Meta Brewery Opens Production Facility in Calgary

CALGARY, AB – A year after entering the market with contract brewed versions of its initial brands, Meta Brewery has announced the opening of its own bricks-and-mortar facility in Calgary.

Founded by Mandeep Singh and featuring beers created by brewmaster Andreas Althof, Meta officially started operations in early May, and is “committed to pushing the boundaries of flavour and redefining the art of brewing”.

The brewery’s current line-up of beers includes the following:

Nucleus NEIPA  (6.5 abv):

Every atom contains a very small, dense, central core called the nucleus. Our Nucleus NEIPA is the core of our beer galaxy as our first craft brew. Golden, hazy IPA with moderate sweetness and fruity notes of juicy citrus, tropical fruit hop character from the Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops and finishes with a soft, smooth, and creamy mouthfeel.

Wavelength West Coast IPA (6.5 abv):

If you like a traditional West Coast IPA with a bold, hoppy aroma, high bitterness, and citrus and pine flavours, then you’re in the right place. Wavelength has all that and more! You’ll love the healthy 70 IBU of bitterness from hops like Falconers Flight, Centennial and Cascade, and the subtle complimentary acidic notes from lemon and pine. This IPA brewed on the way to the West Coast will satisfy everyone who likes a nice hop kick.

Hexagon Honey Brown Ale (5.3 abv):

This easy drinking Ale gets its name from the natural shape of a honeycomb and its taste from nature: hints of carefully selected Albertan honey, caramel roasted hazelnut a24d a mild malt note that combines perfectly with the moderate to light hoppiness. This amber/brown beauty was brewed to be enjoyed any day with co-workers or the whole hive.

Celestial Canadian Wheat Ale (4.2% abv):

This is the refreshing summer beer you’ve been looking for. It has a smooth golden head which highlights the wheat and barley malt flavours with a hint of carefully chosen hops to create a perfect balance for maximum drinkability. Slightly higher carbonation increases fizziness which makes our Canadian Wheat Ale the ideal quench factor for every hot summer day. Best results when consumed under a blue sky.

Cryogenic Czech-style Pilsner (4.5% abv):

When Bavarian Brewmaster Josef Groll brewed his first batch of Lager in the city of Pilsen in 1842, he created a new beer style which soon flowed across Europe and the western world. Our Cryogenic Czech-style Pilsner pays tribute to Groll’s mother of Lager beers with bottom-fermenting yeast, lower fermenting temperature, and a more subtle flavour profile. Its golden colour, subtle malty sweetness and distinctive Saaz hop aroma make it a pleasure to drink all year round, no matter where you’re from.

Spectrum Stout (6.2% abv):

This delicious creation has a range of luscious flavours on the dark end of the spectrum. Deep, rich and filled with characteristics of chocolate, coffee, molasses and hints of licorice, it’s also silky and smooth in mouthfeel like your daily oatmeal. Carefully medium-hopped to preserve the roasted taste we like so much about Stout.

Dynamic DIPA (8% abv):

Our Double IPA is like your favourite IPA on steroids. Meta’s Dynamic DIPA delivers a serious hop punch packed with strong and layered flavours from both Old and New World hops. We also add more malt than in other IPAs to provide distinctive toasted tones and caramel flavour. Strong flavours and higher-than-average alcohol content will make this DIPA your new favourite.

Radiant Rauchbier (5% abv):

This is a German specialty that gets its smoky aroma from malt dried over an open flame; this infuses it with a smoky character which carries over to the beer. Meta Rauchbier(German for smoke beer) is a smooth and amber brew, moderately hopped perfectly balance the smoky aroma, which amplifies the feeling of sitting around an open fire. That’s why it’s the ideal beer for camping and summer evenings in the backyard.

Quantum Lager (5% abv):

Quantum Lager is perfect as your everyday refreshing brew. It’s a delicious, light-bodied golden lager with just the right balance between sweet maltiness and bitter hoppy notes. You’ll love quenching your thirst with this clean, simple brew — share a few with friends to enjoy it even more.

Meta Brewery products are available at select beer retailers across Alberta and Saskatchewan, with plans to expand distribution into British Columbia, Manitoba, and other provinces later this year. The brewery is not currently open the public, but a taproom and retail store will be opening soon.

For more details, see the Meta Brewery website and pages on Facebook and Instagram.

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