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Prairie Artisinal Ales
Posted: 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!
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:04 am
Bomb! and Noir are amazing, haven't tried the others.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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 "
Re: Prairie Artisinal Ales
Posted: 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.