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Dead Frog Brewery owner Derrick Smith at a giveaway to frontline workers last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley brewery says annual beer tax hike hurts businesses

Dead Frog is one of the breweries pushing against a federal excise tax increase

 

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

 

Rebecca Deil (left) and Emily Comeau making the Pink Boots beer. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

KPU women brew Pink Boots beer in honour of International Women’s Day

The beer will be available for purchase here in Langley

 

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.
Arnold Tobler (left) is the owner and Jack Bensley (right) is the head brewer of Farm Country Brewing. (Langley Advance Times files)

Local craft breweries coming together to promote ‘Langley Loop’ tourism initiative

Brewers to appear as guests on Just Here For The Beer Radio, a radio program through TSN 1040

Arnold Tobler (left) is the owner and Jack Bensley (right) is the head brewer of Farm Country Brewing. (Langley Advance Times files)
VIDEO: Free beer for frontline workers

VIDEO: Free beer for frontline workers

Langley’s Dead Frog Brewery is handing out six packs of Steel Toe Lager Friday and Saturday

VIDEO: Free beer for frontline workers
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)
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
Kwantlen students walked away with three medals and the title of best school at a recent college brewing championships. (KPU)

Langley’s KPU brewing students best in North America

The local students brewed the best beers at a recent competition

  • May 9, 2019
Kwantlen students walked away with three medals and the title of best school at a recent college brewing championships. (KPU)
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing

Brewer and scientist Michael Kuzyk drinks in craft beer success

  • Dec 11, 2018
Mad Men meets Breaking Bad at Category 12 Brewing
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

The best of of brewers, breweries and craft beer in the Valley

  • Sep 18, 2018
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail