First-ever celebration of Langley Craft Beverage Week, May 12–21
There’s something exciting brewing (and fermenting, distilling, shaking and stirring…) in Langley. A group of local breweries, cideries and distilleries are saying “Cheers!” to Langley’s emerging but vibrant artisan beverage scene, with the inaugural Langley Craft Beverage Week, May 12-21.
Participating businesses include The Barley Merchant, Brookswood Brewing, Camp Beer Co., Dead Frog Brewery, Farm Country Brewing, Five Roads Brewing, Fraser Valley Cider Company, Locality Brewing, Trading Post Brewing, Smugglers Trail, and Roots & Wings Distillery.
Craft beverage fans can enjoy unique samplings and events (both ticketed and non-ticketed) hosted by each participating business at their respective locations from May 12-21. In addition, instructors and students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) award-winning Brewing & Brewery Operations diploma – the only program of its kind in BC and the first brewing program in Canada to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas – will be onsite at “Craft & Canapes” at The Barley Merchant on May 17, along with a special collab brew made with The Barley Merchant team.
Helping to cap it all off, the sixth annual Brewhalla Fort Langley Beer & Music Festival – featuring craft beverages, live music, food trucks and more – will take place May 20 during Langley Craft Beverage Week.
Collaboration brews are a hot trend in the drinks world, so helping to make a brewtiful week even better, the participating local brewers have collaborated on a Langley Loop Collab beer that will officially launch at the kickoff of Langley Craft Beverage Week. This limited-edition 2023 Brewhalla Beer, called Waterways Black Currant Hazy Pale Ale, will be poured at all craft beverage week events. The beer will be unveiled on May 12 at the launch of Langley Craft Beverage Week and be available for purchase at all participating local breweries while supplies last. Think of it as a thanks to the growers, makers and the land around Langley.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the 2023 Brewhalla Langley Loop Collab beer will be donated to Watersheds BC, a project hosted at MakeWay. Watersheds BC is a capacity-developing organization that catalyzes, supports, and strengthens local watershed governance and security.
“There are so many talented craft beverage producers in Langley,” says Erinn Kredba, Executive Director at Tourism Langley. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to raise a glass to their collective achievements during Langley Craft Beverage Week!”