You asked for it… Purple Gas is back! A crisp Big Rock wheat ale, brewed with Saskatoon berries and fresh honey, here's a beer to fuel your big thirst as we head in to the summer months.
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On the Canadian prairies, gasoline priced with reduced taxes for farm use has long been identified by adding purple dye. While some provinces have phased out their purple hazed tax break, this beer evokes instant memories for anyone once connected to rural living in Canada.
Big Rock Brewmaster Paul Gautreau came up with his delicious version of "purple gas" while driving past fields of Saskatoon berries. Paul wanted to marry this prairie fruit with his fine wheat ale recipe. He cuts the tartness of the berries from Prairie Berries in Keeler, Saskatchewan, with the sweet honey from Golden Acres Honey in Three Hills, Alberta.
"We first brewed this beer a couple years ago using agave as a sweetener to balance out the tartness of the Saskatoon berries. This time, I've swapped out the agave to include locally sourced honey. It turned out delicious," say Brewmaster Paul.
A refreshing taste of summer on the prairies, Purple Gas will be available in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for a limited time.
SOURCE Big Rock Brewery Inc.
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