By Joyce Chua, Vancouver Foodie Tours
Funky, fruity, estery, tart, dry, and sour; these beer flavours can be under-appreciated, but on Saturday, July 7, 2018, the fourth annual Farmhouse Festival returns to Vancouver to tease some diversity into discerning palates.
With over 140 breweries in British Columbia, the province has become a darling destination for beer lovers. From Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby to Abbotsford’s Field House Brewing, local beer favourites will stand amongst 50 talented breweries from around the world.
For those who love to try off-the-grid flavours, Farmhouse Fest is the beer festival for you. Expect to find beer aged in oak barrels, smoked beers, and beer infused with seasonal fruits. You’ll find limited edition artisan beers from Washington’s Holy Mountain to Belgium’s Cantillon Brasserie. Spend the afternoon roaming between tents, lazing in the grass, meeting passionate beer aficionados, and tasting eclectic concoctions.
Beer aside, the festival venue is nothing short of picturesque. Set on the University of British Columbia Farm – a dreamy 24-hectar working farm of rustling fruit trees, beers tents, and food trucks – it’s the best combination of what a West Coast Canadian summer has to offer; bring your own picnic blanket and take it all in. Parking will be limited, so we recommend taking public transit.
Tickets are $57.50 and include entry, a 2018 Farmhouse Festival tasting glass, and 5 tasting tokens (4 oz per token). Additional tokens are 6 for $10. From breweries to beer drinkers, the beer community here is an open, jovial, friendly one, so expect to be among friends.
Vancouver Foodie Tours is locally-owned, walking food tour company run by passionate beer, wine and food lovers! You can experience Vancouver’s vibrant food scene through their four Foodie Tours and their online food blog at foodietours.ca.