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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!


  • 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.

NEW BEER: Juicy Peach Tea Radler

Finding the perfect Summer beer just got easier because we just released a RADLER!!

Introducing our new Juicy Peach Tea Radler (4.5%), joining 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: Magnum

MALT: Pilsner, wheat, dextrapils, flaxed oats

Can’t wait to try this one?? It’s ONLY available in our Summer Craft Camper (8-pack), alongside:

+ Knotty Blonde Ale – 5.0%

+ Moon Dance Mango Wheat Ale – 5.0%

+ BC Backyard Lager – 5.0%

Pick up your Craft Camper now in the Old Yale Tasting Room and Private Liquor Stores, and watch for our Radler on tap in your favourite restaurants and bars in the next few weeks. Cheers, friends!

We turned 20!

Where has the time gone? It’s crazy to believe that we originally opened our doors way back in 1999… Since then we’ve always stayed true to our roots; seeking the perfect balance using the finest, all-natural ingredients combined with Canada’s best drinking water. Our entire-award winning line up – from the crisp, straightforward Knotty Blonde Ale to Canada’s best beer, the Sasquatch Stout – is made to reflect this balance and is inspired by the landscape that surrounds us.

It’s kind of surreal to think about the fact that we’ve been hand-crafting, premium, one-of-a-kind beers for 20 whole years! It’s got us feeling all sorts of nostalgic, so much so, that we went looking through the archives of old photos and labels. Some of them made us laugh, some of them made us cringe a little, but all of them made us smile, so we thought we’d share some of the Old Yale originals that got us to where we are today!

Where the magic happened, to where it happens now….

Our Tasting Room changes over the years on the outside…

And the inside…

Oh man, check out these OG labels for the original 1999 recipes: Chilliwack Blonde, Old Yale Pale Ale, Sergeant’s IPA and Sasquatch Stout…

And all the different formats over the years all the way from OG bombers to tall cans…

How’s that for a throwback??

But in all honesty, we’re so unbelievably thankful that we’ve been able to craft beer that we love for the past 20 years and all the triumphs and tribulations that came with. We owe the biggest thanks to all of our awesome customers that supported us over the years, allowing us to continue doing what we love in a place that we’re so proud of… okay that’s enough nostalgia and sentimental words for now. We’re not crying, you’re crying…

Cheers to the next 20 friends.

NEW BEER: Sergeant’s English IPA

We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and we couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to our 20 years of crafting one-of-kind beers than by releasing an old 1999 favourite…

Join us in welcoming back an OG, Sergeant’s English IPA!!

ABV: 6.0%

HOPS: Magnum, Golding, Cascade

MALT: Pale, Crystal 40

A tribute to our original Sergeant’s IPA, this traditional English IPA has a balanced malty backbone with an assertive bitterness that is complimented by the floral, herbal and slightly citrus character. Brewed using the 1999 recipe, this throwback favourite will only be available for a limited time.

Pick up your 473ml 4-pack of Sergeant’s IPA in Private Liquor Stores and the Old Yale Tasting Room NOW and watch for it on tap in your favourite local restaurants and bars within the next week or so!

Recipe: Orange & Pale Ale Vinaigrette

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

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes


+ 3 fl oz Off Trail Pale Ale

+ 1 tbsp minced shallot 

+ 1 tsp finely grated orange zest 

+ 1 tbsp honey 

+ 1 tsp Dijon mustard 

+ 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 

+ Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the Off Trail Pale Ale with the shallot, orange zest, honey and mustard.
  2. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly.
  3. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper and serve.

Off Trail Pale Ale:

A generous heaping of whole leaf cascade hops are carefully balanced with malted barley and combined to deliver our refreshing Off Trail Pale Ale.

NEW Beer: Devilfish IPA

An old Tall Tale Series favourite has made it’s infamous return…

Re-introducing our Devilfish IPA with all it’s tropical hop and smooth malt goodness. A daringly simple IPA, the Devilfish was crafted using only the essentials: special amber malt and Australian Ella hops.

ABV: 5.5%

HOPS: Ella

MALT: Special Amber

Legend has it that Cultus Lake is bottomless and connects to the ocean via underground rivers. These waterways have brought a whole new species of predators to Cultus; the Devilfish. Rumoured to be 6 feet in length with no known enemies, the Devilfish rarely reveals itself — enjoy your swim, but watch where you kick your feet.

The Devilfish’s tropical notes and smooth finish are best savoured with a spicy seafood dish. Find this 650ml bomber (available for a limited time) in your local Private Liquor Store, the Old Yale Tasting Room and on tap in your favourite restaurants and bars. Cheers, friends!

CONTEST: Win the ultimate trail adventure giveaway!

We got together with our good friends from Pacific Pine Running Co and Manning Park Resort for the ultimate trail adventure giveaway!!

The prize: 

  • 2 entries into Pacific Pine’s Fraser Valley Trail Race at Manning Park Resort on Saturday, July 27th
  • 1-night stay at Manning Park Resort for 2, including canoe rental
  • $75 Old Yale Brewing gift card
  • 64oz. Old Yale Growler
  • AND our brand new Old Yale x Pacific Pine Running Co. collaboration t-shirt!! (see below!)

How to enter on Facebook:

  1. FOLLOW Pacific Pine Running Co, Manning Park Resort and Old Yale Brewing on Facebook 
  2. LIKE the contest post
  3. TAG your adventure buddy in the comments on the contest post

How to enter on Instagram:  

  1. FOLLOW Pacific Pine Running Co, Manning Park Resort and Old Yale Brewing on Instagram 
  2. LIKE the contest post
  3. TAG your adventure buddy in the comments on the contest post

And feel free to SHARE those posts to spread the love! If you want to triple your chances, head over to Pacific Pine Running Co and Manning Park Resort to enter there to on their Facebook and Instagram pages!! We’ll randomly draw our lucky winner on April 22 and tag them here in the comments (entries on Old Yale, Pacific Pine Running and Manning Park will be combined).

The hotel stay is valid for one-night queen room accommodation (Sunday to Thursday during peak season, weekend on off-peak season). 

You must be 19+ to enter this contest. Good luck!

Winner is responsible for coordinating their own transportation to and from Manning Park Resort for their stay and the Pacific Pine Running Co. Fraser Valley Trail race. This prize is non-transferable and non-refundable, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. 

Our Summer Craft Cooler is back!

And it’s sporting a refreshed variety, including our bold and hoppy West Coast IPA…

Our Craft Cooler features 12 hand-crafted, premium beers (3 of each) and is ready to take you on all sorts of Summer adventures:

+ Knotty Blonde Ale – 5.0%

+ Moon Dance Mango Wheat – 5.0%

+ Off Trail Pale Ale – 5.0%

+ West Coast IPA – 6.0%

Pick up your Craft Cooler in your local BC Liquor Store, Private Liquor Store and of course the Old Yale Tasting Room. Cheers, friends!

NEW Beer: Weekend Warrior Double IPA

Everybody’s working for the weekend… lucky for them, we’ve got a beer for that!

Back AGAIN by popular demand, we’re so excited to re-release one of our favourite Trailblazer Series brews, Weekend Warrior Double IPA.

A flurry of flavour, Chinook, Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus deliver that West Coast hop punch. Pine and resin are supported by a hint of tropical citrus, with a pinch of dank goodness. Hop forward all the way with a bit of malt, this is a true Weekend Warrior’s treat.

ABV: 8.0%

HOPS: Chinook, Simcoe, Centennial 

MALT: ESB, crystal

650ml bombers of our Weekend Warrior will be are available exclusively in your local BC Liquor Store. AND watch for it in draught in the
Old Yale Tasting Room and your favourite local restaurants and bars in the next few weeks….