4 Considerations for Accipitriformes’ Acceptance…

1. Do you have strong, adaptable feet? Opposable hind
claw able to hold a 650mL bottle?

2. Is your beak sharply hooked? Well adapted for
tearing into wild yeast strains?

3. Is your wingspan long & broad enough to carry a
medium-body with colourings of sour fruit & funky earth?

4. Have you gone through an approximately 12 month fledgeling
life-cycle, maturing in French & American oak barrels?

If you have answered a proud "yes!" to all four of these questions then you, sir or madam, may be fit for hopping with the harriers, highfaluting with the falcons, & imbibing with the eagles. Driftwood's Bird of Prey Flanders Red Ale is choice for all you buzzards who like swooping down until the owls come out (& well thereafter)...

posted 30 Jan 12 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

From Times of Olde…

Ye Olde English 800.

40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.


40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.

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Jaw of the Moose

The first day of January, 1917: a cold & fearful day in the trapezoidal province of Saskatchewan. It is this fateful day, after two years of having alcohol sales prohibited at any non-government establishments, that all liquor consumption & sales are halted completely throughout the wheaten lands.

Fortunately for wanting imbibers, the law of prohibition contained no clause against the pioneering spirit. One huge network of tunnels later, dug under the humble burg of Moose Jaw, and Saskatchewan becomes the centre for all who sought the casual pleasure of libation. Underground speakeasies provided carbonated brews & drinks to keep your upper lip stiff.

And so no one saw the light of day until 1924, when those fair prairie folk realized outlawing delicious porters, scrumptious hefeweizens, elegant lagers, & smooth lambics was downright crazy! Phew!


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Triticum spelta in da house.

Ya huh, ya huh!!

Brasserie de Blaugies
does us a solid, shipping some of it's delightful Saison D'Epeautre!! This ain't just your run of the mill Saison either. Nope, nope. As the name suggests, this tart lil' number harkens back to simpler more medieval times, using both barley & spelt (epeautre) in the mash!! Whoa, neat.

Result? One hecka bubbly & refreshing beer with some ancient wisdom under it's cap.


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A cat named Sartori.

Well, I suppose that it is about time we let the cat out of the bag. After a week of having folk being met with the pleasant surprise of seeing a bottle of rare, hoppy goodness on the shelf, it is time to put out the word...

Driftwood's seasonal Sartori Harvest IPA is at the Acres!!
In our opinion, and many others, Sartori is one of the most delicious and desirable offerings from the exceptional brewery.

Jason Meyer, Kevin Hearsum, & co. always bring a beer with impeccable balance; here, the floral/citric fresh hops meet marmalade malt sweetness to create flavours nothing short of devine. With the rich, velvety feel on the palate & glowing copper colour, there is really nothing more to ask for (except maybe a few more bottles).


"This wet hopped IPA can only be brewed once a year, immediately following the hop harvest, when fresh wet hops are spirited from the farm to our brew kettle. The 2011 version features Centennial hops from the Sartori Cedar Ranch and local malted barley from Vancouver Island artisan maltster Mike Doehnel, making this a true BC harvest ale!"

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Dirty Lagunitas

I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking "did he fire six shots or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale Anniversary Release is on the shelf firing off rounds of brown-sugary malts, toasty tastes, out of control nuttiness, & all with nearly 80 IBU of hoppy badness to boot!!!! What do you think of that, huh Callahan??


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La Chouffe!! La Chouffe!!

La Chouffe is on fire!!

We don't need no water...

... just a crisp, effervescent mouthfeel with complex notes of cloves, cardamom, oranges, and sweet malts.

And, actually, a glass of water would be nice too. Stay hydrated.

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As Gueuze as it Gets

Gueuze fans wonder at the splendor of Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René.

Bubbles of excitement rush to meet your delighted face, while exquisitely tart & funky yeast aromas flow into your nostrils.
Upon hitting the lips of the fortunate imbiber, a gorgeous balance of tartness & sweetness, fruits & grasses, smoothness & crispness.

Here is a fine Gueuze that holds the wisdom & intensity that comes with age alongside the frivolity & naïveté of Lambics in their youth.


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Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA

Avatar Jasmine IPA Shining, shimmering, splendid.
Tell me: when did you last let your heart decide?? Avatar Jasmine can open your eyes; take you wonder by wonder.

A dazzling world I never knew... German Northern, Glacier, & Amarillo hops finished with dried Jasmine blossoms. Indescribable feeling.
Hold your breath it gets better. Every turn a surprise.

I'll chase it anywhere.

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This one… it’s gone wild…

It's that same ol' story, but this time with a lil' twist, see?

That beer comes from behind the bar, just like before, that part is sure enough... And the fella?? Well, he can't wait to raise the glass - but that's where everything changes.

After that first sip, fella's eyes start lookin' different... strange like. "This ain't quite like before. Ain't quite like that last time." Before you know it, the wild takes holda him...
I'll be darned if it don't change the inside of his head, right then and there. It's the complexities, ya see? That there's the part of ol' Little Sumpin' Wild Ale that gets ya.

So, some say that fella's not right no more. But we think he's just fine.
Wild Ale

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