Abbotsford/Vancouver – – A new craft beer festival launches this summer in Abbotsford at the Railway District Community Market ( 2518 West Railway Street), with beers made exclusively with bush fruits and tree fruits.
The festival happens on Saturday, August 24 from 1PM to 6PM.
“The festival is much like our Hopwired Festival, where we pair craft breweries and coffee roasters, Fruit Beer Festival’s taking on pairing breweries and fruit growers to make juicy beers without artificial flavours and syrups.” says Mike Willis, of West Craft.
“We’re regular attendees of both Abbotsford’s Farm Market and Vancouver’s Riley Park Farm Market and we imagined a beer festival inside of a farmers market – due to liquor laws a beer festival has to be 19+ – so we turn to putting on Fruit Beer Festival to help support local fruit producers while doing something delicious that hasn’t been done in Canada”.
West Craft, the organizer behind Fruit Beer Festival, is promising an all-inclusive drink commitment with tickets, live music by Dan Tait and Tiger Moon, a ton of food vendors with a pop-up farmers market, and a scoop of ice cream from Banter Ice-cream. Festival organizers approached brewers with the challenge of making original beers using real whole, pureed, or juiced fruits without using any of the extracts or flavorings that have contributed to giving fruit beers a bad name.
For more information about Fruit Beer Festival or to purchase tickets for the festival, visit: www.fruitbeer.ca