Brewhalla is the brand for the series. In 2022 the Fort Langley Beer Festival happened on Saturday, May 21st. Brewhalla Port Moody takes place on the Friday and Saturday of August 5th and 6th at Pioneer Park. The third event is at the Shipyards in North Vancouver on Friday, September 30th.
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The Brewhalla Beer & Music Series of Festivals
Brewhalla is a new addition to the summer events scene in the Lower Mainland. Between May and September in 2022 there are three festivals in different cities in the region. The first is in Fort Langley, the second is in Port Moody and the third and final one is in North Vancouver.
Each of the Brewhalla events are for people ages 19+. The reason is because they are primarily beer festivals. Around 30 different craft breweries took part in the Fort Langley event. Around 60 are expected at the Port Moody event. As of the spring of 2022, the size of the North Vancouver event is yet to be determined.
In addition to all the beer stations at each of the events, there are food vendors and multiple concerts to enjoy as you eat and drink. Exact details for each event will vary, 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.
VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL (VCBW)
Arguably one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the Lower Mainland is the Vancouver Craft Beer Festival (also known as Vancouver Craft Beer Week or just VCBW).
In 2022 the VCBW event takes place on the weekend of July 9th and 10th at the PNE Fairgrounds. It’s an amazing beer-themed festival and features over 150 different craft brews and ciders to sample. Performing at the Vancouver festival in 2022 are Bedouin Soundclash, Half Moon Run and other great bands! It’s an event you won’t want to miss!
To learn more about this event see our article about the Vancouver Craft Beer Festival.
The 2022 Craft Beer Festivals
2022 is the inaugural year for the Brewhalla Festival. There are three stops for this year: one in May, one in August and one in September. Below are the locations, dates and other details for each of them.
Brewhalla Fort Langley
The first Brewhalla event was on Saturday, May 21st, in 2022. It was at Fort Langley Park at 9089 Nash Street from 12:30 to 6:00 pm. Tickets were $40 plus taxes and fees. Admission included a tasting glass and three drink tokens. Additional beverage samples cost extra.
Of the three Brewhalla events happening in 2022, the festival in Fort Langley was the only one that has happened in previous years too. 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).
There were fewer breweries taking part in this event compared to the other Brewhalla festivals (or at least the Port Moody one), but there were still around 30 of them. The food options included burgers, donairs, macaroni & cheese, acai bowls, donuts and more.
The musical acts scheduled to perform at this event in 2022 were as follows:
- John Welsh and Los Valientes
- Kardias Quing
- Luc Lemans
- Me and Mae
- Myc Sharratt
- Phil Bo
- Sadé Awele
- Tanner Olsen Band
- Via Barcelonia
To learn more about this event, see our article about the Fort Langley Beer Festival.
Brewhalla Port Moody
The Port Moody Brewhalla event is the only one of the three festivals that takes place over two days. It happens on the Friday and Saturday of August 5th and 6th in 2022. The event’s hours of operation are from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on the Friday and from noon until 5:00 pm on the Saturday. The event takes place at Pioneer Park which is at 275 Knowle Street near the Port Moody Rec Centre.
As of mid-May, 2022, there aren’t too many details available about the event. Tickets weren’t yet on sale and the breweries, food vendors and musicians hadn’t yet been announced. There are set to be around 60 breweries taking part, however, which is twice as many as at the Fort Langley event. Pioneer Park is about 2.5 km by car or a 25-minute walk from what’s known as “Brewer’s Row” near Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park.
Brewhalla North Vancouver
The final stop of the Brewhalla tour in 2022 is in North Vancouver on Friday, September 30th. The event takes place at the Shipyards, one of the most popular places for events on the North Shore, at 125 Victory Ship Way. The venue is about a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus terminal near the bottom of Lonsdale Avenue.
Similar to the Port Moody event, as of the late spring in 2022, there are not yet many details on the hours of operation or what exactly will happen at this Brewhalla. You can expect there to be at least a couple dozen different breweries, however, and live music, plus a good variety of food trucks.
At the North Vancouver event there will no doubt be lots 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.
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.
For more information about the beer-themed events in Fort Langley, Port Moody or North Vancouver, visit the Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- 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