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

NEWSFLASH: The Week in Alberta Beer (March 13)

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Our favourite time of the week! More new beer from some of our favourite breweries, brewery tours are underway in Edmonton and an interesting debate about the state of hops in Alberta. Help Theoretically Brewing hire more staff The Lethbridge-based … 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