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NEW Beer: Chilliwack Sunflower Saison

Nothing says summertime in the Valley quite like your Instagram feed pilling up with photos of people frolicking through the sunflowers. Are we right or are we right?

To celebrate this beautiful Summer season, we got together with our friends at the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival and brewed the ultimate summertime beer. Introducing our Chilliwack Sunflower Saison!

Hand-crafted with malted sunflower seeds, our Saison is a celebration of the beautiful fields that Chilliwack has to offer. The earthy and herbal undertones compliment the rustic and subtly spicy flavor from the Belgian Saison yeast….YUMM! Experience the sunniest of seasons (or should we say Saisons) with Old Yale Brewing and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival by sipping on this delightful collaboration after admiring the towering Sunflowers.

ABV: 5.5%

Hops: Magnum, Hersbrucker, Saaz

Malt: Pilsen, Wheat, Vienna

This tasty NEW brew will only be available in the Old Yale Tasting Room. It’s extremely limited, so make sure you get it while it lasts!!

Cheers to Summer.

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. 

Beer cocktail: Yellow Submarine

Mellow out with our brand new Beer Cocktail recipe for you to create at home, featuring our Knotty Blonde Ale.

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Bourbon
  • 0.5oz Aperol
  • 1oz Lemoncello
  • 4oz Phillips Ginger Ale
  • 5.5oz Knotty Blonde Ale
  • Lemon Twist

Here’s how to craft your own Yellow Submarine:

Step 1: Combine 1oz Bourbon, 0.5oz Aperol, 1oz Lemoncello and 4oz of Phillips Ginger Ale in your 12 oz Old Yale Brewing glass.

Step 2: Top up the glass with approx. 5.5oz of Knotty Blonde Ale

Step 3: Garnish with a lemon twist

Now dive in…

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Tasting Room Supervisor.

NEW BEER: Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier

Turning 20 and celebrating this milestone has been such a great excuse to re-release old favourites, so we’re keeping it going with our ‘newest’ re-release of our Tall Tales Series favourite: Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier.

Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier

ABV: 5.0%
Hops: Hersbrucker
Malt: Pilsen, Flaked Wheat

An unfiltered Belgian style Witbier with hints of orange and coriander, a slightly tart finish and a fluffy white head. Use it to steam mussels or pair with a fresh fruit salad.

Legend has it that years ago, a monk arrived in Deadman Valley, BC to test his theory that this Valley was the center of the universe. When tests confirmed his suspicions, he mysteriously vanished. To this day, spontaneous combustion and sounds of choral singing both haunt and enchant those determined to uncover the Valley’s secrets.

Our Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier is available in 650ml bombers 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.

Beer cocktail: Canadian Cedar Sour

For Canada Day we stuck to our Canadian roots with our brand new Beer Cocktail recipe for you to create at home, featuring Cedar Infused Canadian Rye Whiskey and our Knotty Blonde Ale.

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Cedar Infused Canadian Rye Whiskey
  • 1oz Lemoncello
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • 8oz Knotty Blonde Ale
  • Lemon Twist

Here’s how to craft your own Canadian Cedar Sour:

Step 1: Combine 2oz Cedar Infused Canadian Rye Whiskey, 1oz Lemoncello and 1 oz lime juice in your 12 oz Old Yale Brewing glass.

Step 2: Top up the glass with approx. 8oz of Knotty Blonde Ale

Step 3: Garnish with a lemon twist

Et voilà…

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Tasting Room Supervisor.

Craft Beer 101: West Coast IPA vs. East Coast IPA

Who doesn’t love a little competition now and again, right? Well, in this Craft Beer 101 blog, we’re pitting the West Coast versus the East Coast… and no, we’re not talking about Biggie and Tupac… we’re talking beer, of course! It’s the battle of the IPAs.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what the difference between the two styles is, read a little further. If you just want the cliff notes, essentially both styles are awesome, and at Old Yale we offer a bold and hoppy West Coast IPA that’s got a little East Coast flavour to it. But let’s dive in…  

Up first is Tupac… West Coast IPA

West Coast IPAs first gained their popularity in the late 90’s and kept that up through to the early 2010’s in both the Pacific Northwest region and California. Known for showcasing HUGE amounts of hops, this style is often bursting with aromas of Citrus, Pine and Tropical Fruit. When creating this style of IPA, the hops are added both during and after the kettle boil, leaving an aggressive bitterness in the beer. You’ll find this style of IPA to be clear with a light malty body. So… just how thirsty are you for a West Coast IPA right now?

Now onto the East Coast IPA (aka Biggie Smalls)

East Coast (or New England) IPAs has risen in popularity over the last few years. This style of IPA is quite a bit less bitter than West Coast IPAs and very smooth. Much like its competition, East Coast IPAs have tasty tropical notes, along with Stone Fruit, Melon and Citrus notes. Here’s where things get a tad bit complicated…Biotransformation takes place when brewing East Coast IPAs. What is biotransformation, you may ask? Well, it’s a unique process that occurs when hops are added to specific East Coast Yeast Strains. This interesting process makes the beer deliciously juicy and hazy.

So, who wins this rap battle? At Old Yale, we love both of these styles but being from the #WestCoastBestCoast, we wanted to pay a little homage to the place that we call home, that’s why we created our West Coast IPA! As the name suggests, our IPA is most in line with a (…drumroll please) West Coast IPA, although this tasty brew has slightly evolved with the rise in popularity of the East Coast style. You’ll find this beer to have refreshing Citrus and Tropical hop aromas from the Citra and Galaxy hops and a clear(ish) body with a moderate bitterness, you are drinking an IPA after all and what’s an IPA without a little bitterness?

Where can I get this delicious West Coast IPA?

Pop by our tasting room for a pint, to fill your Growler or pick up a 6-pack! Can’t make it out to our location? No problem! Check our ‘Find our beer’ map here to find our West Coast IPA in a Liquor Store or on tap in your favourite restaurants and bars near you!

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.

Beer cocktail: Strawberry Blonde

We’re berry excited to share our new Beer Cocktail recipe with you just in time for the summer heat. Kick back and relax with our Strawberry Blonde beer cocktail featuring our refreshing Knotty Blonde Ale.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5oz Red Berry Ciroc
  • 2oz Strawberry Tea Vodka
  • Approx. 9.5oz. Knotty Blonde Ale
  • Strawberry

Here’s how to craft your own Strawberry Blonde:

Step 1: Combine 0.5oz Red Berry Cîroc and 2oz Strawberry Tea Vodka in your 12 oz Old Yale Brewing glass.

Step 2: Top up the glass with approx. 9.5oz of Knotty Blonde Ale

Step 3: Garnish with a juicy strawberry

Yep, it’s just that easy…

Serves 1

Recipe by Joanna, Old Yale Tasting Room Supervisor.

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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