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TIPS For An Aspiring Bartender

So you wanna be a bartender? Whether it’s a part time job to get you through school or you’re making a career out of slinging beer, here are a few pitfalls to avoid. Based on a true story. I wish I had made it all up, but I’ve seen it far too often and I bet you have, too. From saggy pants to checking your phone while taking an order, here are the Must-Don’ts of Bartending 101.

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What’s Wild at Wild Rose Brewery

With the motto “Stay Wild,” Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery has been doing some pretty wild and amazing things. Like the return of seasonal brew Ponderosa Gose, the use of Hemp in a new core beer and a Collaboration Sour nearly ready for release. There’s plenty brewing at Wild Rose!

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Collaboration Beer for YYCBeerWeek 2018

The spirit of collaboration is strong within the Calgary Beer Community as over a dozen brewers from across Calgary are creating the first ever YYCBeerWeek Community Collaboration Brew. You can get an exclusive taste of this historic ISA at the YYCBeerWeek Launch Party in support of KidSport Calgary.

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PRESS RELEASE: JustBeer is the Official App of YYCBeerWeek 2018

Mobility Quotient, Creator Of Justbeer, Is Proud To Announce Their Partnership With Beerguysyyc, Creator Of Yycbeerweek For The Second Year.

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Beer Sangria Recipes


Beer cocktails are a fantastic way to incorporate beer to create tasty new adult beverages. Get ready for summer with these amazing beer sangria recipes!

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VIDEO: Ketchup and Mayo Ice Cream


Dip your fries in this strange and delicious (?) recipe. #comfortfood

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Mulled Beer Recipes


After a long winter’s day, you’re craving a warm and cozy beverage. What do you grab? A hot glass of… beer!

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Beer Cocktails for the Holiday Season


You’ve got a fully stocked bar with all the fixings for your holiday party now here are some beer cocktails to serve up which will make your party merry and bright.

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Beer Turkey Recipes


Whether you roast it, fry it, smoke it, or grill it, turkey is always better with beer.

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Beer Bread Recipes


These recipes are doughy and delicious and best of all they have your favourite ingredient; BEER! Try them when you have company or when you are on your own we know they will quickly become a household favourite.

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Celebrating and supporting local beers and breweries is important. #DrinkLocal will keep you in touch with local beer culture and events.

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Andre the Giant Minis a Molson Can of Beer


Have you seen the tiny can of Molson Canadian in Andre the Giant’s hand? Well, it’s a full sized beer can in an oversized hand. At first glance you’ll think it’s been photoshopped, but it’s the real thing!

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Canadian International Beer Awards (CIBA) 2018 Winners

The craft brew scene is exploding in Canada! Blindman Brewing took home 8 awards this year at the Canadian International Beer Awards in Calgary, Alberta. International participants, BJCP judging standards, 27 unique categories and many local winners, all proving that Canadian breweries are ready to compete – and win – on the world stage.

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Waterloo Brewing Awarded SMART Green Grant

Waterloo Brewing Co has received nearly a half million dollars from the Government of Ontario, Canada. The brewery operates as Brick Brewing Co. and is the first – and so far the only – brewery to ever be awarded SMART Green Program funds.

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World Beer Cup 2018 Winners

Check out the 2018 World Beer Cup Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners below…

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Reinheitsgebot Day: Celebrate Pure Beer

Commonly known in English as “The German Beer Purity Act,” the Reinheitsgebot was signed in 1516 as a decree to maintain the quality of German beer.

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Tour of German Beer Styles Part Five: Sour Ales

For hundred of years, the Reinheitsgebot restricted brewing. During this time many local styles disappeared. Recently, German brewers have started producing them again. Among these were many regional and sour ales, specifically Berliner Weisse , Gose and Lichtenhainer.

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Tour of German Beer Styles Part Four: Wheat Ales

Germany’s Weizens (wheat beers) and Weissbiers (white beers) are world renowned and are now being brewed in many countries. In Part Four of the series we look at Weissbier, Dunkel Weissbier and Weizenbock.

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Tour of German Beer Styles Part Three: Dark Beers

This part of the Tour covers dark coloured beers. Learn a little about traditional German dark styles like Schwarzbier and Doppelbock, now being produced by craft breweries around the world.

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Tour of German Beer Styles Part Two: Amber Beers

This part of the Tour covers amber coloured beers. Learn a little about traditional German amber styles like Märzen and Kellerbier, now being produced by craft breweries around the world.

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Cheers to Sour Beers

Sour Beer: A deceptively simple term for a complex style. Is sour beer here to stay or a passing trend? I visited Bricks Wine Co. for the “Cheers to Sour Beers” tasting event with Certified Cicerone, Mike Maxwell, to see what the big deal is about sour beer and find out just what makes a sour beer, well… sour.

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Calgary International Beerfest After Party 2018

Keep the party going after Beerfest is over! The official Calgary International Beerfest After Party takes place at the Big 4 Roadhouse at C...

EVENTS at YYCBeerWeek 2018: Calgary’s Craft Beer Week

#YYCBeerWeek is back for it’s second year! Join beer lovers all around the great city of Calgary to celebrate our craft brewers and talented...

What’s Happening at YYCBeerFest?

Wanna know who’s at the 2018 Calgary International Beerfest? We have the map and we’re sharing it with you! Find out which breweries, restau...

A Tour of Red Bison Brewery in Calgary, Alberta

One of the newest members of the craft brew scene in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is Red Bison Brewery in an area of the city cleverly called th...

Cheers to Sour Beers

Sour Beer: A deceptively simple term for a complex style. Is sour beer here to stay or a passing trend? I visited Bricks Wine Co. for the “C...

The Craft Beer Scene in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa, is one of the most interesting places in the Midwest United States. Affordable housing has driven many young people to the...