We’d randomly spotted Heathen’s Brewing while in the area and made a mental note to check them out. They specialize in offering 100% gluten free beer, the only brewery that does this in western Canada.
They’re located in the same area that houses SunnyCider and Broken Spirits Distillery.
Hours. Only open on Friday and Saturday (3:00pm to 7:00pm).
We dropped in on a Friday afternoon (around 4:45pm). There’s two picnic tables outside along with a couple tables and three bar stools inside.
Service was friendly (one of the son’s was manning the front) and personable.
They also have a large selection of board games.
A dozen beers on tap and all of them are gluten free.
You’d have a hard time distinguishing that if you weren’t told ahead of time.
Single cans are $5.25 to $5.75 otherwise a 4 pack ranges from $20.25 to $21.50.
Flight ($11.50 for 4)
We decided to try the peanut butter stout, cherry sour, coconut porter and stout chocolate coffee.
Peanut butter stout smelled exactly like peanut butter. Good flavour.
Cherry sour didn’t have much cherry notes; more like a golden sour.
Coconut porter was very coconut forward; tasted like a sweetened coconut.
Chocolate coffee stout smelled exactly like coffee. Strong coffee flavour and a smooth texture similar to Guinness.
Hibiscus tea radler ($2.50)
Light on the hibiscus flavour but an easy sipper.
Freya’s passionate sour ($5.75)
We bought a can so that we could try their other sour. Turned out to be the better sour with more flavour.
Kvasir’s peanut butter stout ($5.75)
If you’re celiac, check out HB for all your gluten free beer needs! Hidden gem of a brewery.
#7, 3300 14 Avenue NE