Big Rock


February 25, 2019

Framboise Bottle Release Event

Join us on March 9th at our Calgary brewery as we celebrate the release of our extremely limited edition Framboise!

Here’s what you need to know to SECURE A BOTTLE:

  • Doors open at 10am and close at 5pm.
  • There are only 1,000 bottles of this ultra limited-edition beer and they’re available on a first-come-first-served basis exclusively at our Calgary brewery, so get here EARLY – once we’re out, we’re out!
  • Starting at 10:30am you’ll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about our Koelschip program on a free 20-minute guided brewery tour. Last tour at 4:00pm.
  • Sample our whole family of Big Rock beers and ciders in our taproom, including our new Rock Creek Rosé Cider, and soon to be released Big Rock Lager.
  • We’ll be offering employee pricing on all packaged Big Rock beers and ciders in our retail store, and $1 off growler fills.


Belgian inspiration and spontaneous fermentation define Under the Table limited small batch beers – starting with our Kriek release in 2018, the Framboise is the second beer to come out of this program. Hand crafted from start to finish, including hand labelling and numbering, these are extremely rare and special beers.

Framboise is a lambic style specialty that blends raspberries with a remarkable base beer born of our custom built Koelschip and aged in wine barrels. This arduous process takes time but creates complexity you can curl up under: sour and sweet; fresh and fermented; tangy and pleasing.

Tasting notes: Raspberry elevates wild yeast funk and the sour power propels this lambic style freight train right through your skull. Its ruby red colour and raspberry nose will please all your senses.

We didn’t make much, so between us, let’s keep it Under the Table.


Q: Is this beer only available in Calgary?
A: Yes. Only 1,000 bottles of the Framboise were produced, so they are available exclusively at our Calgary brewery where they were brewed.

Q: Last year I could reserve a bottle of the Kriek online – can I do that for the Framboise this year?
A: No. The bottles are only available in person at our Calgary brewery on a first-come-first-served basis.

Q: Can I put a bottle on hold to pick up?
A: No. The bottles are only available in person at our Calgary brewery on a first-come-first-served basis.

Q: I can’t make it to the bottle launch event – what do I do?
A: We can’t guarantee that any bottles will remain after the launch event. Your best bet would be to ask a friend to pick up a bottle for you.

Q: How much does a bottle retail for?
A: $18.95 per 650ml bottle.