We teamed up with Bow Valley Ranch Historical Society to make a beer for Alberta's Birthday. For our second annual Alberta Birthday Ale, we decided to honour the man voted Alberta's greatest citizen - Senator Patrick Burns.
The Village Senator is a limited single batch, Belgian White IPA. Rich with tropical, Mosaic, Amarillo and Waimea hops, spicy Ardennes yeast, and Alberta two row barley malt for a sturdy backbone.
Malt: Alberta Pale Ale, Alberta Wheat, Canadian Pilsner, Belgian Aromatic.
Hops: Waimea, Cascade, Amarillo, and Mosaic.
Bitterness: 50 IBU
In 1890 Patrick Burns moved to Calgary, becoming a successful cattle rancher. He purchased the Bow Valley Ranch from William Roper Hull in 1902 (the Albertan that inspired last years, Village Rancher) keeping it in his family until 1973. After many years of philanthropy and public service, Senator Patrick Burns was voted Greatest Albertan Citizen in 2008 by a poll held by the Calgary Herald.
What better way to celebrate Alberta's birthday than to share a beer brewed from the best ingredients in our Province and toast the man that has given so much back to our province. On September 1st, help us raise a pint and cheers our great province. Because you only turn 112 once!
Our Senator is nonpartisan. He blends with traditional comfort of barley with the refreshing, progressive zest of wheat. His bitter hops hold power, but they’re moderate, with liberal notes of stone fruit, citrus and clove. The Senator draws crowds, left and right. Where there’s a party, he belongs.