In our second year of brewing this ale we have been blessed with hops from four Community Associations as well as the back yards of many great Calgarians, honey from our friends at Apiaries& Bees for Communities and locally sourced two-row malted barley, Alberta wheat and lavender. A true community involved ale.
Malt: A combination of Alberta Malted Wheat and Alberta 2-Row Premium Malt.
Hops: Calgary hops grown by four different community associations. Varieties include, Nugget, Hallertauer, Cascade and Centennial.
Bitterness: 12 IBU
A German style Hefeweizen brewed with urban farmed honey, local lavender, and hops grown by Calgary community associations. Light bodied, unfiltered, with strong distinct notes of lavender, clover, and cinnamon. Very sweet and spicy on the pallet, with aromas reminicent of apple pie.
Our Brünette instructs us in the German method. We must balance precisely the wheat and barley malt, producing accurately the aroma of fresh bread and clove. And before the pouring, we must agitate the superior Bavarian yeast with a swirl, a twirl or a gentle roll. Our Brünette insists.
Malt: Pale wheat, Midnight wheat, Alberta 2 row, Munich, Vienna, Chocolate.
Hops: 2 hop additions using German Hallertau.
Bitterness: 15 IBU
Bavarian Dark Wheat beer fermented with a special german yeast strain. The combination of light and dark wheat, Munich, Vienna, and chocolate malts produce a rich dark brown earthy colour with toffee and chocolate flavour. The yeast provides clove, banana like esters, which are finely balanced with the European malts.
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.
Malt: 100% two-row Alberta premium barley
Hops: Three hop additions using Nugget, English Fuggles and German Hersbrucker as the aroma Hop.
Bitterness: 28 - 30 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:
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.
Malt: A combination of Premium Alberta Pale Malt and Imported (UK) Caramel and Black Malt.
Hops: 2 Hop Additions using Nugget and Cascade Hops
Bitterness: 45 - 50 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:
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.
Malt: A combination of Malted Wheat and Alberta 2-Row Premium Malt.
Hops: 3 Hop Additions using Cascades, English Fuggles and Imported Saaz as the Aroma Hop.
Bitterness: 4 - 5 IBU
A light refreshing Belgian style that is lightly hopped and is characterized by a distinct citrus flavour.
Perfect Pairings For The Village WiT:
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.
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 Pride of Ringwood, Zythos, Waimea, Centennial, and Cascade
Bitterness: 46 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.