Taking place in May each year, Brewhalla Fort Langley is the new name for the Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival which takes place in May.
The event features over 30 local craft breweries as well as cideries, wineries and food vendors. In 2024 it takes place on May 18th, which is the Saturday of the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
Brewhalla Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival
The Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival began in 2017. It’s a local event which focuses on local craft beer, wine and cider. There is also live music, entertainment and lots of food options. Visitors to the beer festival must be 19+ with two pieces of valid government-issued ID.
The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and returned in a smaller format in the fall of 2021. The 2022 festival was on May 21st, in the middle of the Victoria Day Long Weekend, as part of the new Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival series.
Brewhalla is a collection of similar festivals in four different cities in the Lower Mainland. In 2023 the first event was in North Vancouver. The second was in Fort Langley on May 20th. The other two events took place in Chilliwack and Surrey in October.
To learn more about Brewhalla as a whole, check out our article about the Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival Series. For more details about the Fort Langley Beer Festival specifically, continue reading.
Where and When
The Fort Langley Beer Festival (or now Brewhalla Fort Langley) used to take place at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. The event had a new location in 2022, however, as it moved to Fort Langley Park at 9089 Nash Street. Brewhalla Fort Langley took place at Fort Langley Park again in 2023. The festival ran from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Early bird tickets cost about $40 including taxes and online fees. General admission was about $55 per person. Packs of six tickets were also available and worked out to about $50 each. Admission included three beer tokens and a souvenir glass. Additional drinks and any food cost extra.
What to Expect
Over 24 breweries took part at the event in 2023. Some of them were Trading Post Brewing, Moody Ales & Co., Sidekick Brewing, Locality Brewing, and Brave Brewing Company. All the breweries were from British Columbia.
At the event in 2022 there were also eight food vendors scheduled to be on hand to provide meals and snacks to accompany the drinks. Food trucks in 2022 included Sirius Snack Bar, Plant Butcher, G’s Donairs, Reel Mac and Cheese and Acai Dude. Similar food trucks were likely at the festival in 2023, though exact details were to be confirmed.
There is live entertainment at the event as well. Bands that performed in 2023 included the following:
- Orchard Sky
- Antonio Larosa
- The Motown Show with Krystle Dos Santos and Mike Henry
- Cambree Lovesy
- Garrett T. Willie
- Kate Yahn and The Bungalow
To learn more about the area, see our article about Fort Langley.
Some of the other beer festivals that take place across the Lower Mainland include the following:
- Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival
- Brewhalla North Vancouver
- Clover Valley Beer Festival
- North Shore Craft Beer Week
- Whistler Village Beer Festival
- Cypress Mountain Brewski Fest
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Breweries and Beer
- Oktoberfest Beer Festivals in Vancouver
- Festivals and Events Calendar
- Best Places in the Fraser Valley
- Town of Langley
- Fort Langley Historic Site