Local brewery with several types of brew... Traditional Ale and Grasshopper frequently stocked in clubs but I like the Honey Brown!
While visiting my boyfriend in Calgary, we decided to go on a tour at the Big Rock Brewery in Calgary. I had been on winery tours - but quite honestly knew nothing about the process of brewing beer. Our tour guide (a lovely blonde-haired woman whose name escapes me now) was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. She led us on a... More
Arranging tours or beer making classes at Heritage Park, Big Rock is a huge sponsor and supporter of Albertan and Canadian events. They are always experimenting with new brews, and one can go to their head office/brewery and find out what's going on. And their beer is world-class.
I understand why a brewery needs to be in an industrial area, but it's a shame as this place is great to visit. Go on a tour of the new brewery and then have lunch in the restaurant across the parking lot. We've hosted events at the restaurant and the food is delicious (not to mention the variety of beer)!
The backstage tour of the entire brewery and brewing process is fascinating and is great value, because you get to take your choice of 6 beers home with you and you get to sample around 10 of their beers. Michelle was our host for the tour and she was great; knowledgeable, and she made us very welcome.
Great dark beer! You can get it on tap at most bars in Calgary too... The Brewery is worth a visit though. It's fantastic. Great staff!
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