Remember this moment. One day you will tell your children (when they reach legal age) that you partook of this historic IPA. For with this colossal, hop-drenched brew, our Village marks a monumental, millennial milestone. Yes, this Father's Day brew is the 1000th ale created in our kettles. We brewed it to be a priceless, timeless tribute to our male ancestors, and proudly named it "Father 1000." But then we had a grand idea.
Malt: Canadian 2 row, munich, with touches of caramel and roasted barley.
Hops: 18 hop additions of Galena, Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, Waimea and Azzeca.
Bitterness: 75 IBU
A Westcoast IPA displaying a bright North American hop character in flavour, aroma and balance. Filtered clear, this beer exhibits an orange golden hue. Aroma is a deep resinous hop character with a very tropical fruit forward nose with a slight danky pine character in the background.
Triplet makes a grand entrance. Announced by the crisp fragrance of Belma hops, it swans in with pure pilsen malts gleaming like sun-bleached straw, parading a violet flourish of blueberries, blackberries and succulent saskatoons. Our three favourite fruits.
Malt: A combination of French and Canadian Pilsen Malts along with Vienna Malts.
Hops: Belma Hops
Bitterness: 11 IBU
French and Canadian pilsner malt alongside Vienna malt gives this approachable beer a complex malt flavour. This proved to be a challenging beer to make as we refuse to use artificial extracts for flavor. Adding real blueberry, blackberry and saskatoon berry puree created a very pleasant and sweet berry flavour with a distinguishing pink hue. The aroma of oranges and strawberry come from the dry hopping addition of Belma hops.
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.