A fruit beer festival is rocking out in Burnaby this summer

Mar 25 2022, 5:00 pm

A festival showcasing world-class juicy craft beer is coming to Burnaby this August, and it’s shaping up to be the perfect summer day for you and your friends.

Fruit Beer Fest, taking place on Saturday, August 13 at Swangard Stadium, features live entertainment, a marketplace area with vendors, food trucks, and delicious drinks.

The festival is being put on by West Craft Beer Supply, organizers of the popular Hopwired Festival.

Fruit Beer Fest

Fruit Beer Fest/Submitted

The summer sun will (hopefully) be shining, and you’ll stay refreshed with the amazing amount of juicy craft beer, cider, and non-alcoholic drinks from family-owned farms and craft breweries across Canada and around the world.

Over 30 breweries have already been announced for Fruit Beer Fest, including local faves like 33 Acres Brewing, Field House Brewing, House of Funk Brewing, Moody Ales, as well as Vermont’s Hill Farmstead Brewery, San Francisco’s Mikkeller, Seattle’s Fair Isle Brewing, and New York’s Equilibrium Brewery. More are being added in the lead-up to the big day.

The 19+ festival will also feature live music by fan-favourite Vancouver acts Daniel Wesley, The Boom Booms and Mad Riddim. And you won’t want to miss The Geekenders Burlesque performing routines from their sold-out runs of Star Wars Burlesque and Pokemon A GoGo.

Daniel Wesley

Daniel Wesley (Jen Findaly/Facebook)



You’ll be working up an appetite with all that’s happening at Fruit Beer Fest. The organizers have got you covered by bringing in tasty food options like Between 2 Buns, Super Thai Food, Top Rope Birria, and more. There will also be vegan and gluten-free options.

And don’t forget to check out the pop-up market with a variety of locally-made household goods and clothing for sale from makers like Buddha Berry Farm, Periwinkle Design, Still Well and more. You can also learn more about Burnaby’s Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and get a preview of their Nikkei Garden Farmer’s Market.

Fruit Beer Fest

Fruit Beer Fest/Submitted

Your ticket includes admission to the grounds from 12 to 5 pm, a Fruit Beer Fest tasting glass, and beer, cider and other tasty beverages. A portion of ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre.

Organizers are encouraging guests to walk, bike or take transit to the Fruit Beer Fest. Swangard Stadium is a short walk through Burnaby’s Central Park from Patterson Skytrain Station.

More information on the festival is available on the event’s website. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as none will be sold at the door.

Fruit Beer Fest/Submitted

Fraser Valley Fruit Beer Festival

When: August 13, 2022
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Tickets: $69.99 plus GST and Eco Fee, available online

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