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… O
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…
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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….