Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival – May 20, 2017
Nestled beside the mighty Fraser River, Fort Langley boasts of quaint shops, great restaurants and a step back in time. And this is where beer, food and history come together for one great festival.
Trading Post Brewing Company presents the first annual Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival. Featuring live music, great food and craft beer from around the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The festival takes place May 20th at the Fort Langley National Historic Site.
â€œâ€˜Tap Into the Localâ€™ is our slogan! We are bringing the brewing community together, we are bringing the local food producer and restaurant community together, we are bringing the Fort Langley, Greater Langley and even the Lower Mainland community together in a fun-filled place where relationships are built,â€ says Lance Verhoeff, co-founder and general manager of Trading Post.
There will be up to 20 breweries with 20 food vendors. And this is just in time for Canadaâ€™s big 150th birthday this year.
â€œThe craft beer wave from Vancouver is hitting the Valley big time and there is no other outdoor beer festival in Langley.â€
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Brewing Lab scholarship at Kwantlen Polytechnic Universityâ€™s Brewing Lab. The scholarship was created by Trading Post and named after John Mitchell, who is considered the grandfather of craft beer in Canada.
Festival goers will also experience the Fort Langley National Historic Site, where they can discover how the lives of First Nations communities, international fur traders, and even Hawaiians converged on this spot 190 years ago, and where British Columbia was established in 1858.
Where: Fort Langley
When: May 20th, 2017
Time: 12pm to 5pm