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 2023 Brewhalla Fort Langley happens on May 20th which is the Saturday of the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
Other events happening on the same weekend include the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party and Vancouver All British Field Meet car show. The Royal Canadian International Circus is also in Richmond.
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. In 2023 the first event was in North Vancouver. The second is in Fort Langley on May 20th. The other two events take place in Port Moody and Surrey later in the summer.
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.
FOOD TRUCK FESTIVALS
Other events you might be interested in are the Feast-of-Ales in Maple Ridge on June 16th to 18th (which is a craft beer festival) and Chilliwack Ribfest on July 28th to 30th. Unrelated to Brewhalla, both of these are hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival which puts on great events.
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 takes place at Fort Langley Park again in 2023. The festival runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm this year.
Early bird tickets cost about $40 including taxes and online fees. General admission is about $55 per person. Packs of six tickets are also available and work out to about $50 each. Admission includes three beer tokens and a souvenir glass. Additional drinks and any food cost extra.
What to Expect
Over two dozen breweries take part at the event in 2023. They include Trading Post Brewing, Moody Ales & Co., Sidekick Brewing, Locality Brewing, Brave Brewing Company and several others. All the breweries are 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 in 2022 included Sirius Snack Bar, Plant Butcher, G’s Donairs, Reel Mac and Cheese and Acai Dude. 2023 food truck details are to be confirmed.
There is live entertainment at the event as well. Bands performing in 2023 include 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 event, see our article about the Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival or visit the official Brewhalla Fort Langley website.
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