Craft Beer Tapped from Tradition & Passion in the Fraser Valley at Trading Post

By Ashley Lockyer

Explorers and pioneers built Fort Langley, and their adventurous nature lives on at Trading Post Taphouse & Eatery. This Fraser Valley microbrewery honours the local land, tradition, and community. They craft small batch beers with names and flavours that raise a glass to brewmasters past and people present.

“Back then, they didn’t grow the hops for their production yields or economic viability. They grew them because they tasted good,” says Tony Dewald, Brewmaster at Trading Post Brewery.
“Back then, they didn’t grow the hops for their production yields or economic viability. They grew them because they tasted good,” says Tony Dewald, Brewmaster at Trading Post Brewery.
Take a seat at the Taphouse’s long tables, modern steel bar, or in their covered patio to connect with friends and the outdoors year round.
Take a seat at the Taphouse’s long tables, modern steel bar, or in their covered patio to connect with friends and the outdoors year round.

What’s the best way to learn history? Perhaps, it’s over a pint. Sip one of their beers and you’ll get your fill of stories from the Fraser Valley’s past.

History never tasted so good! Learn more about the area with a beer tasting flight, with brews named after local legends.
History never tasted so good! Learn more about the area with a beer tasting flight, with brews named after local legends.
Enjoy notes of apricot, citrus, spice, and historic drama? Trading Post’s Dear James S.M.A.S.H. Saison is named after a letter written to Hudson’s Bay Company’s Chief Trader James Murray Yale, urging him not to marry a woman.
Enjoy notes of apricot, citrus, spice, and historic drama? Trading Post’s Dear James S.M.A.S.H. Saison is named after a letter written to Hudson’s Bay Company’s Chief Trader James Murray Yale, urging him not to marry a woman.

And, their beers aren’t just available in pints or growlers. You can eat them, too.

Try Trading Post’s stout spare rib (featured above and will melt off of your fork), stout gravy, mussels steamed in beer, and beer infused mac & cheese.
Try Trading Post’s stout spare rib (featured above and will melt off of your fork), stout gravy, mussels steamed in beer, and beer infused mac & cheese.

“Authentic, honest, and super tasty.” Like their pours, dishes here aren’t typical pub fare. You can taste the genuine care put into the ingredients and preparation.

Their Cheddar Beer Bread’s description simply reads “Warm slices, hop butter.” Enough said.
Their Cheddar Beer Bread’s description simply reads “Warm slices, hop butter.” Enough said.
Trading Post lives up to its name, bringing people together to exchange stories and share hand crafted goods.
Trading Post lives up to its name, bringing people together to exchange stories and share hand crafted goods.

The Taphouse’s menu is “Chef inspired, farm driven.” It features seasonal produce sourced from local A Rocha farm.

Andy Smith and Paul Neufeld of A Rocha Farm in Surrey, BC discuss the importance of sustainable growing and harvesting.
Andy Smith and Paul Neufeld of A Rocha Farm in Surrey, BC discuss the importance of sustainable growing and harvesting.

Like Trading Post, A Rocha farm combines their industry’s roots with new techniques. They employ traditional farming methods, modern agricultural science, and educate others on eco-friendly growing practices.

A rainbow of carrots! A Rocha’s produce will make you feel good all around. It’s full of flavour and colour from their nutrient-rich farming methods.
A rainbow of carrots! A Rocha’s produce will make you feel good all around. It’s full of flavour and colour from their nutrient-rich farming methods.

Trading Post has a passion for people and places. Their staff “is excited to build a craft brewery community and thrive on providing exceptional service.” And, it shows. Everyone genuinely cares about your entire experience, from farmer to culinary team to servers.

Step through their big red door and you’ll feel welcome. Drop by and ask Lance Verhoeff about “Shaggy” their resident musk ox. Lance co-founded the brewery with his father and a business partner.
Step through their big red door and you’ll feel welcome. Drop by and ask Lance Verhoeff about “Shaggy” their resident musk ox. Lance co-founded the brewery with his father and a business partner.

Trading Post has two locations in the Fraser Valley. Stroll the frontier town streets of Fort Langley and grab a pint and some good eats at the Taphouse & Eatery, or tour their Brewery & Tasting Room in the Greater Langley Area.

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Trading Post Taphouse & Eatery
9143 Glover Road
Fort Langley, BC
604.343.2337

Trading Post Brewery & Tasting Room
#107 – 20120 64th Ave.
Langley, BC
604.343.2337
tradingpostbrewing.com

A Rocha Farm
1620 192 St
Surrey, BC
arocha.ca/where-we-work/brooksdale

About Trading Post Brewery:

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 was born out of a passion for great beer and from our desire to serve the community we call home. As we grow, we look forward to serving the Langley community and sharing our passion for great beer. It is over a glass of that very creation, a labor of our love, where friendships deepen, family ties strengthen and community unites. At Trading Post, we pledge to embrace our community, engage our customers, brew great beer and offer a friendly and inviting atmosphere for our community to gather.