You don’t have to zip out to Vancouver to enjoy refreshing, locally brewed beer. And if you live in Langley, you’ll be surprised to hear that the first ever brewery has popped up right in your backyard!
Brewmaster Tony Dewald proudly posing with the magical fermenting canisters.
Trading Post Brewery brings the finest selection of lagers, ales and stouts to the suburbs, and we had the pleasure of touring their facility on opening day to check out all of the tasty beer on tap.
February 13th, 2016 marked the grand opening of Trading Post: the line up spiralled out the door with folks of all kinds anticipating the free tour, tasting room and lounge, and even artisanal snacks. Lance Verhoeff, founder and GM says, “our goal is to inspire people to build relationship and create community by offering an inviting tasting room in the same space that we brew our beer.” We truly felt inspired to do so just by walking through the doors.
The brewery is shiny, cozy and the perfect place to socialize with friends while enjoying the perfectly crafted beer. Speaking of beer, here’s a breakdown of what they have to offer:
- 1827 Munich Helles Lager – A golden blonde lager with a subdued hop profile and a light malt character.
- Derby Hop Session Lager – An amber style lager with a fresh, floral hop aroma and medium malt body.
- Three Bears Breakfast Stout – A jet-black oatmeal stout with notes of chocolate and espresso.
- Owyhee Tropical Wheat Ale – An IPA and American wheat ale cross with notes of citrus, mango and passion fruit with medium hops.
- What Cheer Brett IPA – A straw-coloured Indian Pale Ale with aromas of mango, guava and orange. Brewed using specialty malts and hops, it’s fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis wild yeast strain.
- Capt. Cooper’s Tart Cranberry Ale – An American style wheat ale with a tarty twist: brewed with local cranberries and features a medium malt body with notes of citrus and fresh tart cranberries.
And coming soon…(still fermenting)
- Rabaska Best Bitter – A traditional English Best Bitter with malt from the UK and light bitterness with a touch of caramel.
- Dear James S.M.A.S.H. Saison – A farmhouse style Saison with notes of apricots, citrus and spice, accentuated with malt and hops, giving a refreshing taste and golden straw colour.
Tasting flights are only $7, and you can fill your Growler for $7.50-$15, depending on size.
Relax in the tasting lounge, which overlooks the brewing room.
Aside from the cold beer, Trading Post Brewery offers delicious artisan treats, including Charcuterie, burgers, pizza, desserts and more. They had us at beer, but we’re staying for the food, too!
Mmmm, a tasty sample of Charcuterie!
If you’re looking for a classy yet hip brewery to hang out at with great beer and an even better atmosphere, then Trading Post Brewery should be on the top of your to-do list.
“Tap into the Local” with Trading Post Brewery!
Trading Post Brewery
Location: Unit 107 – 20120 64th Avenue, Langley
Hours of Operation: Monday – Closed, Tuesday to Thursday 2pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-10pm, and Sunday 12pm-7pm
Written by: Crystal Scuor
Get more 604, delivered to your inbox
Plan your next night out, enter contests, and stay connected.