Calgary Tap Room Tour 2017
Gearing up for a great year of Alberta beer with Calgary Tap Room Tour 2017. This article sets the stage for the year to come.
By Chris Walker on Feb. 28, 2017
Since I’ve really become fond of and enamored with the craft beer scene here in Alberta, I’ve decided to do what I can to support it. I joined CAMRA, and will consider being elected to the Executive in the Spring (I think). I’ve also decided that I am going to visit every taproom and brewpub in Calgary this year, and may even include surrounding areas like Cochrane, Airdrie, Bragg Creek, etc. I will also likely be able to visit a few out-of-Calgary places due to my travels. So far I’ve managed to get visits in to High Line Brewing and Cold Garden. I got excited because I thought I could add a few more to my list, but it turns out those visits were in late 2016. Oh well, I guess I’ll make the sacrifice and visit again.
I’ve determined that the only fair way, in my mind, to rank the various establishments, is based on how good their IPA is. There are a lot of good IPA’s brewed in this city and province, so I am really looking forward to this journey / challenge. However, I can’t imagine that, based on a scaled ranking, there will be a huge gap between first and thirty-eighth.
By the way, if you’re not looking to pick up a variety of beers, purchasing direct from the brewery is a pretty good option.
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Pink Boots Society – The Women That Make The Brew
If you are a women working in the beer industry then the Pink Boots Society is for you. The Pink Boots Society’s goal is to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. It’s also not bad to have a strong sisterhood behind you for support and guidance.
TOUR: Mill St. Calgary
Hey Boozers, and welcome to another brewery tour! This time I go and visit a brewery that some feel they are part of the Evil empire in the world and some just don’t care. If you aren’t aware Mill St. was bought out over a year ago by Labatt’s brewing company. So already there is some conflicts with people not liking this brewery just on that alone, however, talking with the Head Brewer Bennie he invites ANYONE to come down and see for themselves, so I did!
Ontario (ON) Craft Breweries List: A Guide and Directory to Canadian Beers
This is your resource for Ontario breweries with over 200 breweries listed by location! If you’re heading out for a beer in Ontario, Canada these are the craft beer breweries you should check out.
Happy 500th Anniversary Reinheitsgebot!
Also know as “the German Beer Purity Law”, Reinheitsgebot is the collection of rules and regulations that restrict ingredients in classic German beers (also applicable in the German predecessor states). Read on to discover the history of this time-honored German beer tradition…