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CONTEST: Win a Paddle Boarding experience for 2

Enter to win a Paddle Boarding experience for 2 in Cultus Lake, plus some other awesome OYB goodies… 

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Pure Life Paddle Boards to giveaway an awesome Summer experience: 

THE PRIZE:

+ Pure Life Paddle Board rental for 2 in Cultus Lake, BC

+ 2 x Old Yale Brewing 64oz. Growlers  

+ $50 Old Yale gift card

HOW TO ENTER:

Visit one of the local Private Liquor Stores in the Fraser Valley listed below and look for the Old Yale Brewing display to enter:

+ Jolly Miller Pub & Liquor Store

+ Rainbow Food & Gas

+ Promontory Liquor Store

It’s as easy as that! Three stores, means three winners in total, so feel free to visit all of them to triple your chances of winning! Contest runs until August 16, 2019, we’ll randomly draw our lucky winner on August 19th. No purchase necessary to enter. You must be 19+ to enter. Pure Life Paddle Board rentals can be used for kayaking instead.

Winner is responsible for coordinating their own booking and transportation to and from Cultus Lake to use the Pure Life Paddle Board rental. This prize is non-transferable and non-refundable, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and is only valid in 2019. 

We’re hiring! Tasting & Event Brand Ambassador

Old Yale Brewing is looking for Brand Ambassadors for in-store tastings at private and BC liquor stores, events and weekly farmers markets. Looking for people with a positive attitude, love of craft beer, motivated and good problem solving skills. Must be 19+ and have or be willing to obtain Serving It Right. Reliable vehicle needed to attend different work sites - based in Chilliwack with travel to Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, Harrison, Hope, etc.

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NEW: Sour Berry Mixer

Friends! We’re so excited to announce the release of not one but two NEW Sour beers just in time to officially kick off Summer!

Introducing our new Sour Berry Mixer – a mixed tall can 4-pack featuring our Black Currant Ginger Sour and Raspberry Lemon Berliner Weisse – joining the ranks of our Trailblazer Series, here today, gone tomorrow limited and truly one-of-kind brews.

Black Currant Ginger Sour

ABV: 5.0%
Hops: Citra
Malt: Pilsner, Wheat

As bright in colour as it is in tart acidity, our Kettle Sour has deep dark fruit flavours and a subtle sweetness from the Black Currant. Rounding out this Summer brew is a hint of citrus with a lingering kick of fresh, earthiness from the Ginger.

Raspberry Lemon Berliner Weisse

ABV: 4.0%
Hops: Citra
Malt: Pilsner, Wheat

Our Berliner Weisse-inspired Sour has a refreshing, juicy Raspberry character with a subtle Lemon pucker finish. With its bright fuchsia hue, our crisp Summer Sour is the light, tart and fruity beer you’ve been searching for.

You can find our new Sour Berry Mixer now in the Old Yale Tasting Room and starting next week, it’ll be available in your local Private Liquor Store and on tap in favourite restaurants and bars. Find our beer near you here.

We’re hiring! Line Cook

We are on the hunt for an experienced Line Cook to join our talented team and help prepare meals according to our standard recipes. In this position, your principal goal will be to prepare high-quality meals that meet the chef’s exact specifications.

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We’re hiring! Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service Representative will provide customer service at the Breweries 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, social media management and some sales support.

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NEW BEER: Pina Colada Hazy ISA

We’re bringing the tropical vibes back with our re-release of our Pina Colada Hazy ISA….

That’s right! This Hazy ISA is rejoining the ranks of our Trailblazer Series, here today, gone tomorrow limited and truly one-of-a-kind brews.

Refreshing and crisp, this brew is a light and easy-drinking Golden Ale with a delicious blend of Stonefruit tea. All the full flavours of an ice tea with just a hint of sweetness.

ABV: 4.5%

HOPS: Vic Secret, El Dorado

MALT: Pale, Vienna, Oats

This brew is available now in 6-packs in the Old Yale Tasting Room and will be hitting your local Liquor Store shelves within the next week or so!

Beer cocktail: Just Peachy

We’re over here feelin’ “just peachy” because we’ve got a brand new Beer Cocktail recipe for you to create at home featuring our new Juicy Peach Tea Radler.

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Peach Liqueur
  • 0.5oz Vodka
  • Approx. 9.5oz. Juicy Peach Tea Radler
  • Sliced peach

Here’s how to craft your own Just Peachy:

Step 1: Combine 2oz Peach Liqueur and 0.5oz. Vodka in your 12 oz Old Yale Brewing glass.

Step 2: Top up the glass with approx. 9.5oz of Juicy Peach Tea Radler

Step 3: Garnish with a sliced peach

It’s that easy peasy…

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Tasting Room Supervisor.

Recipe: IPA Pickles

This recipe was created by Hofstede’s Country Barn and originally posted here.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

+ 2 cups apple cider vinegar

+ 1 tbsp sugar

+ 1/4 cup kosher or pickling salt

+ 2 tsp celery seeds

+ 2 tbsp black peppercorns

+ 2 x 355ml West Coast IPA cans

+ 1 cup crushed ice

+ 510 sprigs fresh dill

+ 4 lbs pickling cucumbers

Directions: 

  1. In a pot over medium-high heat, add the vinegar, sugar, salt, celery seeds and peppercorns. Bring to a simmer, stirring just until the sugar and salt dissolve; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the West Coast IPA and ice. Allow the brine to sit until it cools to room temperature.
  3. Add the cucumbers in even batches to airtight containers like 16-ounce canning jars; add a few sprigs of dill.
  4. Pour the cooled brine over the cucumbers, making sure all slices are submerged. Chill for at least 24 hours prior to serving. Keep chilled or can properly for shelf storage.
  5. In a pot over medium-high heat, add the vinegar, sugar, salt, celery seeds and peppercorns. Bring to a simmer, stirring just until the sugar and salt dissolve; remove from heat.
  6. Stir in the West Coast IPA and ice. Allow the brine to sit until it cools to room temperature.
  7. Add the cucumbers in even batches to airtight containers like 16-ounce canning jars; add a few sprigs of dill.
  8. Pour the cooled brine over the cucumbers, making sure all slices are submerged. Chill for at least 24 hours prior to serving. Keep chilled or can properly for shelf storage.

West Coast IPA:

West Coast IPA boasts huge hop flavor, but also a balanced drinkability. We pack over 50lbs of Citra and Galaxy hops into this IPA.

Recipe: Cheddar Bacon Blonde Ale Dip (Instant Pot)

This recipe was created by Hofstede’s Country Barn and originally posted here.

Serves: 2

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

+ 18 oz cream cheese, softened 

+ ¼ cup sour cream 

+ 1 ½ tbsp dijon mustard 

+ 1 tsp garlic powder 

+ 1 cup Knotty Blonde Ale

+ 1 lb bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 

+ 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

+ ¼ cup heavy whipping cream 

+ 1 green onion, thinly sliced 

+ Soft pretzel bites

Directions: 

  1. In a greased 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mustard and garlic powder until smooth.
  2. Stir in Knotty Blonde Ale; add bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 5 minutes.
  3. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.

Knotty Blonde Ale

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.

Beer cocktail: Gin & Juice

Our Tasting Room is at it again with a new beer cocktail recipe, they somehow, someway, keep coming up with funky ass beer cocktails, like every single day!

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Gin
  • 0.5oz Lime Juice
  • 6oz. Grapefruit Sparkling Italian Soda (Grapefruit Juice could work too!)
  • 6oz Moon Dance Mango Wheat
  • Fresh mint

Here’s how to craft your own Gin & Juice:

Step 1: Combine 1oz Gin, 1oz. Lime Juice, and 6oz of Grapefruit Sparkling Italian Soda in your 12 oz Old Yale Brewing glass.

Step 2: Top up the glass with 6oz of Moon Dance Mango Wheat

Step 3: Garnish with fresh Mint

It’s that easy…

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Tasting Room Supervisor.