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

Subject to availability.RURAL ROOTS BREWS

New Growler: $6 | 1 L Growler Fill: $9.50 | 2 L Growler Fill: $15.75
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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 IPA

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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 –

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SAILORS DELIGHT

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“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight” is a rhyme used to predict calm conditions in the morning. The principle is so ancient that Jesus quoted it in Matthew 16:2-3. At Rural Roots, the saying is “Mug full of red beer, patrons cheer!” This eye-catching red beer contains 2 row barley, but no hops. There is a slight head on the pour with hints of malt and red currant on the nose. Whispers of currants, cranberries, raspberries and rhubarb swirl around the palate, leaving the tongue to sort out the clash between sweet and tart. The IBU is 0, but don’t let the lack of bitterness lull you into drinking too quickly. Since the ABV is 6%, too many of these and your morning might not be so delightful.

 – Keith –

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JUICY ONCE

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This is a Pale Ale that has a name that the Elmira locals and surrounding rural areas will understand, “Juicy Once”. It pours a hazy yellow colour with a slight white filmy head and a tiny bit of spotty lace. The grain bill which consists of 2 row barley and oats are present on the aroma along with hints of tropical fruit. The flavour profile has some breadiness about it alongside hints of pear and apricot. A low IBU scaling in at 17 but there is definitely a dry slightly bitter finish that grabs your attention. This beer is very clean and well balanced and gets better with every sip.

 – Scott –

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WHATTA PITY

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This hazy, straw-coloured beer tantalizes the senses with bright colours and notes of plum, peach and grapefruit. A slightly dry mouthfeel on the side of the tongue gives way to a sour, tart finish across the whole mouth. An off-white foam head leaves plenty of lacing in the glass. At 6.3% ABV, this beer commands respect while an IBU of zero makes it drinkable for everyone! Made with real plum and peach juice, this full, fruity and tropical beer beckons you to take another sip. And, when you’re done, looking at an empty glass, you may just mutter to yourself, “What a pity.”

 – Keith –

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Rostig German Ale

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The Swiss/German roots of our master brewer draw his heart toward traditional ingredients and European brewing. Rostig is an opaque ale made with German grains and Tettnanger German hops. Reddish chestnut brown hues with a tight, long-lasting, ochre tinted foam head inspired the name Rostig, which means “rusty”. Scents of citrus, herbal, bread, caramel and apricot tantalize the nose. On the palate, flavours of wood, biscuit and moderate hops are added to the experience. It finishes with a medium dry body, carbonation and mouthfeel. This 4.4% German ale with an IBU of 23 is only available in autumn, and can be added to the list of enduring indicators of fall: harvest, Thanksgiving and vibrant colours.

 – Keith –

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SAVENDY SAVEN DIPA

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Don’t let the 77 IBU intimidate you – this mysterious Double IPA is a full palate experience. When first sipped, Savendy Saven entices the front of the palate with stone fruit and citrus flavours, which is followed by a bold blend of resinous spruce and biscuit. Once you’ve enjoyed half a pint, the sweetness begins to take charge, accompanied by a velvety finish. You’ll think to yourself, “Is this the same beer?” You may even blame your mind boggled taste buds on the 6.7% ABV, and think, “Go home tongue, you’re tipsy!”

 – Bree –