Alberta Brewing: Sours and Saisons

Alberta Brewing: Sours and Saisons

If you’ve ever wandered the beer aisle at your neighbourhood liquor store or looked at the menus at better beer bars lately, you may have noticed some unusual new beer names. Not only are there some wonderfully inventive beer monikers from breweries you’ve never heard...
German Beer: Home of the Reinheitsgebot

German Beer: Home of the Reinheitsgebot

If the year 2016 will be remembered for anything by beer lovers, it will be best known as the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, or The German Beer Purity Act. Back in the 16th century, European brewing was in a state of flux. Monastic brewing was on the...
Four Lagers You Can’t Miss

Four Lagers You Can’t Miss

In the 100 centuries or so that beer has been around, ales have dominated most of that history. However, lagers have been leading the way in the past 170 years or so. Here are some great local and far-off lagers you can’t miss! GP Brewing True North Lager Newly...
Five Alberta Festivals You Can’t Miss

Five Alberta Festivals You Can’t Miss

The period between Canada Day and Labour Day is basically festival season in Alberta. In the two months most likely to stay snow-free (fingers crossed), it seems almost every city, town and village puts on some kind of celebration. Whether it’s carnival food or ethnic...
Beer and Fruit: The Ultimate Summer Pairing

Beer and Fruit: The Ultimate Summer Pairing

Fruit and beer have a history as strange bedfellows. Fruit was a common ingredient when ancient brewers would throw everything but the kitchen basin into beer to complement or counteract the sweetness of the grain bill. Fruit beers, however, gradually died out...

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