What the Hull! Alberta's 111 year's old!

Photographer: Colin Way
Models: Rob, Larry, Josh

The choice Alberta wheat and barley is ripe and ready. Time to saddle up and call on the Rancher. A true country brew, the Rancher greets us with natural malts in the old saison style. We raise a glass to the brave homesteaders who settled this land, and made such a beer possible.

Saison Yeast Sessionable Wheat

Malt: Canadian Pilsner Malt, Wheat, Vienna and Munich Malt

Hops:  Galena, Tettnanger and Saaz

Alcohol: 5.5%

Bitterness:  21 IBU

Our take on the Belgian Saison is true to style with some added spices to add some complexity. Aside from the regular ingredients of pilsner malt, wheat,vienna and munich we have added whirlpool additions of Grains of Paradise, Pink Peppercorns and Orange Peel. The result beer provides a deep background of grassy notes from noble hops with a front-loaded flavour rich in spice.

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Meet the Rancher

The Rancher is a limited Saison ale brewed in celebration of Alberta’s founding back on September the first, 19 aught five. The Rancher is inspired by legendary cattleman William Roper Hull of the Bow Valley Ranche. He was also one of the founders of Alberta’s first brewery. This is a man we can get behind.

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Be Sure to Hold your Squeeze Tight

Photographer: Colin Way
Models: Sam, Nicole, James

It was love at first sip. We'd never met a more dazzling, brilliant brew. Our squeeze charmed us with smooth Bavarian malt, teased us with lemon and raspberry, kissed us softly with hops. We told ourselves, this may be too good to last. So for now, just drink it in.

Lemon Zest Aroma Pilsner Malt Raspberry Accents

Malt: Canadian Pilsner Malt

Hops:  Halena and Saaz

Alcohol: 4.8%

Bitterness:  16 IBU

Our Munich Berry Helles is built upon a delicate foundation. The base beer, a Munich Helles, is known for it's subtle nuances, sweet-malty notes and herbal hop aroma. We balance this German-style brew with light additions of lemon zest and fresh raspberries.

A collaboration with our fine friends at Fiasco.
Be sure to enjoy their summer treat, the Fiasco Squeeze Sorbetto which will be available at specialty grocers this summer.

Perfect Pairings For The Village Squeeze:
Fiasco Squeeze Sorbetto - Fiasco Gelato
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Meet the Squeeze

Family, Friends and Neighbours in the Village.

Our employee Nicole's parents are models of true love. Meeting at a ballroom dance club as young university students, they set out on a steady course for a long marriage and loving family. They compliment each other with a balance of living in the moment and planning for the future (she's the today - he's the tomorrow). 36 years later they can still be found out on date nights or dancing up a storm at parties. We hope this true love reminds everyone in the Village to balance one another, appreciate time spent together, and most importantly to hold your squeeze tight.

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Don't Take Life Too Seriously

Photographer: Colin Way
Model: Lindsay

Village Blonde - Golden Ale

Meet this natural Blonde, whose golden glow comes from the finest two-row Alberta barley. An ale with a crisp, dry palate that balances a slight fruity sweetness and subtle bitterness. Handcrafted, unpasteurized, free of preservatives and additives, this local beauty conforms to the 1516 Bavarian Law of Purity. So few Blondes do.

Clean & Crisp Fruit & Floral Mild to Medium Bitterness

Malt: 100% two-row Alberta premium barley

Hops: Three hop additions using Galena, Willamette and German Tettnang as the aroma Hop.

Alcohol: 4.5%

Bitterness: 15 IBU

An all-malt blonde in the North American style with a positive hop character and a smooth finish.

Perfect Pairings For The Village Blonde:
Duck Confit Poutine - Wine-Ohs
Clivestyle Cheeseburger - Clive Burger
Blonde Onion Rings - Sharky's Tap House
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Meet a Natural Blonde

Each of our beers remind us of family, friends & neighbours in the Village. Really.

We all have moments in life we wish we could save in a bottle. For one of our partners, who lost his mother just prior to launching the brewery, this photo of her is his way of thanking her for her ongoing support and golden beauty. Now whenever he drinks a Village Blonde he'll be reminded to clean his plate, do his homework, be kind to others and not take life too seriously.

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Keep a sturdy grip on this hand-forged ale. It is an alloy of premium two-row Alberta barley, roasted to a black malt and infused with quantities of potent, bitter hops. Stalwart and bold, it will douse the coal-fired thirst, slake the spirit and clear the soot from the teeth. 

Espresso & Chocolate Medium Bitterness Medium Body Easy Drinking

Malt: A combination of Premium Alberta Pale Malt and Imported (UK) Caramel and Black Malt.

Hops: 3 Hop Additions using Galena and Cascade Hops

Alcohol: 5.5%

Bitterness: 33 IBU

A distinctly dark and flavourful ale that carefully balances the sweet flavours of the dark malts with the bitterness of the hopping. Citrus aromas balanced with roasted espresso, chocolate and licorice.

Perfect Pairings For The Village Blacksmith:
Dark Chocolate Cake - Wine-Ohs
Commonwealth Taquito - Commonwealth
Classic Clive Burger - Clive Burger
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Meet the Blacksmith

OUR GRANDFATHERS KNEW A THING OR TWO ABOUT CRAFT

Little did one of our partners know that he would be able to feature his wife's Grandfather on cases of beer. But it only makes sense that a legendary hardworking prairie blacksmith should be proudly showcased on a tasty hand-forged black ale. And yes, that is a granddaddy's blacksmith shop in the background.

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Village Wit - White Wheat Ale

Despite it's name, this is a serious brew unsuited to tawdry puns. It is a finely crafted, unfiltered wheat ale in the Belgian tradition. The colour of straw with a delicate white haze, Wit has crisp flavours accented with orange zest and coriander. A classic. So get into Wit.

Citrus & Coriander Spiced Unfiltered Wheat

Malt: A combination of Malted Wheat and Alberta 2-Row Premium Malt.

Hops: 3 Hop Additions using Willamette, Cascade and Imported Saaz as the Aroma Hop.

Alcohol: 4.5%

Bitterness: 13 IBU

A light refreshing Belgian style that is lightly hopped and is characterized by a distinct citrus flavour.

Perfect Pairings For The Village WiT:
Apple Wood Burger - Oak Tree Tavern
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Meet the Village Wit

NINI HAD A SPARKLE IN HIS EYE AND LOVED LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

The image on the case is of our partner's Nonno (Grandfather). Nini, as Nonno was known, was popular with friends and neighbours for telling stories and singing out of key in his deep loud Italian voice. Nini had a constant sparkle in his eye and loved life to the fullest. He could often be found in his dirt wine cellar stashing beer, cheese and salami behind his rudimentary grappa still. Many a day was spent on his concrete step, arm over his grandson's shoulder enjoying a garden fresh tomato. He was without a doubt one of the wittiest men in town.

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Village Maiden - India Session Ale

She’s a fair Maiden, but a heartbreaker. She wraps us in her deep golden glow, teasing us with crisp citrus scents, whispering secrets of fragrant hops from faraway lands. So we draw her to our lips. And just like that, she’s gone. Ah, well. One Maiden calls for another.

Floral Citrus Hops High Bitterness Unfiltered

Malt: Premium 2 row alberta malt, with light caramel and hints of roasted barley to bring a slight orange hue

Hops: Multiple hop additions throughout the brewing and fermentation process using Galena, Chinook, Waimea, Centennial, and Cascade

Alcohol: 4.6%

Bitterness: 33 IBU

A new take on the North American pale ale, this unfiltered india session ale is light, and very heavily hopped to present both a bitter finish with a hop forward flavour and aroma.  The nose features strong orange, lemon and floral notes with a  slight earthiness.  Unfiltered to preserve as much hop essence as possible.

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Hop Brigade

Every beer represents someone from the Village Family. The Maiden is Karen's mom.

Having been born in a country best known for its beer, our favourite employees’ mother is no stranger to the process let alone the end product. For 2 weeks at the end of her summer holidays, she picked hops for local growers throughout Czechoslovakia as part of a mandatory community support program. Students would work full days collecting at least 10 bushels of hops, receiving the equivalent of what is now about 15 cents per bushel.
From hop picking to our hop forward Maiden; who knew that her past beer experience would one day be celebrated, again.
 

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