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Where to get a 20oz pint of beer in Calgary

Where to get a 20oz pint of beer in Calgary

20 oz Pints in Calgary A pint of beer in Canada is 20 fluid imperial ounces. Anything less than that is cannot legally be sold as pint, otherwise the business can face fines from the government (I've heard $50k). They can however call it a pint if they put the…
Things to do in Calgary for St. Patrick’s Day

Things to do in Calgary for St. Patrick’s Day

Green Beer and Good Times St. Patrick's Day is coming Calgary! Ever had green beer? Brewed by bearded hipster leprechauns hidden far from civilization somewhere in the Alberta foothills, green beer tastes like regular beer, but it's coloured green. Ahhh fun! Side effects include bathroom hugs with strangers, dollar store…
The best IPA in Calgary

The best IPA in Calgary

10 Breweries to find the best IPA in Calgary IPAs (India Pale Ale or Imperial Pale Ale) are often light coloured hazy beer that usually has a bit of a higher alcohol percentage, and is made with lots of hoppy hops! A lot of people actually really dislike IPAs due…
The Best Cheap Growler Fill Deals in Calgary

The Best Cheap Growler Fill Deals in Calgary

Cheap Growler Fills Growlers make it easy to bring fresh beer home with you, and you want that because fresh beer tastes better. Calgary (and Alberta) has been blessed with many many different breweries and tap rooms that are ready and waiting to fill your growlers, and other boozy canisters.…
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! Update: Unfortunately Calgary Brewery Tours no longer exists. They went out of business? Not sure, but, so long and thanks for the memories!  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…

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…