A Brewery Tour, In Pictures

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Calgary’s greatest media minds got together to visit some of the city’s finest breweries with Calgary Brewery Tours, which has just begun operations. The Daily Beer was there; rather then tell you what happened, we pulled together this Storify collation … Read More

Sorry, We’re Not Here…

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Hi! Thanks for visiting. We’re not here today. We’ve taken the day off work, kissed the dog goodbye and headed out with Calgary Brewery Tours for a day of beer tourism. We’ll be posting photos and updates from our adventures … Read More

TOP 5: Reasons To Drink Cask Beer

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If you haven’t come across cask beer in Alberta yet, you’re drinking at the wrong places. These delicious little steel barrels of liquid gold are your chance to drink one-of-a kind labours of love, made by the province’s best brewers. The … Read More

TOP 5: Perfect Growler Fill Tips

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Growler bars and breweries are popping up like mushrooms across Alberta, offering fresh options to get craft beer-to-go. Many of the beers on offer are only available on tap, which makes them very attractive. But be warned… if you aren’t … Read More

NEW BEER: Big Rock Lays on the Hops

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Big Rock? Hops? What? There is a certain buzz over Big Rock Brewery’s latest Alberta offering, Citradelic (not to be confused with New Belgium’s Citradelic). It’s a single hop IPA made with Citra hops. And yes, it’s hoppy! Calgary-based Big Rock … Read More

BEER 101: Ale vs Lager

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That beer you’re drinking right now? It’s an ale. Or a lager. Knowing this much is about as simple as beer theory gets, as almost all beers produced and consumed are one or the other. Understanding the difference? Well now, … Read More

Wild Rose Rolls Out The Barrels

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Wild Rose Brewery is just days away from releasing the third offering in its barrel-aged series, the Flemish Stout. It’s the latest in a series of new releases with a sour touch, which has included the barrel-aged Gose Rider and Flanders … Read More

READ: The Perfect Keg

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Every home brewer has no doubt had this thought; wouldn’t it be cool to make a beer using only ingredients that you’ve grown, harvested or collected yourself? That’s the premise of Ontario-based writer Ian Coutts‘ book The Perfect Keg: Sowing, Scything, Malting and … Read More

NEW: Calgary Brewery Tours Set to Launch

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Beer? Good. Beer with friends? Better. A personalized tour of five craft beer institutions and more beer samples than you can shake a stick at? Hmmm – that must be close to perfect. In just 10 days, Calgary Brewery Tours … Read More

The Quest for Alberta’s Perfect Hop

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In a blink-and-you-miss-it hamlet an hour’s drive from Edmonton, two sisters with a passion for hops are on a noble quest. Darwell, AB, is world famous in some circles for its agricultural fair which has been held in the settlement … Read More

TOP 5: Tips for Growing Hops at Home

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Growing hops at home in Alberta is easy. Growing hops that produce plump, pungent cones that are fit for bittering the hoppiest of IPAs? That’s a little more difficult. With a little bit of planning and care though, a bumper harvest … Read More

MIX: Sour Beer Cocktails

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We have a weekly tradition at Daily Beer HQ called Cleaning and Cocktails. Every Wednesday night we choose one thing to clean that is outside of the regular cleaning regime (e.g. wiping grime off the blinds, tidying that bottom drawer that attracts … Read More

NEW BEER: Wild Rose Brings Sour to the People

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Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery made Alberta beer history this month when it released its latest offering, the Cowbell Kettle Sour beer. It’s the first release of a sour beer in six packs in this province, marking a coming of age of … Read More

EVENT: Last Best Social Club

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Last Best Brewing in Calgary is holding its monthly Last Best Social Club gathering tonight – no membership required. These casual get-togethers are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the brewery in conjunction with Calgary liquor store … Read More

DEAL: Mastering Homebrew E-book $3.99

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American beer expert Randy Mosher’s homebrew book Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer is on sale through Amazon right now for download to a Kindle (or Kindle app on your smartphone) for CAN $3.99. As an added bonus, when … Read More

BREWERY: A Tale of Two Newbies

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Avenue Edmonton has a story this month about “new brews” in the Edmonton area. It’s interesting not for what is said, but rather what isn’t said, about the two new brewing operations they cover. The first is Bench Creek Brewing, an Edson-based … Read More

EVENT: Freeze Your Cask Off!

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Our beer geeky friends from Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous in Edmonton are throwing a party on February 27 the rest of us can only dream of hosting; a cask-off challenge between eight top Alberta breweries to capture winter in a … Read More