam Whistle’s famous Pilsner.

The inspiration for Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest came from their first ever staff trip. Once a Steam Whistle employee has worked with the brewery for over 5 years, they are taken on a staff trip to Oktoberfest in Munich. The Steam Whistle co-founders loved it so much, that they wanted to bring this celebration of European brewing back home.

… and now they’re bringing it to Vancouver!

Vancouver Alpen Club
Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:00 PM 

photo by Corbin Smith

Come dressed in your best Oktoberfest costume (see their blog post for ideas) and win some prizes. Tickets are $18 in advance online here, or $20 at the door… or you can try to win tickets below!


Congratulations to Daniel! Daniel is the winner of the 2 tickets to Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest. Thanks to everyone for entering.

Win 2 tickets to Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest on September 28.

Steam Whistle has kindly provided me with two Oktoberfest tickets to giveaway. You can enter two ways, each giving you one entry into the contest:

  1. Leave a comment below explaining why you want to go.
  2. Follow @BCRobyn and @SteamWhistle on Twitter and tweet the following:

Win tickets to @SteamWhistle’s Oktoberfest in Vancouver from @BCRobyn:

I’ll then be drawing a name at random on Monday, September 23th at 12 noon. I’ll be e-mailing and/or direct messaging via Twitter the winner shortly after. Once I’ve confirmed a winner, I’ll be announcing the lucky individual on this blog.

Good luck, and prost!

Steam Whistle Oktoberfest

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  1. My husband has a German name and wants desperately to be a part of the German community. Alas, this is probably as close as he will get. And he loves beer. Haha!

  2. Hi ! I want to go to this event because it is my first ever Oktoberfest experience & my first time visiting Canada ! I’m coming from so. California to experience this cool festival & see Vancouver ! I’d love to win the contest pretty please 😀 how fun !
    Xox karis

  3. My stepdad is German and I’ve heard pretty wicked experiences from back in the day! Priceless! He’s in his mid seventies and you’d never tell by looking at him! It’s like the great times have kept him young at heart! I haven’t been to an Oktoberfest so this would be my first! What’s taken me so long!!**## Anyways judging from what I heard it’s going to be an awesome time can’t wait! Prost!

  4. Why would I like to go? Because I’m a beer-enthusiast but my dirty little secret is I’ve never been to an Oktoberfest event…ever!

    I love beer, truly & dearly. It is lovely, wonderful and yummy, all of my favourite things.

    And I love the German culture. I’d love to celebrate in my dirndl!

  5. I’ve never been to this even before, and I missed out on the opportunity to move to Germany for university so this is as close as I’ll get.

  6. we want to go because we had the chance to attend oktoberfest in Munich a couple of years ago and it was awesome .. now we are hooked. and need to get some use out of our outfits!!

  7. I did the Oktoberfest 5 times in Munich, I also did 3 times the Wasen in Stuttgart…Beerfest is now in my DNA…I can’t miss the Vancouver one!

  8. I am from Germany and miss my home country! But you can make me feel a little bit more at home here in Canada with the Oktoberfest (free tickets)! 🙂

  9. I would like to go because I went to Munich just over a year ago during a Euro-trip and feel in love with the city and beer in general. Carried the fascination with beer all over Europe and just couldn’t get enough. Now I do my best to stay apart of the culture I feel in love with there and would love to go to an oktoberfest event!

  10. My mother’s Austrian. She and my aunts have all been to Oktoberfest. My cousins have all been to Oktoberfest. My brother went to Oktoberfest multiple times while in the Army. My sisters haven’t been to Oktoberfest, but they don’t want to go because they disapprove of drinking. As for me, every few years I spend a month or two in Germany, mostly Munich and Berlin. Munich is where I started drinking beer, where I learned that it can actually taste good! But I’ve never been to Oktoberfest. It’s during the semester, when I am teaching. My life is incomplete. Please help.

    I think I have a loden jacket for my husband. Sadly, though, my dirndl is in storage in another city. But I bet my sister would lend me one of hers! (If I didn’t tell her why I wanted it.)

  11. I would love to come along – I have a lot of friends in Europe who have been and say it is an absolute blast, so a taste of Oktoberfest in Vancouver sounds pretty great. And…beer! What’s not to love 🙂

  12. Myself and my boyfriend met at Oktoberfest in Dublin,Ireland 3 years ago and every year we want to celebrate our anniversary with good beer, pretzels, fun singalong songs and druken people dressed up as Germans..2 years ago we made it to Munich but last year we were here in Van city and couldn’t find anywhere to celebrate Oktoberfest. Now we found steam whistle Oktoberfest and its all sold out! Please help we would love tickets….and we will be dressed in full Oktoberfest gear! ❤

    1. Congratulations Daniel!

      Daniel’s name was randomly drawn from all entries. He’ll be going to Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest this Saturday at the Vancouver Alpen Club.

      Thanks to everyone for entering!

  13. Why? There are thousand reasons…
    I moved from Switzerland to Vancouver one year ago. Beside Christmas time with family, the Oktoberfest is the event I have missed most since! Munich was always an annual highlight, a lot of fun enjoying nice beer, food, music and great party time with friends and and a crazy crowd!

  14. This will be my first time in Canada and Vancouver! What a better way than to check out the best Ocktoberfest party in town while i’m there!

    I am a craft beer enthusiast an I will be tasting quite of bit of local brews as well as Steam Whistle!

  15. I want to go to the Steam Whistle Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club because I’m missing out on going in Munich this year……….I’ve got a dirndl that I’d love to wear!!! Pick me, pick me!!

  16. I have been loving Steam Whistle since it was introduced to me a couple years ago. I think their business practices are great, classic promo cars are awesome, and their beer is pretty good to. I NEED to go to this event.

  17. Ich muß zum Oktoberfest!
    Steam Whistle at the Vancouver Alpen Club sounds like the perfect place to wear my dirndl that I bought in Munich a couple years back~
    Prost 🙂

  18. Just an update that I have randomly drawn a winner. I’ll be waiting to hear back from them before announcing the name. If I don’t hear back, I will be randomly drawing another name for the tickets. Stay tuned!

    1. We have a confirmed winner! Daniel, from Germany, and his girlfriend will be attending Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest this Saturday at the Vancouver Alpen Club. Congratulations!

      As for everyone else, thanks so much for entering and being a part of this! Maybe I’ll see you this Saturday at Oktoberfest? Prost!

  19. I have just arrived at the alpine club, and to much disappointment I get the impression that it appears this is little more then a cash cow for steam whistle ! What’s worse is in the line up I can see a table filled with stiens and when we get to the bar to order a drink to be told there are no stiens available only pitchers and plastic cups. Really !!!! Also where are the benches to stand on and sing. Why plastic chairs ? I lined up for 25 minutes to order food to find they ran out of prepared food at 8:30 and once I get my food its stonr cold !
    This is not oktoberfest. This is a con.

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