Crafted to Perfection
At the core of our pursuit to meticulously crafted beers are the monastic breweries revolutionary beer-making techniques.
As the monks were dedicated to craft perfection, so are we; their wisdom the source of our inspiration and search for just the right ingredients.
Motivated by the limitless potential of beer, as well as the great monk brewers who came before us, we aim to craft bold beers with character, depth, and balance in our barrel brewhouse located in Red Deer, Alberta.
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This is our cleanest and most approachable beer. Most similar to a lager style that most people are familiar with.
We consider this to be Alberta in a glass. Showcases locally grown barley. About 93% of the barley in GG is sourced within a 50 mile radius of the brewery.
All about light malt flavors, only lightly touched by hops.
Golden Gaetz Golden Ale showcases the renowned quality of Canadian malts. The malt furnishes the backbone of light bread or biscuit with sweet corn while the hops provide balance with a hint of lemon followed by black pepper and just a whisper of dark berries. Its lower strength and bitterness make it the perfect beer to enjoy on a patio, while camping, or pretty much anywhere.
New England IPA
Mostly clear, though it may have a slight haze, with a fine white head. This golden hued beer greets the nose with a mix of tropical fruit and herbaceous hop notes that include candied lemons, juicy fruit gum and a hint of wintergreen.
The first sip reveals that it is hop forward with a fairly soft mouthfeel and a bitterness that only really asserts itself in the finish. Tropical fruits again dominate the flavour with some orange citrus, piney and resinous hop character towards the end.
American Brown Ale
Silver in the World Beer Cup in 2016 in Philadelphia for American Brown Ales. The 1st Alberta Brewery to win a World Beer Cup award in 20 years. This beer really brings things all together: malt and hops balancing Flavors similar to roasting coffee. Residual sugars that weren’t broken down by the yeast during fermentation give it’s sweeter taste. Like Snickers in a glass- nutty, chocolaty, etc.
Ideal serving temperatures – can be drank slightly less cool than our other styles. Open Road Brown Ale is for those looking for something a little darker and malt forward. Pumpernickel bread and raisins dominate the palate but finish with chocolate while the hops lend just a hint of citrus and pine to balance out the sweetness of this easy drinking dark beer.
Brown with Ruby Highlights
The nose starts with a hint of that authentic lager bite and a light touch of lemon over a straw and bread biscuit malt base. The first sip is well carbonated and crisply refreshing. Flavours of lemon citrus and hay from the hops roll over a light malt presence including just a little sweet corn.
When the chores are done, the lawn mowed or the sidewalk shoveled. A lager for floating on fresh powder or floating down the river. The one beer you need while you put your feet up or to get up and move. It’s a little getaway, everyday.
This beer is all about the hops.
Different regions of the world produce different tasting hops. American are Citrusy, UK are earthy and piny, German/ European are floral, grassy, herbaceous, and the Southern Hemisphere are fruity and tropical though they are newer and still experimental.
An American style pale ale, Pesky Pig is meant to really let the hops sing. The malt presence is quiet but supportive for the rambunctious hop flavours of grapefruit, papaya and other tropical fruits. The usual hop bitterness has been reigned in while the flavours have been allowed to run amok making for a delicious, intense, yet ultimately quaffable beer.