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Best Bar None – Accreditation for safety and service in Alberta

Best Bar None – Accreditation for safety and service in Alberta

Best Bar None in Alberta (and Calgary!) Some months ago I was invited by the AGLC (Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission) to attend a press/media trip tour of establishments in downtown Calgary to learn about their program called Best Bar None. It's a voluntary accreditation offered by the AGLC to…
A review of the Co-op Wine and Spirits Grape Escape

A review of the Co-op Wine and Spirits Grape Escape

The Grape Escape Twice every year in Calgary, Co-op Wine and Spirits puts on an event called the Grape Escape in the BMO centre, where rows of booths are setup for beer/wine/cider/spirit producers from all over the world to showcase their products for you to sample and learn about. In addition…
Touring Calgary breweries, again!

Touring Calgary breweries, again!

Touring Calgary Breweries .. again! Earlier this year I was invited by Calgary Brewery Tours to check out their new service .... touring Calgary breweries, and it was awesome. They've recently put together a new local tour and once again invited me to attend, you bet I said yes. Cleared…
Calgary Brewery Tours, A Review.

Calgary Brewery Tours, A Review.

Introducing Calgary Brewery Tours! Back in January I was invited to tag along on a media/blogger tour of the new brewery tour service launching in Calgary, and hell yes I went! The Mrs and I have been involved/supporting the local beer community on twitter for a while, so it was both…

Toolshed Brewery Tour, info and pictures! from 2015.

Toolshed Brewery We first met the guys from Toolshed Brewery (blue shirts, Jeff Orr and Graham Sherman) at Beerfest Calgary 2014, when they were working with Big Rock, they were doing some kind of beer seminar. Basically you have to sit through a couple minutes of some guy talking and you got…