This past Sunday Evan and I snuck off without the kids for a date day. This is quite possibly only the 3rd time in 9 months we have left them both and gone out together. The last two times being in January, so it’s been a loooong time coming! It’s no secret that my husband likes his beer (as I like my wine) and with craft breweries popping up like crazy around here, we figured it was time to check out a few. We opted to stay on this side of the Fraser river and start our date in Fort Langley at Trading Post Breweries Taphouse & Eatery.
In true Sunday Funday style we started the day off with brunch and a flight of beer. We were instantly taken back a few years, you know pre kids, when we were able to go for brunch after rolling out of bed at 10 am. While I can continue dreaming about the past life, it just makes these date days much more appreciated when they happen. Anyways, back to the beer. While I am no beer connoisseur my flight contained the Capt. Cooper’s Cranberry Ale, Dear James S.M.A.S.H Saison, Witbier and the Pale Ale. As much as I enjoy a fruity beer my favourite was the Pale Ale. Plain and simple it was the perfect accompaniment to my Pulled Pork Benedict. For brunch Evan noshed on the Breakfast Poutine and his flight had the Otis Farmhouse Ale, What Cheer Brett IPA, Witbier and the 1827 Helles Lager. I was a little bummed that they were out of the Raspberry Wheat Ale, as that was the top of my list but it just means that we have to go back. Anyone want to babysit this weekend?
After brunch we headed even further east to Field House Brewing in Abbotsford. Our timing couldn’t have been any better, as we got there the sun was shining and we were able to grab a few chairs and just kick back and relax. With chairs and benches scattered throughout the “backyard” it made the atmosphere nice and relaxing. You honestly felt like you were just hanging out at a friends house. Not only do they serve beer, they have coffee and food to nibble on. A huge bonus is they have a play house for the kids to play in, yes you can bring your kids! And they even serve ice cream to the kids!! You seriously can’t go wrong, you can sit back, enjoy a beer and your kids are able to play. Huge win in my books, we will definitely be heading back out that way again and I love that we don’t have to worry about having the kids with us.
So if you don’t already have something planned for Fathers Day, I think I might have given you a few more ideas! Perhaps some brunch at Trading Post in Fort Langley, followed by some golf at Highstreet? or would relaxing at Field House in Abbotsford be more appealing to your dad? Regardless, don’t forget to enter our Fathers Day Gift Guide and Giveaway!