Festivals & Events

Calgary & Edmonton Beer Events in September 2019

Check out these amazing beer events happening in September 2019 in Calgary, Edmonton and other places in Alberta!

Calgary & Edmonton Beer Events in September 2019

Calgary (& Surrounding Areas) Beer Events in September:

 

The Big Hungover Pride Show

When: Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 8 pm to 10 pm
Where: Tool Shed Brewing Company (Calgary)
Price: $10 CAD

Come join us the week after pride to celebrate our hangovers. Presented by Beers and Broads Comedy and Tool Shed Brewery, The Big Hungover Pride Show features the highest pedigree of drag performers and comedians in Calgary.

Featuring the drag extravaganza of Channing Titanium and Anne Xiety, the comedic prowess of Mason Jenkins, and the musical charms of The Dirrty Show, this event will make you feel the pride all over.

Hosted by your two favourite broads Brittany Lyseng and Leah Scheitel.

Come celebrate with $5 pints of Protest Pale Ale, the first Alberta beer to be made in collaboration of all the LGBTQ brewers in the province.

Love and Pride. And Comedy and Drag!

This is an 18+ event.

 

Versus Beer Tasting With Tool Shed Brewery

When: Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: VERSUS Amenities Floor (Calgary)
Price: $15 CAD

 

Time for a beer tasting! Come and join VERSUS on the amenities floor and Tool Shed Brewing Company for an amazing craft beer tasting. Spots are limited.

This is an 18+ event.

 

Evil Corporation – Hostile Takeover

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: SunnyCider (Calgary)
Price: $10 CAD

Evil Corporation Brewing is taking over SunnyCider for one night. What evil tricks have they got planned? Price of entry includes a flight of all four of their beers. We will have full cans of beer available as well as one of their newest beers on tap – all $5 for one night only. The crew will have a special menu item available from the kitchen. We will also be serving the “Purple Nasty”, half beer and half cider with a dash of black currant cordial.

This is an 18+ event.

 

2019 The Mashing – Calgary

When: Friday, September 13 to Saturday, September 14, 2019
Where: Calgary Stampede, Grandstand (Calgary)
Price: $20 CAD

Alberta Beer Festivals has evolved their fall events to celebrate community and satisfy your cravings for all things new! The MASHING (the common process used in brewing, distilling, and cider making) brings together the best distilleries, breweries, restaurants, artists and community in a unique space for a sampling event unlike any other in the world! At the MASHING, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in many of the things ABF believes in – the concepts of grains to glass and farm to table, all things local, art, culture, community, and a strong charitable component – all while sampling from incredible distilleries, breweries, cideries and restaurants. With DJs, a live music stage, art installations, photography walls and more – you’ll be transported to a whole new world just by stepping out in your own community. Live deep at the Mashing!

This is an 18+ event.

 

Kickoff to Oktoberfest (Wine and Beyond Sage Hill)

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Wine and Beyond Sage Hill (Calgary)
Price: FREE

Join us on September 14th as we host a mini Oktoberfest experience with import beers from Erdinger paired with food samples from WURST Restaurant. In addition to the beer and food, we have contests! Enter to win some great prizes just in time for Oktoberfest!

*Limit 5 beer samples per customer.

This is an 18+ event.

 

Big Rock Barn Burner Concert: Tokyo Police Club and Mt. Joy with guests

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 4 pm to Midnight
Where: Big Rock Brewery (Calgary)
Price: $49 CAD

On September 14, Big Rock Brewery’s grounds will be transformed into the most Canadian outdoor venue with our Fall Barn Burner. This outdoor concert includes great music, $6 Big Rock beers and ciders, food trucks, and most importantly, you and your friends! Featuring a co-bill with Tokyo Police Club, Mt. Joy + Scenic Route to Alaska, and of course, the freshest craft beer in Calgary, you won’t want to miss out on…

 

Camera Basics and Beers

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Dandy Brewing Company (Calgary)
Price: $125 CAD

This workshop is for anyone who would like to gain more creative control over their camera and photography. Getting out of manual mode seems like it involves a lot of time to figure out and many buttons to maneuver through. In this workshop, we’ll find all the need to know settings and get you familiar with what you have to do on your own camera. Once you have the basics down, you have the tools to control how you want to capture a subject.

Included in your registration is a pint of choice or if you prefer, a non-alcoholic beverage, and a selection of fine dining drinking food off Dandy Brewing Company’s exquisite menu.

This is an 18+ event.

 

Oktoberfest Beer Festival – Shawnessy

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: CO-OP Wine Spirits Beer, Shawnessy (Calgary)
Price: $10 CAD

It is the 186th annual Munich Oktoberfest this year and we are kicking off the celebrations in style. In a celebratory fashion, we offer this walk-around festival-style tasting. Supported by local brewers— and of course German and European imports too—you can taste the best of Oktoberfest and learn more about this yearly occasion and its historical beers. There will be 8-10 breweries represented.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Cheese & Beer – Springbank Cheese & Eighty-Eight Brewing

When: Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Springbank Cheese, Marda Loop (Calgary)
Price: $40 CAD

Wine and cheese are classic. Beer and cheese? Come find out why it just might be the best pairing around. Featuring different breweries each month, we’ll jump into the world of curds, yeasts, and grains. Come learn and have fun in a super casual space while getting an appreciation for all things cheese and beer.

We’ll go through a flight of 6 beers and 6 kinds of cheese to learn about the ins and outs of pairings, brew process, and why we think this is the best combination around.

 

Oktoberfest Calgary 2019

When: Friday, September 27 to Monday, September 30, 2019
Where: Calgary Polo Club (Calgary)
Price: $40 CAD

Dress in your Dirndl and leap into Lederhosen for Calgary’s Authentic Three Day Oktoberfest. Rally your friends and join us for a real Bavarian event complete with award-winning German-style beers from three Calgary breweries, competitions, swag bags, a real log fire, gifts and even cuckoo clocks, ya!

  • Oktoberfest Tent
  • Mouthwatering, authentic Bavarian food created by the Secret Chef
  • German beer from Fahr, Caravel & Banded Peak
  • Indoor & outdoor seating in traditional Oktoberfest beer tent style
  • Music
  • Beer Stein holding competitions with prizes
  • Pretzels from Munich
  • German market
  • and more…!

 

Oktober Mini-Fest (Wine and Beyond Sage Hill)

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Wine and Beyond Sage Hill (Calgary)
Price: FREE

Oktoberfest is finally here and we’re showcasing a true Bavarian experience with a mini beer fest. From authentic lagers to snack food pairings, we’re sure to get you involved with the Oktoberfest festivities!

*Limit 5 beer samples per customer.

 

Edmonton (& Surrounding Areas) Beer Events in September:

 

Barnival: Summers Over Edition

When: Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Beercade (Edmonton)
Price: FREE

Let’s end the summer with a bang! Join Beercade in throwing the best end of summer party on September 1st! FREE Games all day, and everything on the drink menu for $4.50. Doors open at 3 pm, make sure you reserve your table by texting 587-598-4263

 

Back to School Shaker

When: Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 9 pm to Midnight
Where: Beercade (Edmonton)
Price: FREE

Join us in hosting our official back to school shaker on Friday, September 6th! Whether you’re new to the city or just looking for a great night out, Beercade is the place to be! Message us to get on the guest-list!

 

EBGA Real Ale Festival 2019

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 1 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ritchie Community Centre (Edmonton)
Price: $30 CAD

Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous:
We are a society founded on the principles of supporting local craft brewers and organically building the community surrounding them.

Naturally conditioned real ale is as much alive as the brewers and beer geeks that seek it. Real ale is the unfiltered and unpasteurized method of preparing beer.

EBGA Real Ale Festival will feature breweries from across Western Canada – a complete list of breweries will be released via the EBGA monthly newsletter and social media as it evolves.

The venue is the outdoor hockey rink at the Ritchie Community League. The outdoor hockey rink gives the event a larger space, allowing more patrons, and opening up the event to the fresh air seems to fit well with naturally conditioned ales!

The $30 admission ticket gets you:

  • 1 (one) custom EBGA Real Ale Festival 2019 take-home glass
  • 1 (one) event re-entry wristband
  • 3 (three) beer tokens, 5 oz per token
  • 1 (one) door prize draw ticket

Patrons should note that ALL of the casks will be tapped at the beginning of the EBGA Real Ale Festival and pour until they run dry! Availability will be on a first-come, first-served, first-enjoyed basis!

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Laughs & Brews At Town Square Brewing Co.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Town Square Brewing Company (Edmonton)
Price: $20 CAD

Join us for an evening of laughing and drinking at Town Square Brewing Co. where you can indulge in the finest that comedy has to offer, and enjoy some of the crispest, freshest, most delicious craft beers the Edmonton, Alberta area has to offer!

The North American Comedy Brewery Tour brings the best of the best North American comedians to local breweries and wineries across the United States and Canada for an evening that keeps the beers flowing, and the laughs coming. This nationwide tour has already hit countless breweries in the U.S. and Canada and is now making its way into Edmonton for an evening of unforgettable laughter.

A portion of all proceeds from any North American Comedy Brewery Tour show will go towards animal welfare organizations supporting rescue, protection, fostering and adoption of dogs in loving homes.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Swedish/Estonian Invasion: Brewski & Pohjala Take Over The Tasting Room

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Sherbrooke Liquor (Edmonton)
Price: $10 CAD

 

Join us in the Tasting Room as we venture through a lineup of beer from Sweden’s Brewski and Estonia’s Pohjala breweries. Most of the beer is brand new to the Alberta market, so be one of the first to sample these world-class brews!

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Kickoff to Oktoberfest! (Wine and Beyond St.Albert)

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Wine and Beyond St. Albert (St. Albert)
Price: FREE

Join us on September 14th as we host a mini Oktoberfest experience with import beers from Erdinger paired with food samples from MKT Beer market. In addition to the beer and food, we have contests! Enter to win some great prizes just in time for Oktoberfest!

*Limit 5 beer samples per customer.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

2019 The Mashing – Edmonton

When: Friday, September 20 to Saturday, September 21, 2019
Where: Re/Max Field (Edmonton)
Price: $20 CAD

Alberta Beer Festivals has evolved their fall events to celebrate community and satisfy your cravings for all things new! The MASHING (the common process used in brewing, distilling, and cider making) brings together the best distilleries, breweries, restaurants, artists and community in a unique space for a sampling event unlike any other in the world! At the MASHING, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in many of the things ABF believes in – the concepts of grains to glass and farm to table, all things local, art, culture, community, and a strong charitable component – all while sampling from incredible distilleries, breweries, cideries and restaurants. With DJs, a live music stage, art installations, photography walls and more – you’ll be transported to a whole new world just by stepping out in your own community. Live deep at the Mashing!

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

O’fest Biergarten and Market Begins With Beer, Family and Free Admission

When: Friday, September 20 to Saturday, September 21, 2019
Where: German Canadian Cultural Association (Edmonton)
Price: FREE

Oktoberfest is a fundraising event, live music, Erdinger beer tasting, fun, for all ages, great food and market! FREE ADMISSION and parking.

Come on out to the GCCA and enjoy! Register here and if you like to prepurchase tokens for food and drink they will be available in the Hall. Live Music by Andreas, bratwursts, beer and the market! Plenty to enjoy without being a drinker.

 

Oktoberfest 2019 – Rotary Club of St. Albert

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Red Willow Place (St. Albert)
Price: $65 CAD

Come and celebrate the second annual Oktoberfest with the Rotary Club of St. Albert! Enjoy music by Jordan Rody (accordion-maniac), sample beer in your custom, Rotary/Oktoberfest mug:

$65 – 15oz mug or
$85 – 33oz mug (supplies limited)

Enjoy a traditional German meal and help raise funds to support local and international causes.

Prost!

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Beer & Oysters Pairing Night – Alley Kat Brewing Co.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Alley Kat (Edmonton)
Price: $60 CAD

Back by popular demand, Effing Seafoods is bringing the sea to the brewery for another Beer & Oyster pairing night!

The evening will include 10 different pairings of seasonal oysters supplied by Effing Seafoods paired with the freshest Alley Kat brews, and a pint of your favourite Alley Kat beer to finish.

The pairing we’re most excited will feature the last bottles of our Effing Saison, which has been a swimming success over the summer!

Seating is extremely limited – please arrange for a safe ride home.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Puzzle Night

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Beercade (Edmonton)
Price: $5 CAD

Bring friends and compete with your team of 2-6 players to see who is the quickest puzzle master.

 

Have either a fun and relaxing time building puzzles with friends or try and crush the competition in speed. First teams that complete the puzzle the quickest win prizes. Every team keeps their puzzle to take home.

Specials:

  • $4 All 58 taps(Til 9 PM)
  • $4 Highballs(All night)
  • 1/2 Off all gourmet burgers

For questions TEXT (780)938-7391

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

BEFAST Adult Spelling Bee

When: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Polar Park Brewing (Edmonton)
Price: $20 CAD

Can you spell F-U-N? Get your tickets for the BEFAST Adult Spelling Bee. Come sample some of the finest beer Edmonton has to offer, and have a blast with your friends while helping to save lives! Join CBC radio hosts, Tara McCarth & Rod Kurtz, for a fun-filled evening in support of the University Hospital Foundation. Doors open at 6 pm. All interested spellers enter a draw. The first 20 names drawn will vie for the title of the BEFAST spelling bee champion at 7 pm! First drink is included. Food is available for purchase. Stay afterwards to enjoy a DJ & dancing in Edmonton’s newest brewpub.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

ROCKtoberfest Presented by K97 @ the GCCA

When: Friday, September 27 to Saturday, September 28, 2019
Where: German Canadian Cultural Association (Edmonton)
Price: $12 CAD

Your favourite Rock Radio station K97 is sponsoring the German Canadian Cultural Association. LIVE band RadioActive will take to the stage for 8 pm and keep you rockin’ an rollin’ on that dance floor. Erdinger Oktoberfest Beer is a special feature from Germany, Steigl will come from the tap and Beersteins will be in the air as we teach you all to join in song for a Prosit! The Bavarian Schuhplattlers will perform and some traditional music will intermittently ring through the hall. Our surprise guest MC from K97 will keep you entertained and give out prizes.

Early-bird Tickets $20 until Sept 7, $25 for regular admission. Children 12 and under are $ 12. Be sure to buy your tokens in advance as well, they are good for food and beverages and are valid the entire 3 weekends of Oktoberfest at the GCCA. Tokens are valued $2.50 Token packages available here. Starting with 10 for $25.

Wilkommen, all welcome, to the ROCKtoberfest Fundraiser 2019.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Oktober Mini-Fest (Wine and Beyond Emerald Hills)

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Wine and Beyond Emerald Hills (Edmonton)
Price: FREE

Oktoberfest is finally here and we’re showcasing a true Bavarian experience with a mini beer fest. From authentic lagers to snack food pairings, we’re sure to get you involved with the Oktoberfest festivities!

*Limit 5 beer samples per customer.

 

This is an 18+ event.

 

Oktober Mini-Fest (Wine and Beyond Windermere)

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Wine and Beyond Windermere (Edmonton)
Price: $20 CAD

Oktoberfest is finally here and we are showcasing a true Bavarian experience with a mini beer fest. From authentic lagers to snack food pairings, we’re sure to get you involved with the Oktoberfest festivities!

*Limit 5 drink samples per customer.

 

This is an 18+ event.


Oops! Did we miss a beer event that you’re attending or hosting in September or sometime in the future?
Let us know and we will add it to this list (and our beer events page) to help spread the word!

 

If you need even more beer-fuelled activities in Calgary and Edmonton this September, check out these articles:

Canadian “Beercation” Destinations Every Beer Lover Needs Visit
A Map of Calgary’s Best Craft Breweries in Inglewood
Best Places for a Burger & Beer in Edmonton

 

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