About Wild Rose Brewery


The tale begins in 1996 with two entrepreneurs and a dream: to free Albertans from the tyranny of boring beer. Alan, Mike, and their enthusiastic investors (and biggest fans) aimed to put Wild Rose Beer in the hands of Albertans, certain it would win their hearts. It did. The first decade was one of epic block parties, Ultimate Frisbee tournaments, and adventure races. Kegs of fresh WR Beer abounded at each, delivered in a 1999 Yukon nicknamed “The Pony Express”. With each wild adventure, our community grew. Only true entrepreneurs would look at a WWII Air Force hangar and see a brewery. In 2006, our enthusiastic tribe donated supplies, picked up their tools and paintbrushes, and converted a 1936 Quonset hut at the Currie Barracks into a microbrewery. Our Taproom, AF23, was born.

More than two decades after Mike and Alan’s dream, Wild Rose Brewery enjoys a new, state-of-the-art facility, world-class brewers, and one of Alberta’s finest craft quality control labs. We’re proud of our award-winning creations, but our history and community make us most proud to be Alberta’s Beer.



There are a lot of great things about growing up: best-in-class quality control, world-class brewers, awesome corporate culture and a good handle on innovation. But we won’t grow up too much! Wild Rose Brewery will always remain authentic, local, and committed to craft.



Our Taproom and microbrewery are housed in AF23, part of Calgary’s Currie Barracks military base built in 1934. We suspect the building was used for top-secret experiments to determine the effects of beer and delicious food on soldiers. Now that it’s no longer top-secret, everyone can enjoy these effects themselves.


Beers made by Wild Rose Brewery

Barrel Aged Gin Joint

Limited Release American Double / Imperial IPA


Limited Release American Pale Ale (APA)

Cardenal Verde Mojito Ale

Limited Release Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Cherry-ots of Fire

Limited Release American Porter

Farmhouse White Redux

Limited Release Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Good as Gold

Limited Release Tripel

Sup Yer Kilt Scottish Ale

Limited Release Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Tiger Tail Milk Stout

Limited Release Milk / Sweet Stout

Alberta Crude

Oatmeal Stout

Barracks Brown

American Brown Ale

Electric Avenue

American Blonde Ale

High Harvest

American IPA

Licensed To Pil

German Pilsener


English Bitter

Velvet Fog

American Pale Wheat Ale

WR4 Oat Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Wraspberry Ale

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Wred Wheat Ale

American Amber / Red Ale

Cherry Porter

Seasonal American Porter

Ponderosa Gose

Seasonal Gose

Belgian Style Pale Ale

Discontinued Belgian Pale Ale


Discontinued American Wild / Sour Ale

Gose Rider

Discontinued Gose


Discontinued American IPA

White Shadow

Discontinued Belgian IPA

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (403) 727-5451

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