By Brittany Tiplady
You don’t have to be a Yeast Van resident to enjoy great seasonal beer. Lauded as the next brewery boom town, Langley and Langley City are now home to some pretty sweet, ultra-cozy, breweries, with two more on the way.
Check out the seasonal goodies pouring this fall and winter in Langley.
#105 – 8860 201 Street, Langley City
Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout, 7.1 %
Brewed with eight choice malts, roasted cocoa beans, and of course, copious amounts of peanut butter. This creamy milk stout boasts smooth, peanut butte notes with an ever-so-sweet finish.
Frostbite Winter IPA, 6.5%
Don’t let the name fool you: this one will keep you nice and toasty. This hazy, “snow-white” IPA has delightfully hoppy and juicy flavours of orange, and spices.
Winter Beeracle, 7%
Winter Ale’s are one of the best parts of the season for obvious reasons. Every winter, Deadfrog releases the Winter Beeracle, spruced up with a new recipe. This year’s brew “is a smooth winter ale with a rich malt base and flavours of dark chocolate and orange.”
Brewery: #107-20120 64th Ave., Langley City
For Langley Eatery: 9143 Glover Road, Fort Langley
Three Bears Breakfast Stout, 6.8%
It’s not seasonal, but something about the Three Bears Breakfast Stout (a member of Trading Post’s core lineup) just gives off a cozy, wintery, boozy brunch vibe. Bold and delightfully smooth, “this stout is brewed with dark roasted English chocolate malt, Centennial hops and local Republica Roasters Coffee.”
1 – 6263 202 St., Langley City
Hello Darkness (my old friend) Nitro Stout, 4.2%
A rich and beautiful cascading nitro stout, this Five Roads brew boasts dark chocolate, coffee and biscuit notes. In other words, this might be the perfect winter beer to curl up with.
20901 Langley Bypass, Langley City
Black IPA, 6.9%
Everything at the KPU Brew Lab is made small-batch, so grab this one while it’s available, or check out the other inevitably delicious seasonal brews pouring soon.
Classic IPA, but make it winter. A beer with the dryness, hop-forward balance and flavour characteristics of an American IPA, only darker in colour. Darker malts give this beer a gentle flavour component for a highly drinkable dark IPA. (6.9% ABV, 48 IBU)