There is a new homebrew supply business in BC, some competition for the venerable Dan’s Homebrewing Supplies. I got an email from a guy called Jonathan who told me he’s starting Fraser Valley Hops and Grain in Mission. No website at the moment, but they do have a Facebook Page with contact details. Fraser Valley homebrewers will likely be pleased they don’t have to make their way all the way downtown for supplies. All the best to Jonathan and the new business! This could lead to more quality craft brewers showing up in the valley a few years down the road, neat.
Update: They have a website now. Also, they are doing beer making seminars for newbies, contact them for info.
We received an email today from a gentleman who just moved to Langley seeking our advice on where to find good beer in the Fraser Valley. His email inspired me to write a brief guide to good beer in the Fraser Valley. Sadly, the choices are few and far between, but there are options nonetheless.
Best Liquor Stores:
Best (only) Brewpubs:
Note: These brewpubs will let you fill up a 2L growler at the bar for a very reasonable price. Big Ridge fills a growler for $7 on Tuesdays, has cask beer available at noon the last Friday of every month, and hosts the occasional brewmaster’s dinner.
Old Yale, and possibly other valley breweries, will let you buy direct from them. This is likely the best way to acquire fresh beer affordably.
Have I missed anything?