Purple Gas

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, it 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. 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. The result, a refreshing taste of summer on the prairies.

This light summer wheat ale is a delicious and refreshing summer beer that would go nicely with any type of green salad with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. It would also pair well with cheesecake and other rich, fruit-complimentary desserts. 


Sondra Baker
The Beer Maven
Alberta wheat takes the strong lead into a mellow pool of Saskatoon berries. Lightly sweetened with pure honey, 100% Albertan patio crushable.

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