A finely crafted nod to all community gardeners. This beer contains hops grown in the backyard tradition. A heap of Tim Duffin's Cascade hops alongside Nugget, Hallertauer, Willamette and more Cascade from our friends in Bridgeland. 100% local malted barley and wheat. A labour of love indeed.
Malt: A mix of Alberta two row and wheat give this ale a crisp clean feel as well as a light body. We used only malts produced and processed in Alberta to keep it as local as possible
Hops: Nugget for bitterness, heaps of Duffin Cascade for a light orange citrusy flavour. Even more Duffin Cascade yet, combined with Bridgeland Cascade, Willametta, Hallertauer and Nugget to give this ale a brilliant fresh citrus and piney aroma.
Butterness: 34 IBU
This hop forward Ale showcases the hard work put in by Calgarys hobbyist hop producers to give a brilliant locally sourced ale. Well balanced, yet hop forward in flavour and aroma, this light bodied American style wheat ale showcases what a community can put together.
Welcome to the Village Square, a place of gathering, greeting and good fellowship. In the Square this season, four fine Villagers are assembled: the golden Blonde, the hearty Blacksmith, the bright Wit and the stout Monk.
The first frost heralds the arrival of the Monk, a jolly, black brew with a stout body borne of copious chocolate and caramel malts. If you are a genial soul, the Monk will sing you ancient notes of cardamom and clove, ginger and fennel, mint and peppercorn. Amen.
Malt: A combination of Premium Alberta Pale Malt, and imported caramel, roasted and chocolate malts.
Hops: 2 Hop Additions using high alpha Galena hops for bitters and Imported British Fuggles as the aroma hop.
Bitterness: 18-20 IBU
A complex combination of specialty malts and spices provides a full-bodied style porter with a mild hop and subtle spice flavours. Spices include cinnamon, fennel, peppercorn, ginger, cardamom and clove.
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.