NEW BEER: Alley Kat’s Back Alley Brews

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Edmonton’s Alley Kat Brewery has released the first of a new series of limited edition beers it’s calling its Back Alley Brews. Co-owner Neil Herbst says Alley Kat brewers trial new beer recipes on a continual basis, so they thought it was … Read More

Bench Creek to launch “Nevermore” one-off keg series

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“Quoth the Raven ‘Nevermore’.” – The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe   Bench Creek Brewing will release one-off kegs of unique beer, which they’re calling the Nevermore series – because once they’re gone, they will be gone for good. For an eight-week period … Read More

BEER 101: How to buy fresh beer

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Twice in the past month we’ve been duped by stale beer. It sucks. Stale beer is more prevalent than most beer retailers would like to admit. You think it’ll never affect you – but it does. You’ve probably experienced the … Read More

Trolley 5: A Sneak Peek

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We got our first glimpse of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery last night, and holy shizzles were we impressed! Named for the No. 5 trolley that used to run through Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood in the 1920s, Trolley 5 has taken … Read More

Second Medicine Hat brewery set to open

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Hot on the heels of Hell’s Basement Brewery, Medicine Hat’s second craft brewery is set to open this fall. Medicine Hat Brewing Company (website not yet live) plans to open doors for business in October 2016, according to a news … Read More

ROAD TRIP: BC beer, close to home

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By BLAIR HONE After freezing temperatures froze the dog’s water while camping for the May long weekend in 2015 in Kananaskis, I decided to head south this May long weekend; south-west, specifically, to the Kootenay region of British Columbia. The … Read More

NEWSFLASH: The Week in Alberta Beer June 8

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Another Alberta brewery is born First, some great news out of Cochrane! Half Hitch Brewing in Cochrane received AGLC sign off on Wednesday to begin brewing operations. Their first brew is planned for this weekend. It follows several years of … Read More

Belgian Beer the Alberta Way

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By HAYDON DEWES Steaming hot wort floods into a large, shallow, koelschip open fermenter. Louvre windows swing open, letting in the temperate spring breeze – and with it, dozens of types of wild yeasts – to ferment the wort as it cools … Read More