Friday, October 24, 2014

New Liquor Depot Locations!

Folks,

More exciting news - As of this weekend, here are all the locations across Alberta you can by our Lager and IPA cans - Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Banff, Canmore and Fort Mac - all there!! 

Calgary
LIQUOR DEPOT AT HUNTERHORN
LIQUOR DEPOT AT ALTADORE  
LIQUOR DEPOT AT COUNTRY HILLS
LIQUOR DEPOT AT MCKENZIE TOWN
LIQUOR DEPOT AT 18TH STREET
NORTH HILL LIQUOR BARN
LIQUOR DEPOT AT WOODBINE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT DALHOUSIE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT DEER VALLEY
LIQUOR DEPOT AT PANORAMA HILLS

Edmonton
Wine & Beyond Windermere
Wine & Beyond Emerald Hills
LIQUOR DEPOT AT JASPER AVENUE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT RIVERBEND SQUARE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT TERRA LOSA
LIQUOR DEPOT AT LENDRUM
LIQUOR DEPOT AT MEADOWLARK
LONDONDERRY LIQUOR BARN
LIQUOR DEPOT AT THE GRANGE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT GLASTONBURY MARKET
LIQUOR DEPOT AT BONNIE DOON
LIQUOR DEPOT AT 99 STREET
LIQUOR DEPOT AT WINDERMERE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT EAUX CLAIRES
LIQUOR DEPOT AT SUMMERWOOD

Grande Prairie
LIQUOR DEPOT AT GRANDE PRAIRIE EAST
GATEWAY LIQUOR BARN
LIQUOR DEPOT AT PATTERSON
LIQUOR DEPOT AT WAPITI

St.Albert
LIQUOR DEPOT AT VILLAGE LANDING

Lethbridge
LIQUOR DEPOT AT WEST LETHBRIDGE
LIQUOR DEPOT AT UPLANDS

Fort McMurray
LIQUOR DEPOT AT RAGING BUFFALO
LIQUOR DEPOT AT FRANKLIN AVENUE

Banff
LIQUOR DEPOT AT CASCADE

Canmore
LIQUOR DEPOT AT NORTH CANMORE

Medicine Hat
LIQUOR BARN AT DUNMORE

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flame burns out on FirePit Wit

Last week at the brewery, we had another Ribstone Creek first.

We cried in our beers as we watched, for the first time, beer go down the drain. Our FirePit Wit never made it to Alberta pint glasses.

How could this happen? Our Witbier was meant to be a one-batch summer seasonal. Anyone who has or does brew beer knows, yeast is a picky little micro-organism and, in this case, the biggest reason why we had to say goodbye to a beer we wanted to love.

Not unlike most types of farming, yeast farming is an art in itself and as a brewery still in its infancy we are always refining our processes. We attempted a new in-house yeast propagation technique on our new pilot system. Fermentation started vigorously then slowed to the point that it wouldn’t finish out. We attempted to rouse the yeast to get it going again, but weren’t able to bring it back from the dead.

We refuse to put out products that we are not proud of and can't stand behind. So down the drain our FirePit Wit went.

Now that we know what we know, we may look to try it again in the future but for now it is back to brewing our other great beers.

Aaron Hogarth
Head Brewer, Ribstone Creek Brewery