The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It should be celebrated in the same manner.

Most beer festivals are held throughout the summer months to take advantage of the beautiful relationship between warm weather and cold glass of suds. There are few things that go together so well, but having to wait through fall, winter and spring to get together again and see what is occurring in the industry by celebrating the delectable flavours seems very short sighted.

To bridge the gap, we have decided to have everyone raise a mug of holiday cheer and join us for the Christmas Craft Beer Show at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

In our estimation, this is a great concept that will allow the multitude of fantastic local micro-breweries to gather together to display their seasonal products as well as their brewery favorites to both beer lovers and food and beverage professionals ahead of the holiday season. This is an out of the box event for the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, but one we believe is needed in Victoria and will allow for all involved to garner exposure ahead of the most significant holiday season of the year and a chance for us all to enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year!


On Friday November 30th, the doors are open from 5 pm until 9 pm. On Saturday December 1st, the doors are open from 1 pm to 5 pm. Please note that (like all events at SOFMC) there are no in and out privileges.
Our brewery list is usually published a few months before the Christmas Craft Beer Show. The list of flavours is published in the weeks leading up to the event.

Click here to view a PDF of the beers and ciders that will be available at the 2018 Christmas Craft Beer Show.

Yes! The Christmas Craft Beer Show features breweries and cideries.
Yes, there will be food to purchase throughout the event. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
$40.00 for a one-day pass, $70.00 for a two-day pass.
Tickets are available through Select Your Tickets online or in person at 1925 Blanshard St (in the Save On Foods Memorial Centre).
Tickets include a souvenir cup, program, and a couple tokens to get you started.
Tokens are necessary to obtain a sample. Tokens will be available to purchase during the event (cash or credit card accepted).
Tokens are $1.50 each. Each sample will cost you one token.
Tokens are non-refundable, however, the same tokens are valid on both days of the event.
The sample glasses at this event are 4oz.
Yes, we will check coats for $2 each (cash only).
The building has ATMs which you will be able to use to withdraw cash.
Unfortunately, like all the events at SOFMC, there are no ins and outs. There are no longer any designated smoking areas.
We have a parking lot located directly behind the arena and there will be event parking available for $15.00. There are also other coin/credit card operated lots around the arena.
We recommend that patrons find alternative methods of transportation to the arena. Should you bring a vehicle and need to leave it overnight, you may do so until 8:00 am the next morning. We also recommend using a designated driver service; we recommend Call That Guy (778-977-6060) to get yourself and your vehicle home safely.
We do not have a bag check area, so we would prefer patrons do not bring in large bags or backpacks. If you do bring a bag, it will be subject to search.
No outside food or beverage will be permitted during this event.
Our Guest Services Department is happy to answer questions you may have regarding accessibility to the building during this event. Please contact our Guest Services department at 250-220-2602.
This will be a 19+ event. You must produce ID to purchase your ticket and enter the event.

2018 Breweries

2018 Beer List (PDF)

BREWERIES: Want to be a part of the 2019 Christmas Craft Beer Show? Email info@christmascraftbeershow.com for more information.


SuperSauce will be playing your favorites from the 80s, 90s and today at the Christmas Craft Beer Show. Their recipe? A litre of rock, a tablespoon of roll and a heaping helping of good times. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Check out what others have had to say about last year's Christmas Craft Beer Show:

Matter of Beer

"It was a fantastic event, and I had a blast. The event organizers should be proud of what they put together for a first time event, and with feedback like this, I can only hope next year is an amazing event that has turned things up to 11."

- Matter of Beer

Bring Your Porter to the Slaughter

"I’m pleased to report that the event was fantastically organized, possibly even better so than the tenured GCBF. They had full mobile ticket and credit card support, which is way more convenient. The bathroom situation was a thousand times better. There were 44 breweries and cideries in attendance, each serving 2 or more beers each, and several had one-off casks for the event."

- Bring Your Porter to the Slaughter