CALGARY, AB – Two popular seasonal beers from Wild Rose Brewery will be returning next month.
First up is Wild Rose Oktoberfest, which will be released on October 1st:
Made using the best Canadian barley malts available – Superior Pils, Superior Pale, Vienna and Munich – Wild Rose Oktoberfest has a rich malt flavour. The complex sweetness from these specialty malts is well balanced with two Noble hop varieties – Tettnanger for bittering and Saaz for aroma and flavour.
True to the Oktoberfest style, this brew was cold fermented with a blend of three German lager yeasts which add to the complexity. After three weeks in the fermentation tank, this brew was cold conditioned for an additional six weeks. Finishing at a strength of 5.5 % alcohol by volume, Wild Rose Oktoberfest is a perfect complement to locally made sausages and homemade mustards.
Following on October 29th will be Wild Rose Cherry Porter:
Brewed using only the plumpest, ripest whole BC cherries, each glass of Cherry Porter is lush and creamy with a fruity aroma. Rich and sensual, the flavour is reminiscent of Black Forest cake with sweet chocolate notes and a slightly smoky character from the roasted malts.
As usual for these seasonal beers from Wild Rose, they will each be launched with a cask event at the brewery, and will be available in the unique 1 litre swing-top bottles that WR is known for.
In addition, Wild Rose will be holding an Oktoberfest party at the brewery on October 19th, with $30 admission covering a pint of Oktoberfest beer, a commemorative glass, entertainment, and Oktoberfest themed food.