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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.

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.

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…
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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!