EDMONTON, AB – Sherbrooke Liquor, the Edmonton shop that offers what is believed to be the largest selection of beer in Canada, has announced that three new store-exclusive beers from three different breweries will be launched a local beer festival.
Ninkasi Imperial Pilsener from Saskatoon’s Paddock Wood Brewing, Udderly Vanilla Latte Milk Stout from Edmonton’s Alley Kat Brewing, and Going Dutch Imperial Porter from Brouwerij de Molen in The Netherlands will all be available to sample at the Urban Craft Beer Festival, a Sherbrooke-sponsored event taking place today (Friday April 19th) at the Alberta Aviation Museum starting at 6:00 PM.
In a press release, Sherbrooke provided the following descriptions of the three new beers:
Named after the ancient Sumerian goddess of beer, Ninkasi is the fourth release in Sherbrooke’s Beer God series brewed by Saskatoon’s Paddock Wood Brewery. An Imperial Pilsner aged on French oak staves, Ninkasi showcases assertive grassy hop bitterness with a delightfully spicy finish with just a subtle hint of white wine.
The brainchild of Ernie Boffa, member of the Edmonton Home Brewers Guild, Udderly Vanilla is the newest Sherbrooke-exclusive beer brewed by Alley Kat. Brewed using lactose, coffee, and vanilla, Udderly Vanilla is an incredibly easy-drinking and well balanced stout. A creamy and smooth texture with robust and earthy coffee notes rounded out with a semi-sweet sweet undertone courtesy of the vanilla.
In celebration of their respective 10th anniversaries, Sherbrooke and Keg and Cork have collaborated with the world-class Dutch brewery De Molen to brew an exceptional one-of-a-kind beer. Going Dutch is an Imperial Porter brewed with a fine array of dark malts and the addition of Katjes licorice candy drops. For added complexity, the beer was then aged in jenever barrels resulting in a wonderfully rich and flavourful array of roasted malts, dark fruit, caramel, and toffee.
Also debuting at the Festival is The Beer Guide, a 36 page book by beer writer Jason Foster that summarizes most major beer styles and features a fold-out map showing how the styles inter-relate.
All three beers and the book will be available at Sherbrooke Liquors while supplies last.