Prairie Artisinal Ales

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Prairie Artisinal Ales

Postby Torontoblue » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:53 am

Looks like us folk out West will be getting Prairie into Alberta pretty soon.

Craft Beer Importers announced yesterday on their Facebook page.

I've tried a few of their beers and have yet to see what all the hype is about. Wasn't a huge fan of Bible Belt, but then I don't like chili beers.

Still, a nice little coup from Craft!
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Postby markaberrant » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:04 am

Bomb! and Noir are amazing, haven't tried the others.
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Postby Torontoblue » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:17 am

I thought the Vanilla Noir was really artificial tasting. The Prairie Noir was too hot for me (whisky & chili), and felt really thin. The Wine Barrel Noir was very good (vinous, tart, roasty).

Best I've had has been the Coffee Noir. Oh, and Puncheon.
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Postby FEUO » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:52 am

Really liked Funky Galaxy.
Cherry Funk was a let down. Good, but I was hoping/expecting great as it seemed right up my alley.
I've had a few others (no Bomb or Noir or non-saison types) and wasn't moved one way or another.

Cool news for the west anyway.
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Postby markaberrant » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:32 pm

They brew a wide variety of beers, and in relatively small amounts, so I think they have a lot of batch to batch variance, but overall, them seem to consistently get very high ratings.

I aged my bottle of Bomb! for 6 months or so, it was fantastic, the chili heat was subtle, with a rich creamy body and no big booze notes that I am usually very critical of. I drank the Noir fresh on tap at Bangers in Austin, TX, and it was superb.
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:58 pm

curious to see which bottles you get there. I know of a few places in the midwest that get the Prairie Ale and Puncheon and nothing else.
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Postby Torontoblue » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:48 pm

From the owner of the agency:

"Birra and Ale in AB and in BC. For AB only we’ll also get Bomb.

And some of their one-offs as well "
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Re: Prairie Artisinal Ales

Postby BeerIsGood » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:31 pm

I've had Birra, Standard, and Phantasmagoria. Thought they were all good, but not great. Those more in the know about the brewery inform me it's the stouts you should be seeking.

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