Must-Try Craft Beer
Flatlanders Beer Festival Review
Watch my journey!
The Flatlanders Beer Festival never seems to disappoint. With 60 different beer booths and 4-6 beers per booth—there was a lot to taste and review! Watch my journey below and follow my TikTok to get sneak peeks on what post is coming up next!
The Quick Fix
Coffee Cream Ale
Wow, what a pleasant treat this was. The Quick Fix Coffee Cream Ale is brewed by Bookstore Brewing, which hails out of Oxus Brewery. This beer has strong coffee notes, but is not overpoweringly bitter. The taste is slightly hoppy with a creamy finish. I honestly highly recommend trying this beer out or stopping by the Oxus taproom.
Smoked Maple Porter
I remember trying this one at Trans Canada Brewing’s taproom a few years ago. I was so stoked to see it at the Flatlanders Beer Festival! This porter has a bold smoke-forward flavour with a deliciously sweet maple finish.
Black lager x bourbon
Little Brown Jug brought a familiar favourite to the Festival this year… but with a twist! LBJ’s Festival Surprise featured their traditional black lager soaked in bourbon chips. It had the traditional coffee and chocolate notes, but finished with a sweet and smokey bourbon finish. I seriously hope they do this more often for their black lager!
Rocketeer Red Ale
I’ve reviewed Dastardly Villain Brewing co before, so it’s no surprise they made this review list. The Red Planet Rocketeer Red Ale was surprisingly sweet, with notes of caramel and toffee. I can’t find this in any of my nearby vendors—but if you see it you’ll need to try it!
Sonic Sea Dragon
Indian Pale Ale
The Sonic Sea Dragon brewed by Odin Brewery is a classic take on a refreshing Indian Pale Ale. It’s crisp, citrus notes are light and the hoppiness is minimum. This drink is heavier at 6.5%, so do drink responsibly. Although this brewery isn’t local, they are a great option for pale ales.
Places in Winnipeg to find craft beer
The Beer Boutique
910 Regent Ave West, Winnipeg, MB R2C 4P8
St. James Hotel Beer Vendor
1719 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0E4
The Bottle Stop (multiple locations, but the one on Pembina is amazing)
1824 Pembina Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5S2
Charleswood Beer Market
6600 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3R 3P9
Quality Inn Beer Store
685 Weatherdon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A9
The Tux Beer Market
497 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1J9
(204) 219 -4442
Norwood Beer Vendor
78 Marion Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0T1
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