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BEHIND EVERY BEER

We’ve let our roots and community inspire our brews.

Subject to availability.RURAL ROOTS BREWS

New Growler: $6 | 1 L Growler Fill: $9 | 2 L Growler Fill: $15
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YES, HONEY CREAM ALE

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Ale, cream, honey…enough said. Dark golden in colour and slightly hazy in appearance, this easy-drinking beer produces a white foam head. Hints of honey are balanced with slight lingering bitterness from cascade hops. “Yes” is the correct answer to the question, “Honey, cream ale?”

– Keith –

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KOMMUNITY KOLSCH

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This refreshing Kolsch is an ode to the earliest German settlers of the Elmira area, who toiled in the summer heat to cultivate the roots of our flourishing community. It’s easy to drink, with a full flavor and subtle sweetness, which helps remind us of the fruits of our labours, and perhaps help get us through them.

– Luke –

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COUNTRY NIGHTS PORTER

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When you can’t see your hand in front of your face, you know it’s a dark country night. When you can’t see your hand through your beer, you know the evening’s going to be alright. Dark brown with an off-white head, this easy-drinking ale provides a good balance of malt and hops. Light smokey notes from the roasted barley, a smooth mouthfeel and hints of chocolate leave you wanting more.

– Keith – 

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NQIPA

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Though NQIPA means Not Quite India Pale Ale, sometimes “not quite” is a good thing, such as, “My glass is not quite empty.” Amber golden and slightly hazy, this smooth beer offers upfront grapefruit flavour mixed with a little sweetness. Candy aromas give way to lingering bitterness. If India pale ale is not quite your favourite, this beer is for you!

Keith

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KRÄFTIG

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Since Germany has proven its brewing prowess over millennia, we at Rural Roots looked to Deutschland for inspiration. Kräftig means strong in German, and this dark, rich and complex ale does not disappoint at 6.1%. Produced with all German grains, we hope you’ll enjoy a sip on the strong side.

 – Keith –

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HERE WE GO!

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Here We Go! is the first batch of beer ever brewed at Rural Roots Brewing Co. It’s spontaneous, light and lively, and meant to be shared with friends who are the same way.

Keith

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GNARLY IPA

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Gnarly IPA is a beer that commands respect. It may be only 4.7% ABV, but the IBU is the same number, minus the decimal! Though this beer greets you with light amber colours and aromas of citrus, once tilted toward your mouth, it begins strong and finishes with lasting intensity. This beer is more complex than it first presents; good friends are the same way. Rural Roots brings them together!

 – Keith –

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TILE YARD RED

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Irish red ale is surrounded by heritage, and so is our version at Rural Roots. It is named after the clay tile yard beside the farm where our master brewer grew up. This reddish-brown beer is slightly hazy with an off-white foam head. Flavours of fruity hops combine with bread and prune aromas to create a well-balanced drinking experience. This beer is earthy like land that is farmed, and rich like clay that produces red tile. Tile Yard Red is our tribute to hard-working Canadians who respect heritage yet strive for a better future! Cheers.

– Keith –

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SCHTICKY ALE

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Maple syrup can only be produced in a few areas in the world at the correct latitude. Rural Roots Brewing Company is blessed to be in one of those regions! The hardworking Mennonites of this area have long collected sap from maple trees on their land, evaporating it into that wonderful sticky syrup.

We combined maple syrup with another wonderful thing…ale. We recommend pouring Schticky Ale in your mouth instead of on pancakes though. Once in your mouth, this ale will remind you of entering a sugar shack in springtime. It is light and smooth, with hints of smoke and sweetness. Enjoy a glass of tradition mixed with innovation

– Keith –

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HENFRYN SIDEROAD PALE ALE

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When it’s hot out, even at sunset, and your muscles ache from a long day’s work on the farm, nothing refreshes like a cold Henfryn Sideroad Pale Ale on the porch…okay, maybe two! This bright golden beer beckons with aromas of grass and citrus. An initial tart lemon taste turns to biscuit, and flows into a long, satisfying, mild yet slightly bitter finish. This sharp, fresh and crisp, easy-drinking beer produces a loose white foam head when poured, and nice glass lacing remains in the end. At 6.1% ABV and an IBU of 27, Henfryn Sideroad is the perfect summer ale!

 – Keith –

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MURKY MAITLAND DIPA

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The Maitland River flows behind the farm where our master brewer grew up. He fished, swam and played with friends and siblings in that water. Murky Maitland DIPA is named after that river and all the adventures it brought! This very drinkable, hazy beer is dry hopped, and boasts an ABV of 6.2%. This ale first displays chestnut browns and teak colours, and a tan foam head. It offers light citrus, pine and spruce on the nose. It is soft on the palate with hints of chocolate, biscuit and bread. The bitterness of hops is well-balanced with malts and resin, leaving a medium-long finish and an IBU of 35. Our master brewer can attest that a murky beer tastes much better than a murky river, but both provide a context for good times!

 – Keith –