EAT: Chewy IPA Pretzels

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There’s a reason why you see these dense salty snacks being sold everywhere at Oktoberfest – they are delicious, bring on a hell of a thirst and stop you getting fall-off-the-table-while-stumbling-to-an-oompah-band drunk. Making them yourself is easy and fun. It … Read More

NEWSFLASH: The Week in Alberta Beer (Feb 18)

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Shiny tanks, new beer and tweaks at some of our most beloved breweries will get a lot of Alberta beer-lovers excited this week. Here are the highlights. Tanks! A lot! You could’t go anywhere around Calgary last week without seeing … Read More

VISIT: Jasper, Brewing Community

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By BRETT HOPPER Passing through Banff, and then Lake Louise, along the Trans-Canada Highway, provides picturesque mountain views that look as crisp as the air that surrounds them, at this time of year. As you go deeper into Canada’s Rocky … Read More

NEW BREWERY: Common Crown Joins Calgary’s Brewing Dynasty

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By HAYDON DEWES Calgary’s northeast is building its reputation as the city’s microbrewery quarter, with Common Crown Brewing confirming it will open there this summer. Common Crown is planning to open its doors and begin pouring beer in June. The brewery and taproom … Read More

OPINION: Chasing Freshies

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By BRETT HOPPER When it happens, you know. You know immediately when you get that feeling. The taste is there, and it’s like your senses become heightened. The beer could be your old standby, but when it’s fresh, what you … Read More

EAT: IPA Mustard

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Making your own IPA mustard is about as simple as it gets when it comes to cooking with beer. And the result? You get a fresh, tangy condiment that elevates the food you’re eating and really shows off the characteristics … Read More

NEW BEER: Two New Brews from Dandy

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It’s been two years since four friends came together to form The Dandy Brewing Company and they continue to impress with their fun and unique range of small-batch beers. If you don’t yet know the story behind Alberta’s first nanobrewery, … Read More

CONTEST: Name That Beer!

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Alberta Beer Festivals needs your help as they get ready to brew a special beer for the upcoming beer festival season. Every year, Alberta Beer Festivals partners with the Olds College BrewMaster Program to brew a beer for the festivals. … Read More

DEAL: 25c Beer!

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Okay, slightly misleading headline, but National Beer Hall in Calgary is tweaking its normal weekday happy hour ($5 pints from 3pm to 6pm) to sell its beer by the ounce – 25c an ounce to be exact. We wrote about … Read More