The Beer Farmers : Spudweiser Potato Lager


The Beer Farmers : Spudweiser Potato Lager Review

When it comes to brewing beer, Pemberton’s The Beer Farmers family brewery is about as diametrically opposite to a multinational macro beer company as you can imagine. Growing as many ingredients on a fourth-generation farm as they can, Beer Farmers brew beer in a noticeably different way from the highly industrial beer-making process of, say, A.B. InBev, the world’s largest beer company and the maker of Budweiser. Budweiser is a prime example of the beer style most associated with the big macros which are defined by the BJCP as a Standard American Lager.  But what happens when a farm brewery uses one of their main crops, in this case, potatoes, to brew an American-style lager? We’re about to find out.

Spudweiser is very pale yellow with a medium white head that lingers. It is clear with good carbonation. The nose is clean fermented lager yeast, very light floral hops, and, yes, maybe a tiny bit of French fries. It is light-bodied and crisp. It has a very traditional American lager flavour profile with very clean fermentation characteristics. There is light bitterness, quite dry, and the faintest hint of potato or root vegetable earthiness. The end is long and slightly more bitter.

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    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Straw
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Extremely Crushable
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Floral
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Potato
  • Palate: Crisp/Dry/Clean


A likable crispy boi with a faint touch of the potatoes that it was brewed with. Just one more example of a small BC craft brewery making a better pale, American style lager than the big macro’s.

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