About

OUR STORY

Throughout history, breweries have been a fundamental part of the communities they serve. Here at Trading Post, we are no different. Our modern day Craft Brewery and Eateries were born out of a passion for great beer and from our desire to serve the communities we call home. As we continue to grow, we look forward to sharing our passion for great beer and human connection. We believe it is over a glass of beer and a good meal where friendships deepen, family ties strengthen and community unites.

OUR PLEDGE

At Trading Post, we pledge to embrace our community, engage our customers, brew great beer, make great food, and offer a friendly and inviting atmosphere for our community to gather.

CORE VALUES

Authenticity
Innovation
Quality
Delight
Community

OUR TEAM

Beer & food brings people together. Exceptional, high-quality products inspire community – and that’s what we’re about.

From the ground up we’ve carefully selected a skillful and dedicated team that’s passionate about crafting excellent beer, outstanding food, and top-notch service.

Our community matters. We’re just as excited about creating a welcoming atmosphere that honours our local history as we are about brewing.

Join us and tap into the local at our Brewery or one of our Restaurants

Lance Verhoeff

Founder / General Manager

Lance Verhoeff

Founder / General Manager

Lance graduated from TWU in 2011 with his BBA in Corporate Finance, while playing basketball for the Spartans for five years. Upon graduation, he spent a year in the technology industry before switching gears to a successful career in the power tool industry. Lance was in industrial sales for Milwaukee Electric Tool for three years in Vancouver. With his Business degree and his experience in sales, Lance is ready and keen to make a splash in what he is passionate about: Creating BC Craft Beer. With the guidance of his father and uncle, Lance is equipped with the knowledge of previous successful start-up businesses, and excited to add Trading Post Brewing to the fantastic BC craft beer industry.

Tony Dewald

Brewmaster

Tony Dewald

Brewmaster

Tony Dewald has been leading the Canadian brewing industry for over twenty-five years and is coming to us from Old Abbey Ales. Not only is Tony is a legend in the Canadian brewing industry, he is also a legend in the Punk Rock music industry. Before brewing beer for a living, Tony was a founding member of a well-known Canadian punk rock playing gigs around the world. Tony has done many things in his professional life but brewing is where he found his real calling. After working as the brewer for the Mark James Group, he went on to brew at Dead Frog Brewing and most recently Old Abbey Ales in Abbotsford. Tony will lead the brewing side of the business as he brings incredible brewing knowledge and experience along with new and innovative techniques and ideas.

Hannah Brown

Marketing Manager

Hannah Brown

Marketing Manager

After graduating with a diploma in Public Relations, Hannah was on the hunt for the perfect job. She spent a year at a Casino on the marketing team, but she found herself wanting more and so began the search for something new and exciting. As if it was fate, she stumbled upon Trading Post and the rest is history. Growing up in England to parents who love a good beer meant she was surrounded with various styles of traditional ales at a young age. Now, a self-proclaimed beer enthusiast, she is excited to continue developing her palate and trying any new beer she comes across. A lover of conversations and adventures, you’ll most likely find her out on the hiking trail or introducing herself to new people over a beer.

Andi Cruise

Culinary Leader

Andi Cruise

Culinary Leader

British-born Canadian Chef Andi knew she wanted to be a chef since she started her cooking career here in Langley in 2001 working at a local restaurant while studying at Trinity Western University. After graduating with her Bachelors in 2004, Andi enrolled in the Culinary program at VCC and graduated at the top of her class. She began working at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and later opened the Jean Georges Market Restaurant at the Shangri-La. In 2009, Andi travelled to London to explore the international culinary scene. There she gained experience working in numerous 5 star hotels, large scale restaurants, upscale catering companies and with a Michelin starred chef, Nathan Outlaw. Her most recent adventure was in Singapore working as the opening Head Chef for London’s eclectic restaurant MEATliquor. Andi brings all her experiences into the Trading Post Eatery, creating simple, full of flavour dishes while tapping into local & seasonal ingredients.

Quinn Schneider

Fort Langley General Manager

Quinn Schneider

Fort Langley General Manager

Quinn Schneider He started his career in hospitality in 2012 with Cactus Club Cafe as a table busser. From there he quickly moved through the ranks and became a member of management in a year. He assisted in opening 3 locations for the company before leaving to pursue his passion for wine. After consulting for restaurant wine lists for a year, he opened an Italian Restaurant in downtown Edmonton as General Manager, and another in Walnut Grove the following year. Quinn brings a passion for culture, service excellence and guest experience to the Trading Post Eatery.

BJ Cunliffe

Brewery General Manager

BJ Cunliffe

Brewery General Manager

BJ graduated from Simon Fraser University with a joint major in Psychology in Criminology while finishing his career on the Varsity Track and Field Team. Coming to BC from Ontario, it was here that he discovered his love for the craft beer scene. After graduating, he decided to pursue this passion and started as a server with Yellow Dog Brewing. There, he worked his way to be the Sales Manager until leaving to take on the role as a Corporate Sales Manager in the fitness industry. After a short stint in the role, he returned to the beer industry and came on board as General Manager in December of 2018. BJ brings a passion for quality craft beer and a commitment to propel Trading Post forward as the original and trusted craft brewery in Langley.

Kristie Paton

Abbotsford Eatery General Manager

Kristie Paton

Abbotsford Eatery General Manager

Originally from Southeastern Saskatchewan, Kristie received a business diploma with a major in marketing and quickly realized the office life was not one suited for her. Spending a few years traveling internationally, Kristie developed a passion for hospitality during her time spent opening and working for various contemporary restaurants and boutique hotels across England. Coming home with an expired visa and a love for the industry, she managed a local restaurant close to home. Seeking a new challenge and a change of scenery, Kristie stumbled onto Trading Post Brewing Co. online and packed her bags again. A lover of the outdoors, good food, and craft beer, Kristie can be found at our Abbotsford Eatery or out lost somewhere on the trail.

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