East Kootenay Beer Festival (4th Annual) Coming soon – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Have you ever been to a hot springs before?  How does a beer fest held at a Hot Springs resort sound?  The East Kootenay Beer Festival is coming up on their 4th Annual event held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

East Kootenay

The festival Proper is held on June 20th, 2015 between 4pm-8pm at the Fairmont Hot Springs ski resort.  There will be over 70 varieties of beer from 20+ breweries.  The brewery list to this point includes:

Banff Avenue Brewing
Big Rock Brewery
Bomber Brewing
Bravo Beer Company
Cannery Brewing
Cariboo Brewing
Fernie Brewing
Hoyne Brewing
Last Best Brewing
McClelland Imports
Moon Under Water
Mt. Begbie
Okanagan Springs
Pacific Western
Phillips Brewery
Wild Rose Brewery
Yukon Brewery

Plus more to come….

Tickets to the festival are $49 plus tax but can be purchased as part of a package with lodging.  For two tickets to the event plus two nights accommodation in the lodge it comes in at $336.  For a similar package that has your camp instead of staying in the lodge it is $160.

Here are a few photos from a post done by the e-know.ca online weekly from last years event.

I think the perfect day might just include spending the entire day relaxing in hot Springs and spending the evening enjoying a really cool beer festival.  What better way could you enjoy the last day of Spring?

Fairmont HS-157

Live Music during festival provided by Celtic band Cod Gone Wild (from Vernon, BC).

NEW this year – after party at the ski chalet, Live music by local band Valley Forged until 11pm.

If all of that is not enough there is even some festivities going on Friday June 19th including a long drive copetition at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Airport between 4pm to 7pm with lots of prizes.  All proceeds from this go to the Columbia Valley Golf Trail Junior Tour.  After the long drive competiton there is a BBQ being held at the Mountainside Clubhouse with live music by Ted Alexander between 7pm and 11!

I will personally be doing the long drive in a very short span but I would recommend planning a holiday around heading up to the festival with possible stays elsewhere in the Kootenays or maybe Kamloops to both break up driving and make it that much more enjoyable.  Make it a part of an even greater holiday!  I hope to see a ton of familiar faces when I attend.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
5225 Fairmont Resort Road, Box 10
Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia

Check out the East Kootenay Beer Festival website here.