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NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – Bring Your Porter to the Slaughter reports that Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers has launched a new seasonal beer.

Mystery Lake Raspberry Saison (5% abv, 25 IBU) is described as follows:

Throughout the low brush and along side wooded trails, lies wild berries staggered amongst the mountainous hills of Mystery Lake. Using 100% real raspberry, this refreshingly fruity saison radiates summer. Have a few and solve the mystery to true alpine flavour.

Mystery Lake is now available on tap at Deep Cove, with 473 ml cans to follow soon.

[Image from Deep Cove Instagram feed]

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ST. ALBERT, AB – Alberta’s newest small brewery has announced that it is now open for business in St. Albert.

Endeavour Brewing has been founded by Matthew Atkins, with an aim to be “a family and community orientated  craft brewery” inspired by “the outdoors, sports and those who are taking risks and making great things happen.”

Featuring a 15-hectolitre brewhouse, three fermenters, canning line, and a 40-seat tasting room, Endeavour opened earlier this week as has three beers available – Sudden Draft IPA (6.7% abv), Lost Flip Flop Saison (5.7% abv), and Adventure Brew Pale Ale (4.6% abv).

Endeavour Brewing is located at 4A-215 Carnegie Drive in St. Albert, and is open 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM Tuesday to Thursday, 12:00 noon to 9:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM Sunday. For more details, see the Endeavour Brewing website and Facebook page.

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CALGARY, AB – A new brewpub and BBQ restaurant in south Calgary is now open to the public.

Prairie Dog Brewing has been founded by partners Gerad Coles, Laura Coles, Tyler Potter, Sarah Goertzen, and Jay Potter, and is described as follows:

Our 200-seat brewpub is fun, cozy and bohemian with a family-friendly, come-as-you-are attitude in a conversation-friendly atmosphere, and boasts open-air views into our microbrewery and large, open kitchen pass. Our food is made from scratch with Alberta ingredients, and focus on Texas-style barbecue, with meats and vegetables smoked and slow roasted in Clifford, our big red barbecue pit from Mesquite, Texas (the biggest BBQ pit of its kind in Canada). We are training our staff to become CiceroneBeer Servers, and we will focus on keeping a large variety of our own beers on tap as well as a few other great options, beer and non-beer.

Open since June 12th, Prairie Dog is not yet serving its own beers, but is offering a selection of beers from other local breweries while putting the finishing touches on the on-site brewhouse. Once available, the house-brewed beers will be available on tap and in growlers, with kegs also planned to be wholesaled to select local bars and restaurants.

Prairie Dog Brewing is located at 105D 58th Ave SE in Calgary, and is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Sunday to Thursday, and 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM Friday and Saturday. For more information, see the Prairie Dog website and Facebook page.

[Photo from Prairie Dog Facebook page]

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TORONTO, ON – Muddy York Brewing has announced that two beers previously available in very limited quantities are now back.

Infinite Zest (7% abv) was originally brewed as a collaboration with Sawdust City Brewing for Muddy York’s 3rd anniversary back in March. It’s described as “a clean, bright, Belgian style IPA with big notes of lime from the generous amounts of lime zest, and tropical, citrusy hop character from Idaho 7.”

Ward 20: Ontario Pale Ale (5.6% abv) was also released in March as an exclusive beer for the 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower, although a limited number of cans were available at the brewery. Brewed using 100% Ontario ingredients, including Barn Owl Malt and Chinook hops from VQH Farms, it’s a “hazy, floral, citrusy pale ale with notes of white grapefruit and pine.”

Both beers are available now at the Muddy York taproom and retail store.

[Photo provided by Muddy York Brewing]

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LONDON, ON – Forked River Brewing has announced the release of two beers created in partnership with local businesses to celebrate the brewery’s 5th anniversary.

Belgillen Wit (4.9% abv) is a Belgian-style wheat ale brewed in collaboration with Illbury + Goose, and is described as follows:

Using I&G raw honey, along with coriander and bitter orange, this wonderful summer beer has a refreshingly gentle spicy and citrusy finish. It’s the perfect beverage to celebrate London partnerships and a success stories like Illbury + Goose and Forked River.

Fred Sauvage (5.5% abv) is a wild ale that also marks the 55th anniversary of Heeman’s Strawberries, with the following notes:

We put all our eggs in Heeman’s strawberry basket, trusting this batch of beer completely to the wild yeast and microbes found on their delicious berries. Over 200 lbs of strawberries were puréed and mixed with fresh wort, then left to spontaneously ferment with whatever magic Mother Nature gave to the beer. And you know what? The high-stakes risk payed off. Almost three months later, the result of this wild fermentation is a tart and funky strawberry ale, complex with a myriad of flavours that the micro flora of Heeman’s renowned strawberry fields bestowed upon the brew.

Both beers are available now via the Forked River online store, and at the brewery while supplies last.

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VICTORIA, BC – Lighthouse Brewing has announced the release of a new beer to mark its upcoming 20th anniversary.

New World Belgian Witbier (5.3% abv, 18 IBU) is described as follows:

Our 20th Anniversary brew is a mash-up of everything we love about craft beer. Thoughtfully constructed, highly drinkable, balanced profile, and generously hopped using a blend of “New World” hops from Canada, the States and New Zealand to create inviting tropical fruit flavours we have become known for over the years. This is the beer that we want to drink on our twentieth anniversary (August 17)!

New World Belgian Witbier will be available soon in 4-packs of 473 ml cans at select private liquor stores in British Columbia.

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ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Brewing has announced the release its newest limited edition beer.

Chardonnay Farmhouse (7.8% abv, 10 IBU) is described as follows:

Softening the lines between wine and beer, we combined pressed chardonnay grape juice with a tart ale, steeped it on dried elderflower and sweet woodruff, then fermented it with a saison yeast. Enjoy the refreshing character of white wine with the tartness of a sour ale and the raw farmhouse flavours of a saison.

Chardonnay Farmhouse is available starting today (June 14th) on tap and in 650 ml bottles at Field House.

[Photo from Field House Brewing website]

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Here is this week’s round-up of beer festivals & events for the next 7 days, as extracted from our popular Beer Festival Calendar page. Click the links below for more details about each event, and watch for a new round-up to be published every Thursday.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
ONTARIO CRAFT BEER WEEK
various locations throughout Ontario

Friday, June 15, 2018
TIP ‘N TASTE
Coast Hotel & Convention Centre – Langley, BC

Friday, June 15, 2018
CHEERS CALEDON! CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
Caledon Civic Campus, 6311 Old Church Road – Caledon, ON

Friday, June 15, 2018 – Saturday, June 16, 2018
LIQUID ART FESTIVAL
Collective Arts Brewing, 207 Burlington St E, – Hamilton, ON

Friday, June 15, 2018 – Saturday, June 16, 2018
OTTAWA BEER FEST
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park – Ottawa , ON

Friday, June 15, 2018 – Saturday, June 16, 2018
YARMOUTH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Rodd Grand Hotel & Convention Centre – Yarmouth, NS

Friday, June 15, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
NORTHERN HEAT BEACHES RIB & CRAFT BEER FEST
Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. – Toronto, ON

Friday, June 15, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
LONDON BEER & BBQ SHOW
Metroland Media Agriplex, 845 Florence St. – London, ON

Saturday, June 16, 2018
EAST KOOTENAY BEER FESTIVAL
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort – Fairmont Hot Springs, BC

Saturday, June 16, 2018
NEWMARKET COMMUNITY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Riverwalk Commons North Parking Lot – Newmarket, ON

Saturday, June 16, 2018
VALEMOUNT CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE
Valemount Airport – Valemount, BC

Saturday, June 16, 2018
SUSSEX ROTARY BREW FEST
Poley Mountain, 69 Poley Mountain Road – Sussex, NB

Saturday, June 16, 2018
POWASSAN BEERFEST
Powassan Sportsplex , 433 Main St, – Powassan, ON

Saturday, June 16, 2018
PITT MEADOWS GOLF CLUB CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Pitt Meadows Golf Club, 13615 Harris Rd – Pitt Meadows, BC

Sunday, June 17, 2018
HOPS FOR POPS FATHER’S DAY BEER FESTIVAL
Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd. – Kitchener, ON

Sunday, June 17, 2018 
FATHER’S DAY CRAFT BEER PICNIC
Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron St. – Stratford, ON

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The True North Beer Festival is a new touring event that will be hitting three Ontario communities this summer, and Canadian Beer News has a pair of tickets to give away for any stop of the winner’s choosing.

Described as “a festival that brings brewers from across the province to three regional cities for one heck of a summer celebration,” True North will be taking place in Brantford on June 22nd & 23rd, Waterloo on July 20th & 21st and Prince Edward County on August 10th & 11th.

For a chance to win a pair of full weekend passes to any of the three events, there are two ways to enter:

  1. Follow @cdnbeernews and @tnbf2018 on Twitter, and post the following to your feed, replacing [X] with the Twitter handle of the friend you’ll bring if you win:
    I want to take [X] to the True North Beer Festival courtesy of @tnbf2018 & @cdnbeernews: https://wp.me/pTQFC-4QA #TNBF2018
  2. Like Canadian Beer News and True North Beer Festival on Facebook, and follow the entry instructions in the top post on the CBN Facebook page.

The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by Tuesday June 19th at 6:00 PM EDT. Only one entry of each type is allowed per person, and both winner and guest must be 19 years of age or older.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the events, see the True North Beer Festival website.

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VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Beau’s All Natural Brewing has announced details of the next instalment in its Wild Oats series of limited edition beers.

De Berry’s Treasure (4.5% abv, 10 IBU) is a black raspberry and rhubarb gose originally brewed by the women of Beau’s for a Society of Beer Drinking Ladies event in 2016. Now back in a wider release, it’s described as follows:

De Berry’s Treasure pours bright alizarin with white foam and a slight haze. The aroma is fruity, combining berry and rhubarb notes. This light-bodied beer has tangy flavour. The finish is clean with a subtle salt linger.

De Berry’s Treasure will be released next Thursday June 21st, and will be available at LCBO locations throughout Ontario and the Beau’s retail store and BYBO delivery service.

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