Village Brewery Releasing Village Senator Alberta Birthday Ale

CALGARY, AB – Village Brewery and The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society have announced the release of a new beer that celebrates Alberta’s birthday by honouring one of the province’s great historical figures.

Village Senator Alberta Birthday Ale is a Belgian White IPA described as being “rich with tropical, Mosaic, Amarillo and Waimea hops, spicy Ardennes yeast, and Alberta two row barley malt for a sturdy backbone.”

Its name is a tip of the hat to Senator Patrick Burns:

In 1890 Patrick Burns moved to Calgary, becoming a successful cattle rancher. He purchased the Bow Valley Ranche from William Roper Hull in 1902 (the Albertan that inspired last year’s Village Rancher) keeping it in his family until 1973. After many years of philanthropy and public service Senator Patrick Burns was voted Greatest Albertan Citizen in 2008 by a poll held by the Calgary Herald.

Village Senator will be released today (July 20th), the anniversary of the day in 1905 when “The Alberta Act was given Royal Assent in Britain, which paved the way to Alberta becoming a province.” The official launch will take place at 3:00 PM at the Village Brewery taproom.

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