Beer

Brewery owners Stephen Gregorig (left) and Jamie Overgaard recently won a silver-medal for their English-style IPA Orion 1-1. Their taproom, Smugglers Trail Caskworks, opened in Port Kells one year ago. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Port Kells brewery wins silver medal at national Canadian beer awards

Local brewer and Tweedsmuir teacher ‘blown away’ with win

 

Silver medal winners, Team Noble Steed, included Rebecca Deil, left, and Emily Comeau. (KPU photo)

Student brewers bring home medals to Langley’s KPU campus

The beer competition saw local students shine in several categories

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)

Canadian Beer Day encourages Canada to raise a glass

Third event by Beer Canada celebrates workers within and related to brewing industry

 

Daniel Frankel, Tap and Barrel Group and Brewhall. Lia Crowe photography

Daniel Frankel taps into the Vancouver restaurant scene

Business and hospitality with Tap and Barrel Group owner

  • Mar 22, 2021
Daniel Frankel, Tap and Barrel Group and Brewhall. Lia Crowe photography
Howl Brewing brewer and co-owner Daniel van Netten stands at the taps inside his very small brewery.  Don Denton photo

Brewing up a Barrel of History at Howl Brewing

Unique flavours tap the past

  • Mar 11, 2021
Howl Brewing brewer and co-owner Daniel van Netten stands at the taps inside his very small brewery.  Don Denton photo
Rebecca Deil (left) and Emily Comeau making the Pink Boots beer. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Rebecca Deil (left) and Emily Comeau making the Pink Boots beer. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Stephen Gregorig, co-owner of Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks, holds a soon-to-be-filled can of Orion 1-1. Smugglers’ Trail is launching the beer in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Honour House—a home that supports soldiers, veterans, first responders, and their families. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘It’s a tip of the cap,’ Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks launches new beer to help support B.C. charity

Sales of Orion 1-1, a poppy-seed IPA, will help raise funds for Honour House

Stephen Gregorig, co-owner of Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks, holds a soon-to-be-filled can of Orion 1-1. Smugglers’ Trail is launching the beer in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Honour House—a home that supports soldiers, veterans, first responders, and their families. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Photo courtesy Trail Beer Refinery

On Tap

Finding your favourite craft beer in the West Kootenays

  • Feb 8, 2021
Photo courtesy Trail Beer Refinery
Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
“Here’s some of the Krabol family drinking Krabol beer, which they reportedly “very much enjoyed,” said Hans Krabol (right). To the left of him is his son, Gunner, his daughter, Nina, her husband, Trond-Magne, and their children Oda and Havard. (Foamers’ Folly/Special to The News)

Norwegian man connects with B.C. brewery creating beer in ancestor’s honour

Captain Hans Krabol descendent reached out to Maple Ridge brewer after learning beer bears his name

  • Oct 12, 2020
“Here’s some of the Krabol family drinking Krabol beer, which they reportedly “very much enjoyed,” said Hans Krabol (right). To the left of him is his son, Gunner, his daughter, Nina, her husband, Trond-Magne, and their children Oda and Havard. (Foamers’ Folly/Special to The News)
Students receive first diversity in brewing award at KPU

Students receive first diversity in brewing award at KPU

Langley university introduces a new scholarship initiative that supports future brewers

  • Oct 4, 2020
Students receive first diversity in brewing award at KPU
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton’s very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.

Top local breweries to visit on the B.C. Ale Trail

Abbotsford, Victoria, Penticton, Kimberley and Port Alberni all topped the list

As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton’s very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.
The Fraser Valley Bandits and Ravens Brewing have launched a beer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, Ravens Brewing launch new beer

Heat Check is now available in stores in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

The Fraser Valley Bandits and Ravens Brewing have launched a beer. (Submitted)
The Clover Valley Beer Festival has been officially cancelled for 2020. Event organizers say more than 2,500 people attended the event (pictured) in 2019. (Kim Eij/Special to Black Press Media)

Clover Valley Beer Festival cancelled

Cloverdale beer fest falls victim to COVID-19

The Clover Valley Beer Festival has been officially cancelled for 2020. Event organizers say more than 2,500 people attended the event (pictured) in 2019. (Kim Eij/Special to Black Press Media)
Langley pubs, restaurants can expand patios

Langley pubs, restaurants can expand patios

Council approved a plan for more spread-out outdoor dining

Langley pubs, restaurants can expand patios
Langley craft beer brewers are asking for bigger patio spaces so they can serve people during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

UPDATED: Township council to debate bigger patios for restaurants Monday

Breweries and restaurants are seeking more space for physical distancing their patrons

Langley craft beer brewers are asking for bigger patio spaces so they can serve people during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Langley craft beer brewers are asking for bigger patio spaces so they can serve people during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Langley craft brewers call for looser restrictions for summer patios

More outdoor space could mean more places to safely seat customers, say beer makers

Langley craft beer brewers are asking for bigger patio spaces so they can serve people during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
So you think you’re not a beer drinker

So you think you’re not a beer drinker

New brews and flavours feature herbs, spices and fruit

  • Feb 28, 2020
So you think you’re not a beer drinker
Jordan McIldoon and Amber Bereza, whom he planned to marry. (Black Press Media files)

Langley brewery renames beer as tribute to local Vegas shooting victim

Maple Ridge’s Jordan McIldoon, one of 58 killed in 2017 mass shooting, remembered by Five Roads

Jordan McIldoon and Amber Bereza, whom he planned to marry. (Black Press Media files)