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Craft Beer Spotlight - Meet our summer craft beer arrivals!

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

Summer is upon us (in full swing we might add), so it’s time to highlight some craft beers that are perfect for summer! In this blog, learn about our latest and greatest craft beer arrivals that are here to quench your thirst, as well as introduce you to some of the amazing breweries Alberta and Canada have to offer.

Blindman Brewing - Foedered Lager Bohemian Pilsner

Hailing from Lacombe, this beer is the latest in Blindman Brewing’s series of oak foeder conditioned lagers. Inspired by the source of Pilsner beers — Plzeň, Czech Republic — this beer is made from local Pilsner malt, old world hops and the softest water they can manage to create a new interpretation on a classic. Clean and smooth, this beer features rich and complex malt notes, accentuated by the white oak of the foeder and brilliantly balanced with peppery hops.

Rural Routes - It’s Pronounced “Chow-Dah” New England IPA

This take on the super popular New England IPA style comes from Leduc brewery Rural Routes. It’s a big, juicy, tropical beer with flavours of pineapple and guava balanced with slight bitterness and pine. A mouthwatering treat with a clean finish that will leave you craving “anothah”.

Town Square - La Chiquita Mexican Cerveza

Imagine you’re quaffing cerveza on the beach with the newest brew from Edmonton’s Town Square Brewing. La Chiquita is a light and crushable Mexican-style lager built on a Pilsner malt base, lightly dry hopped with Motueka hops for a hint of lime character. ¡Una cerveza mas por favor!

Howe Sound - Garibaldi Honey Blonde

A staple beer from Howe Sound in Squamish, BC, the Garibaldi Honey Blonde is a refreshing, crisp and dry blonde ale brewed with all-natural honey. Sessionable and smooth, this beer is great for those who like their summer beers with a touch of sweetness.

New Level Brewing - Wizard’s Revenge Strawberry Milkshake IPA

The perfect IPA for people who say they hate IPAs. From Calgary’s New Level Brewing, Wizard’s Revenge gets a thicker body from the addition of lactose and oats, along with sweetness that balances out the bitterness of the hops. Tons of real strawberries are added during the boil and conditioning processes to provide genuine fruit flavour and aroma. But loaded with fruity hops and aggressively dry hopped, it’s still an IPA at heart.

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