This year we have been blessed with hops, rhubarb, strawberrys and nanking cherry's from community associations, as well as the back yards of many great Calgarians. A special thanks to ATB Agriculture and Sajak & Farki for their ongoing support. We truly hope you enjoy this community involved ale.
Made better together.
Malt: A combination of Pilsen, Wheat, Vienna, and honey
Hops: Calgary hops grown by different community associations and Calgarians. Varieties include, Nugget, Hallertauer, Cascade and Centennial.
Bitterness: 15 IBU
Light strawberry aroma mixed with a classic spicy and fruity note from the belgian yeast strain. The flavour is close to a classic belgian ale, with a light tartness from the rhubarb followed by a strawberry finish. The Calgary grown wet hops add a fresh light citrus aroma. Overall, this is a well balanced ale made with love locally.
The Woodsman arrives from the North. His great crimson coat fragrant with pine, his brawny body shouldering a curious bounty. For somehow, somewhere out there, he captures fresh, warm biscuits and roasted nuts. It's a gift.
Malt: A combination of English Maris Otter, Alberta Two-Row Barley, Victory Malt, Carastan 30/37, Crystal 120 and roasted barley.
Hops: A bittering addition of Galena, flavour addition of Cascade and two aroma additions of Tahoma and Citra at the end.
Bitterness: 30 IBU
Our Northern Red Ale's foundation is built upon Alberta Two-Row Barley and English Maris Otter, offering a biscuit-like flavour. The addition of multiple variations of crystalized malts and roasted barley lend a crimson hue to this big bodied ale. We generously hopped with Cascade, Citra and Tahoma balance out the experience with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.
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.