Stampede Brews, but Better
When Stampede comes around a few things are sure to happen: Calgarians dust off the ol’ boots, slap on some plaid, and start to guzzle crappy beer by the wagonload. While the first two things are encouraged, we at Vine Arts take your beer needs seriously and want you to enjoy your stampede indulgences. We’ve rounded up some tasty suds for all your Stampede needs, whether you’re headed to the rodeo, grilling in the yard, or avoiding the festivities all together.
Banded Peak “Mount Crushmore” Pilsner - $17.50
Our pals at Banded Peak did it again; they pulled out a beer that just feels like the right choice for every occasion. We’ll be drinking the stuff all summer long and hope you do too! Insanely crushable, this happy pilsner is a perfectly easygoing brew that lives up to its name. Nice and subtly malty, with just enough hops to keep it all in balance, this beer is sure to please beer drinkers from the most stalwart of big brand loyalists to the craftiest of beer connoisseurs alike.
Establishment Brewing “Afternoon Delight” NEPA - $17.75
Establishment is newer to us, but is quickly becoming part of our regular rotation. With a wide selection of styles in their core line up, there is sure to be an Establishment beer for everyone. This Stampede we recommend giving the Afternoon Delight a try. It is a New England Pale Ale that is chock full of fresh, juicy hops, tropical fruit notes, with a hazy textural body. Perfect for a long hot summer's day, with all its aromatic hoppiness, or a rainy July afternoon, with its velvety body. This smooth sipper is the perfect pre or post rodeo brew!
Dandy Brewing Co. “The Prince of the Rodeo” Grapefruit Gose - $19.10
It's no secret that we love our Dandy Brewing. beers and we are especially pumped that this little number is back on our shelves. This vaguely Stampede inspired delight was first released last year to coincide with Calgary’s wildest time of year. It is a gose, which is a style of slightly sour beer that is brewed with coriander and salt, that has thirst quenching grapefruit juice added. This delicious beer begs to be enjoyed on a lazy afternoon with friends and family.