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.

18 Hop Additions High Bitterness Tropical Fruit

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.

Alcohol: 7.2%

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.

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Meet the Village Grandfather

Peter's Great Grandfather George Whitten grew up on the farm in Winnipeg Manitoba before moving his family of four to Victoria BC. Balancing friends and family and in this case an old friend Sid, George lived a short but enduring life of grand proportions. Showcasing the strength of the fathers before us, this westcoast IPA is a timeless tribute to our male ancestors. George would surely agree. 

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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. 

Clean & Crisp Low Bitterness Triple Berry

Malt: A combination of French and Canadian Pilsen Malts along with Vienna Malts.

Hops: Belma Hops

Alcohol: 4.5%

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. 

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Meet the Village Triplets

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS IN THE VILLAGE. 

Each of our beers remind us of family, friends and neighbours in the Village. Really. Our Triplets, much like our beer, are Calgary born and raised and made from all natural ingredients. Why have one set when you can have 3? Rhonda, Terri and Lou. Neil, Keith and Brent. And Amanda, Alex and Alicia make it three times better. 

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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 Nugget, English Fuggles and German Hersbrucker as the aroma Hop.

Alcohol: 4.5%

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:
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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Village Blacksmith - India Black Ale

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: 2 Hop Additions using Nugget and Cascade Hops

Alcohol: 5.5%

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:
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 Cascades, English Fuggles and Imported Saaz as the Aroma Hop.

Alcohol: 4.5%

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:
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 Pride of Ringwood, Zythos, Waimea, Centennial, and Cascade

Alcohol: 4.6%

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.

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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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