SASKATOON, SK – The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports that a co-operative brewery planning to open in Saskatoon has launched its first beer via a contract brewing arrangement.
Temperance Brewing Co-operative has been in the works since 2014, with founders and board members Kreg Harley, Jamal Teklewald and Jeremy Barber currently raising capital to open a physical location.
In the meantime, the partners are working with Paddock Wood Brewing to brew and release Temperance beers, all of them to be chosen based on votes from the co-op’s members.
Temperance West Coast IPA is a 5.9% abv ale that is on tap now at several local pubs, and is described as follows:
This beer is exactly as hoppy as you would expect a West Coast IPA to be, bringing together ample measures of Centennial and Cascade hops that impart a pleasant, citrusy bitterness to your palate. What sets this beer apart from other IPAs is the malt profile. This thing has malts for days. The caramel and molasses flavours form a formidable backbone that cannot be ignored. Our West Coast IPA its a beautifully balanced yet assertive beer that will satisfy all who demand the same robust character from their beer as they do from themselves.