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Craft Beverage Week returns to Langley

Local breweries are launching new beers from May 10 to 19 to celebrate the growing craft community
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Vikings from the 990s-era regularly attend Brewhalla, which takes place Saturday, May 18. (Black Press Media files)

Langley is brewing with excitement this week.

A group of local breweries and distilleries are celebrating the emerging artisan beverage scene with the second annual Langley Craft Beverage Week that started last Friday, May 10.

Tim LaHay, managing director at The Barley Merchant Taproom and Kitchen – which is participating in beverage week – said its going to be a party with 10 days of fun things to do around town.

When Barley Merchant opened, people gathered regularly as a group to launch initiatives together such as Fraser Valley Cidery’s Summer Social, Brewhalla Beer and Music Festival in Fort Langley, and the WassALE Festival, he explained.

“Over the last few years, the Langley craft community has quickly evolved into a diverse, supportive, collaborative group of friends eager to work together to elevate each other’s brands and put what we all do into the local spotlight.”

Popular Brewhalla returns on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 6 p.m. at Fort Langley Park.

But a new event is wrapping up the craft beverage week this year.

Spirits in the Park takes place Sunday, May 19, at Fort Langley Park, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon will feature live music and tastings from more than 10 distilleries, and from some local breweries and cideries.

“This event will be a really great opportunity to sip and sample many of these locally made spirits and introduce folks to local alternatives to the mass-produced options in the marketplace,” LaHay said.

Attendees of Brewhalla can receive $20 off their tickets to Spirits in the Park when purchasing tickets at showpass.com.

For a full list of breweries and events, visit langleychamber.com.

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Kyler Emerson

About the Author: Kyler Emerson

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