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Fort Langley is a former trading post of Hudson's Bay Company and the birthplace of BC. In 1827, James McMillan, along with twenty-four other men, began construction of the original Fort Langley 4-kilometers west of the current site.
This German style golden blonde lager features a subdued hop profile with a light malt character. Regarded as the pinnacle of brewing achievement, this crisp, easy drinking beer is made from the finest Bohemian floor malted barley and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops.
MALT: Bohemian Pilsener
On a canoe trip down the Fraser, HBC chief factor Gavin Hamilton decided to go to shore to shoot some ducks. Armed with a double barreled fowling piece, he came face to face with three bears. He took the first two out with a single shot and reloaded just in time to take out the third which knocked him to the ground as it fell.
Brewed with dark roasted malt, Centennial hops and Republica Roasters coffee, this jet black oatmeal stout features notes of chocolate and espresso. Big, bold and surprisingly smooth, this “eye-opener” has a creamy tan head and is the great for breakfast or any time of day.
MALT: Pale Ale
HOPS: Centennial, Cascade
What Cheer House was the name of a saloon in Derby that was dismantled and rebuilt just outside of Fort Langley in 1860. The place was renamed BC Liqour Company. We think What Cheer is a much better way to describe a great place for social gatherings and a perfect name for a unique beer.
Intriguing and complex, this IPA features aromas of mango, guava and orange. Brewed using specialty malts and a cornucopia of hops, it’s fermented with the Brettanomyces Bruxellensis wild yeast strain. Funky and fruity, this unique beer will delight your senses and leave your palate refreshed.
MALT: Golden Promise.
HOPS: Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Citra
Captain James Cooper was an HBC employee who was involved in the cranberry trade. Cooper fell out of favor with HBC after violating company regulations by trading goods on his own account. In 1849, he decided to leave the company and emigrated to Vancouver Island as a free settler.
Brewed with tart local cranberries, this American style wheat ale features a medium malt body with notes of citrus and fresh tart cranberries. Kettle soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with 100% Brettanomyces, this clean, crisp beer is refreshing and delicious.
Dear James refers to a letter written to HBC Chief Trader James Murray Yale, urging him not to marry a woman for whom he had been enamoured with during his first years at the fort. Ignoring the outrageous pleas, James married the woman he loved and fathered two daughters with her.
Known as the quintessential artisanal brew, this farmhouse style Saison, has notes of apricots, citrus and spice. Brewed using Bohemian pilsner malt and Mosaic hops, this complex and refreshing beer shimmers a golden straw colour and is perfect for farmers.
The heritage of the mild ale goes back to the 17th century in Britain where pubs needed low-alcohol beers to quench the thirst of patrons. In tribute to this classic style, this ale has a base of authentic mild malt combined with six other British malts to craft a robust beer with notes of toast, chocolate, and toffee.
Light tartness and rich cherry, plum, and spice flavours come together to create a complex and rustic take on the farmhouse ale. This ale is made by blending two separate beers together in order to establish a balance between the flavours of tart cherry and spiced plum. The final product is a rich mahogany farmhouse ale that provides warm and fruit for the approaching autumn.