Burnished Gold Lager
Burnished Gold Lager commemorates the arrival of Bent Stick in our neighborhood. Following deeply academic beer research we crafted this collaboration lager. The lightly roasty malt profile is counterbalanced by a subtle fruity orange pith that lingers on the palate. It’s refreshing, full-bodied, and very smooth, just like the folks from Bent Stick.
Ricecutter’s Lager reunites our head brewer with his friends back in the Yukon at Woodcutter’s Brewing to make a unique collab beer. Rice Flakes were added to the grain bill to lighten the malt character and it wasdry hopped with Lemondrop and Mandarina Bavariafor a subtle burstof citrus. Thisdelicate lagertastes best underthe late night sun.
Haze Zee is a new creation that transforms our Zesty Zee with the application of copious hops; we also added a touch of oats for texture. We put Chinook, Citra, and Nelson Sauvin in the boil and then dry hopped it with Galaxyand Enigma for huge hop expression. This beer has plenty of tropical and citrus notes while still being only medium bitterness.
Extra Special Monk Ale
Light, pale malt showcases this freshly dry-hopped ale. Extra Special Monk displays a robust tropical hop profile amplified by a crisp, dry finish and surprisingly low bitterness. Enjoy this blast from the past while we make afew extra alesfor summer.
Brandy Barrel-Aged Dark Lager — The brewing machine never stops in Blind Enthusiasm’s barrel room and Working Overtime is the delicious result of this process. A big dark lager was added to fresh Brandy barrels and aged for 20 months to create a smooth and boozy delight. Dark fruits and cherry cola notes are supported by a bright effervescence in this big, drinkable beer. We hope you like it.
Nordlichter Lager was a big hit when it appeared on tap a couple years ago so we’re ecstatic to have this super-crisp light lager available in cans. Czech pilsner malt forms the foundation of this beer. For a little extra punch we finish it with a light Saaz dry-hop. The result is a crisp, lightly malty lager with a delicate floral hop bite. Nordlichter is the perfect accompaniment for the imminent patio season!
Uncharted Citra Lager
Uncharted Citra has been resurrected in lager form! Like the original, this beer has punch orange flavours with low bitterness. The Lagerization has allowed the clean malt profile to further highlight the Citra juiciness. Love lagers? Love hops? This is for you.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Amber Ale — Baby Buffalo was born by the addition of an amber ale into Buffalo Trace barrels that had recently been used to make Buffalo Meadows. It aged for 22 months barrels until achieving a delightful balance of bourbon booziness and caramel malt character. With low bitterness and notes of dark cherry this beer is smooth, balanced, and exceptionally drinkable despite its not so baby ABV. We hope you like it.
Extra Special Kook
This batch of the original Kook Birds inspired riff uses our well known Extra Special Monk Lager aged in the second fill of Strathcona Spirits Pinot Gin barrels for one and a half years. The strong peach and tangerine flavours as well as its tropical papaya aromas come from a heavy dry hopping with Southern Passion. The overall fruitiness is balanced by a present bitterness and flavours of fresh thyme. Despite its high alcohol this light gold brew is smooth and surprisingly approachable.
Occasionally a beer names itself, and this was the case with Smooth Operator. As a big, brown ale aged in Port barrels for 24 months we were a little surprised how easy-drinking it was, even though it clocks in at 8.7% ABV. The very first suggested name, Smooth Operator, was unanimously approved. This recipe uses a wide range of dark malts which play nicely off the red fruit and tannin from the Port barrels. The final beer is a delightful amalgam of red wine, chocolate, and cola notes with a clean, dry finish. We hope you like it.
Selected as Canada's best dark lager in the 2021 World Beer Awards, Lager O’Darkness is our homage to the classic light-bodied dark beer. We put our lager twist on it and walk the line between easy drinkability and rich maltiness. It is black in color with high clarity, low bitterness, and notes of dark chocolate and toasty malt. Believe it or not, this is a great patio beer.
Kook Birds Lager
The second version of Kook Birds is a participant in our Lagerization Project. Instead of using an ale yeast this batch of Kook Birds was brewed as a lager with our Uncharted Citra recipe. As with the original beer we collaborated with our kooky pals over at Strathcona Spirits and aged this beer in their Pinot Gin barrels for 24 weeks. The result is fruity and herbal with bold gin character. This version is sharper and more direct than the first release thanks to its Lagerization Project origins. We hope you like it.