The BC Hop Fest returns to Abbotsford this Saturday, Sept. 30. (File photo)

The BC Hop Fest returns to Abbotsford this Saturday, Sept. 30. (File photo)

Third annual BC Hop Fest comes to Abbotsford

Event takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 on Cole Road

The third BC Hop Fest takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. at 1905 Cole Rd. on Sumas Prairie and features almost 40 participating breweries.

Eating and drinking among hops still on the bine, beer lovers can visit with their favorite brew masters, kick up their heels to live music and learn everything they want to know about hops.

BC Hop Fest is the first beer festival to focus on wet hopped beer, an exclusive variety available only during harvest.

Hops are pulled off the bine, and to fit the fresh hop designation, must be in the kettle within 24 hours.

Though most hops are harvested in September, it still takes a few weeks to brew the beers and release them.

Also at BC Hop Fest, mobile eateries will also be on hand, including Stix Ramen Bar, Wings and Big Red’s Poutine.

Lepp Farm Market will be back to serve their signature shaved brisket sandwich, and chocolaTas will serve its hop-infused Hop Chocolate.

Live entertainment will be provided by Her Brothers, March Hare and Loud ’n Leaded.

The event is open only to those 19 years and older.

Visit bchop.ca for more information and tickets. There will be no ticket sales at the event.