It’s nearly December folks! You know what that means… the darkest days are upon us, but our spirits are bright as we dig into winter and the holiday season. One thing we know we’re all excited for is that Mount Sima opens this Friday! Bring on more snow!
Our Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Share the Spirit Yukon via the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society was a huge success yesterday. We doubled our profits from last year and were able to donate $1,818.89!
Our fundraising for the Queer Yukon Society through our Rainbow Brite beer is going well. We still have some 4-packs left, and $2 from every 4-pack is being donated to the society. Today we made an interim donation of $1,198 to be used in their programs across the territory. Give them a follow on social media to stay up to date on programming, advocacy and education.
$2 from every 4-pack sold is going to support Queer Yukon. We still have some left in store so enjoy it while you can.
Jagged – Our beloved German Pilsner is back in cans. It’s crisp and clean, with a moderate bitterness featuring top notch German malt and hops.
Jagged Pilsner sits in a snowpile below the towering Sawtooth Range along the South Klondike Highway.
The Last Spruce! With a bumper crop of spruce tips this year we’ve been able to brew more batches than ever! Our last batch will be released this Saturday, December 2nd. So come stock up until next spring.
Guilt Trip 2024 – Our honorary Christmas beer is set for release in early December. The barleywine beer-style is a special one with its bold and complex hop and malt character. It’s meant to be enjoyed warmer than most beers and can be aged for many years.
We still have some of the 2023 vintage available, so pick up a mixed pack and see how the flavours change in a big bold beer like this.
Moonbase Freedom – This next hazy IPA up to bat, is our all-time fave! Look for it mid-December.
We’re brewing lots of great beers in late December with later releases into the New Year, from HazySexyCool to Divine Intervention and Available Light.
Get the last batch of Spruce Tip this Saturday, Dec 2nd.
We’ve got lots of new beer swag in store – including YETI Can Coolers, new BUFFS (with our Pingo and Shadow Dancer designs), and Ptarmigan Pottery beer steins coming soon. Not to mention a great selection of glasses, clothing, hats, toques and you guessed it… beer!
Browse the selection on our Online Store with more in the Tasting Room.
Keep your beer cold (and from freezing solid) in these handy YETI can coolers. They fit our 16 oz cans.
Fun toques are in store currently, along with some other great hat options.
We are closing early Dec 15th for our Staff Party! That Friday we'll be closed ot the public at 6 pm as we celebrate with our amazing staff.
During the holidays, we'll be open regular hours, except for:
Thanks to all that came up for Yukoner Appreciation Week and our big sale day on Saturday, Nov 4th. Yukoner Appreciation Week is a way for the Whitehorse business community to give back to Yukoners, who are such amazing supporters of local business. Big thanks to the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce for organizing another great event this year!
We are always so thankful for our awesome customers, and we love giving back with great deals all day. Folks enjoyed $1 off pints and flights as well as 20% off merch and growler fills. Can't wait to do it again next year!
Fall Brewga - Yoga & Beer
Be sure to register with firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your space for yoga in the Tasting Room. There are two sessions before the end of the year: Sunday, Nov 19th and Saturday, December 2nd. Enjoy a 1h15 min yoga class and a beer after (included in price). Give it a try! It's a great way to start your Saturday or Sunday!
We'll also be doing our annual fundraiser for GIVING TUESDAY on November 28th. As with past years, we will be supporting the Share the Spirit campaign by the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society. This program hopes to support an estimated 500 families and 1,000 plus children. The society will be providing for families and children in 18 Yukon communities! So please join us on November 28th when 50% of the profits will be donated to Share the Spirit. We'd really like to beat last year's number!
We are gearing up for our 3rd annual OKTOBERFEST celebration! Our dates this year are Thursday, Sep 28th and Friday, Sept 29th from 6-9 pm.
Tickets are required for this event and will go ON SALE this Thursday, Sept 14th at 9 am. Tickets will be Online Only - $10 / person. Buy on our ONLINE STORE - note there are no physical tickets to pickup, just bring your order confirmation.
What to expect this year:
This is a family-friendly event and dogs are welcome in the beer garden (on a leash).
Plus another 8 (non-traditional) beers to choose from! We are encouraging folks to bring their favourite stein (0.5 L or 1 L only) for fills. We will have a few available for sale from last year! Some high alcohol beers will be off limits for 1 L fills.
Following on the success of our limited release ICE BEAR Session Ale, we've got a BRAND NEW, light ABV beer release.
Introducing, CRUSH FACTOR, a Session Ale with dank and citrus hop notes in a juicy finish. It has all of the flavour without all of the alcohol, coming in at 3.5% ABV.
Malt Bill: 90% Golden Promise (a tasty malt from the UK that gives beautiful mouthfeel and a light malty-biscuityness to pump up the flavour) & 10% Wheat Malt (also for mouthfeel and a zesty tang).
Hops: First Wort and Whirlpool Hop = SIMCOE & Dry-Hopped = SIMCOE & STRATA
Yeast: Hydra Yeast from Escarpment Labs to harness that extra juiciness.
Our designer Mary Binsted 'crushed' it yet again with the label artwork. For a 'little' beer, we went with a 'big animal', a walrus. But not just any walrus, an ancient walrus from the Yukon's Ice Age! Walrus fossils have been washing up on the shores of Herschel Island (an island in northern Yukon in the Beaufort Sea), including some that are over 50,000 years old.
Enjoy this new beer on tap and in cans around the territory this summer!
It's that time of year again, when we release our first batch of SPRUCE TIP into the wild!
Each spring we forage for the most vibrant, green spruce tips. This year we had help from our friends who gathered a bumper crop… which means, we will have more Spruce Tip than ever before!
The 1st batch will only be available at the brewery WEDNESDAY JUNE 14th.
For the diehards, Pre-Orders are available the night before (TUESDAY, JUNE 13th) from 8 pm to midnight on our website.
We always set aside over half the batch for walk-ins on the release day, so there should be lots to go around. Get a taste of the first batch on tap and bring your growlers to fill.
Subsequent batches will be released in the coming months.