Big Rock Bringing Back Magpie Rye Ale?

CALGARY, AB – It appears that Big Rock Brewery is planning to bring back Magpie Rye Ale, a beer that was part of their line-up in the past before being retired a number of years ago.

During its original run, Magpie was described as a “full-bodied ale (with) a rich copper colour and a spicy bouquet,” as well as a “must try for the wine enthusiast.”

While no official details have been announced for its return, a tweet from October 13th included a photo of a glass of the beer “straight out of the beer tank”. Watch for further details to be posted here as they are announced.

Comments are closed.



Comments

  1. I was at a tasting last week at Big Rock. They are using the new Kaspar Shulz system to make small batch beers available only in draft. They have a catelogue of 10-12 draft only beers and are looking for 10 Calgary draft accounts to choose 3-4 to rotate as a regular Big Rock tap. Beers include Magpie, Alpha Dog, Dunklewiesen and Scotch. These beers have been added to Ratebeer.com. Also there is a new recipe for the Pale Ale to make it an IPA again. (I really enjoy your blog! Thanks)

     — 
  2. Thanks for the info, Trevor. Nice to hear that Big Rock is undertaking an initiative like this.

     — 
  3. I first had Magpie Rye in 1999 in Whistler and the next year managed to score some in Jackson, Wyoming. Those were the days. It’s one of my favorite all-time beers. I guess I’ll have to move to Canada to get some–and given the state of things in the U.S., that’s looking like a better prospect all the time. Cheers!

     —