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

The Quest for Alberta’s Perfect Hop

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In a blink-and-you-miss-it hamlet an hour’s drive from Edmonton, two sisters with a passion for hops are on a noble quest. Darwell, AB, is world famous in some circles for its agricultural fair which has been held in the settlement … Read More

TOP 5: Tips for Growing Hops at Home

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Growing hops at home in Alberta is easy. Growing hops that produce plump, pungent cones that are fit for bittering the hoppiest of IPAs? That’s a little more difficult. With a little bit of planning and care though, a bumper harvest … Read More