Brian is our Assistant Brewmaster and has been with Old Yale since the very beginning, 1999. With that much experience, Brian has become our trusted “Jack of all trades.” From brewing, to filtering, to running the packaging lines; it’s guaranteed that Brian has played a part in every bottle, keg and can of Old Yale Beer that leaves our warehouse! When Brian isn’t hard at work, you can find him playing with radio controlled electric airplanes, working out and walking Rotary Trail in Chilliwack.
Route Sales Representative
Dale is an integral member of the OYB team. He’s our Route Sales Representative, which is a fancy way of saying “Superman”. Dale spends most of his days on the road, delivering our beer to our valued partners. Without Dale, there would be no beer on tap, liquor store shelves would be empty, and the world would be a lot more depressing. When Dale isn’t on the road, you can typically find him singing karaoke (rumour has it, he’s been touted as the songbird of his generation).
Customer Service Representative
Joanna is the smiling face you see when you walk in to get your growler filled at our brewery. She does a whole bunch of other things when she isn’t helping our awesome customers out – like labelling, shipping, managing orders… the list could go on. Basically she’s the Jill of all trades at Old Yale. When Joanna isn’t ruling the world of craft beer, you can find her playing guitar, cooking, or researching anything and everything about the craft beer industry.
Meet Tasha – one of our Sales Representatives who joined the team in early 2016. How to describe Tasha in one word? Busy! She is constantly on the look-out for opportunities to get our products into the hands of beer drinkers from the Port Mann Bridge all the way up to the sunny Okanagan. From sales calls to tastings, consumer shows to deliveries – Tasha does it all. When she’s not selling beer, Tasha is a rock-star hockey mom of 3 amazing boys. Like we said; busy!
Mike is our Brewmaster – hailing all the way from Australia, he has quickly become our resident expert on all things Galaxy hop related! Mike oversees the day-to-day brewing tasks around the brewery. His main duties include brewing, cleaning, filtering and transferring- but that doesn’t stop him from jumping on the bottling line, or filling some kegs in his down time. Things Mike loves outside of making/drinking craft beer? Mountain biking, surfing and travelling.
Zach is the Operations Manager (aka the glue that holds us all together here at Old Yale). Working at brewery can be a lot of fun, but it also requires a lot of hard work behind the scenes. You will typically find Zach organizing events, staff, brew schedules, orders and shipments…and generally keeping us running like a well oiled machine. When he finally finds the time to get away from all the meetings and emails, he enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing – a true mascot of OYB!
Meet Brittney, who joined us this past March as our Brand Ambassador. Brittney works at tasting events and farmers’ markets during the summer. She is now starting to learn the ropes with our brew team, and hopes to be a brewer one day. A real jack-of-all-trades, we appreciate all she does for Old Yale. When Brittney isn’t working, she’s staying active by working out at the gym and soaking in all that the Valley and Vancouver have to offer.
Customer Service Representative
Meet Ericka – our Customer Service Representative who joined the OYB team this year. You likely have had your growler filled from Ericka, or perhaps been served a tasty flight of OYB beer from her. What does she do when she’s not working in our tasting room? She loves discovering new beers at other breweries, finding good places to go for food, and spending time outdoors (Oh! And if that didn’t make her interesting enough… Ericka also loves travelling; she has lived and worked in 5 different countries!). It’s safe to say, Ericka is a pretty rad chick.