In 1912 a man by the name of Charles Hatfield was hired by the Medicine Hat United Agricultural Association to be a “rain-making” wizard. He built a 20-foot tower by a lake just 20 miles northeast of Medicine hat, and he poured secret chemicals, like a witch’s brew, into the tower. People waited anxiously, to see if distant clouds would be drawn into the area and three days later the rain began to fall. The farmers were no longer apprehensive of Hatfield’s skills, he definitely was a rain-maker.
The Hatfield Blonde Ale is in honor of a man that showed this prairie town that sometimes you must have faith that something will turn out better than you could have dreamt – and that is our Hatfield Blonde Ale.
The Hatfield is a North American style Blonde Ale designed to introduce the light lager drinker to the world of ales. Lightly hopped, and the use of malted wheat, adds a hint of sweetness to this blonde. It is as sweet as the sight of rain on a hot, dry, summer day.