The Goat Locker
The term Goat Locker refers to an area below deck in old wooden naval ships where they kept the goat. They brought the goat on board to provide fresh milk and cheese for the crew on long sea voyages, during a time when modern day preservation methods were not available. As well as milk and cheese, the goats were perfect animals to bring onboard. They would eat anything, including the food scraps, had a knack for surviving in many circumstances, and never got sea sick.
As a way to entice people to join the navy they were promised beer rations. They kept the overflow barrels of ale in the Goat Locker, way below deck, where it was nice and cool. The crew in what little leisure time they had realized that the officers would never bother them in the Goat Locker. This led to the Goat Locker becoming a mess hall of sorts, where the crew could relax, enjoy a few pints, and hang out with some goats.
The term is still in use in the navy today. While there is no longer a use to bring a goat on board, the legend of the Goat Locker lives on. We want to keep this tradition alive and help you find your own Goat Locker; whether it’s your neighbourhood pub or your garage. Your Goat Locker is anywhere you can relax and share a few pints with friends, new and old!
Pale Session Ale
Hops: Amarillo, Apollo, and Cascade
Colour: Deep clear copper with an off white head
Style: American Pale Ale
Profile: Brewed with a selection of Cascade, Amarillo and Apollo hops, our first offering from the Goat Locker is a balanced and sessionable pale ale. With hints of grapefruit, citrus, and bready malts which make our PSA a full flavoured brew with a slight sweetness and crisp, hoppy finish.
Hops: Willamette, Tettanger, Hellertau.
Colour: Rich gold with a bright white head.
Style: Traditional German Lager
Profile: Our bock is made with traditional German ingredients and has a strong malt aroma with toasty overtones and hints of caramel. The hoppy beginnings support the malt flavour while allowing the sweetness of the malt to linger into the finish. In German, the word bock means "goat," and is the inspiration for our second offering - the Fainting Bock.
Pubs & Bars
207 10a St NW, Calgary
1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
1131 Kensington Rd NW
Thompsons Restaurant (Hayatt Regency)
112 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Model Milk/Pigeon Hole
308 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Blackbird Public Urban Bar
900, 100 Auburn Crest Way SE, Calgary
1167 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary
8224 104 St NW, Edmonton
The Deane House
806 9 Ave SE, Calgary
510 17 Ave SW, Calgary
1501 34 Ave SW, Calgary
Fergus and Bix (West Springs)
873 85 St, Calgary
180 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3C8
National 8th Ave
Scotia Centre, 225 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Pour Beer Market & Grill
960 Yankee Valley Boulevard Southeast, Airdrie
Pour Beer, Wine, & Food
2060 Symons Valley Pkwy NW, Calgary
St James Corner
1219 1 St SW, Calgary
522 6 Ave SW, Calgary
10351 82 Ave, Edmonton
Main Street Beer & BBQ
505 Main St S #304, Airdrie
Posto Pizzeria and Bar
1014 8st s.w Calgary
Some pictures from October fest this past week in Edmonton and Calgary.
Goat Locker Brewing Company Inc.