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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.

 

 

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!