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Legal Issues   (3.74/5)

You brew a great beer. Then you come up with a great name for that beer. Then you run into legal issues when it turns out that name is already taken by folks who don’t play nice. So you say to hell with it. And you change the name: Legal Issues.

Nutty, fruity, toffee, molasses and caramel notes on the nose followed by light coffee, caramel and delicious nutty flavours on your palate. Hopped solely with EKG, it provides an earthy and grassy undertone. This brew is a smooth drinker, has a sweet finish due the residual sweetness of the Scottish yeast and is one of the most popular beer here at Origin.

Style: Scottish Export Ale

ABV: 5%    IBU: 18

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Full Sleeve   (3.64/5)

Our flagship beer! (named after our brewers full sleeve tattoos) Hopped with Chinook, Columbus, Citra and El Dorado, this IPA has a great balance of malt character, bitterness and hop aroma/flavor.

This IPA is a cross between dank and piney West Coast IPAs and bright, citrus and tropical IPAs. Made with 100% Origin malt it features a hearty malt backbone and leaves a lingering toast and caramel tone.

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.5%    IBU: 60

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True Prairie   (3.63/5)

We grow our very own Alberta barley. Then we harvest and malt that Alberta barley. Then we brew those barley malts with Warrior, Mosaic, Citra and El Dorado hops to craft the finest IPA across the flatlands: True Prairie IPA.
Look for citrus and tropical combined with earthy and dank west coast notes. A sturdy malt backbone balances it all out. Yum

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.5%    IBU: 60

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Last Post   (3.78/5)

Last Post has been the recipient of a few awards in 2018:

Alberta Beer Awards
GOLD in the Brown Ale category
GOLD in the Best of Show category

Canadian International Beer Awards
SILVER in the American Ale category
SILVER in the Best of Alberta category
BRONZE in the Best of Canada category

Last Post was designed and brewed with local veterans to be released on Rememberance Day 2017. The "Last Post" is a trumpet/bugle call played at ceremonies to commemorate lives lost during wars. A portion of all sales are donated to our local Poppy Fund!

This Brown is made with a Origin European Base malt, Brown, Chocolate, Munich, and Crystal malts, noble hops and English Ale yeast. This medium bodied brew is brown in color, smells and tastes of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate, biscuit, tree nuts and some citrusy yeast character.

Highly recognized and highly enjoyable!

Style: Brown Ale - English

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 35

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Short Shorts (Raspberry)   (3.74/5)

Finally, a fruit beer with actual fruit in it...and a lot of fruit! Big fresh raspberry jam notes, light body and tart finish make this beer perfect for any occasion, any time of year.

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 4.1%    IBU: 21

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The Darkness   (3.84/5)

A silver medal winner at the Alberta Beer Awards 2018, our Porter is a roasty brew.

The perfect combination of flaked oats, brown, chocolate, crystal and black malts mash together to create some big roasty notes, dark chocolate and fresh brewed coffee. This is a smooth drinker and one of our proudest creations!

Enjoy this award winning brew.

Style: Porter - American

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 40

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The 160   (3.51/5)

The 160 is truly Alberta in a glass. Made up of Origin base malt and Red Shed wheat, both grown and malted right here in Alberta. The 160 refers to the 160 acres of land given to settlers of Alberta who set up shop and shaped what agriculture is today in this great prairie province.

Notes of citrus, straw and wheat dominate this light, crushable brew, perfect for any occasion.

Alberta agriculture at its finest.

Style: Wheat Beer - Other

ABV: 4.4%    IBU: 20

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How Origin'al   (4.1/5)

What originally began as a collaboration beer has turned into a rotating IIPA series using the same malt bill but different hops for each batch.

Version 1 used Centennial, Columbus, Chinook and Simcoe.
Version 2 used Pacifica, Motueka, Mosaic and Simcoe.
Version 3 (to be released soon) will feature Blanc, Centennial, Chinook, Summit, Apollo.

Might be the smoothest 9% beer you will ever taste.

Style: IPA - Imperial / Double

ABV: 9%    IBU: 70

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Hybrid Theory   (3.62/5)

Kölsch style beers are hybrids, fermented at 15 degrees celsius with 50/50 ale/lager yeast, this brew is then lagered at 2 degrees celsius for 18 days before we serve it. Light notes of tang and citrus dominate an ultra light, crisp body that has many subtle characteristics of a lager. The gateway beer for non craft beer drinkers!

Style: Kölsch

ABV: 4.5%    IBU: 22

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Educational Pursuit   (3.62/5)

A collaborative fundraiser in order to send Olds College students to Germany and the Czech Republic for their History of Beer class in April 2020.

Style: Pale Ale - American

ABV: 5%    IBU: 35

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Backdraft Red Ale   (3.59/5)

Made in collaboration with the Strathmore Fire Department to help raise money for their charity to buy new equipment - this Red is a unique one, made of a very select Origin malt bill to give such a fine red tone. The aroma of caramel, toast, grapefruit and floral, a hearty malt backbone mashes well with the addition of Fuggles and Centennial boil hops to add a grassy/floral/grapefruit aspect. A cool fermentation results in a very clean and smooth delivery leaving almost no aftertaste. Support a great cause by enjoying a great beer!

Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red

ABV: 4.5%    IBU: 30

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9:40 Hazy Pale Ale   (3.76/5)

A rock solid hazy pale ale presented in true hazy fashion, this brew showcases some new school and old school hop varieties. Expect a blend of tropical and citrus aroma and signature "juicy" notes on the palate...and some subtle cotton candy and bubblegum. 9:40 refers to the time of day we always dry hop this beer, double dry hop to be exact. Enjoy!

Style: Pale Ale - New England

ABV: 5%    IBU: 30

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The Kolsch Train Espresso   (3.72/5)

A collaboration between Origin Malting & Brewing, Prairie Dog Brewing and Typeface Coffee Roasters, this brew has some serious flavor. The base beer is a 5.5% Kolsch with a hefty dose of coffee added at time of packaging.

Style: Kölsch

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 20

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Chocka IPA   (3.79/5)

Our first collab with Paddy's BBQ & Brewery - Calgary AB.
Loaded with juicy Aussie and kiwi hops, restrained bitterness and of course, 100% Origin malt.

Style: IPA - International

ABV: 6%    IBU: 40

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Wheatland Farmhouse Ale   (3.58/5)

One of mainstays here at Origin, we ferment this one quite warm to produce as much hearty yeast character as possible. A fruity nose and just enough spice followed by a smooth delivery, this farmhouse is great choice any time of year. The Wheatland Farmhouse is also the official beer of our local hockey team - The Wheatland Kings Junior B. On tap year round at the rink!

Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison

ABV: 6%    IBU: 13

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Cuppa Jo Coffee Pilsner   (3.7/5)

Breakfast beer anyone? A Cuppa Jo will start the day off right. We blend a Pilsner base beer with a rotating lineup of gourmet beans provided by Typeface Coffee Roasters - Calgary, Alberta.

Since launching this brew in September 2018 we have dabbled in some different beans :
-Guatemalan Espresso "Punchcutter"

Stay tuned for our rotating selection!

Style: Pilsner - Other

ABV: 4.4%    IBU: 20

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Nice Guys Finish Second   (3.67/5)

The second collab between Common Crown Brewing and Origin Malting presents a summer crusher. Dry, fruity, spicy and refreshing, this Saison with crafted with patios in mind. Get some!

Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison

ABV: 6%    IBU: 25

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The Noble   (3.82/5)

A mash up English pale malt, Munich, C40, Carafa and Roasted Barley providing a solid malt backbone. Our bittering pellet hop addition are Centennial and our whirlpool pellet hop additions are Cascade, Amarillo and Mosaic. We then dry hop with Hopzoil essential hop oils, Cascade & Chinook.
This Black IPA is dominated with citrus, grassy and grapefruit flavors from the hops and roasty, chocolate notes from the malt. It is capped off with a dry, lingering finish due to the use of Roasted Barley.
Dark, creamy, resinous and just a little bit of sweetness. A little different then your average Black IPA - and its meant to be.

Style: IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale

ABV: 6.5%    IBU: 60

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Gettin' All Hopped Up   (3.98/5)

Silver medal winner at the Alberta Beer Awards 2018, this delicious New England style IPA is bursting with big citrus and tropical fruit. The haze this beer presents is due to a high percent of flaked oats in the mash and the excessive amount of dry hopping, during and after fermentation. A dry finish, just enough bitterness and big fruit notes combine in this juicy brew. Enjoy!

Style: IPA - New England

ABV: 6.5%    IBU: 40

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Mistaken Identity   (3.57/5)

A crisp and easy drinking brew made with 100% Origin Classic Pils malt. This Kolsch SMaSH showcases the powerful yeast and Pils malt balanced with Saaz hops. After it is fermented warm to create as many esters as possible it is then lagered cold for 18 days. The gateway beer for non-craft beer drinkers!

Style: Kölsch

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 17

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2C Pale Ale (Rotating Dry-Hopped Series)   (3.86/5)

Our rotating "2C" dry-hopped Pale Ale series focuses on the "C" hops. We explore the fruity, earthy and spicy flavours our favorite "C" hops have to offer. Each month we brew a new batch with different hops! Whether it is Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Cashmere, Challenger, etc. These brews are hoppy enough for IPA lovers but still aproachable for the timid!

Style: Pale Ale - American

ABV: 6%    IBU: 30

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Lemongrass Peppercorn Saison   (3.54/5)

Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison

ABV: 0%    IBU: 0

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Warm Winds   (3.65/5)

A SMaSH pale ale collab between Origin and Wild Rose featuring Chinook Pale Malt from Origin and tasty Mosaic hops.

Style: Pale Ale - American

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 0

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#002 Munich SMaSH Ale   (3.64/5)

This SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) is a combination of locally grown barley from Strathmore AB, malted on our equipment to make a fantastic and unique Munich Malt.

When used as 100% of the grain bill this malt gives a very nice red hue, similar to a Red-X but this malt has much to offer than just a pretty color!

Flavors of fresh baked cookies, bread pudding, honey sweetness and toffee come from the malt. In this beer we introduce the hop Fuggles to add grassy and earthy tones that balance just perfectly.

This beer has some serious flavor! Cheers.

Style: Altbier

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 20

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The Wreckoning   (3.81/5)

Style: IPA - Brut

ABV: 8.2%    IBU: 40

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  • Monday - Tuesday 12p - 5p
  • Wednesday - Thursday 12p - 10p
  • Friday - Saturday 12p - 12a
  • Sunday 12p - 8p

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