NEW BREWERY: 4th Meridian Brewing Company

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By HAYDON DEWES I was amused when I first arrived in Canada to learn there was a town on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border that is split down the middle — Lloydminster. Take a few steps one way and you’re in Saskatchewan. … Read More

Packing her pink boots and heading for Germany

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Calgary’s Stephanie Arsenault is off to Germany on a beer-stravaganza after being named one of six North American recipients of a Pink Boots Society travel scholarship. Arsenault is a freelance writer, photographer, social media specialist – and best of all, … Read More

Folding Mountain Brewing: New brewery, epic location

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By HAYDON DEWES Ask any realtor to name the three most important things a property should have, and you’ll probably hear the words “location, location, location”. The same can be said for breweries. For a production facility, it doesn’t matter … Read More

TOP 5: Ways to Celebrate Alberta Beer Week

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It’s day two of Alberta Beer Week – what to do now? Don’t stop! The fun is just beginning. Here are five easy ways that you can celebrate all that is good about our province’s breweries. Watch Aleberta This three-part … Read More

Let Alberta Beer Week Begin!

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By HAYDON DEWES Forty-four breweries. One province. Nine days of wild celebration. Let the second annual Alberta Beer Week begin! We’re proud to be part of the craft beer landscape in Alberta, and privileged to have the chance to bring to you … Read More

NEWSFLASH: The Week in Alberta Beer September 19

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Okay, take a big deep breath… Ready? Aaaaand, GO!  New beer releases – can you keep up? Calgary contract brewer Goat Locker has released its second beer, the Fainting Bock. Big Rock has released a Pacific north-west ale called Hollow Tree (designed by … Read More

Make your own Oktoberfest pretzels

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We’ve visited Oktoberfest twice, and have lasting memories from both of lederhosen and dirndl-clad festival-goers cradling a stein in one hand and clutching a pretzel in the other – but not doing much with either. Show some patience though, and … Read More

Prost! Happy Oktoberfest!

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By HAYDON DEWES Is there any celebration of beer more pure than Oktoberfest? One type of beer, made according to the Reinheitsgebot (the German Beer Purity Law), which you are expected to drink as much of as your dirndl– and lederhosen-clad … Read More

Alberta Craft Beer Guide launches

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The Alberta craft beer scene has a new source of information with the launch of the Alberta Craft Beer Guide (Twitter @AbBeerGuide) today. The quarterly magazine is the product of Edmonton couple Andrew Ironmonger and Erica Francis – who act as publisher … Read More

Alberta’s breweries, mapped out

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Since launching The Daily Beer in December 2015, the most common request we receive from readers is: “Please add an Alberta brewery map to your website!” We heard your call, and we took action. “That’ll be simple,” we thought. We … Read More