Four Alberta Beers to Enjoy at Home
Wheat beer is the beer of summer
You don’t need to venture outside of your backyard to crack open a cold, local Alberta beer! Thanks to our Canadian wheat farmers, we get to enjoy great tasting wheat beers from right here at home. Wheat beers are primarily made up of wheat—at least 50 per cent. Additional ingredients may include grains like barley or corn but designated wheat beers are comprised mainly of Life’s Simple Ingredient. Wheat beers are often light and refreshing, making them an ideal beer for summer.
Check out some of our wheat beer picks from local breweries below!
Blindman Brewing is based out of Lacombe and are all about local. Their vision stems from using high-quality local ingredients for their brews while supporting community members and creating innovative craft beers. Their Kettle Sour is described as “a tart, dry wheat beer with hints of tropical fruit and hops” and is available for purchase across the province.
Crafted in Calgary, Banded Peak Brewing has a great taproom if you’re looking for a pint, flight, tasters or a growler fill, but they also offer home delivery within the city so you can enjoy a brew from the comfort of your home. Their PlainsBreaker Wheat Hopped Ale is a popular choice and with good reason—it has a great tropical flavor and is “well balanced, interesting and very approachable.” Try it out for your next backyard adventure!
The name of this brewer and beer makes total sense when you hear where they’re from. Brewing right out of Canmore, Grizzly Paw has been crafting beers in the Bow Valley for 25 years. If you’re a little far from making a Rocky Mountain trip, their beers are available across Alberta ready for you to enjoy. The Grumpy Paw Honey Wheat beer isn’t as grumpy as it sounds; an easy drinking beer, the touch of honey makes it a great place to start if you’re just discovering the greatness of ales.
You’ve probably stumbled across Big Rock before, with breweries in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Their Grasshopper beer is available in locations across the country in a variety of formats, so whether you’re a bottle or can person, they’ve got you covered. Grasshopper is wheat ale with a crisp finish, combined with fruity and bready notes. Try it out on its own, or go for a variety pack to sample a variety of flavours and ingredients.
There you have it—four Alberta beers you can enjoy from your own backyard! Thanks for supporting local breweries and our Canadian wheat farmers.