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Harvest sky rye pale ale, 2019 Batch

available on Tap in our taproom & in 650ml bottles

*Small batch limited quantity

The Canadian harvest is a very nostalgic time of year for those of us who have grown up in the Prairies. It’s a familiar time when we hear the sound of tractors working the fields – farmers diligently harvesting their crops well into dusk, when the setting sun fills the sky with a deep, golden copper hue with hints of purple and red. This is what we call a Harvest Sky.
Citrus and Spice 5.1 ABV | 23 IBU

Named for its golden copper hue, Harvest Sky is a medium bodied Rye Pale Ale with notes of citrus, subtle rye spice and a sweet malt finish that is balanced by the hop bitterness.

The picturesque harvest sky was not our only inspiration for this beer, but also the hard working Canadian farming families who do their finest in providing for the world. To honour them, each year we work with different local farms to create our Harvest Sky Pale Ale using ingredients that are grown close to home.

A special thank you to the farmers who grew the ingredients for our 2019 batch of Harvest Sky Pale Ale.

Wheat grown by:
Trevor and Reid Cowieson and Family Cowieson Bros Ltd.
Souris, Manitoba

Barley grown by:
Landon Friesen and Family Southman AG Ventures Farm
Crystal City, Manitoba

Rye grown by:
Graeme Manness and Family Manness Seeds Farm
Domain, Manitoba

Cascade Hops grown by:
Randy Tye and Family Prairie Mountain Hops
Boissevain, Manitoba

Foeder Reserve, Solera Anniversary Farmhouse saison

*available on Tap in our taproom & in 750ml bottles

Our 2019 batch of Solera is a blend of our 2017 and 2018 vintages that were aged in our French oak Foeder No. 5 for 12 months and fermented with the historic Brettanomyces yeast strain. Notes of subtle funk and soft malt on the nose are delicately highlighted by its oak character that gracefully and patiently evolve through the beer. Its dynamic characteristics slowly unfold with intertwined layers of old and new. This 2019 release will be the youngest of all our future Solera releases, but as we enjoy it with each passing year, we have the chance to go back to where we started. 7% ABV, 22 IBU

To learn more about our feeder program and the story behind Solera CLICK HERE

County sour series dry hopped sour

*available in 473mL cans. Small batch, limited quantities

A Berliner Weisse dry hopped with Lemon Drop and Vic Secret hops. Vibrant notes of fresh lemon zest, peach and tropical fruits are balanced by the natural acidity from the kettle sour to create a bright, tart finish. 4.3% ABV, 3 IBU

To learn more about our County Sour Series CLICK HERE

County sour series dry hopped passion fruit sour

*available on Tap in our taproom & in 473mL cans

Small batch, limited quantity

A Berliner Weisse dry hopped with fresh Galaxy hops and blended with passion fruit. Juicy notes of passion fruit, mango and citrus are balanced by the natural acidity from the kettle sour to create a juicy, tart finish. 4.3% ABV, 3 IBU

To learn more about our County Sour Series CLICK HERE

sidewinder Vienna lager

*available on Tap in our taproom & in 473ml cans!

Trans Canada Brewing Company’s Sidewiender Vienna Lager celebrates the journey through the Canadian mountains by making what’s old, new again! We were inspired by a 200-year-old Vienna Lager recipe – what was likely the world’s first pale lager – to create a brew that is not only unique, but also pairs well with the cool and colourful Canadian autumn season.

The Vienna malt will push your palate to the edge with its robust malt character, then elegantly wind you back through its notes of floral and spice. The finish is as dry and crisp as the fresh mountain air, yet has a special warmth that is best enjoyed with old friends. Take time to enjoy the ride and be inspired by Canada!. 5.5% ABV, 26 IBU

County sour series GUAVA SOUR***Sold out IN CANS***

on tap in our taproom - Small batch, limited quantity

*SOLD OUT IN 473mL CANS

The last of our County Sour Series, the Guava Sour is a Berliner Weisse base aged on Ontario-grown guava. Sweet, juicy notes of pear and strawberry blend together with the natural acidity from the kettle sour creating a sweet tartness and refreshing finish. 4.3% ABV, 3 IBU

To learn more about our County Sour Series CLICK HERE

Cowboy cure light lager cans!

IF YOU’VE GOT A HANKERIN’ WE’VE GOT THE COWBOY CURE!

limited quantities available in 355ml 8 PACK cans in our retail store and 355ml cans at the bar in our taproom!

Thirst-quenching, easy-drinking craft style lager with a clean, crisp finish. Proudly brewed in partnership with the Manitoba Stampede. 4.5% ABV, 12 IBU

*Cowboy Cure Light Lager 8-packs also available at select Liqour Marts and Beer Vendors across Manitoba for a limited time

County sour series cherry sour ***SOLD OUT ON TAP***

Available in 473mL CANS - limited quantity

***Sold out*** on tap in our taproom

The third of our County Sour Series, the cherry Sour is a Berliner Weisse base aged on cherries from Manitoba. A bold juiciness from the cherries is balanced by the soft acidity from the kettle sour to create a fruity, tart and refreshing finish. 4.3% ABV, 3 IBU

This sour beer was made with real cherries so it may contain fruit particulate.

To learn more about our County Sour Series and future releases CLICK HERE

County Sour Series raspberry Sour***Sold out ON TAP***

Available in 473mL CANS - limited quantity

***Sold out*** on tap in our taproom

The second of our County Sour Series, the Raspberry Sour is a Berliner Weisse base aged on raspberries from British Columbia. A bold juiciness from the raspberries is balanced by the soft acidity from the kettle sour to create a fruity, tart and refreshing finish. 4.3% ABV, 3 IBU

This sour beer was made with real raspberries so it may contain fruit particulate.

To learn more about our County Sour Series and future releases CLICK HERE

Foeder Reserve: parhelion farmhouse saison

available on tap in our taproom

***Limited quantity remaining in 750 ml bottles ***

The first collaboration beer coming out of our Foeder Reserve Program!! Back in February 2018, Brewmaster Morgan Wielgosz collaborated with Amsterdam Brewing Company to create this unique rustic Farmhouse Saison.

Parhelion Inspiration and Amsterdam Brewery Collaboration 

There is a customary “passing of the guard” when a brewer moves on to work at another brewery. Their previous Brewmaster travels to the new brewery to collaborate on an inaugural beer. We carried on this tradition when Amsterdam Brewery’s Brewmaster Iain McOustra and Innovation Head Brewer Cody Noland travelled to Winnipeg to work alongside Morgan Wielgosz, former Brewing Supervisor for Amsterdam Brewery and now Trans Canada Brewing Company’s Brewmaster. This collaboration resulted in the first release from our Foeder Program, Parhelion Farmhouse Saison from Foeder No. 6.

The Name “Parhelion” 

On the day of the brew, in February 2018, a Parhelion, more commonly known as a Sundog, dominated the frigid Winnipeg winter sky inspiring the name for this beer.

Parhelion’s Unique Ingredient and Process

This Rustic Farmhouse Saison was brewed using wild rice sourced from Du Bois Wild Rice Ltd., a fourth generation Manitoba family farm. A combination of the French oak from the foeder and the bottle conditioning process created a delicate effervescence that enhances the complex notes, blending together in a balanced finish.

Parhelion Tasting Notes

Experience a soft, oak silkiness that unfolds over complex spice and fruity esters with a traditional yeast funk (Brettanomyces) and a nutty undertone pulled from the wild rice.

Parhelion Specs

ABV: 7% IBU: 25

Best served in a Teku or Stemmed Saison-Style Glass

Recommended Serving Temperature: 8˚-12˚C

Best Enjoyed Before: November 2019

To learn more about our Foeder Program CLICK HERE

County Sour Series Peach Sour

*available on Tap in our taproom & in 473mL cans

Small batch, limited quantity

The first of our County Sour Series, the Peach Sour is a Berliner Weisse base aged on Ontario peaches. Juicy notes of peach and apricot blend together with the natural acidity from the kettle sour to create a juicy tartness and refreshing finish. 4.3% ABV, 3 IBU

To learn more about our County Sour Series and future releases CLICK HERE

COre beers available in Cans!

*Now available in 355ml cans!

You can now get our 4 CORE beers in both single 355ml CANS and 8-packs at our Brewery Retail Store (Lamp Lighter Amber Ale, Bluebeary Ale, Arrow IPA, Portager Pilsner). Our 355ml bottles continue to be available.

*Bluebeary Ale 8-packs also available at select Liqour Marts and Beer Vendors across Manitoba.