It’s no big deal but we are having our first OKTOBERFEST celebration on Wednesday, October 6th from 5-8 pm.
The event features the release of our first FESTBIER! This beauty lager will be draught only plus you get to drink it straight out of a Winterlong branded stein. Throw in some tasty German-inspired food for the fest and this is what beer garden dreams are made of!
What is a Festbier?
This beer style is a German lager made for drinking! It showcases German malt flavours without being too heavy or filling. Hop character is on the light side and the lager is smooth and clean. The 'fest' part of the name stems from the fact that it is currently the main style of beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Our take on this modern German beer features mostly German Pilsner malt with some Vienna, Victory and Munich malts for the classic crackery, bread dough and lightly toasty malt character without being too sweet. It will leave you wanting more.
We will have some pouring outside in the beer garden as well as on tap inside.
We are putting together a fantastic lineup of German-inspired foods, sourced from local producers. Think share platters, with some vegetarian and vegan options as well.
This event will be a ticketed event. As with all our events, it will be a family-friendly, and there will be a 'Beer Drinker' Ticket and a 'Non-Beer Drinker' Ticket option.
- Beer Drinker Ticket - $15 and includes the fancy Festbier Stein & your first beer FREE
- Non-Beer Drinker Ticket - FREE
- The ticket allows you to come anytime between 5-8 pm (last call will be at 7:30 pm).
Tickets will be available in-store and via our online store soon, so stay up to date via social media and check out the Facebook Event.
This will be an indoor and outrood event, so dress for the weather. Traditional dress encouraged but not required!
It’s Friday the 13th and we have the best news! Our BEER GARDEN and has been approved and we have also doubled our capacity! We know, perfect timing for the summer, right?!
The beer garden has picnic table seating and lounge chairs perfect for chilling and beer sipping. Our covered pavilion is still under construction but will provide even more seating options once completed.
Rain or shine, come on over, we’ve got a great tap list – check out our live menu on our website. Fridays are still Landed Bakehouse savoury pie days. It’s also a long weekend, so lots to celebrate!
While we’re here, we also have the last Spruce Tip release of the season coming at you next Saturday, August 21st! Pre-orders as usual will be available the night before, Friday, August 20th at 7:30 pm. These sell out quick, but rest assured we always save a portion for instore walk-in sales on release day and we will have several kegs on tap.
What beer dreams are made of, with 11 beers on tap and 13 beers in cans,.
Seems that summer has just begun, and we hope there is more in store! Regardless of the summer weather we get, you can be sure to find some great beer for company. Check out our beer release scheduled for June, July and August as well as some other exciting news below.
We've got all our spruce tips for the summer!
Secret Destroyer soon to enjoy some great camping weather.
We are kicking off the first Beer Garden at the Fireweed Community Market this Thursday, June 17th! Support local makers and producers and treat yourself to a tasty local beer. We will be open 3-7 pm with last call at 6:30 pm.
Find us every Thursday Market serving up fresh cans of local beer!
All the pieces are coming together for a great summer and rest of the year!
Winterlong Beer Garden - Fence construction is complete and the remaining construction and site prep is coming along. We have plans for a variety of seating, some covered areas for shade and/or rain, and some garden beds for greenery. It will be a nice upgrade from the temporary blue fencing we had last year. We hope by early July we will have this new space open, pending all approvals.
New Parking - If you’ve been out to the brewery lately, you’ll know that we’ve got a brand new ‘official’ parking area on the neighbouring lot. The beer garden has taken over our front parking, so it was a priority for us to secure more parking spots. We still have parking along the fence and behind the brewery as well. The lease of the neighbouring lot also includes the building on site, which we have some exciting plans for that involves some other local makers.
Increased Capacity - Our third bathroom is still in the works and will allows us to increase our capacity.
Look mom, we are at hole #1!!! Beer and golf go hand in hand, so we sponsored a hole at Meadow Lakes Golf Course, just down the road from us. Our beer is also available for purchase on site now and we'll soon have some Winterlong branded golf balls in hand!
The past year has definitely felt like everyday was a bit of the same (#groundhogday) when we were in the thick of COVID restrictions. But we've come a long way and have much to be thankful for, particularly the ability to celebrate our anniversary to some extent in person thanks to vaccines and Yukoners being so good at following the rules!
Join us SATURDAY, JUNE 5th from 12-7 pm for a little Anniversary Celebration.
Check out our facebook event page for updates.
Along with the Groundhog Day theme, we are re-making some previously released beers, each with a new twist. Both beers are available on tap, for in-house enjoyment and to-go in CANS & GROWLERS. Pre-orders for cans will go on sale the day before, on June 4 @ 8 pm - set your alarms and head to our online store.
ACID JAZZ Hazy Dry-Hopped Sour (4%)
It has been a few years since we've brewed this beer. We decided to make it a hazy version as why not have the best of both worlds and really showcase a groove-worthy smooth beer for this hopped-up, kettle sour.
VELVET THUNDER Hazy Double IPA w/ Peach (8.5%)
Another déjà vu, that we brewed for our 4th Anniversary Celebration. This time, we took this super luscious double IPA to new heights of decadence with the addition of peach puree and Idaho 7 and El Dorado hops.
Because it has to be said, LOUD and CLEAR:
We WILL NOT tolerate harassment and abuse towards our staff.
WINTERLONG is a SAFE SPACE for all genders, races, sexual-orientations, and abilities.
WE will REFUSE service if you are being inappropriate, offensive or abusive towards staff or other customers.
We will DISCIPLINE staff for not following our Policy on Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination.
WHY IS THIS NOT A GIVEN? WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO A BLOG POST, SOCIAL MEDIA POST & SIGNAGE ABOUT THIS? WHY ARE WE YELLING?
Because Enough is Enough!
It is NOT acceptable to make sexual, sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic, ableist comments HERE or ANYWHERE.
We provide a safe workplace where people can express themselves however they choose in a respectful way.
We can all do better, by listening and standing in support of people sharing their experiences, calling out bad behaviour and damaging language (no matter how seemingly benign).
If you are wondering why there is a post about this now. It is because we are in another watershed moment, with sweeping accusations across the industry. Check out the latest CRAFT BEER NEWS, and check out @ratmagnet on Instagram for the amazing work she is doing to broadcast people’s stories of sexism, racism and harassment.