The Brewhalla Beer and Music Festival features craft beer, food and live music at beer festivals in Fort Langley, Port Moody and North Vancouver.
Brewhalla is the brand for the series. In 2023 Brewhalla North Vancouver was on April 14th and Brewhalla Fort Langley is on May 20th. Details about the other 2023 events in Port Moody and Cloverdale are to be confirmed.
See below for details about all of Brewhalla’s various events.
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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVALS
Other events you might be interested in are block parties hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. They feature food trucks, but also live music. Some of them also have beer gardens, and with most of them admission is free! The Surrey Block Party takes place on June 3rd & 4th in 2023 and it has a beer garden. There is also Feast-of-Ales in Maple Ridge on June 16th to 18th (which is a craft beer festival that costs about $40) and Chilliwack Ribfest (which is a fundraising event with ribs and beer) on July 28th to 30th.
The Brewhalla Beer & Music Series of Festivals
Brewhalla is a relatively new addition to the summer events scene in the Lower Mainland. There are four festivals in different cities in the region each year. In 2023 the first was in North Vancouver, the second is in Fort Langley, the third is in Port Moody and the fourth and final one is in Surrey.
Each of the Brewhalla events are for people ages 19+. The reason is because they are beer festivals. Around 30 different craft breweries take part in the Fort Langley event and the others are likely to all have at least 20.
In addition to all the beer stations at each of the events, there are food vendors and multiple live music performances to enjoy as you eat and drink. Exact details for each event varies, but generally you can expect there to be raffles or giveaways as well as activities like cornhole (i.e., bean bag throwing) and other lawn games to play.
The 2023 Craft Beer Festivals
2022 was the inaugural year for the Brewhalla Festival. There were four stops. In 2023 there are four stops once again. Details about the first two upcoming events are listed below. For an idea of what to expect later this year, details about the other events from last year are also below.
Brewhalla North Vancouver
The first stop of the Brewhalla tour in 2023 was in North Vancouver on Friday, April 14th, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. The event took place at the Shipyards. One of the most popular places for events on the North Shore, the venue is at 125 Victory Ship Way. It’s about a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus terminal near the bottom of Lonsdale Avenue.
Early bird tickets were on sale for around $35 each this year but are sold out as of early April. General admission cost about $55. There were a couple dozen different breweries featured at the event, plus a variety of food trucks. The musical acts scheduled to perform this year included the following:
- Vince Vaccaro
- Wasakaka Latin Band
- Best Night Ever
- The Dial Tones
- DJ Paisley Eva
- DJ A-Slam
At the North Vancouver event there were a good number of North Shore breweries represented. One of our favourites is Deep Cove Brewers. Their brewery is at 2270 Dollarton Highway (which is about halfway between the Village of Deep Cove and North Vancouver’s Shipyards District). Deep Cove Brewers has a really nice outdoor patio, and live music certain days of the week. Their beers are also really good. Our favourite is their pale ale.
To learn more about this event, see our article about Brewhalla North Vancouver.
ALCOHOL-FRIENDLY PLACES IN NORTH VANCOUVER
Interestingly, the City of North Vancouver was the first municipality in British Columbia to allow the drinking of alcohol in designated public parks and other outdoor spaces. Shipbuilders’ Square at the Shipyards is one such place. To learn more about this and other places on the North Shore where you can crack open a cold one without the risk of getting arrested, see our article about North Vancouver Alcohol-Friendly Parks.
Brewhalla Fort Langley
The second Brewhalla event in 2023 is on Saturday, May 20th. It’s at Fort Langley Park at 9089 Nash Street from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Tickets cost between about $35 and $55. Admission includes a tasting glass and three drink tokens. Additional beverage samples cost extra.
The festival in Fort Langley is the only one that has happened in years before 2022. In the past it was simply the Fort Langley Beer Festival. Now it’s “Brewhalla Fort Langley”. It’s pretty much the same, just with a different name and at a slightly different venue. In the past it happened just outside the Fort Langley National Historic Site. In 2022 it was at Fort Langley Park (which is about a kilometre west of the fort). The 2023 event takes place at the same location.
The food options at this venue last year included burgers, donairs, macaroni & cheese, acai bowls, donuts and more. 2023 details are to be confirmed.
The musical acts scheduled to perform at this event in 2023 are as follows:
- Orchard Sky
- Cambree Lovesy
- Garrett T. Willie
- Antonio Larosa
- The Motown Show with Krystle Dos Santos and Mike Henry
- Kate Yahn and The Bungalow
To learn more about this event, see our article about the Fort Langley Beer Festival.
Brewhalla Port Moody
In 2022 the Port Moody Brewhalla event was the only one of the four festivals that took place over two days. It happened on the Friday and Saturday of August 5th and 6th last year. The event’s hours of operation were from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on the Friday and from noon until 5:00 pm on the Saturday. The event took place at Inlet Field Park at 3024 Murray Street which is just a few blocks from Rocky Point Park.
Over 20 breweries took part in the event last year with over half a dozen food options as well. Tickets started at a little under $50.
Inlet Field Park is just down the street from what’s known as “Brewer’s Row” near Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. This means that if this event isn’t enough for you, there are plenty more breweries not too far away!
The musical acts scheduled to perform at this event in 2022 were the following:
- Brother Luck
- Aza Nabuko
- Shady & Con
- Mikey Jose
- Sam Chimes
- Shaun Finn
- Frase & Fawna
- Syd Warwick
- Yvonne Kushe
- Adam Thomas
- Phil Bo
- Brewhalla House Band
2023 event dates and details are to be confirmed.
To see a video of this event, see below or click Brewhalla Video .
Added a little later than the other three, the final Brewhalla event in 2022 was in Surrey on Saturday, October 29th. This event took place at the Cloverdale Agriplex at 17798 62nd Avenue. There was free parking available at the site itself on a first-come, first-served basis.
2023 dates and details for Brewhalla Cloverdale are to be confirmed. Expect a couple dozen or so breweries, a number of food options and live music.
To learn more about this event see our article about Brewhalla Cloverdale.
To give you an idea of what to expect at a Brewhalla event, check out the videos below. The first one shows scenes of the festival in Port Moody in 2022. The second one is of the event in North Vancouver later in the same year.
Brewhalla North Port Moody Video
As you’ll see in the following video, there were lots of beer vendors at the Port Moody event, and the number of attendees was very reasonable. When we went you didn’t have to line up for a long time to get your samples. There was also live music to enjoy and food trucks to buy all kinds of tasty treats from. The weather on the day was also perfect for beer drinking!
Brewhalla North Vancouver Video
The same as the event in Port Moody, Brewhalla North Vancouver was also awesome. It took place at the Shipyards in October. Over half the event was outside, but in a large covered area. Not shown in the video are vendors which were also set up indoors in the Pipe Shop.
The band featured in this video is Trilojay.
For more information about the beer-themed events in Fort Langley, Port Moody, North Vancouver or Cloverdale, visit the Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival website.
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- Vancouver Craft Beer Festival
- Vancouver Beers and Breweries
- Port Moody’s Search for the Perfect Pint
- Fort Langley Beer Festival
- North Shore Craft Beer Week
- Best Places to Eat and Drink in the Lower Mainland
- Vancouver Festivals and Events