Our approach at OGC, with our beer and our food, is to create something that is adventurous while remaining accessible. This means that no matter your tastes, you will find something to drink at OGC. Our Brewmaster has created four initial recipes that each appeal to different people. He is working on an additional four recipes as we strive to try and represent as much of the beer spectrum as possible.
THE FIRST ROUND
Our Pale Ale has a light bitterness to balance the malt base which has a mild sweetness and a distinct honey character. Our hop profile offers a large grapefruit and tangerine profile with a hint of pineapple.
This is the first beer we introduced last summer at an event for the MBBA. For beer nerds (like us!) it can best be described as a West Coast style pale ale.
ABV: 4.5% | IBU:20
Extra Special Bitter
Our ESB has a stronger malt profile with a nutty finish that balances the bitterness. A large hop profile of noble hops gives the beer an earthiness and floral character.
This beer will remind our worldly guests of local pub ales in England. If you are just starting your journey into craft beer, this is an excellent introduction.
ABV: 5% | IBU: 35
Our Milk Stout uses dark malts to offer notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike other stouts, it benefits from an addition of lactose that adds some sweetness as well as lending a creamy mouthfeel.
This beer is a perfect stepping stone into the world of stouts. We debuted it at Flatlander’s Beer Festival 2016 with extremely positive results.
ABV: 6% | IBU: 18
Belgian Wheat Beer (Witbier)
Witbiers are unique in that they use “gruit,” a mixture of herbs, to both flavor and preserve beer We have developed a subtle gruit mixing orange and coriander with a touch of chamomile for an unparalleled flavour.
ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 10
IN THE LAB
Our brewmaster is diligently working away on his pilot system like a mad scientist to create four more recipes which will round out OGC’s main offering.
American Blonde Ale
Our American Blonde Ale will be appreciate by craft beer rookies and veterans alike.
For rookies, this beer is similar to standard Canadian lagers which makes it extremely approachable. Vetrans on the other hand will appreciate our use of high end ingredients and no extras which results in an extremely smooth with a perfectly crisp finish.
Combine this with the fact that this beer is extremely fresh and you have a taste and profile that out classes the standard lager.
ABV: 4% | IBU:10
On the other end of the spectrum from our American Blonde is our Double IPA. This beer has a monster of a hop profile and is designed to appeal to the beer nerd (or at least the beer nerd in all of us).
ABV: 7% | IBU: 70
Test Batches and SeasonALEs
In addition to our standard eight offerings, we will also be creating recipes for the season. This means creating a full brew in line with the weather and whatever festivities might be happening at the time in Winnipeg.
If a season ALE is popular we may add it to our standard list of beers or bring it back the following year.
On the smaller scale, our brewmaster will also be making test batches on our pilot system every couple of weeks. These brews will only be one 50 litre keg which contains 100 pints and when it’s gone, it’s gone. This is our way of working to ensure that there is always something new and exciting at OGC. Further, if you love a test batch, let us know as we may turn it into a seasonALE and create a full brew!
While we at OGC love our brewmaster’s beer, we know there is lots of great beer in Winnipeg. We will be featuring a rotating guest tap that will offer customers the chance to experience some of the offerings from the other new and existing breweries in Winnipeg.