Well, it seems the store and neighbourhood survived Diagon Alley! Between that, Folk Fest, smoky skies and the Stampede, July was certainly a fun and eventful month. And with that, I’m about caught up catching you up on the delicious new beers we’ve been getting through the month.
Check out the bottles, cans, and kegs we’ve got going on!
Chinook Wind Session ale by Hell’s Basement: A light and fluffy beer with plenty of citrus and orchard fruit notes. Decently dry with good grainy flavours, and all in all goes down super easy. ($16.99 for a 6-pack of cans)
Citrus Shore Session Ale by Lighthouse: Plenty of candied citrus aromas come across a slightly caramelly malty base. Citrus oil and forest fruits are accentuated by the slightly sweet malt, and the finish has plenty of pithy bitterness. ($18.79 for a 6-pack of cans)
Holiday Kolsch by Yukon: Yukon twists up the traditional style by adding Vienna and wheat to give complexity and tone. Lightly floral, and slightly sweeter malt than usual, with mild citrus and spice notes. ($4.09 for a tall can 792711)
Tide and it’s Takers by Anchorage: Bread, oak, citrus and funk… Not sure what else you could want? Anchorage makes some of the best beers to enter the province, and this is certainly one you don’t want to miss. A Barrel aged, funky Belgian-style tripel. Spicy, fruity, and full of wood and yeast. Perfect! ($17.69 for a 750mL bottle)
Bat Out of Helles by Alley Kat: A light, crisp, and bright lager with generous crackery malts and a touch of floral honey. Mildly spicy hops give a good, clean finish, leaving your palate ready for more! ($8.59 for a 650mL bottle)
Saison Framboise by Dunham: The strong raspberry aromas cover any real saison character. Though the flavours of malt and yeast poke through on the palate, giving you a better idea of what you’re dealing with. Mildly tart with a hint of spice, and still decently fruity, and overall quite delicious. ($15.69 for a 750mL bottle)
Chinook RIPA by Grizzly Paw: Soft caramel sweet malty tones provide a good amber ale-like base on which fruity, citrusy and floral hops float. Piney hop aroma gives a little more of the pale ale character, but the beer is still a tasty red ale. ($15.09 for a 4-pack of tall cans)
Tom Green Summer Stout by Beau’s All Natural: This is one of those so-called White Stouts you’ve heard about. Moderate body with semi-sweet malts. Light cacao and coffee flavours through and more malty sweetness come up with it. About as summery as a “stout” gets! ($8.19 for a 600mL bottle)
The Fuzz Milkshake IPA by Bridge: That’s right, a milkshake IPA. Sweeter, creamy feels with orchard fruitiness. Tasty, if at least a little different. Super enjoyable and needs to be tasted! ($9.59 for a 650mL bottle)
Sanguinem Auriantico by Evil Twin: More blood orange beers please! I’m not kidding on that one. I’ll drink every single one of them. This is a mouth-puckering fruity sour with lovely citrus tones and a creamy tart texture. ($5.99 for a 355mL can)
Mission Gose by Evil Twin: Hop onto the Gose train if you haven’t already! No fruit needed here, as this is is zesty and citrusy already, along with a touch of salty crackers and decently tight acidity. Perfect can to grab and go. ($5.99 for a 355mL can)
Nomader Weisse by Evil Twin: If a salty Gose isn’t your thing, then try it’s close relative the Berliner Weisse! Bready and crackery malt with plenty of zesty citrus tones, with a touch of tropical fruit on top. Again, tart and refreshing from the Lactobacillus cultures used, which makes it ultra refreshing. ($5.99 for a 355 mL can)
And on top of all of those, we’ve got these kegs going:
Last Best Tokyo Drift
Trolley 5 Beltline Conductor lager
Coronado Coastwise ISA
Zero Issue Dystopia WIPA
And on deck for the weekend is the very highly rated Dunham Cyclope Theta IPA
And in case anyone has missed it, I have more Dieu du Ciel Solstice D’ete, Four Winds Nectarous, and a fresh batch of Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose (a life changing beer if you’ve never had it!) back on the shelves.
One more quick note. If you happen to be free on August 10th, I have an IPA tasting happening in store at 7pm. $20 gets you a seat for 7 of the best IPAs on Alberta shelves! Go here to sign up.
Ok, that’s about it for now. Stay tuned for more fun announcements, new beers, and whatever the heck else I feel like chatting about next time.