Alcoholic Drink 2022
Photograph courtesy of XhAle Brew Co. Inc | Written by Tsering Asha

Queen Bee Honey Blond

By XhAle Brew Co. Inc | Made in Calgary

XhAle Brew Co. is Alberta’s first all-women and queer-owned and -operated brewing company. Founder Christina Owczarek is focused on creating diverse, inclusive and equitable spaces in her community with opportunities for all — and the Queen Bee Honey Blond beer embodies those values, too. In collaboration with Fallentimber Meadery, Owczarek created this Belgian blond beer with an Albertan twist in honour of International Women’s Month in March 2022. The Queen Bee Honey Blond has a unique new-world French hop combination, with Belgian malt and yeast notes that are combined with local dandelion honey, something that would typically be discarded. It takes approximately three weeks from brew day to arrive at the finished product, and, in the short time Queen Bee has been on shelves, it’s been a hit. A portion of the sales from Queen Bee are donated to Gems for Gems, an organization that provides financial education and training to domestic abuse survivors. You can find Queen Bee at multiple retailers throughout the province.

$20 to $23