Our Beers

Hay City

Description

A delicious, sessionable beer brewed for beer evangelists and newcomers alike. Constructed from pure Canadian wheat and barley, this refreshing ale is crisp and clean, with a mild malt sweetness.

Availability

Hay City is a core brand and is available year-round.

Ingredients

Style: American Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.0%

IBU: 20

SRM: 5

Aggie Ale

Description

After spending long hours and many a sleepless night, the students of the Olds College Brewmaster program are pleased to present your palate with their Toils of Study. A refreshing hop forward and yet extremely approachable amber-coloured ale.

Dank and citrusy hops are backed by a toasty caramel malt body with hints of bready overtones. Aggie Ale is generously hopped with a blend of Pacific Northwest style hops throughout the brewing process to let you know what the students are all about.  Pairs perfectly with a completed midterm.

Availability

Aggie Ale is a core brand and is available year-round.

Ingredients

Style: Pacific Northwest Amber Ale

ABV: 5.0%

IBU: 51

SRM: 21

Old Skhool

Description

Full of rich, nutty, and roasty flavours, this American style brown ale has just the right balance of hop character to pique the interest and balance the malt complexity. Pairs perfectly with cold winter days while remaining light enough to spend some time on the summer patio.

Availability

Old Skhool is a core brand and is available year-round.

Ingredients

Style: American Brown Ale

ABV: 5.4%

IBU: 36

SRM: 38

Prairie Gold

Description

Hops, hops, hops, and did you say you wanted some hops?  This Pacific Northwest-styled IPA combines a full, malty backbone to balance an aggressive hopping schedule. Caramel and light, bready flavours from the malts intermingle with the powerful citrus, resin, and tropical fruit character of the hops. An intensely hoppy beer elegantly balanced for quaffability.

Availability

Prairie Gold is a core brand and is available year-round.

Ingredients

Style: India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 72

SRM: 10

Saazquatch Lager

Description

This Czech-style pils is a refined beast.

While true to its style with fruity and floral tones and slight grassy notes... it definitely has attitude.

The subtle spiciness of this beer's namesake Saaz hop complements its sweet and savoury malt character.

Rarely seen, you don't need to have big feet to know this beer is sure to become a legend!

NOTE:  This beer is currently only available for enjoyment at Grouchy Daddy's.

Ingredients

Style: Lager
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 29

Jack-Olds-Lantern Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale

Description

We are trying a new twist on our Pumpkin Ale this year by barrel‐aging it in whiskey barrels for 10 months. The result is a pumpkin ale different from any other. This is a very limited edition and available in 650‐mL Bomber bottles only!

Ingredients

Water, barley malt, pumpkin, hops, yeast, spices.

Style: Wood-aged Pumpkin ale

ABV: 6.5%

Pile Driver

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Description

Description

Every sip of our Pile Driver Double IPA hits the tongue with a heavy dose of hops and drives the flavour deep into your taste buds. Liberal use of hops late in the boil and dry-hopping creates flavours of syrupy mango and papaya with hints of passion fruit.  Light sweetness and creamy mouthfeel conceal the power within.

 

Availability

Pile Driver is currently sold out, but due to demand will be brewed again soon and will be available to purchase in our retail store this summer.

Ingredients

ABV: 9.0%
IBU: 85
SRM: 10

Altbierta

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Description

Altbierta is a rich, malt-forward, amber top-fermented lagered ale brewed with 100% Red Shed craft malts from Penhold, Alberta. This tasty beer features smooth biscuit and bread flavors with a moderate bitterness.

Availability

Available on tap and in bombers.

Ingredients

Style: Altbier

ABV: 5.0%

Oldstoberfest

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Description

Reminiscent of Oktoberfestbiers created in Munich for Oktoberfest in Germany, this beer was created specifically for Oldstoberfest. This sessionable golden lager boasts a light malt sweetness and a crisp, dry finish.  Despite the malt sweetness, there is balanced bitterness and light floral hop presence.  This seasonal favorite is sure to please!

Availability

Available on tap and in cans.

Ingredients

Style: Festbier

ABV: 5.7%

Brewmaster's “School’s Out” Series 

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Description

The Brewmaster's "School's Out" Series allows our full-time Brewmaster and Assistant Brewer the opportunities to create one-off batches in our pilot fermenters when the students are not using them in the summer months.

White Pelican
White Pelican (White IPA)

Limited edition available only in bombers of 500mL 

This balanced White IPA uses a Belgian yeast strain to produce light spicy notes. Additions of coriander and orange peel provide distinctive flavour characteristics and heavy use of Amarillo hops further highlight the citrus as well as provide light melon peach & apricot aromas.

Just like the white pelicans who nest in Alberta, you'll only see this beer in the summer months.



Right Near Da Beach
Right Near Da Beach (Tropical Stout)

Limited edition available only in bombers of 500mL 

Typical of tropical stouts, this beer is lighter on the roast but still has a prominent dark, semi-sweet chocolate-coffee character accentuated by almost rum-like notes, and a smooth, creamy texture. While not necessarily from the Caribbean, this beer could claim it was born Right Near Da Beach.

Ingredients

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Student Craft Beer Series

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Description

Available in the Olds College Brewery Retail Store, the Student Craft Beer series allows students of the Olds College Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program to create and sell their very own beers. From the recipe, through the brewing process, to the naming and marketing of the beer, these beers are a product of the skill, determination, and imagination of our students.

These beers are brewed in smaller batches, and as such are available in limited quantities. Pick one up today and try them for yourself!

Ingredients

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Babrewska

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Description

Student Beer:

The Olds College SAAZ Club crafted Babrewska to age in unique bourbon barrels, generously donated by Rig Hand Distillery (Nisku, AB). The rich, dark colour & smooth roast malt character was coaxed from the handcrafted malts of Red Shed Malting (Penhold, AB). The barrel aging process softens the dark malt character, bringing out rich notes of dark fruits & smooth dark chocolate with a mellow Bourbon finish.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Ingredients

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