REVIEW: Beer Revolution – Calgary, AB
Beer Revolution is a great place to go for food and a drink or three, quite a great atmosphere and some amazing dry ribs! Stop in at their 2 locations in Calgary, or the Edmonton location.
By Dan Crocker on Nov. 30, 2016
About Beer Revolution
Beer Revolution is all about premium beer, addictive pizza, and rock & roll.
The Beltline Beer Revolution location is attached to Brewsters Brewing Company. This craft beer market has a variety of beer on tap and in bottles. This is the second time I went there, and myself and Johnny Oldschool got to go meet up with a couple of traveling bloggers that run The Constant Rambler. We got to sit down and try a few beers and chat for a couple of hours, while there we tried some of the beers and sampled some of the food.
Beers at Beer Revolution
The beers on tap were pretty good. I had a couple that kept me going. Beer Revolution usually has a good rotation of beers so that really makes for a unique visit each time (unless you go daily). They do keep their “house” beers on year round like the Brewster’s Peach Wheat and the Brewster’s Lager. With 24 taps to choose from, it makes for a good variety.
The first beer I had was the Gigantic’s Ume Umai. This is a beer made with plum
and black rice. This odd combo of a beer was amazing, very easy drinking and really quite enjoyable I’d like to find this beer in a bottle and give it a proper review.
Next, I had Russell Brewing’s Blood Alley. I have not had this beer before but I have wanted to try it for a while. They class this beer as a “bitter”, however I’m not sure if I can really classify it as that after the second and third mouthful. The beer almost “numbs” your mouth from the bitterness. Overall, it was a great beer as well.
Food at Beer Revolution
We only had appetizers but I had the Truffle Fries. Now maybe I was spoiled but I had some Truffle Fries at Original Joes and I found them to be much better. I’m not saying these were bad in fact they were nice and the dipping sauce went well with them. They actually mix up fries and sweet potato fries and put them into a cone with an aioli dipping sauce (Sea salt, cracked black pepper, white truffle aioli, is their description on the menu). I’ve had the pretzels before and they are pretty decent too (Sea salt, caraway spice, grainy mustard aioli). I really need to try their pizzas!
Beer Revolution Seating
The seating at Beer Rev was good. I do have one small complaint though… It was BRUTAL to sit near the windows. Now I love the sun and in Calgary you don’t get much in the winter so you get what you can take, but when it is shining in on your table and you are squinting to look at the person across from you, it is not fun. With the winter sun, it was at its highest peak so it was skimming the top of the window while blinding us for two hours. If they invested in a shade for the windows it would have made our experience better.
Final Thoughts of Beer Revolution:
With the pricing of everything in Alberta right now, it is hard to say if the prices at Beer Rev were good or bad. The economy is in the tank right now… We saw a bottle of Clown Shoes Beer “Flight of the Angry Beast” on the list for $26.00, and that is a 10.8% beer! I would like to find that beer for a better price to see if it is any good! The beers and the food at Beer Rev were a little expensive, but for what we had it came to $28.00 for one pint, two small 8 oz. beers and the appetizer.
Overall, I give Beer Revolution a 4 out of 5. They also had an issue with one of the beers. The keg of the beer we ordered was labeled wrong apparently, and they had to exchanged the beer after we brought it to their attention. Our server was extremely apologetic.
If you are in the Calgary or Edmonton area, I would recommend to check Beer Revolution out as they do a great job for any beer lover and have a great passion for craft beer.
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