Cloverdale

PHOTOS: Beer enthusiasts fill Surrey park for second-annual festival

Clover Valley Beer Festival returns to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

** This story has been updated

The on-and-off rain didn’t deter beer enthusiasts Saturday afternoon (Aug. 10) in Cloverdale.

The Clover Valley Beer Festival returned to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with more than 40 breweries set up and live music throughout the day.

SEE ALSO: Clover Valley Beer Festival music lineup has ‘something for everyone’, April 10, 2019

SEE ALSO: Beer bash raises bucks to beat cancer, Aug. 7, 2019

Partial proceeds from the event go towards Twins Cancer Fundraising, a charity that has raised more than $3 million to fight cancer since the Ruscheinski brothers started it nearly 20 years ago.

The “Property Twins” are well-known locally, and organize the Gone Country music festival, Long Table Gala and Rad Santa events in Cloverdale every year.

READ ALSO: Local breweries, beer drinkers come together for Cloverdale festival, Aug. 12, 2018

Saturday in Cloverdale, festival organizers say more than 2,500 people attended the event, which featured more than 86 beers and ciders.

The event’s reigning champ, Yellow Dog Brewery, was crowned Heavyweight Champ and 2019 Best in Fest Winner, as decided by token weight from sampling. The company’s beer will be available on tap at Sammy J’s Grill & Bar in Langley starting in October, for one year.

The People’s Choice award, as decided by onsite voting by festival-goers at the Preston Mobility booth, went to new brewery Camp Beer Co., to open this fall. Their brews will be available at Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro.

“We feel that it is more beneficial to offer the breweries draught lines as prizes instead of traditional trophies,” said Katrina Frew, festival director, “as it is a win for not only the breweries, but for the establishments hosting, and for all the attendees and beer lovers in the area.”

Clover Valley Beer Festival included four “peripheral” events over three days, plus Saturday’s “main event.” Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro kicked things off with a “Limited Release Tap Launch” on Thursday, Aug. 8, featuring brews from Moody Ales, Main Street Brewing, Russell Brewing, Fuggles & Warlock and more. Sammy J’s Grill & Bar in Langley kicked off the festival on Friday, Aug. 9 with the #CVBF2019 Official Kick Off Party, with live music by The Rollin’ Trainwreck, and on Saturday morning they hosted a Pregame Brunch, presented by Grimm’s Fine Foods.

– with Black Press Media files



lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Lauren on Twitter

Just Posted

45-year-old ID’ed as victim of South Surrey stabbing

Delphin Paul Prestbakmo died at the scene, near 18 Avenue and 152 Street

Volunteers help remove invasive plants from Surrey park

Environmental groups can be a ‘stepping stone’ for future career

Puppy rescued from smoky South Surrey condo

Fire alarms brought firefighters to the Morgan Crossing residences around 7 p.m. Thursday

UPDATE: Arrest made in early-morning stabbing death in South Surrey

Police say victim was found just after 3 a.m. and incident is ‘not believed random’

Fashion Fridays: How to dress and feel powerful

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies at 79

Actor and writer was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the 1969 psychedelic road trip movie

Bob Lenarduzzi out as Vancouver Whitecaps president

MLS team is at the bottom of the Western Conference standings

B.C. daycare operator denies negligence in death of ‘Baby Mac’

Infant died in early 2017 after biting an electrical cord, according to a lawsuit filed by his mom

BC SPCA reopens animal cruelty investigation at Abbotsford pig farm

Additional alleged footage released from Excelsior Hog Farm sparks new investigation

Donor upset no one noticed B.C. school’s sculpture had been missing for a year

Agassiz’s Fraser River Lodge owner baffled how theft went undetected

Purple fentanyl among items seized in B.C. drug bust

Youth being recruited as drivers for more-established drug dealers, police say

Fatal overdoses in B.C. drop 30% during first half of year

A total of 538 people have died between January and June, BC Coroners Service reports

VIDEO: B.C. RCMP officer’s stunt at motorcycle festival prompts internal investigation

The officer was part of a stunt event at the Squamish Motorcycle Festival

Most Read