Outcast Brewing Launching This Weekend in Alberta


CALGARY, AB – A new contract brewing operation in Calgary has announced that it will be releasing its first brand this weekend.

Outcast Brewing has been founded by Patrick Schnarr, and will be debuting with First Ditch Effort, a 6.5% abv and 50 IBU unfiltered pale ale brewed at a “small brewery in downtown Calgary” and described by Schnarr as follows:

I styled it after the new wave of American Pale Ales/IPAs from the likes of Tree House, Trillium, Other Half and Monkish. It looks like juice. Aroma is huge citrus, melon, stone fruit and passion fruit. The taste is juicy – citrusy and fruity with a mild malt backbone, and finishes with a lingering light bitterness.

First Ditch Effort will be available at the Banff Craft Beer Festival this weekend, and will also be on tap in the next few days at several bars and growler stations in Alberta including Midtown Kitchen, Craft Beer Market and Oak and Vine in Calgary, The Underground and Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, and Cilantro & Chive in Lacombe.

Upcoming releases from Outcast will include Make That A Double!, an Imperial IPA which serve as Outcast’s flagship brand; and a coffee stout made using fresh roasted beans from Bragg Creek Brewing, an upcoming brewery that is also operating a coffee roastery.

For more details, see the Outcast Brewing Facebook page.

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