VISIT: Common Crown’s Calgary taproom

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I finally got to visit Common Crown’s taproom recently – and I must say, I enjoyed what I found. Situated in the northeast of Calgary near Tool Shed, Common Crown has gone big! Their facility is massive. Despite the size, finding … Read More

NEW BREWERY: Canmore Brewing Company opening this fall

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By HAYDON DEWES Canmore is to get its second brewery, with Canmore Brewing Company confirming it will open its brewery and taproom later this year. We’ve always thought that Canmore would be the perfect place to set up a microbrewery. It … Read More

Trolley 5: A Sneak Peek

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We got our first glimpse of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery last night, and holy shizzles were we impressed! Named for the No. 5 trolley that used to run through Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood in the 1920s, Trolley 5 has taken … Read More

Calgary International Beerfest: The Best of the Rest

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By HAYDON DEWES ONE MORE SLEEP! Calgary International Beerfest (CIBF) starts tomorrow, ladies and gentleman, which is pretty darned exciting, There are 130 breweries represented at the two-day festival, but we are solely focused on one group of breweries – … Read More

Calgary to Get Taste of Yellowhead

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By HAYDON DEWES Calgary will soon get a taste of Edmonton’s Yellowhead Brewing Co. beer on tap. While the brewery is not participating in this year’s Calgary International Beerfest on May 6 and 7, Brewmaster Bruce Sample and gang are … Read More

Brewsters expands to Manitoba

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By BRETT HOPPER Brewsters Brewing Company has announced that its packaged product will be available for purchase outside of Alberta for the first time – in Manitoba. “We received an email from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries about their ‘Coast to … Read More

EVENT: BikesnBrews Spring Classic Rolls Into Calgary

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Like bikes? Like beer? We thought so! Calgary bike, beer and coffee enthusiasts BikesnBrews are holding their Spring Classic this Friday (April 8) at the Pig & Duke pub (1312 – 12th Avenue SW). The event brings together local craft brewers, bike … Read More

WIN: Tickets to see Aleberta: Our Beer History

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You have less than a week to enter our draw to win tickets to see the Alberta beer documentary Aleberta: Our Beer History in Calgary or Edmonton. The three-part documentary premieres in Calgary on April 7, followed by a screening in Edmonton on April 14. The documentary explores … Read More

TOP 5: Calgary Cafes to Get Coffee AND Beer

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By BRETT HOPPER Spring is finally here (officially, anyways). With the change in seasons we’re on the hunt for new beers and flavours to liven up our palates. Let’s explore that adventurous side for a moment, and get away from … 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

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

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

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

EVENT: Brewers buddy up for BIG Winter Classic

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Exciting brewery collaborations are emerging in the lead-up to the BIG Winter Classic music festival in Calgary next month. As you read this, weird and wonderful things are being cooked up in nearby breweries and the results promise to be nothing … Read More

EVENT: Christmas Cask Wars

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Three breweries, three casks – may the best beer win! Midtown Kitchen and Bar in Calgary holds a special Christmas edition of its regular Cask Wars on Monday December 21. Instead of two breweries going head to head, we will see three … Read More

DEAL: $2 off growler fills at 5 Vines

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Every week, The Daily Beer will highlight a beer special, sale, deal or promotion somewhere in Alberta. The Daily Beer is not (unfortunately) showered in beer or paid by breweries, distributors or liquor outlets to promote particular products. We simply want … Read More