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Wetting Your Whistle at The Forks: What You Can Expect

June 1, 2016 1:34 PM | News

Craft Beer

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You’ve likely seen the numerous photos on social media by now of the newly-renovated food hall at The Forks.

What you may not have seen or heard about yet is the remarkable beer and wine selection about to be made available to visitors.

Along with the $2.8 million renovation, The Forks has invested in a new craft beer and wine kiosk with a curated list of offerings by William Predhomme, a Canadian-based professional sommelier and beverage business development specialist.

“When I heard about this project, I couldn’t say no,” Predhomme said. “To be able to create a truly craft list, one that isn’t bound to large suppliers, for a licensed food hall — there’s nothing like this anywhere in Canada right now.”

Craft beer will include Hop City Barking Squirrell, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Erdinger Weissbier, Stiegle Radler, Rhyme & Reason APA, Saugatack Brewing The Reverend Monk, Pommies Apple Cider as well as local features from Half Pints Brewery and Fort Garry Brewing.

Wine selections include Bengamine Bridge Tial Bay, Opawa Pino Noir, A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines The Curator Red 2012, Sepp Moser Gruner Veltliner, and Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon. Leaning Post, owned and operated by former Winnipeggers, will offer two wines on the first wine list — Leaning Post The Fifty Unoaked Chardonnay and Leaning Post Syrah.

Sounds great, but how much?

  • Beer will cost between $8-$10 in 12 or 16 ounce servings.
  • Beer flights are available that feature four, four ounce selections and cost between $12 and $20, depending on beer selection.
  • Wine will cost between $8-$40 per glass in six ounce servings.
  • Wine flights are available that feature three, two ounce selections costing between $12 and $20, depending on wine selection.

Opening dates, hours and new food tenants will be announced to the public shortly.