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NEW BREW: Bloom Tulip Ale

We’ve been busy busy beer makes this past month with all our new limited releases AND we’re so excited to share the newest with you!

To celebrate Spring, we got together with our friends at the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival, we bloomed and brewed a truly one-of-a-kind collaboration beer that perfectly showcases the beauty of fresh air, mountain views and endless colours in the Fraser Valley. Introducing our Bloom Tulip Ale!

This brew was lovingly hand-crafted with 2,000 fresh cut tulips from the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival. Upfront is a clean, crisp ale with the tulips adding to an incredibly refreshing finish AND an incredible colour. The beer is blue! Yes, you read that right, the beer is blue!! Even cooler than that, if you add a slice of lemon to your brew, it turns purple. Whaaaaaaaat!

ABV: 4.5%

Hops: Yellow Sub, Azacca (relatively new hop varieties!)

Malt: BC Pale, Wheat, Wheat Flakes

 

This tasty NEW brew will be available in tall can 4-packs (473ml) at the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival on Fridays, Saturdays + Sundays, starting TODAY and of course in the Old Yale tasting room. This is a limited release, so make sure you get it while it lasts!!

Cheers to Spring friends.

 

 

Beer Cocktail: Blackberry Bourbon Sour

We’re back at it with another super easy beer cocktail recipe that we love berry much! Feel free to write us a thank you note for this one…

Ingredients:

• Old Yale Brewing Kettle Sour Plum Porter, ABV 5.0%
• Blackberry Liqueur
• Bourbon

Step 1:
In your 12 oz. Old Yale Brewing glass, add 1 oz. Blackberry Liqueur

Step 2:
Add 1 oz. of your favourite Bourbon

Step 3:
Fill the remainder of your glass with our Trailblazer brew: Plum Porter Kettle Sour

Easy peasy and oh so tasty!  

 

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Brewing Tasting Room Manager.

 

Introducing Our Craft Camper

 

Friends meet our Craft Camper, Craft Camper meet our friends!!

When you’re blazing new trails, the journey is as important as the destination and our Craft Camper is ready to take you on all sorts of adventures!! We’re so excited to finally share the variety pack we’ve been working on for months, the Craft Camper. A summer-inspired variety 8-pack that features 4 different hand-crafted sessionable beers (8 x 355ml):

+ Moon Dance Mango Wheat

+ Knotty Blonde Ale

+ BC Backyard Lager

+ NEW Pina Colada Hazy ISA

Our brand new Pina Colada Hazy ISA 355ml can is available exclusively in these 8-packs AND each time we release our Craft Camper, it will feature a new rotating Trailblazer beer! How fun is that??

New brew: 

Based on our favourite summer cocktail, this ISA is crafted in a Northeastern IPA style. Loaded up with fresh Pineapple, toasted Coconut and two outstanding hops; Vic Secret and El Dorado, our Hazy ISA delivers a hint of juicy sweetness and heaps of tropical flavour.

ABV: 4.5%

Hops: Vic Secret, El Dorado

Malt: Pale, Vienna, Oats

Cheers friends!

 

We’re hiring! Accountant

Old Yale Brewing Co. is looking for a full time Accountant to join our fast growing team.  We need your knowledge of full cycle accounting to ensure financial accuracy for reporting purposes.  You will provide the management team with the necessary reports to assist in operational planning, budgeting and strategizing.  You will also contribute to maintaining and enhancing the culture of our organization.

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NEW BREW: Pina Colada Hazy ISA

If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain…

Introducing our new brew: Pina Colada Hazy ISA!!

Based on our favourite summer cocktail, this ISA is crafted in a Northeastern IPA style. Loaded up with fresh Pineapple, toasted Coconut and two outstanding hops; Vic Secret and El Dorado, our Hazy ISA delivers a hint of juicy sweetness and heaps of tropical flavour.

ABV: 4.5%

Hops: Vic Secret, El Dorado

Malt: Pale, Vienna, Oats

 

The Pina Colada Hazy ISA joins our Trailblazer Series; a single batch limited release line that is here today, gone forever. The new brew is ON TAP now in the Old Yale tasting room and your local restaurants and bars, but if you want one of these beautiful cans, you’ll have to wait until next week… If you think this beer sounds amazing (which it absolutely is!), just wait till you see how it’ll be available… ooooh boy.

 

Cheers friends!

 

Beer Cocktail: Beermosa

Get your brunch squad ready. We’ve got a super easy beer cocktail recipe for you, perfect for any Sunday Funday you’ve got planned.

 

Ingredients:

• Old Yale Brewing Knotty Blonde Ale, ABV 5.0%
• Dry white sparkling wine
• Orange juice
• Orange slice

Step 1:
In your 12 oz. Old Yale Brewing glass, pour 6 oz. of our crisp, clean & straightforward Knotty Blonde Ale (should be just at the top of the OYB logo)

Step 2:
Add 2 oz. of dry white sparkling wine

Step 3:
Top up with orange juice

Step 4:
Garnish with an orange slice

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Brewing Tasting Room Manager… feel free to give her a high five next time you stop by.

 

NEW BREW: Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour

Our newest Trailblazer Beer: Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour is now available!

Our Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour is the newest sour style to hit our single batch limited release Trailblazer Series. Last Spring, we released our unique Fresh Hop Sour Weiss and this past fall, we played around with darker sours with the release of our Kettle Plum Sour Porter. What can we say, at Old Yale, we just love Sours!! With Spring on the horizon, it felt like the perfect time to launch our new Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour.

 

ABV: 5.5%

Hops: Mosiac, El Dorado

Malt: Pale, Wheat

 

The Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour is refreshing and tart. Wheat softens the mouthfeel, and lactobacillus, pitched straight into the kettle gives the Sour a refreshing tang. A huge addition of Mosaic hops burst out of the brew, making it a delicious sour fruit bomb that you won’t want to miss out on.

The Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour joins our Trailblazer Series; a single batch limited release line that is here today, gone forever (once we sell out of our first and only batch). You can find this new brew NOW, for a limited time in the tasting room (in flights, pours, growler fills and 650 ml. bottles) and in select Private Liquor stores, restaurants and bars.

Cheers friends!

 

Hello Summer

At Old Yale Brewing, we’re SO ready for warm weather and outdoor adventures, so we’re saying goodbye to Winter and hello to Summer with the re-release of our Summer Craft Cooler. 12 hand-crafted, tasty brews that come in one easy to carry and even easier to enjoy beauty of a ‘cooler’. Ready to go with you on your next adventure, whether that’s exploring Mt. Thom, taking a stroll along Vedder River or just relaxing on a patio on a Sunday, our Summer Craft Cooler is the perfect adventure buddy.

The brews:

+ Knotty Blonde Ale – 5.0%

Old world hops meet new in our Knotty Blonde; carefully crafted to have a subtle grapefruit flavour with a frothy, creamy head. Clean, crisp and straightforward, this beer goes best with lighter meals like salad or with your favourite sushi.

+ Moon Dance Mango Wheat – 5.0%

Each batch of Moon Dance Mango Wheat is made with 900 fresh, ripe mangos. And, the very smooth texture lets the mango flavour shine through. Try a Moon Dance with your favourite seafood dish.

+ Off Trail Pale Ale – 5.0%

A generous heaping of whole leaf cascade hops are carefully balanced with malted barley and combined to deliver our refreshing Off Trail Pale Ale. We suggest pairing with a juicy burger or your favourite pizza.

+ Old Paddle Pilsner – 5.0%

A tribute to our broken canoe-turned-mixing paddle, Old Paddle Pilsner has a clean malt profile and a hopped finish. Raise a glass to honour our beloved paddle with a mountain of hot wings.

Our Summer Craft Cooler is available now in the Old Yale tasting room, BC Liquor Stores and Private Liquor Stores, use our Beer Locator to find our beer near you. And if you’re not willing to give up on Winter just yet, you can still find our Winter Craft Cooler (Off Trail Pale Ale, West Coast IPA, BC Backyard Lager + Old Paddle Pilsner) in those same locations, but hurry, we’re running low on stock! Cheers to Summer, friends!!

Beer Cocktail: Greyhound IPA

We have the perfect cure for those West Coast rainy day blues, a Greyhound IPA. Seriously though, how delicious does that sound?? Well lucky for you, we’re giving away our secret recipe so that you can make this one at home yourselves!

Ingredients:

• Old Yale Brewing West Coast IPA, ABV 6.0%
• Grapefruit juice
• Fresh lime juice
• Rosemary

Step 1:
In your 12 oz. Old Yale Brewing glass, pour 5 oz. of grapefruit juice

Step 2:
Top up with the bold, hoppy goodness that is our West Coast IPA

Step 3:
Add a splash of fresh lime juice, stir it up and garnish with a sprig of rosemary

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Brewing Tasting Room Manager… feel free to thank her for this one personally in the tasting room.

 

Old Yale Brewing’s New Food Menu

 

We’re so excited to share that the Old Yale tasting room has partnered up with our friends at Curly Kale Eatery to offer our awesome customers a selection of delicious, local food to pair with our tasty brews!! We’ve now got a variety of paninis, wraps, sandwiches and soups, hand-picked from Curly Kale’s amazing menu for you to enjoy with our hand-crafted cold beers in the tasting room.

We only brew beers that we love, so it was only fitting for us to serve food that we love! Curly Kale Eatery and Old Yale Brewing have both been huge supporters of each other over the years, so joining forces was a no brainer!

A little about our friends… Curly Kale Eatery makes real food from scratch with love, using only seasonal, local and organic ingredients. With Magpie’s Bakery and all local farms, like The Local Harvest Market, Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese, Anita’s Organic Mill and Meadow Valley Meats (to name just a few), they bring you the freshest of ingredients.

Here’s the new delicious tasting room menu:

Mike’s Hot Chicken Focaccia – $13.50

Roast chicken, bacon, gouda and pickled vegetables with hot sauce aioli grilled on focaccia. Add a bowl of our daily soup for $2

Grilled Ham & Cheese  – $11.50

Smoked ham with brie cheese and caramelized onions, grilled on white bread. Add a bowl of our daily soup for $2

Vegan Panini – $12.00

Roast peppers, caramelized onions, grilled eggplant, sauteed mushrooms and kale with garlic pesto on multi-grain sourdough. Add a bowl of our daily soup for $2

Steak Wrap – $13.50

Sirlion steak, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, roast peppers and cheddar cheese with cayenne hot sauce on a flour tortilla. Add a bowl of our daily soup for $2

Delicious daily soup – $4.50

And we’ve still go our fresh, Jim’s Pizza available too, for $4 a slice. AND don’t forget on Thursdays (4-9pm) and Sundays (3-7pm), we’ve got our Pizza & Beer deal, $10 gets you a 16 oz. pour and 2 slices.

All of these menu items are available now in the tasting room. We can’t wait for you to try! See you soon!