Share This Blog

Stealing a Sip of Prairie Pirate

Ribstone Creek appears to be channeling their inner rustler with the recent release of Prairie Pirate. In what is actually a collaboration effort with Last Best Brewing in Calgary, Ribstone has woven an interesting tale around the creation of the beer.

Ahead of the beer’s launch in mid-October, Ribstone tweeted out a series of cartoons […]

2017 CBAs Full of Surprises; 17 Prairie Medals

Over the weekend the results of the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards were announced (see the full winners’ list here).

I can honestly say they were full of surprises. Lots of new names on the list and a fascinating equality between regions (to a degree). There were more than a dozen breweries where I either barely […]

Gifts for Beer Lovers – Good for Any Occasion

The gift of beer is appropriate any time of year. Except maybe this particular brand.

When you have a beer aficionado in your life, it is like every day is Christmas. So even though we are a good 36 hours or so into 2017, I see no reason why I shouldn’t dredge up my […]

Twin Creeks Flow in Different Directions

Photo courtesy of Liquor on McLeod

Alberta breweries Ribstone Creek and Bench Creek have recently engaged in one of the more interesting collaboration projects we have seen in a long time in the province. Under the moniker Twin Creeks (get it?), they have released The Hermit, an English Brown Ale spiced with nutmeg, molasses, […]

Prairie Breweries Score Modestly at CBAs

The results of the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards were announced Saturday night in Vancouver (see the full results here). As usual, B.C. breweries won an disproportionate number of medals, with Ontario falling second. However, perusing the list I was pleasantly surprised at the prairie brewery results.

[Note: Post edited shortly after publishing to include Black […]

Ribstone Creek Goes National (Sort of)

Yesterday evening, imagine my surprise to turn on the radio as I prepared dinner to hear the last bit of a piece on CBC Radio One’s The World at Six, their national early evening news program, discussing the challenges of brewing beer in Edgerton. That could be nobody less than Alberta’s Ribstone Creek Brewery. Later […]

Surprises at the Canadian Brewing Awards

The 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards were announced this weekend and made public this morning. You can find the full list of winners here. From my lens of Prairie-related craft beer, I can honestly say there were a few surprises in the list of results.

The biggest news is that Alley Kat’s Scona Gold Kolsch not […]

Spring Has Sprung Us Some Beer

It really is starting to feel like spring. We have had our requisite May snowfall, the trees are budding and the grass is turning green. Sounds like a good time for a beer.

And that thought had me realizing it has been a while since I have done a news roundup. In fact it has […]

Old Man Winter Goes Casking

Over the past couple of years, the cask event scene in Edmonton has quietly plugged away. The number of events has grown (the original 2 monthly events at Sugar Bowl and Next Act joined by weekly casks at Beer Revolution and Craft Beer Market), but the overall buzz factor has, in my opinion, dropped off. […]

Oversights R Us, and Other Beer News

So in my round-up earlier this week (here) it appears I missed more announcements than usual. And then another new release was announced today. So here is a VERY quick update, along with a mea culpa or two:

As the comments section of the last post notes, Ribstone Creek has released Old Man Winter Porter […]