Big Rock Brewery - Grasshopper Kristallweizen

Brewmaster's Notes


Kristallweizen (filtered wheat ale)







Key Ingredients:

  • Hops: Willamette and Saaz
  • Malt: Pale and Wheat Malt


Golden yellow with a snow-white head


Bready and fruity


Medium body, medium carbonation


A light touch of hops gives the brew a crisp finish, balancing its soft sweetness and texture with fruity or citrusy notes

Food Pairing:

Grilled chicken, smoked fish, and barbeque shrimp kabobs

Beer Story

Fresh from the prairie hoppers, this wheat ale has a crisp finish, balancing its soft sweetness with fruity and bready notes.

“This beer is the gold standard for Kristallweizens in Canada. It was a game changer for craft beer when it first arrived on the scene in 1994… and there’s still nothing quite like it.”  ~ Brewmaster Paul Gautreau

Available in our 12 can variety pack:

Also Available in the Canada 150 6 Pack


Rich & bountiful above the solid granite shield, Canada’s prairies are alive with colour and sound. Sometimes, you just need to take the time to appreciate it. Big Rock’s Grasshopper Wheat Ale is that golden moment when the dust settles on a job well done.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, we crafted a 6 bottle variety pack to represent the diverse, unique and yet still cohesive nature of our beautiful country. As one of Canada’s oldest craft breweries, we wanted to create an experience of national pride. Each of the 6 choices represent a different area of Canada, featuring ingredients and ideas unique to those places.


British Columbia

Music Pairing

Artist: Lorde
Song: Royals
Artist: Led Zepplin
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Artist: Drake

Grasshopper Coconut Beer Battered Shrimp


- 6 ounces Grasshopper Wheat Ale

- 5 eggs

- 1 cup milk

- 2 1/2 cups flour

- 8 ounces coconut, shredded

- 15 to 20 large shrimp, peeled and cleaned

- Canola oil


In a large bowl, mix together beer, eggs, milk and flour.

Dredge the shrimp through this batter, then dip it in a second time.

Roll in coconut.

Deep fry until golden brown.

Enjoy with Grasshopper!

Movie Pairing

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused - Trailer

More Info: Dazed and Confused