Big Rock Brewery, Calgary, Alberta
While Alberta does not have ideal conditions for growing hops (early snowfall!), it has not stopped Big Rock Brewery. The owner has used Rhizomes, which are root cuttings from the hop vine, to help encourage faster growth and is using their crop of hops for a special seasonal beer each year. The brewery also has its own bee apiary, which it uses for limited-release beers. This year, they also joined forces with Northern Girl Hops to make a wet hop beer.