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Word Leaks Out About Hog’s Head Brewing

It has been an open secret in beer circles for some time, but Saturday’s Edmonton Journal reported, via a story about Amber’s impending move, that the Edmonton area is about to get a new brewery. Hog’s Head Brewing Company has been in the works for a number of months, but the owners wanted to keep […]

To-ings and Fro-ings on the Beer Scene

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Interesting news on a few fronts in the Edmonton Beer Scene that I would be remiss if I didn’t relay.

In what may be the most concerning news, Amber’s Brewing has, on short notice, been informed that the rent at their 99 Street brewery location is going to be tripled, […]

The Vue Weekly Beer Issue

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Last week Edmonton’s Vue Weekly offered its first ever Beer Issue – an extensive look at the state of Edmonton’s beer scene. (I suspect most Edmontonians have seen it already – I have been out of town and hadn’t got my hands on a copy until today). It is, […]

Whytemud Whysky (W)Lager at Wunderbar

The funky newish owners of Wunderbar, a small music bar on Whyte Avenue with a re-invigorated commitment to local and craft beer, and Edmonton’s Amber’s Brewing have partnered to release Whytemud Whysky Lager, an oak barrel-aged exclusive. It is only available on tap at Wunderbar, and only until the six kegs run dry (it has […]

Amber’s Updates Beer, Label

Edmonton’s Amber’s Brewing Co. today launched a new label and name for its former Bub Lunch Pail Ale. Gone is the portly, hard hat clad plumber Edmonton cartoon icon Bub, replaced by a still solidly working person lunch pail. The name is simply Lunch Pail Ale. So, really, the change is fairly minor but it […]

New Saskatchewan Beer

Just yesterday my latest column in Planet S in Saskatoon ran. It is a run down on some new beer offerings this spring in Saskatchewan. I highlight three new entrants in the column – Paddock Wood’s Maibock, Raasted’s new selections and the introduction of Edmonton’s Amber’s Australian Mountain Pepper Berry into the Saskatchewan market.

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New Spiced Beer from Amber’s Brewing

Just released today are two new products from the folks over at Amber’s Brewing in Edmonton, and both are of the curiousity piquing kind. The first is Amber’s Cinnamon and Cardamon Smooth, which – obviously – is flavoured with those two spices (yes, spelling geeks, the spice is spelled “cardamom”, but doesn’t Amber’s choice of […]

A Round Up of Prairie Beer Events

There are a lot of beer events coming up in the next few weeks around the prairies. So I thought I would put them into one quick post to encourage all of you to attend one in your area. Some are free, others have a cost; some are for charity, others are promotional. All should […]