Back in ‘94, as Ed McNally was driving through the great Alberta prairie, he had an inspiration. Alberta grows the world’s best wheat. In Belgium and Germany, there’s a long tradition of wheat ale, so Ed asked Bernd Pieper, Big Rock's first Brewmaster to create an Alberta version of the classic.
On that drive in the prairie, a grasshopper had met its demise on Ed’s windshield. Ed was moved. He named the beer in honour of that little critter.