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A Hop Association is Born

On Saturday afternoon Alberta witnessed the creation of something that I am pretty sure almost none of us coming a few years ago. I had the privilege to attend the launch of the Alberta Hop Producers Association. The group has formed to support the growing hop farm industry in Alberta. They want to build a […]

Let’s Hope First Ditch Isn’t the Last Effort

This past weekend there was something of a mini-buzz around the very first release of Alberta’s first gypsy brewery, Outcast Brewing (although I am not sure the term “gypsy brewery” applies as he isn’t planning on moving around quite yet). First Ditch Effort Pale Ale is the first batch from Patrick Schnarr, the founder and […]