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Three Cheers for Calgary Beer!

 

Toolshed Brewery. Photo courtesy of Toolshed Brewery.

Toolshed Brewery. Photo courtesy of Toolshed Brewery.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 marks National Beer Day! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some great upcoming beer-related activities and events.

Calgary Craft Beer Tours | Fridays and Saturdays | $129.00 | www.calgarybrewerytours.beer
Take a guided tour and tasting of Village Brewery, CRAFT Beer Market, The Dandy Brewing Company, Tool Shed Brewing Company, and Last Best Brewery and Distillery. Lunch is provided at CRAFT Beer Market and transportation is provided by a driver guide from downtown Calgary.

Village Brewery Tour and Tasting | Saturdays, 12:30 pm or 2:30 pm | $15.00 | 5000 – 12A Street SE | www.villagebrewery.com
Book a tour at Village Brewery to get an exclusive pass behind the scenes. Taste all of the current beers and a custom Village Brewery pint glass to take home.

Toolshed Brewery Tour and Tasting | Saturdays, 12:00 pm | $15.00 | 801 – 30 Street NE | www.toolshedbrewing.com
Visit Toolshed Brewery to see just how far it’s come since its start as a five-gallon home-brew system in a backyard tool shed. A beer tasting completes the tour!

Wild Rose Brewery Tour and Tasting | Wednesdays, 7:00 pm | $29.00 | 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW  | www.wildrosebrewery.com
Learn all about Wild Rose Brewery’s fascinating history and their signature beers (and how to properly taste them!) on this tour. Guests will also receive six 5 oz tasters and a Wild Rose pint glass to take home.

The Dandy Brewing Company | Thursdays, 4:00 – 8:00 pm; Fridays, 4:00 pm – 10 pm; Saturdays, Noon – 10 pm; Sundays, Noon – 4 pm | 1826 – 25 Avenue NE | www.thedandybrewingcompany.com
Did you know that Dandy Brewing Company is Calgary’s first true Nano-Brewery? Stop into their space to taste their inspired ales made in very small batches to ensure a quality brew!

Big Rock Brewery Tour and Tasting | Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Saturdays, 1:30 pm | $25.00 | 5555 – 76 Avenue SE | www.bigrockbeer.com
Book a tour with Big Rock Brewery to get an inside peek behind one of Alberta’s leading breweries. This 90-minute tour will take you through their brewing process and you’ll experience a Big Rock tasting session.

Brewmaster’s Dinner at CRAFT Beer Market | April 19, 6:00 pm | $64.20 | 345 – 10th Avenue SW | www.craftbeermarket.ca
Every month, CRAFT Beer Market pairs up with a different local brewery for a fun evening of good food and good beer. This month, they are teaming up with Grizzly Paw, a brew pub located in Canmore for tastings and a four-course meal.

Calgary International Beerfest | May 6, 4 pm – 10 pm; May 7, 2 pm – 9 pm | $19 – $40 | BMO Centre | albertabeerfestivals.com
Sample from hundreds of craft beers brewed in Alberta and around the world while enjoying cooking with beer seminars, live music, food samples, and brew masters seminars.

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