This summer, an afternoon of beer tasting, food sampling and live music is promised during another Battle of the Brews event at Surrey Civic Plaza.
The three-hour gathering on Saturday, Aug. 25 is a second-annual fundraiser hosted by Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society, with modern-rock music provided by The Peak radio station.
“Tickets include everything — entrance, souvenir tasting mug, all your beer samples, all your food samples and water,” says a Facebook event post. “That means you don’t have to pay extra for beer tickets, everything is included!”
Participating breweries include Central City, Steamworks, Mariner, Hoyne, Driftwood, Vancouver Island, Moody Ales, Big Ridge, Steel & Oak, KPU lab, Trading Post, Two Wolves, Cariboo, 3 Dogs, White Rock Beach, Lone Tree Cider, Riot, Russell and Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks.
Also this summer, on Aug. 11, a new-to-Cloverdale event called Clover Valley Beer Fest will set up for an afternoon of cold beverages and live entertainment at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre. The event will be staged by the Whistler-based Gibbons company, which has produced similar festivals in Whistler Village and, as Great Okanagan beer festival, in Kelowna.