Craft beers celebrated at annual festival

Second year planned after successful first Harrison event

The Harrison Beer Festival is back for a second round.

After a rousing success its first year out, the festival is once again planned for the end of the October. Last year, somewhere between 400 and 500 people turned out for the two day event.

“Everyone enjoyed it,” Robert Reyerse, executive director for Tourism Harrison said at the time. “Everyone had a really good time. There was such a good vibe in that hall.”

This year is planned in the same manner.

Friday, Oct. 25 is Cask Night, bringing up to six of B.C.’s best craft breweries for an evening of friendly competition comparing a variety of unique brews, mixed with a British pub feel.

The main event is on Saturday, Oct. 26. Participants can arm themselves with a complimentary tasting glass to compare the many craft beers that will be available. Voting will decide the winner of the festival.

The fun winds up that Saturday night with the Oktoberfest Dance. This event features all the things associated with the famous event. Come dressed to celebrate.

Costs vary for each event, which all take place in the St. Alice Hall. The Harrison Beer Festival has been created to showase BC Craft Breweries and celebrate craft beer month in BC.  The Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz region has a rich history in the beer industry.  For 60 years hops, a basic ingrediant in beer, were the main industry in the Agassiz Area of British Columbia. At the height of the business, 300 acres were planted with hops.

For more information, visit www.harrisonbeerfest.com.

 

(Note: This story has been edited to correct a mistake printed in today’s Observer. The festival runs for two days, not three. The Observer regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion.)

 

 

 

Just Posted

Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge construction could start in 2021, MLA says

The project is expected to cost substantially more than budgeted in 2017

Fraser Valley developer offering to build barn owl nesting boxes for free

Gore Brothers says anyone with a suitable building can help the threatened raptor

EDITORIAL: Post-grad years are your time

Editor Grace Kennedy shares a few words for this year’s high school grads

Dinosaurs will reign at Sto:lo Children’s Festival

Jurassic Park theme takes over long-standing, free community event

COLUMN: Llamas, goats and snakes, oh my!

Making friends on the Ryder Lake Ramble not a walk in the park

VIDEO: Reading splashes into Agassiz’s Ferny Coombe Pool

The Agassiz Library held its annual Reading in the Pool event Friday, June 14

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Dinosaur statues from defunct Dinotown theme park stolen in Chilliwack

The dinosaur figures once graced the theme park but were destined for Chilliwack fundraiser

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Langley’s oldest and last strip bar shuts its doors

The Alder Inn, in operation since 1957, has reportedly been purchased

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Most Read