Meet our core lineup.
KINABIK PILSNER: Immensely quaffable, with a snappy noble hop character and crisp finish.
Early settlers knew Sylvan Lake as Snake Lake, taken from the Cree name, Kinabik. Garter snakes would swarm around its shores, especially at Jarvis Bay. As the human population grew, the snakes gradually disappeared. In 1903, the town's name was officially changed to Sylvan Lake.
5% alc/vol, IBU 25, SG 1.046, FG 1.008, SRM 3.5
VARSITY HALL RED ALE: Balanced deep red ale, aromas of pine and citrus with a sturdy biscuit malt character.
Quaint family-oriented Sylvan Lake started to see some rapid change in the 50s and 60s as the oil economy boomed. The leisure market took off in a new direction as young men from oil and seismic crews moved through the area. Varsity Hall became a popular spot to see live jazz, meet up with local women, and generally blow a shift's wages.
5.5% alc/vol, IBU 35, SG 1.055, FG 1.014, SRM 16
SIDEWINDER IPA: Bold flavours and aromas of citrus, pine, and overripe fruit balanced with a gentle bitterness and malt profile.
In 1982, Gary Johnson and Dave Dubeta began construction on a million dollar waterslide project on Lakeshore Drive. Named through a competition, the Wild Rapids Waterslide opened with four main tower slides, three smaller slides for children, and a hot tub. Eventual additions included the infamous Sidewinder slide.
6.5% alc/vol, IBU 45, SG 1.063, FG 1.014, SRM7
COMMODORE STOUT: Deep and robust, with aromas of dark chocolate and espresso with just enough bitterness for balance.
Sylvan Lake hosted its first regatta in 1915. That year, and each year after, an Honorary Commodore was appointed to lead a series of swim, canoe, and sailing events, including such oddities as crab races (in which participants were required to paddle a canoe with their hands), canoe jousting, and bathtub races.
6% alc/vol, IBU 40, Sg 1.061, FG 1.016 SRM 40
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