Fahr Brewing has brought authentic German style beer to Turner Valley Alberta with great success. Recently winning best Hefeweizen in the 2020 World Beer Awards (yes, that’s right the best Hefeweizen in the world)!
Jocen Fahr started his microbrewery in 2015 armed with a few award winning home brew recipes and a automated brewing system he himself created (he has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering so as they say on the website he is a real “brainiac”)
Jocen follows the 1516 German Purity Law (The original law stated that beer could only contain three ingredients: barley, hops, and water. In 1993, Germany added yeast as an allowable ingredient.) when making his brews. Which we think gives these beers great authentic flavour for all the German beer lovers out there.
The beer that started it all and their first beer to be produced commercially. And as we mentioned the winner of best Hefeweizen in the world! This is a hazy beer with a medium body and it is extremely smooth. One the palate and nose you will find some wheat grass, banana, white pepper and clove.
According to their website Jochen calls it his ‘oxymoron beer’ – it contradicts itself! With a dark colour of a stout and the crisp flavour of a crisp pilsner it is the people pleaser of beers. This beer has amazing flavours of coffee, chocolate and hints of dark fruit.
Oktoberfest isn’t cancelled at Fahr! This seasonal beer is a strong, deep-golden lager, characterized by a medium to full-body, a malty flavour and a clean dry finish. It really is the next best thing to being at Oktoberfest.