NEW BEER: Trolley 5 and Banded Peak launch Northern Lights Black IPA

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After officially launching their Javalanche Coffee Stout yesterday, Calgary brewery Banded Peak launches its second beer in as many days – a collaboration brew with Trolley 5. Head brewers Alex Horner (Banded Peak) and Jeff Demaniuk (Trolley 5) got together last … Read More

NEW BEER: Dandy goes big with a Biere de Garde

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Calgary nanobrewery The Dandy Brewing Company are doing what they do best – pumping out small batches of beer styles that other breweries in Alberta won’t touch. The brewery will releases its eighth Dandy Edition beer this Wednesday – a … Read More

New beer, brand refresh for the Dandies

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Calgary’s Dandy Brewing Company has refreshed and updated its branding and is celebrating by throwing a party with a 12-tap takeover at National on 17th, including new and re-released beer. The brewery has kept the same artist (Kelsey Fraser) and … Read More

The Village Gardener is here

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Village Brewery launches its community-grown beer tomorrow – a basil IPA, made entirely with locally-grown ingredients. Across the city, 12 communities and organizations have been preening, pruning, watering and caring for hop plants and basil bushes, all with the goal … Read More

FIRST TASTE: Half Hitch Brewing launches beer lineup

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Tonight’s the night! Albertans finally get to taste beer from Cochrane’s Half Hitch Brewing. After beginning brewing last month, the beer is carbonated and ready to pour. The brewery’s taproom is not yet open for business, so Killarney’s Pub in … Read More

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

NEW: Wild Rose’s best German beer by Fahr

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By JASON van RASSEL Considering how many collaborations have been going on lately, it’s not like Alberta’s collegial craft brewers need a special occasion to justify making a beer together. But if they did, the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot … Read More

NEW BEER: Molsons Launches First In Series Of “Historic Brews”

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By BRETT HOPPER First off, a history lesson: What’s now known as “Molson Coors Canada” has been in Canadian business since 1786. That’s 230 years, folks, and it’s not something to baulk at. Personal opinions aside, that’s impressive. To honour … Read More

NEW BEER: Two New Brews from Dandy

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It’s been two years since four friends came together to form The Dandy Brewing Company and they continue to impress with their fun and unique range of small-batch beers. If you don’t yet know the story behind Alberta’s first nanobrewery, … Read More

NEW BEER: Big Rock Lays on the Hops

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Big Rock? Hops? What? There is a certain buzz over Big Rock Brewery’s latest Alberta offering, Citradelic (not to be confused with New Belgium’s Citradelic). It’s a single hop IPA made with Citra hops. And yes, it’s hoppy! Calgary-based Big Rock … Read More

Wild Rose Rolls Out The Barrels

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Wild Rose Brewery is just days away from releasing the third offering in its barrel-aged series, the Flemish Stout. It’s the latest in a series of new releases with a sour touch, which has included the barrel-aged Gose Rider and Flanders … Read More

NEW BEER: Wild Rose Brings Sour to the People

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Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery made Alberta beer history this month when it released its latest offering, the Cowbell Kettle Sour beer. It’s the first release of a sour beer in six packs in this province, marking a coming of age of … Read More