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Olds College Brewery

The Olds College Brewery Retail Store sells cans, bottles, bombers, growlers and kegs. Our beers are also available at leading bars, restaurants, and liquor retailers across central Alberta! We produce all types of beer and train students in all beer styles, so we are constantly turning out new and creative seasonal brews in addition to our four ‘core’ brands.

As a social enterprise we are not profit driven. All revenue from beer sales goes toward supporting education and in doing so, the brewing industry.

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Brewery Retail Store

Tuesday - Thursday 11 - 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m - 6 p.m.

The Olds College Brewery is located at the north end of our campus on the corner of Highway 27 and 2A in the same building as the Pomeroy Hotel.

Our Program

Brew your way to graduation in the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management diploma program! Learn the art, science and business of the vibrant and continually evolving brewing industry at the 2,300 square foot brewing facility at Olds College. This two-year program provides you with hands-on training that includes developing recipes, sourcing ingredients and conducting trial brews.

Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Program

Our Selection

Limited Editions & Student Creations 

The Student Craft Beer series allows students of the 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.

Core Beers

Hay City

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

Style: American Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 20 | SRM: 5

Aggie 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.patio.

Style: Pacific Northwest Amber Ale
ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 51 | SRM: 21

Old Skhool

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.

Style: American Brown Ale
ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 36 | SRM: 38

Prairie Gold

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.

Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 72 | SRM: 10

Seasonal Beers

Cran-O

Who said holiday beers need to be dark? This Cran-O ale is bursting with tart cranberry and orange juice and citrusy hoppiness in the background. The perfect combination for happy holiday hoppyness.

Midnight Lumber-Jack

Explore the forest of flavours, and let the Midnight Lumberjack be your guide. Pours a deep brown, pleasantly bitter with notes of pine, citrus and ripe fruits and just a hint of chocolate to sweeten your journey,

Jean-Quad Van Damme

This complex, rich, smooth, yet dangerous Belgian-inspired Dark Strong Ale- also known as a Belgian Quad - is malty-sweet with prominent caramel and candy notes. Notes of cherry, plums, raisins, and other dark fruits mingle with light spicy phenols (think back pepper and subtle vanilla) to create levels of entanglement for your taste buds. Pour this sipper into a tulip glass and enjoy the legs on this beer

Lowe Down

Made with 100% Lowe barley developed at the Field Crop Development Centre (now part of Olds College) and malted at Red Shed, with Nugget and Cascade hops from Mountain View Hop Farms, this beer is light, bright, clean, crisp, and refreshing, showcasing all the Alberta can be.

Olds Bourbon Barrel Ale

The copper coloured ale was aged in KOVAL bourbon barrels for more than 6 weeks. Smooth malt character with rich caramel and nutty notes intermingle with the vanilla, oak, and bourbon flavors from the barrel ageing process. Not too heavy and easy-drinking enough for a warm summer afternoon while still rich enough as an after dinner treat.

Your Wish is Pomegranted

The 2021 #BeTheBrewer beer is a mildly tart, hazy, but not hoppy, summer crusher that could also be enjoyable well into the autumn months. Saskatoon puree and pomegranate juice give this beer a sun-kissed glow with undertones as well as overtones of fruitiness. Sessionable, with a clean, wheaty semi-dry finish, this beer would pair well with BBQ, fish, turkey dinner, or with ice cream for a refreshing treat!

Oldstoberfest

A classic German style lager. Enjoy the deep malty notes, with a crisp, smooth, clean finish.

Saazquatch Lager

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!