We are thrilled to partner with three excellent local breweries. Their love of Winnipeg is apparent and their support of this festival has been enthusiastic from the beginning. The shared excitement has already led to interesting collaborations and ideas on how to elevate beer options at a summer festival.
CURRENT House Beer
Joining resources, skills and passions, the festival beer is a collaboration between all three breweries. Still to be named, watch for this custom brew in stores in summer and at CURRENT.
4.9% ABV, 25 IBU
An aromatic (strawberry, citrus) Pale Ale with a light toastiness and soft hop notes
2-row malt, Munich malt
Barbe Rouge and Cascade hops added at whirlpool
Neutral American ale yeast
Nonsuch Brasserie Brewing Co.
Our focus lies beyond the bottle – honouring your entire experience. From the little moments to the big celebrations we should all savour – the times worth remembering. Therein lies the heart of everything we do
Nous mettons l'accent bien au-delà de la bouteille - en l'honneur de toute votre expérience. Des petits moments aux grandes célébrations que nous devrions tous savourer, ces moments marquants à se remémorer. Cela est au coeur de tout ce que nous entreprenons.
Serving at CURRENT:
Opens with peach and lemony hop aromas followed by citrus, peach and Saison flavours with a smooth, drying finish.
Grisette w/ Sumac
4.5% 19 IBU.
A light but complex wheat beer, the Grisette features MB sumac which creates a refreshing lemon finish. Juniper, lemon, orange, and Coriander added to the kettle lends further complexity to this unique Belgian Ale.
Barn Hammer Brewing
We are an independently owned local brewery & taproom nestled in Winnipeg’s West End. Our team of hardworking & creative individuals make our brewery feel like a second home. We plan to remain small, local and always friendly.
We love our city and our place in the West End. Engaging with our community by participating in, and sponsoring various fundraising events throughout the year, is an important part of who we are. Once a month, we host our own Barn Raising Night fundraising events for local charities.
We’re energized by experimentation and taking risks. We work hard to brew beers we are proud of sharing and we’re always willing to try something new. We have fun making beer. We hope you have fun drinking it.
Serving at CURRENT:
Grandpa's Sweater Oatmeal Stout
Rich. Robust. Smooth.
Brewed with local oats and a complex assortment of roasted and caramelized malts. The rich roasted character is balanced by the velvety smoothness of the oats.
66 New England IPA
Hazy. Mellow. Juicy.
Citrus fruit aroma & tropical fruit flavour. Low sweetness with a dry lingering finish. Note of pineapple, mango, and guava.
Sookram's serves Winnipeggers modern craft beer at our family-friendly taproom and brewery in Fort Rouge. Brewery & taproom located two blocks south of Confusion Corner.
Founder Andrew Sookram decided to pursue his passion and open his own brewery after years of homebrewing - and winning multiple awards - fulfilling a dream of creating a socially conscious, family owned business, and most importantly: brewing beer everyone will love.
Serving at CURRENT:
Dry Hopped Sour 4.7%
Burst of citrus, fuzzy peach, and lemon - creating a sour ale layered with tropical fruit aromatics and refreshing tartness.
A kettle sour with a generous amount of late addition hops added to the brew. Hoppy in aroma but not bitter in the taste. Bright and bold hop flavours are showcased in the beer with the bright acidity from the souring process.
Californian Common 5%
Lager has flavours of caramel, toasted malt and a slightly fruity finish. Golden-amber and lightly hopped with Northern Brewer hops Medium bodied, with a malty character leaning towards caramel flavours. Some mild fruitiness, an herbal yet assertive hop bitterness.