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NEW BREW: Head Shaker Honey Lager

We’re so excited to announce our newest collaboration beer, Head Shaker Honey Lager. We made this Summer and outdoor-inspired brew with former Vancouver Canuck, Brendan Morrison and his team at Reel West Coast, an exciting new cinematic lifestyle fishing show. With our mutual love for fishing and the outdoors, together, we’ve created a refreshing Lager made with local Chilliwack Honey, that tastes best outside, especially near water!

Hops: Hersbrucker, Magnum

Malt: Pale, Vienna, Honey

A collaboration with Reel West Coast, this Honey Lager is crafted for an outdoor lifestyle. Local honey adds a touch of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the clean, crisp Lager finish; A truly can’t miss West Coast experience.

To celebrate the launch of the Head Shaker Honey Lager, we’re throwing a party in our parking lot on Saturday, July 21, join us for ‘Tight Lines and Good Times’, you can grab the full details here.

This tasty NEW brew is AVAILABLE NOW in 355ml 6-packs in the Old Yale Tasting Room and Private Liquor Stores. This is a limited release, so make sure you get it while it lasts!

 

 

Knotty Blonde Ale gets a little taller…

Fans of our crisp, clean & straightforward Knotty Blonde Ale, gather ’round! We’ve got some exciting news…

This tasty brew is NOW AVAILABLE in 473ml tall cans. And it’s single (and ready to mingle), meaning it’s available in singles! No 4-pack, 6-pack etc. needed! You can pick this bad boy up in the Tasting Room, BC and Private Liquor Stores.

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

ALC %: 5.0
HOPS: Hersbrucker, Galaxy
MALT: Wheat, 2-row Pale
IBU: 15

Find our beer near you here. Cheers to Knotty Blonde Ale summer adventures, friends!

 

 

NEW 4-PACK: Pina Colada Hazy ISA

If you’re a fan of Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain and our new Hazy ISA, you are in major luck!!

We LOVE our summer cocktail inspired brew so much that we decided it wasn’t quite enough to have it on tap and in 355ml cans in our new Craft Camper variety 8-pack. Nope, it just wasn’t enough. So we’ve NOW made it available in these beauties: 473ml tall can 4-packs!!

The brew:

Crafted in a Northeastern IPA style and loaded up with fresh Pineapple, toasted Coconut and two outstanding hops (Vic Secret + El Dorado). Our Hazy ISA delivers a hint of juicy sweetness and heaps of tropical flavor. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. This is the beer that you’ve looked for, come drink with us and escape…

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. Pick up your tall can 4-pack (473ml) in the Old Yale tasting room and Private Liquor stores. Also available on tap and in 355ml cans in our new variety 8-pack: Craft Camper.

Cheers to Summer friends!!

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.

 

 

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!

 

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!

 

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!

 

NEW BREW: Oak Aged Braggot Collab

Our newest Trailblazer Beer: Oak Aged Braggot Collab is now available!

 

We’re so excited to announce our first ever, collaboration beer, made with our friends and East Coast trendsetters, 2 Crows Brewing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. A beer and mead blend, the Braggot uses local wildflower honey and is fermented with wine yeast, creating a smooth, mellow body with vanilla notes that are accentuated by aging on American Oak.

ABV: 8.0%

Hops: Hallertau Blanc

Malt: ESB, Spelt, Honey

With the craft brewing community being so supportive and collaborative, it was only a matter of time before Old Yale got together with another brewery. Our friend Jeremy Taylor, Head Brewer at 2 Crows Brewing said it best: “It’s always awesome to hang with good friends, new and old, put your heads together and create something fun, having a few great beers along the way.”

The Oak Aged Braggot Collab 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!

 

12 Days of Beermas is back at Old Yale!

To celebrate the holidays, your pals at Old Yale have been furiously working on some experimental recipes over the past few months. Our staff have designed and brewed their own test-batch beer with the help of our awesome brewmaster, Nick – and we’re SO excited to share these creations with our friends!!

Here’s how Beermas works:

Starting December 12, we’ll be releasing NEW brews each day (excluding Dec 19) up until Dec 24th (open at 11am). Each beer will be announced on social media daily, prior to the tasting room opening AND the beer will be available at 5pm (available at 11am on Dec 24). In order to get your hands on these unique brews, you have to purchase one of these special 2017 Beermas Snowflake Boston Round Growlers ($10ea) – we’re only selling 100 of them! If you don’t have one, 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.

Check out our social pages and this blog post each day to find out the brew before it’s available. If you don’t want a growler but still want to try each beer, you can grab it in a taster glass, on a flight OR one 12oz pour.

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

+ Day 1, Dec 12: Orange Juniper Berry Double IPA – 7.0%, developed by our Brewmaster, Nick

+ Day 2, Dec 13: Chili & Chocolate Dark Vienna Lager – 6.0%, made by our Senior Brewer, Trevor

+ Day 3, Dec 14: Imperial Peanut Butter Stout – 8.5%, created by our Master of Distribution (delivers our beer), Dale

+ Day 4, Dec 15: Hazed and Confused White ISA – 4.0%, from the mind of Zach, our Operations Manager

+ Day 5, Dec 16: Wreck the Halls Cherry Black IPA – 7.0%, brewed by Chris, Sales Representative (Vancouver)

+ Day 6, Dec 17: Feelin’ Saucy Cranberry Ginger Sour – 5.0%, made by Laura, Sales Representative (Lower Mainland) and Tamara, Events Coordinator

+ Day 7, Dec 18: Steep by Steep Lavender Earl Grey Best Bitters – 4.5%, created by Heather, Marketing Coordinator and Lauren, Tasting Room

+ Day 8, Dec 20: Not My Gum Drop Buttons Gingerbread Ale – 6.0%, from the minds of our Production Assistants: Brittney & Derek

+ Day 9, Dec 21: Citizen Candy Cane Altbier – 5.5%, made by our Brian, Assistant Brewer

+ Day 10, Dec 22: Christmas Thyme Turkey Dinner Table Bier – 4.0%, created by Tasha, Sales Representative (Fraser Valley) & Kellen, Tasting Room

+ Day 11, Dec 23: Wassailing Queens Winter Warmer – 10.5%, brewed by Joanna, Tasting Room Manager & Ericka, Tasting Room

+ Day 12, Dec 24: Son of a NUT Cracker Smoked Hazelnut Dunkelweizen – 5.5%, developed by Mireille, Accountant & Keifer, Assistant to the Master of Distribution (also delivers our beer)

 

 

 

NEW BREW: Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter

Our newest Trailblazer Brew: Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter is now available!!

The Porter is brewed with a variety of specialty malts, which lends smoothness and depth to its body. Additions of Himalayan salt, lactose and vanilla add a sweet caramel finish leading to lingering saltiness on the palate, perfect to satisfy your holiday cravings!

ABV: 6.0%

Hops: Magnum

Malt: ESB, chocolate, crystal

The Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter 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 the 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!