The annual Village Brewery and Bottlescrew Bills NUTraiser is currently brewing in a cellar in the Village Brewery facility of awesome. A few casks of Village Brewery’s fines ales are meddling along with the sweet and salty essence that is bulls balls, prairie oysters… you know, cow testies… to create a very Canadian themed Ale. And all for a great cause as the two fine Calgary establishments and friends raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer Centre of Calgary – a completely non-government-funded institute doing some pretty amazing things. Guest brewmasters include Bret “The Hitman” Hart, W. Brett Wilson, and Fraser and Christie from KoolFM. We asked the guys over at Village a few questions about what the hell this whole thing is all about:
What’s the Nutraiser all about?
The nut raiser is a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Centre Calgary, in which we worked with Bottlescrew bills, and a few local Calgarians (Brett Wilson, Bret Hart, Fraser & Christie from 101.5fm) to make a special casks with Bulls Balls. Each pint is sold for $100 with all proceeds going to Prostate cancer.
What beer did you make the cask(s) with?
This year we made a coffee crisp ale with blacksmith/blonde, a maple ale with blonde and a little bit of blacksmith, and a Mr. Big chocolate ale with blacksmith.
What flavour profile does the bull’s balls give the beer?
The bull balls are masked a little bit by the other flavours (thankfully). But they do tend to bring a bit of a meaty flavour to the beer.
Dose the bull(s) have a name?
Not that we know of..
When and where can people buy a pint?
We will be tapping the casks on July 6th at 5pm at Bottlescrew Bills. People can also buy pints in advance online at – goo.gl/hD6IAh