The Brewery is barely a year old. Over the year we could see Brian Dunn and his team settle into their new facility and also in the community of Canmore. The tap room is a busy place on weekends and support for the valley's third brewery is growing rapidly with word getting out.
We made a quick beer run last week during Alberta's beer week (which seems to become a weekly affair) to find out about their newest brew - a New England Style IPA. I think they got it right.
Hop-forward IPA's continue to dominate craft beer and is a regular must-do for every craft brewery. It is the one beer that puts rich hops flavours on the agenda.
The New England IPA (sometimes called Vermont IPA) has made a big splash in the United States, with some claiming it’s the way of the future for an IPA. It is supposed to be a cloudy, smooth, and fruity beer, with an artfully refined bitterness that is tamed through a plethora of dry-hopping aromas.
The style supposedly began with Heady Topper, the cult beer brewed by The Alchemist that prompted people to line up for a taste. The brew was introduced with limited supply and distribution. The induced scarcity perpetuated demand for the beer and its popularity naturally encouraged other brewers in the region to imitate it.
There is no scarcity of Canmore's New England IPA and we are glad. It has the potential to become our new favourite at the brewery.
Enjoy the video about our visit and tell them the Two Cowboys sent you.