5 Top Ways to Try a Local Beer in Calgary

5 Top Ways to Try a Local Beer in Calgary

There are many fine establishments in Calgary offering a large and good variety of beers, but the ones listed below are not merely about the number of brews — these places give beer a local flavour.

Calgary International Beerfest (May 6-7, 2016)

Western Canada's largest beer festival, this event is truly where great people drink great beer! Be sure to book your tickets for this awesome festival, where you'll enjoy 250,000 square feet of beer goodness. Find out more information on booking accomodations and travel to this unforgettable weekend. 

The Unicorn

Stop by Calgary’s first pub. Duck off of Stephen Avenue to find yourself in a quaint doorframe which invites you to travel down the rustic steps into the basement pub where drinks, live music and  good times flow freely. 

National on 10th Avenue

Known for serving quality craft selections, National offers a range of lagers, ales, stouts, porters, and ciders- 84 to be exact! Be sure to stop by the basement for a rousing game of bowling and hearty plate of tacos to complete the evening. 

Wildrose Brewery

Head down to the Wildrose Brewery, housed in the old AF 23 Currie Barracks, Calgary’s military base established in 1934.  Grab a table in the Taproom and enjoy a carefully crafted beer right where it’s is made! 

Ship and Anchor

Whether your poison is live music, punk-rock bingo, or DJ dance parties, there is no lack of fun to be had at the Ship and Anchor. Settle into the patio in the heart of the 17th avenue bustle and let the adventure unfold!