CREATIONS

THE UNBRIDLED ALBERTA SPIRIT: BOTTLED, KEGGED AND CANNED

For over 2 decades, our mission has been to pack each bottle, keg and can with the Alberta spirit: wild, strong, and free. Here’s how we do it:

WE USE FRESH, LOCAL,
NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND
NO PRESERVATIVES

WE HIRE TALENTED BREWERS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD,
WHO EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF
ALBERTA’S BEER

WE STICK TO AUTHENTIC
CRAFT BREWING TECHNIQUES
LIKE SINGLE- AND SMALLBATCH
BREWING

WE TEST ALL OUR BEERS FOR
QUALITY AND FRESHNESS
BEFORE THEY EVER LEAVE
OUR BREWERY

IPA

North American India Pale Ale

Ever wonder why it’s called India Pale Ale? It began when the Brits had to find a way to successfully ship beer to the colonists in India. They discovered that a healthy dose of hops and a higher alcohol content kept the beer from spoiling. We’re keeping that tradition alive with our very own wild take on IPA.

Our award-winning IPA is a beautiful copper-coloured ale, rich in caramel malt character and well balanced with plenty of hops. A true India Pale Ale, handcrafted for the true ale drinker... or for anyone looking to enjoy their brew on the high seas.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

6.0%

Alc/Vol

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“A WELL BALANCED IPA. JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF HOP BITE FOLLOWED BY MALT SWEETNESS. AROMA IS FRUITY WITH A SLIGHT DANKNESS. IT’S QUITE SESSION-ABLE COMPARED TO OTHERS.”

WILD TACO SALAD
OR
BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

SPICY DISHES FROM MEXICO & INDIA,
BOLD SWEET CHEESE

Velvet Fog

Canadian wheat ale

We call it Velvet Fog, because that's how it looks, and it also happens to be the nickname of a jazz singer loved by one of Wild Rose’s founders (added bonus: Velvet Fog has been known to enhance singing quality). Our flagship craft beer is an unfiltered wheat brew, because Wild Rose lovers relish an unfiltered experience.

A special 50/50 blend of wheat malt and barley gives this unique, unfiltered ale a distinctive hazy, golden colour and a fresh tangy character with notes of citrus (not music notes... although what a wild sound that might be). While the choice is clear, thankfully the beer isn’t.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

4.5%

Alc/Vol

IBU

SRM

Avaliable in

“A VERY DRINKABLE BEER, A MILD AROMA OF MALT AND GRAINS. CLOUDY HONEY COLOUR WITH A SHORT LASTING WHITE HEAD. A PLEASANT SLIGHTLY SWEET TASTE WITH HINTS OF MALT AND GRAINS. A CREAMY FEEL WITH A SLIGHTLY SWEET FINISH.”

SPAGHETTI SQUASH CARBONARA

SALADS, LIGHT SEAFOOD, HERBS & VEGETABLES

Wraspberry ale

Fresh raspberry-infused ale

A truly twisted easy-drinking beer. Raspberries are the beauty and the beast of fruit - tough and thorny, delicate and tasty. Wraspberry Ale continues a centuries-long tradition by using real, fresh raspberries to give a tart edge to this smooth, refreshing ale.

While you’ll never find preservatives in any of Wild Rose’s delicious brews, additives are a different story. Each brew of Wild Rose’s thirst quenching WRaspberry Ale is infused with thousands of natural, juicy-red additives called raspberries.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

4.5%

Alc/Vol

IBU

SRM

Available in

“CLEAR GOLDEN, SMELLS STRONGLY AND SWEETLY OF BERRIES. THIN AND WATERY, SODA LIKE CARBONATION, NOT SWEET ACTUALLY BUT MOSTLY BERRY FLAVOUR WITH SOME LIGHT GRAIN IN THE END.”

MARGHERITA PIZZA

DESSERTS, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE, SMOKED MEATS & FISH

Electric Avenue

Golden lager

Electric Avenue is a road linking all wild places together. From the legendary Electric Avenue in Calgary to Bourbon Street to George Street to Kings Cross, Electric Avenue is the destination for anyone thirsting for a bolder refreshment. All natural ingredients make this crisp, golden lager a favourite for the whole wild world to rock on through. The perfect blend of light malt and hop flavours gives our award-winning lager a crisp, dry finish.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

4.8%

Alc/Vol

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SRM

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“IT TASTES LIKE A LAGER TASTES. IT’S BETTER THAN A MACRO LAGER. IT’S NOT NEARLY AS SWEET OR CARBONATED AS MOST MACRO LAGERS TEND TO BE.”

MONTREAL SMOKED MEAT FLATBREAD

GRILLED PORK & CHICKEN, SUSHI & SEAFOOD, SPICY LATIN FOOD

HIGH HARVEST

HEMP SPA

Cloud your head with this luscious, unfiltered, strong pale ale. Inhale tropical hop aroma to offset the ideal dank bitterness. Kind malts and velvety hemp flour are the cotton mouth cure for any farmer with a hefty budding harvest, no matter how wacky their crop.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

6.5%

Alc/Vol

IBU

SRM

Available in

#BUDDTHEGOAT

“Born into a hippy commune on the prairies of Alberta, Budd knew he had more to this world than beading bracelets and bundling sage. He left home in search of his calling. After a few years of “discovering” himself, he awoke in a field of hops. Not knowing how he got there he wandered around the field looking for a way out, only to find a hemp crop growing amongst the hops. In a pure moment of genius, he thought “Hops…..Hemp… that’s the recipe!”. A long journey into Calgary, Alberta brought him to Wild Rose brewery where he found brewer Jonas. After a few afternoons of Wild Rose IPA’s and a few “wacky” cigarettes, they came up with our new S.P.A. (Strong Pale Ale) High Harvest. A fresh new beer that Wild Rose brewery and Budd the Goat are happy to give a permanent home to”

MAHI MAHI FISH TACOS

MUSSELS & SEAFOOD, CURED MEATS, EGG DISHES

Barracks Brown

Brown ale

Our Barracks Brown pays homage to our taproom - building AF23 - in Calgary’s Currie Barracks, and to all those soldiers who raised a glass here before us. From a classic English recipe perfected long before Canada became a country, Barracks Brown has become a modern favourite. Dark brown and ruby hued with notes of espresso and chocolate, it captures centuries of satisfaction. And who doesn’t love a dark, mysterious past?

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

5.0%

Alc/Vol

IBU

SRM

Available in

“I FIRST ENJOYED THIS BREW DURING AN ELVIS COSTELLO CONCERT IN CALGARY, ALBERTA. AS AN AVID COFFEE LOVER I ENJOYED THE HINTS OF ESPRESSO. COMBINED WITH SOME VANILLA/CHOCOLATEY NOTES, I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE LOCAL DARK BROWN BEVERAGE.”

PULLED BISON BRISKET

BOLD, AGED CHEESES, GRILLED RED MEATS, EARTHY ROOT VEGETABLES

Wred Wheat

CANADIAN DARK WHEAT ALE

What makes our Wred Wheat Ale so distinctive? Perhaps it’s the combination of six types of malted wheat and barley. Or maybe it’s the variety of hop additions that delicately “spice” the brew. Technical aspects aside, our Wred Wheat is uniquely Wild Rose. From the distinctive red-amber hues, to aromas of biscuits and sweetness of caramel, this beer is not to be taken lightly. In a perfect balance between malt and hops, the beer steps into centre stage with a clean, crisp, and refreshing taste.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

5.0%

Alc/Vol

IBU

SRM

Available in

This wheat poured a beautiful amber colour with a soapy, white head. Scents include malt, bread and dough. First swig was very watery with light malty flavours. Finish was lightly hoppy with very light malt flavours lingering.

Smokey macaroni & Cheese

S.O.B.

Special old bitter

Ok, technically it’s “Special Old Bitter,” but isn’t SOB way more fun? Either way, we celebrate the fact that our SOB is brewed in the classic English style of an ordinary bitter. Golden-bronze in colour and light in body, Wild Rose SOB is delicately hopped and simply SOB delicious. Very gentle and approachable, this refreshing classic English ale is an excellent choice to enjoy as a “session beer”.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

4.0%

Alc/Vol

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The body is Clear orange with a small white head. The aroma has rye bread. The taste is good, balanced, with a clear raw hops/grass character.

Harvest Chicken Soup

ALBERTA CRUDE

Stout

We’re pleased to offer our most favourite stout yet in our taproom. Black as its namesake with a creamy tan head, this Oatmeal Stout is velvety smooth with low carbonation. Six different malts, hops from the U.K. and (of course) oatmeal contribute to this stout’s wildly complex character.

BREWING SPECIFICATIONS

5.5%

Alc/Vol

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SRM

Available in

Perfectly named, the Alberta Crude looks just like its namesake: black, black, black. I found the AC to be somewhat reminiscent of St. Ambroise's Oatmeal Stout and both are delicious, creamy stouts, that given the choice I'd take over many others...

BRING HOME THE WHOLE WILD WORLD

SAMPLER PACKS

Enjoy all 6 core creations in the Anthology 12 pack featuring

2 IPA, 2 Velvet Fog, 2 Wraspberry Ale, 2 Electric Avenue, 2 Cowbell + 2 Barracks Brown

OR

Mix the home grown favourite “Pink Velvet” at home with

6 Wraspberry Ale + 6 Velvet Fog

MIX IT UP!

We’re not afraid to explore the wild. We’ve created a few new flavours by mixing some of our wild brews together. Check them out for yourself and even let us know what new ones you can create!

#WildBeerations

Crowlers
Fill your Crowler® with 32oz of a fresh brew, including Beerations!
It’s the beer-vessel equivalent of the omniscient, Alberta Crow and only $9+GST at the taproom.

SEASONALS

We’re wild about creating new recipes and experimenting with unusual flavours. Keep an eye open (or just frequent our taproom) for new seasonal beers every few months.

PONDEROSA GOSE

Our new summer seasonal, Ponderosa Gose, is a refreshing tropical gose with a wild citrus taste, perfect for our hot Alberta summer days.

3.5%

Alc/Vol

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CHERRY PORTER

Don’t worry, our Cherry Porter is a recurring winter seasonal, made with ripe, fresh cherries. It has rightfully earned a place in the book: 1000 beers to try before you die.

6.5%

Alc/Vol

Available in

Barrel Aged

Specifically crafted for the wild brew enthusiast, the Wild Rose Barrel Aged brews are our most uniquely wild & limited creations. These legendary brews are only here for a short time.

Crop to Keg
Malt Mill Mashing Hops Fermentation Maturation Filtration Carbon Dioxide Packeging Shipping

SHOUT OUTS

WE LOVE OUR BEER AND SO DO THE JUDGES

To fulfill our early strategic marketing objective (“Sell More Beer”), we began entering competitions. It didn’t matter what the competition was, we just wanted to help more people enjoy our wild concoctions. Along the way, we picked up some awards. Here are the ones closest to our hearts.

CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS

2008

Wheat Beer – North
American
Silver: Velvet Fog
Barley Wine
Silver: Barley Wine

2015

North American
Premium Lager
Bronze: Electric Avenue

Kellerbier/Zwickelbier
Bronze: Natural Born
Keller

2016

Kettle Sour
Bronze: Cowbell

ALBERTA BEVERAGE AWARDS

2014

Best In Class:
Electric Avenue

2015

Best In Class:
Switch Hitter
Judges Selection:
Natural Born Keller
Judges Selection: IPA

2016

Judges Selection: IPA
Judges Selection:
Electric Avenue

CONSUMER CHOICE AWARDS SOUTHERN ALBERTA

6 YEARS RUNNING

CANADA’S TOP 100 SMALL & MEDIUM EMPLOYERS

3 YEARS RUNNING

OUR FRESH ATTITUDE

ALBERTANS DON’T LET ALBERTANS DRINK STALE BEER

Some beers (like our barrel-aged series) are designed to mature. Most beers are best when fresh. Wild Rose Brewery’s quality control (QC) lab ensures our beer is as fresh as our attitude. How does it work, you ask? Raise a glass to our QC team as they explain the science behind the art of great beer (and provide some tips to keep your beer fresh at home).

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR BEER IS FRESH?

Every stage of production is monitored in our QC lab. Our beer is under constant sensory evaluation to monitor the aging process and oxygen levels.
Plus, we retain samples from every packaging run for evaluation up to 2 years after production (it’s how we test shelf life).

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BEER IS FRESH?

Look for a “packaged on” date. This is THE best way to know how fresh your beer is. To find it, check the packaging carefully. You’ll find the date stamped on the bottom of our cans, or on the neck of every bottle. You’ll also find it on every package. Our sales team monitors the best before dates on products in the market and pulls stale beer off of shelves.

WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT WORKING IN QC FOR A BREWERY?

We don’t trust our quality to machines alone! We hold weekly taste panels to evaluate our beer before giving it the QC stamp of approval.

WHERE SHOULD I STORE MY BEER?

The beer in the Brewery is stored cold and is transported cold. So, keep it cool and dark at home too. Beer should be stored away from the light in a cool place.

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