Taking place in May each year, the Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival features over 30 local craft breweries as well as cideries, wineries and food vendors.
The 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 years of age or older 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. The first event was the Fort Langley Beer Festival. The second, Brewhalla Port Moody, is on August 5th and 6th in 2022. The third festival, in North Vancouver, happens on October 7th. The last event of the series is in Cloverdale on October 29th.
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 has a new location in 2022, however, as it has moved to Fort Langley Park at 9089 Nash Street. Like in past years the festival ran from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm in 2022.
The cost of admission this past year was around $40 for everyone. Admission included three beer tokens and a souvenir glass. Additional drinks and any food cost extra. 2023 details will likely be similar.
What to Expect
Over two dozen breweries took part at the event in 2022. They included Trading Post Brewing, Moody Ales & Co., Category 12 Brewing and several others. All the breweries were from here in British Columbia.
At the event this past year there were also eight food vendors scheduled to be on hand to provide meals and snacks to accompany the drinks. Food trucks included Sirius Snack Bar, Plant Butcher, G’s Donairs, Reel Mac and Cheese and Acai Dude.
There were two different stages for live music performances over the course of the event. Bands performing in 2022 included the following:
- 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 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