16th February 2009

Grasshopper Beer from Big Rock Brewery – Review

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My husband was creating one of his fabulous German dishes last week, and we had run out of beer.

So, he ran up to the beer store and had anticipated on procuring a wheat beer he needed/wanted for it.

They didn’t happen to have it, so the sales clerk advised him to get Grasshöpper from Big Rock Brewery, which is also a wheat beer.

Photo left: c/o brewpalace.com

What a real treat it was! It should have been, this beer won a Gold Medal in 2007 at the Canadian Brewing Awards.

You could tell it was a wheat beer, had a beautiful “wheaten” color. I think it would be perfect for any German food you’re eating or making at home, as well as for a Tailgating beer. It’s crisp and refreshing, and has a great way of clearing your palette before the next bite of food!

Big Rock Brewery is in Calgary, Alberta and was established in 1985. They take pride in all of their handcrafted and batch-brewed beers, and use traditional brewing methods…

…But the only use premium wheat & 2 row barley malts, choice imported hops, their very own ale & lager yeasts, and water from the Rocky Mountains. Their beers are naturally carbonated with no preservatives or additives.

At 140 calories per bottle, Grasshöpper packs a beautifully full-bodied wallop to your food or as a pairing with food!

The Reason for Their Name?
On each bottle of Grasshopper, it says that Big Rock is “a huge, glacial boulder south of Calgary. Ed liked it.”

What Else? 
They were the official beer sponsor of the Juno Canadian Music Awards! Yeah!


I hope you enjoyed this Beer Review on SizzUp! Until next time…

Drink Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards )

P.S. If you enjoyed this post, check out more of Kimberly’s Alcoholic Beverage & Recipe posts @ Cooking With Kimberly.

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  1. 1 On February 18th, 2009, Ingrid @ the Grandma Blog said:

    I am German and this does sound like a great fit for a lot of our cuisine that calls for beer in the recipe!

    I’m going to try this next time!

    Thanks Kimberly!

  2. 2 On March 24th, 2009, Guy said:

    Being an Albertan, I like to support the locals. However, the best beers I’ve ever cooked with are from Unibroue out of Quebec. Try mussels sauteed in their Blance de Chambly with whatever fixings you normally do mussels in. Of course you need the Belgique fries with mayonnaise!

    All their products are very drinkable too. Be careful though! They’re brewed ‘on lees’ meaning the beer is fermented in the bottle. There’s a little bit of wort on the bottom of the bottle.

  3. 3 On March 25th, 2009, Kimberly @ Cooking With Kimberly Blog said:

    Wow…Guy, That sounds fantastic!

    I’ll have to see if I can find that at our Beer Store.

    I love mussels and have never made them with any other alcohol, but wine.

    Great idea…And thanks for the tips!

    Kimberly 🙂

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