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WE’RE HIRING: Tasting Room Supervisor

The Tasting Room Supervisor will primarily provide customer service at Old Yale Brewing’s tasting room and at outside events as needed.  The role will support the Tasting Room at the Brewery which includes additional duties such as stocking, cleaning, inventory ordering, responding the social media inquiries and some sales support. Additionally, this role will maintain a working and editing knowledge of the tasting room POS system, understanding of all applicable liquor laws as well as all of Old Yale’s internal safety policies and procedures. This role will also be responsible for supervising the other tasting room staff on their shift each day.

This role is responsible for ensuring smooth service in the tasting room, upholding our brand values, and working with the rest of the tasting room team to uphold a positive, welcoming, and comfortable experience for all customers.

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NEW BREW: Yeti White Stout

Looks who’s back with it’s light colour but oh so dark intentions…it’s our Tall Tale Series, Yeti White Stout.

Sasquatch’s frozen cousin, hailing from the highest mountain peaks, is a mysterious and elusive beast. Except for it’s ink-black eyes, the Yeti camouflages perfectly with its frigid surroundings. Though white and fluffy at fist glance, don’t let its innocent appearance fool you; many snowshoe tracks have ended abruptly in it’s territory.

This full-bodied White Stout will deceive your eyes and your taste buds with its dark chocolate, coffee & vanilla flavour and it’s creamy finish.

ABV: 8%

Hops: Goldings

Malt: Belgian Pilsner, Peated Malt, Oats

Find our Yeti NOW in the Old Yale Tasting Room or buy it from one of our trusted retail partners (it’ll be in stores next week – this one is a limited brew so scoop it up while you can!).

Cheers friends!

 

12 Days of Beermas is back!!

Friends!! We’re so excited to share that 12 Days of Beermas is back… our 3rd year already, time flies when you’re brewing all this beer.

In case you aren’t one of the lucky customers that has a Beermas growler in their cupboard waiting to be filled with one of our unique brews, this is how Beermas works:

To celebrate the holidays, your friends at Old Yale have been furiously working on some experimental recipes over the past few months. Our staff have designed and brewed their own small batch beers with the help of our awesome brewmaster, Nick – and we cannot WAIT to share these creations with you!

HERE’S HOW BEERMAS WORKS: (Dec 12 – Dec 23)

Starting December 12, we’ll be releasing a NEW brew each day up until Dec 23th. Each beer will be announced on social media daily at 11am, AND the beer will be available in the Tasting Room at 4pm.

In order to get your hands on these unique brews, you need to have a 32oz. Beermas Boston Round Growler, either our 2016 or 2017 (pictured above) OR one of our brand new 2018 Growlers (ornament pictured above). These new Growlers are available NOW for $10ea, we’re only selling 60 of them, so get yours ASAP.

If you don’t have a Beermas Boston Round, you won’t be able to get a growler fill ($9/fill), if you do have one, you can get ONE fill each day (limit 1 fill per person/per day/per beer). Note: we cannot guarantee a fill to all Holiday growler holders every day, Beermas is a first come, first serve program.

The Beermas growlers are officially on sale NOW in the OYB Tasting Room (limit 1 growler purchase per person) and the first Beermas brew will be released on Wednesday, December 12 at 4pm. Check our social media pages on Wednesday to find out the first brew! If you don’t want a growler but still want to try each beer (or want both!), you can try it in a Taster/Flight, 12or or 16oz. Pour!

We sold out of growlers last year and the beers went quickly so don’t miss out! We’ve pushed the limit on these beers and your taste buds might not ever forgive you if you don’t participate. Whew…who wants a beer?

Beer Cocktail: Cool Beans Winter Radler

Coffee lovers unite! This new Beer Cocktail recipe is not only insanely easy, it’s also COOL BEANS, and the answer to all those caffeine cravings!

Here’s our recipe for the Cool Beans Winter Radler, featuring our award-winning Sasquatch Stout…

Ingredients

  • Sasquatch Stout
  • Cold brew

Step 1:
Fill your 12 oz. Old Yale Brewing glass half way with our coffee, chocolately & mysterious Sasquatch Stout

Step 2:

Top the rest of your glass with Cold Brew (your fave, we used JJ Beans)

See how easy that one was??

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Brewing Tasting Room Manager.

 

Beer Cocktail: Dark & Stormy Blonde

It’s Dark, it’s stormy… but it’s also crisp, clean & straightforward. Here is our Dark & Stormy Blonde Beer Cocktail recipe:

A Dark and Stormy Blonde

  • 4 oz Phillips ginger Ale
  • 4 Dashes Bitters
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2oz Dark Rum
  • Top with Knotty Blonde
  • Garnish with Lime Wedge

Ingredients:

• Old Yale Brewing Knotty Blonde Ale
• Phillips Ginger Ale
• Your favourite Dark Rum
• Fresh lime juice
• Bitters
• Lime wedge

Step 1:
In your 12 oz. Old Yale Brewing glass, add 4 oz. of Philips Ginger Ale and 4 dashes of Bitters

Step 2:
Add 1 oz. of Fresh Lime Juice

Step 3:
Add 2 oz. of your favourite Dark Rum

Step 4:

Top the rest of your glass with our Knotty Blonde Ale and garnish with a Lime wedge.

It’s that easy! Cheers, friends!

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Brewing Tasting Room Manager.

 

3rd annual Sock Drive

We’re running our 3rd annual Sock Drive in the Old Yale Tasting Room and you have the chance to win a pretty awesome prize…  

Socks are on the most requested items at homeless shelters, yet we often don’t think to donate them. From Dec 1 – 11, we’ll be collecting sock donations on behalf of Ruth & Naomi’s Mission. For EVERY pair of NEW socks that you donate, you’ll be entered to win:

+ $250 Old Yale Gift Card

+ 64oz. Growler

PLUS, you’ll be the ONLY Old Yale customer that will be able to fill our limited 12 Days of Beermas brews in a 64oz. Growler! Yup, that’s right. Beer is back (Dec 12 – 23). AND if you bring your sock donations to our Holiday Sip & Shop, you’ll get entered in the above AND an entry to win a gift basket of goodies from all the local artisans setting up shop at our event!

Get all the details here and SHARE this post to spread the word and support the all the hard work Ruth & Naomi’s Mission does in our community.

  1. $100 Old Yale gift card
  2. 64oz. Growler
  3. And an OYB toque!

It’s as simple as that. Get the full details in the Tasting Room.

We’ll randomly draw our lucky winner on December 1. You must be 19+ to enter this contest. No purchase necessary to win. Cheers!

CONTEST: Getaway for 4 at Manning Park Resort

Enter to win a getaway for 4 at Manning Park Resort with lift passes… 

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Manning Park Resort to giveaway an awesome snowy adventure!

The prize: 

+ 2-night stay for 4 at Manning Park Resort in their new premium cabins. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a loft and a gas fireplace! Perfect for relaxing after a long day of riding powder (must be booked Sunday through Thursday, available till April 2, 2019).

+ Experience fresh tracks on the hills with 4 lift or trail passes (Hills are open till April 2, 2019).

How to enter: 

Visit your local Private Liquor Stores in the Fraser Valley and look for the Old Yale Brewing display to enter:

+ Sasquatch Inn Liquor Store 

+ Little Mountain Liquor Store 

+ Jolly Miller Pub & Liquor Store 

+ Eagle Landing Liquor Store

+ Lickman Liquor Store

It’s as easy as that! Contest runs until December 31, 2018, we’ll randomly draw our lucky winner on January 8th. You must be 19+ to enter. Winner is responsible for coordinating their own transportation to and from Manning Park Resort, just 45 mins east of Hope on Highway #3.

Manning Park offers a variety of Fresh Air Experiences from downhill skiing or snowboarding, to cross-country skiing, snow tubing, snowshoeing and more. No purchase necessary. Good luck!

 

NEW BREW: Vanilla Cardamom Imperial Red

Robust and bold, our newest Trailblazer brew has a multitude of layers and complexities begging to be explored over the holiday season!

Introducing our Vanilla Cardamom Imperial Red:

ABV: 10.0%

Hops: Magnum, Mandarin Bavara, Amarillo

Malt: Amber, Pale, Munich, Crystal 80

Our Vanilla Cardamom Imperial Red has a soft, velvety texture that is elevated by a burst of citrus and a hint of spice. This brilliant bouquet of flavours is balanced out with a rich malt base and a touch of vanilla. With the high ABV, this brew is just the Winter warmer you’ll need this holiday season.

Joining our Trailblazer Series, bold new flavors and ingredients, combined to craft truly one-of-a kind beers for your drinking pleasure, you can pick up a 650ml bomber of this extra strong beer NOW in the Old Yale Tasting Room and in your local Private Liquor Stores in the next week or so!

Cheers friends!

 

Tasting Room Expansion – New Hours

Friends!! We’re so excited to finally share our expanded Tasting Room with you all. We’ve been busy bees working behind the scenes to build the addition over the past few months and it’s finally open for business!

In the new room, you’ll find more comfy seating, a proper (mini) stage for our Open Mic Night and an unreal mural done by local artist Pencil Fingerz (pictured above). And with the expansion, comes new Tasting Room hours:

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 8pm
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

With the newly expanded space, that means we can seat more of our awesome customers, we’ve doubled our capacity which means you don’t have to wait around for a seat anymore and shorter lineups! Yay!

Come check it out. 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack. Cheers!

NEW VARIETY PACK: Winter Craft Camper

Our Craft Camper variety 8-pack has officially got it’s Winter tires on, ready for all sorts of snowy adventures.

Check out the new mix:

+ Knotty Blonde Ale – 5.0%

+ Off Trail Pale Ale – 5.0%

+ River Valley Amber – 5.0%

And the rotating Trailblazer Series beer this time around is our new Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter (6.0%), brewed with a variety of specialty malts, which lends a smoothness and depth to its body. Additions of Himalayan salt, lactose and vanilla add a sweet caramel finish leading to a lingering saltiness on the palate – rich, dark & delicious.

Pick up your Craft Camper now in the Old Yale Tasting Room and in Private Liquor Stores in the next week or two!

Cheers friends!