While the weather in Calgary sticks to the 20 Celsius mark, it certainly feels like fall has arrived. Though the season just started last Saturday, the trees are turning gold and amber, and an autumnal spirit fills the air. What better way to celebrate continued warm weather and the changing season than grabbing a drink on the patio at National Beer Hall on 17th Avenue SW.
Where heartily recommends trying the new venue’s take on a Pimm’s Cup (made with ginger, orange and garnished with fresh cucumber) and draft pumpkin beer from Quebec brewery St. Ambroise. The former is sweet and refreshing–perfect for the tail end of summer, and the pumpkin beer is rich but not overly sweet. The lobster poutine with creamy shellfish gravy and crispy fries is ideal for two and makes for a savoury after-work treat. – Adele Brunnhofer