Farm Country Brewing provides a community hub in the City of Langley
The craft brewery is featured in the Dine the Line promotion and provides quality beer in a space for connection
When Arnold Tobler and his business partner Travis Keyworth first started Farm Country Brewing in 2019, it was to fill what they saw as a need in the community.
“[We] have been big craft beer fans for years,” Tobler says. “And we figured, at the time, Langley was very underserved as far as craft beer went.”
From there, Tobler says it was a matter of putting a business plan together and getting a brewery up and running.
“We’re both born and raised in Langley,” Tobler says. “So we wanted to open it up in Langley. And then [the current location] became available, and we met the building owner and he was keen to put in this craft brewery down here. And the City of Langley itself has been very supportive.”
The brewery is one of many restaurants featured in Dine the Line, an initiative created in partnership between Translink and the blog West Coast Food. The goal of the initiative is to spotlight restaurants accessible by transit, with different itineraries for the Millenium Line, Expo Line, and Canada Line, as well as for different tastes and preferences.
Itineraries for craft breweries were recently added in partnership with the BC Ale Trail, which spotlights craft breweries across the province.
Farm Country Brewing, which is a four-minute walk from the Langley Centre bus loop, is featured on a special “brunch to brews” itinerary for Langley. Four years after opening, the brewery has already won numerous awards, including a 2022 BC Beer Award for its Sausage Party German Festbier.
“Good beer is first and foremost,” Tobler says. “That’s our number one goal, to always not skimp on ingredients and take the care and the time that it takes to make good quality craft beer.”
Tobler credits this to hiring Jack Bensley, who previously worked at Main Street Brewing Company and Russell Brewing.
“We knew when we brought him on board that we were gonna have fantastic beer,” Tobler says. “So we know that the beer side of things is dialled in.”
Outside of the beer, Tobler says another big component to Farm Country Brewing’s success is its space — a large tasting room where people can connect. Combined with a rotating series of both weekly and monthly events, the space has become a huge community hub.
“We don’t have TVs, it’s not a sports bar,” Tobler says. “It’s more of a space to sit down and have some drinks and just catch up with friends and family.”
It’s this “warm, inviting environment” that Tobler believes keeps people coming back.
“People love the fact that this is locally produced beer,” Tobler says. “They want to support local, they know that it’s local ownership behind Farm Country Brewing as well. And they know they’re going to get great beer, and a good variety of beers too. But we also have local wine, cider and non-alcoholic beverages as well.”
To learn more about the restaurants featured in Dine the Line, head to https://westcoastfood.ca/dinetheline/.