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About Prairie Dog Brewing
We are training our staff to become Cicerone Beer 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. Come on out!
Brews by Prairie Dog Brewing (click a brew to toggle info)
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Clear, amber and dry, this modern example of an American-style IPA bursts with tangerine, lemon and a resinous grapefruit character overlaid upon a tasty base of Alberta malts. Amarillo, Lemondrop and Mosaic hops are generously added late in the boil and throughout several massive dry-hop steps. In spite of the intense hop character, bitterness is balanced to allow the underlying malt flavour to shine through in this dry-finishing beer.
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.7% IBU: 74
Link Back: Tail Twitcher - Brewed In Calgary AB
This American-style wheat beer pours golden and hazy with a white, foamy head, and features prominent citrus, stone fruit, and bread aroma. The beer has a light, refreshing body with moderate carbonation and a dry but soft bread-flavoured finish and mild grainy aftertaste. An easy drinker that wont fatigue the palate.
Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat
ABV: 4.9% IBU: 20
A fun take on the Gose style, which is a light, slightly tart and fruity German wheat ale style that incorporates coriander spices. Our version features subtle flavours and aromas of freshly zested limes, diced ginger, and coriander, with subtle banana from the yeast used to ferment the beer. Wheat and barley flavours mingle to remind the drinker of the fact that it is a beer.
Style: Sour - Fruited Gose
ABV: 5.1% IBU: 13
Link Back: Ginger Lime Gose - Brewed In Calgary AB
This beer won GOLD at 2019 Canadian International Beer Festival for "Best Rookie Beer" This Prairie Dog beer overlays sweet, freshly toasted coconut on a nutty brown base beer, with flavours of milk chocolate, caramel and toast, on a mildly bitter backbone with a dry finish.
Style: Brown Ale - English
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 32
Link Back: Coconut Brown Ale - Brewed In Calgary AB
Our Smoke on the Lauter is a medium-bodied oat pale ale with restrained American hops and smokey aromas and flavour over a pleasant base beer with a soft, pleasant mouthfeel. The smoke in this beer dominates but is not harsh or acrid, and features a toasty, woody character reminiscent of campfire, which interplays wonderfully with the malts and nutty oat flavours.
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.2% IBU: 30
Link Back: Smoke On the Lauter - Brewed In Calgary AB
Flavourful but easy drinking, our Kölsch-style ale is clean and crisp with a slightly sweet grainy flavour and a dry finish. Based on the pilsner style, but fermented with ale yeast and lagered for several weeks, this beer has a pleasant, soft and surprisingly refreshing flavour profile that makes it stand tall beside its lager brethren.
ABV: 4.4% IBU: 23
Link Back: Little Bear - Brewed In Calgary AB
Our Little Bear Kölsch recipe infused with a custom blend of cold-brew coffee by Typeface Coffee Roasters, which brings milk chocolate, toffee and caramel notes to the beer no harsh coffee bitterness at all. Tastes like a Coffee Crisp bar in a glass.
ABV: 4.3% IBU: 23
Link Back: Coffee Kolsch - Brewed In Calgary AB
A rich, dark stout with a thick, creamy head and full mouthfeel, having notes of coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate with background smoke character from our in-house-smoked flaked oats.
Style: Stout - Oatmeal
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 35
An edgy, modern example of the American IPA category that bursts with lemon, orange and tangerine fruit character. A generous blend of Amarillo, Lemondrop and Mosaic hops are added at the end of boil and through multiple dry-hop steps. In spite of the great hop character, bitterness is balanced to allow the underlying malt flavour to shine through in this dry-finishing beer.
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.7% IBU: 74
Link Back: IPA - Brewed In Calgary AB
Named after the boisterous Gunnisons Prairie Dog of the four-corners region, our red ale takes cues from the class Irish Red style, employing a hint of roasted barley for colour and taste atop a base of sweeter caramel malts with a deliberate underlying bitterness that keeps the beer palatable and adds a pleasant aftertaste, but includes a late dose of Chinook hops for a spicier, American-style finish. Our house yeast keeps the beer fairly dry with a malty backbone, making it easy to have another.
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 24
Link Back: Gunnisons Red - Brewed In Calgary AB
This tasty English-style pale ale is a Goldilocks beer not too spicy and not too smoky, just right. It starts with a blend of our in-house-smoked oats and Alberta malts, and is dry-hopped in fermenter with a mix of smoked peppers for a complex and refreshing finish, with crackery malt underpinnings and just the right level of bitterness for balance and a pleasant warming sensation from the hot-peppers.
Style: Pale Ale - English
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 30
Link Back: Smoked Peppa - Brewed In Calgary AB
A modern take on German Berliner-weisse with a tart acidity and surprising level of flavour and body for such a low alcohol beer, with plenty of malty, husky grain flavour and a pale yellow colour with some haze.
Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV: 3% IBU: 7
Link Back: Kettle Sour #1 - Brewed In Calgary AB
Our porter has been a long-standing favourite as a homebrew recipe, which we adapted to our commercial brewing system with great results. The beer features loads of dark, complex malts with notes of toasted caramel, coffee and chocolate overlaid by a pleasant spicy/herbal hop character. The beer has a full body but finishes fairly dry, making it easy to have more than one.
Style: Porter - American
ABV: 5.9% IBU: 32
Link Back: Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB
At a lower-alcohol than our Strait Lace Saison, this straw-coloured table-strength saison features more noble hop spiciness along with plenty of the clove and fruit character that comes from our Belgian yeast. Bready malt flavours round out this refreshing, effervescent ale.
Style: Table Beer
ABV: 5% IBU: 30
Link Back: Table Saison - Brewed In Calgary AB
This easy-drinking beer was inspired by the flavours of waffle-cone ice cream and includes real Madagascar vanilla and a variety of other unique ingredients that make it the perfect after-dinner treat or a fun sipper around the campfire.
Vanilla with a milk chocolate and cotton-candy character. Slight ashy character in the finish, well integrated.
Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 4.5% IBU: 35
Link Back: Dessert Stout - Brewed In Calgary AB
We really did go all out for this mango and hop-infused double IPA! Gopher Broke is a higher-alcohol hop and fruit bomb with real mango and an assertive bitterness with grassy undertones from massive hop additions, all backed by the flavour of Alberta malt. Though it tips the scale north of 8% ABV, the alcohol in this beer hides silently in the background, making it a sneaky one, indeed. This beer pours hazy due to our massive full-fruit mango addition.
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5% IBU: 75
When we brewed the first batch of our kettle sour, which turned out to be wildly popular, we squirrelled away 400-litres of the beer in oak red-wine barrels and began to age it. After several months, we transferred the beer to a second barrel and inoculated it with brettanomyces yeast, a form of wild yeast that adds loads of complex phenols and some fruity notes to this highly spirited and white-wine-like beer, which still clocks in at under 3.5% ABV.
Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 3.3% IBU: 7
Our Strait-lace Saison is extremely refreshing, effervescent and straw-coloured with moderate haze. Fermented with Belgian yeast, this ale features complex pepper and spicy character, which we overlay on a bready Canadian barley/wheat malt base that finishes with subtle notes of biscuit and cracker, which are contributed by specialty malts from Red Shed Malting (Penhold, AB).
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.3% IBU: 9
Link Back: Strait-Lace Saison - Brewed In Calgary AB
We brewed this lager/ale hybrid as an homage to our close attachment with California, where most of Prairie Dog's founders lived immediately prior to launching our business. This style resemble American Amber (Red) ale, but it uses a unique strain of lager yeast, which was primarily used in "Steam beers" during the early 20th century in San Francisco before dying out and being resurrected by Anchor brewing (San Francisco) during the late 70's. Our version is amber with a foamy head with a firm, old-school West coast bittering/flavour hop to balance out the toasty, malty base and roasty undertones.
Style: California Common
ABV: 5.4% IBU: 38
Link Back: Cali Common - Brewed In Calgary AB
Silver-medal winner at the 2019 Canadian International Beer Awards for Best Friday Cask!
Hazy, effervescent, full-flavoured, floral and complex. We designed this recipe from the ground up and used a generous addition of chamomile flowers and fresh Alberta Philpott honey to give the beer a unique and tasty flavour profile. Chamomile dominates with a soft honey aroma and a satisfying bready, cracker-like finish from Alberta malts. We used East Kent Golding hops for bittering and at whirlpool to reinforce the floral aroma. Everything comes together to make this a super easy-drinking, delicious summer beer.
Style: Wheat Beer - Other
ABV: 5.6% IBU: 17
A west-coast style, double dry hopped imperial IPA crafted as an ode to the Godfather of the style, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing. Flavours of pine, hop resin, come after a citrus burst in the aroma, but dont let the aggressive hopping of this beer scare you, the hops are balanced on a hefty malty backbone. This beer is so good and comes from such an inspiration we had to include Alby in the name!
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5% IBU: 99
Link Back: Alby the Elder - Brewed In Calgary AB
Our first public release of a Prairie dog barrel-aged beer. Starting as our house Porter, we aged the beer for several months in a french oak barrel that had previously been used to age red wine (style unknown). During its life in the barrel, the beer picked up loads of vanilla and stone fruit character (cherry), and underwent a secondary fermentation with wine yeast, drying it out significantly. To sweeten the beer backup, we blended it with more of the straight porter and added a hint of natural vanilla to round out the edges.
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 6.7% IBU: 32
Link Back: Vanilla-Oaked Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB
A collaboration by women for everyone, what started as a beautiful clear Belgian-style blond ale was taken to the next berry level with the hearty addition of raspberries. Although the finished product drinks as a light patio beer underneath the juicy, fruit flavour is a classic Belgian beauty that showcases light spice and grain flavours. Don't let the light patio beer flavour fool you though, this beer is a bit like a Summer thunderstorm at 6% ABV.
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 6% IBU: 19
Link Back: Berry Manly - Brewed In Calgary AB
This holiday-season beer is sure to bring back childhood memories of homemade gingerbread. Molasses and a generous dose of our custom blend of spices combine with malt from Alberta maltsters to perfectly marry gingerbread and our nutty English brown ale base.
Style: Brown Ale - Other
ABV: 5.3% IBU: 26
Link Back: Gingerbread Brown Ale - Brewed In Calgary AB
Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV: 5.4% IBU: 0
Link Back: Sour Saison - Brewed In Calgary AB
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