Tours

Our tours offer a unique experience that share the commonality of quality and passion. You will be immersed in the local brewing & distilling industry, surrounded by the dedication and care of the visionaries who make it all happen.

Trail Blazin’ Beer Tour
$119

Rocky Mountain Beverage Tour
$159

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour
Based on activities

Another Round Brewery Tour
$99

Calgary Craft Beer Tour
$129

Trail Blazin’ Beer Tour
$119

Rocky Mountain Beverage Tour
$159

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour
Based on activities

Another Round Brewery Tour
$99

Calgary Craft Beer Tour
$129

Trail Blazin’ Beer Tour

Experience Alberta’s good-natured and welcoming breweries with hosts who enjoy a satisfying beer as much as you. This tour will pay homage to the pioneering trailblazers and risk-takers in Calgary. They expressed an interest in producing craft beer when large and international beer companies dominated the Alberta beer scene. Experience the region’s earliest craft beer and witness first-hand the impressive growth they accomplished over the past 30 years with odds stacked against them. Their tenacity helped define what the industry has grown into today. In this tour, we paired our mentors with some exciting, young breweries who are looking to do some trailblazing themselves. Sit back and savor brew samples whose flavors are enhanced by Alberta’s fresh glacial mountain water and locally harvested crops.

Activity Details

It’ll be a Sunday to remember as you tour across majestic Calgary. Take in the region’s earliest craft beer and brew pubs and a first-hand look at some of the newest breweries in town. These brewers entered the scene with gumption, guts and motivation to make their make their mark in the exploding craft beer sector.

Your day begins at the base of the iconic Calgary Tower, where you will meet your guide. After some quick introductions you will be whisked away to Brewsters, the pioneer of the craft brewpubs. If Big Rock is the grandfather of beer in Alberta, then Brewsters is the grandmother of brewpubs. Brewsters has paved their path in the brewery industry expanding to over 16 locations across western Canada. Enjoy a tantalizing brunch created with locally grown ingredients, infused with their award winning beer.

Your next stop is a visit to a new brewery Common Crown Brewing Co. Twin brothers and best friend not only envisioned producing and staying true to form when crafting but also celebrating everything social. These gents want you to celebrate bringing people together while supporting music, the arts, agriculture and building a sense of community; perhaps play a tune on the stage where they host live music.

Your next stop will be at the grandfather of Alberta craft beer, Big Rock Brewery. Enjoy samples as Big Rock shares their impressive history. They’re the brewery that paved the path for others who share their craft passion. You’ll be amazed at the grand scale of their production floor – a true a Canadian success story. After your tour, enjoy a quick stop in their shop. Why not grab some swag and brews for the road.

Continue your journey to the southeast industrial area of Manchester, which resides out of the inner city core. Here you will partake in some amazing brews and sodas at Annex Ale Project. No apologies and no compromise, these folks love what they do. They approach their beverages with a sense of creativity and progressiveness. Always testing the boundaries they want to tell their story and share their passion for the industry, while making you a lifelong fan.

As you conclude your tour we provide a few options for drop off. Our driver will drop off at the original pick up of the Calgary Tower, or along trendy 17th Ave. home to many exceptional brewpubs. We can also drop you at our hippest ‘hood, East Village for a unique experience at The Brewers Apprentice, a true craft beer cheerleader with 48 Alberta beers on tap. Have a sample flight, or take home a growler full of your favourite brew with a 10% off on your purchase.

The tour includes:

Retail: $119.00 + GST

Rocky Mountain Beverage Tour

Experience Alberta’s good-natured and welcoming breweries and distilleries with our hosts who enjoy a satisfying drink as much as you. This tour will take you west of Calgary along the rolling foothills of the Bow Valley Cowboy Trail to the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You will experience the western culture of Cochrane to the community and environmentally free spirited folks of Canmore and Banff. Witness the region’s rich history and realize the crazy lengths brewers and distillers go to for the love of beer, spirits and soda! Aside from Alberta’s passionate owners, our craft scene has been influenced by our fresh mountain water and locally  harvested crops producing unique and refreshing spirits and brews.

Activity Details

Your day begins in picturesque downtown at the base of the Calgary Tower, where you will meet your guide. After some quick introductions you will be whisked away to Cochrane, 18 KM west of Calgary. Known for its western culture and hospitality this one-time ranch community is the home to our first stop Half Hitch Brewing Company. Their establishment pays homage to western history whether the classic or modern cowboy. Here you will find three brothers and their sister working hard to fulfill a family dream. They will share their engaging, sassy story of the Farmer’s Daughter as you sample their tasty brews. All you need is a campfire with a strumming guitar, under the starlit sky to make this scene picture perfect!

You will continue your journey enjoying the stunning scenery as the landscape quickly transforms from the gentle rolling slopes of the foothills to the impressive, awe-inspiring strength of the mountains. Your views will be completely immersed by the Rockies as you arrive at Grizzly Paw Brewery. No need for bear spray here. These folks welcome any visitor wanting to try their beer or soda with a warm, yet firm bear hug. Impressive as the mountains, the beautiful timber framed brewery has a remarkable presence.  After  samples of their beer and soda we continue the Grizzly Paw story by jumping over to the Grizzly Paw Restaurant. This is the location of the original brewery and where you will enjoy some local cuisine with a pint or soda, of your choice.

Canmore is a hot bed for craft producers, not only breweries but distilleries as well! After your bellies are satisfied there is a quick five minute ride to the next stop – the Canmore Brewing Company. Originally from eastern Canada these folks enjoy the outdoors which they respect and love. This passion is apparent in every beer they craft.

Our last mountain stop is Banff Brewing Company and Pub located right in the heart of Banff on the trendy Banff Avenue. A true Alberta success story with four locations scattered across the province, every location praises their beer as  fresh, modern, honest, and innovative. Enjoy some stories and beer with your guide who believes there is an occasion for every brew.

As we head back to Calgary relax and enjoy the true Alberta scenery transformation melt away from ridged mountains, sloping foothills to the expansive prairie and agricultural rich farm land. Your last stop of your adventure will be at Bottlescrew Bill’s, only a two minute walk from the Calgary Tower. This iconic establishment is a pioneer and trail blazer in their own right. Established in the early eighties they were the first pub in Calgary to allow local craft beer on tap. Now with over 300 beers on their menu local, national and international alike they are the ultimate ambassador for the craft beer industry. Enjoy some appetizers and two more pints as our guide says, “Adieu,” and takes his leave.  If you want, feel free to stick and enjoy dinner; the night is still young. If you feel adventurous, ask your Bottlescrew Bill’s server about their unique 80 beers Passport Program.

The tour includes:

$159.00 + gst Larger groups or private tours can be accommodated any day of the week with prior notice, please inquire at: info@calgarybrewerytours.beer or give us a call at 403-299-4910 or 1-866-279-1999 (North America only)

Specialty dates are available please inquire at: charter@calgarybrewerytours.beer or give us a call at call at 403-299-4910 / toll free 1-866-279-1999 (North America only)

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Choose Your Own Adventure Tour

If you’re looking for the Enchanted Kingdom, Abominable Snowman, Trouble on Planet Earth, or the Secret of the Pyramids, then you’ve come to the wrong place! Here you’ll find the chance to build your own tour from our fourteen brewery and distillery partners. It’s up to you to decide where you want to be picked up, which stops you want included on the tour, what time you want to start, and what time you want to finish. Samples? A meal? It’s up to you to choose your own adventure. Turn to page 137 to learn your fate.

Questions to ask yourself before you reach out our Reservations team:

Please call us at (403) 299-4910 or via email at info@calgarbybrewerytours.beer for any questions and assistance you may need.

Another Round Brewery Tour

With craft brewing exploding throughout Alberta we have an opportunity for new breweries to offer innovative, thirst-quenching diversity. This tour is a collaboration we’re thrilled to highlight. With new kids on the block nestled in Calgary’s inner city and a recently opened brewpub on popular 17th Ave, we offer a first-rate pairing of industry experience with a strong passion for brewing. Lastly a seasoned trailblazer who has been on the scene since the mid-nineties offering an edgy alternative, making brews, which not only embodies Calgary’s culture but offer some expansive personality.

Activity Details:

Our main meeting place will be in the heart of 17th Ave, where the “born and raised” staff of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery will greet you. Be prepared to be spoiled with a family style smoked BBQ feast highlighting Trolley 5’s locally supplied fresh food, and, of course staple beers, seasonal beer and collaborations. It’s truly an original, impressive, space.

On your second stop be prepared to be schooled on “Strong and Free” in Alberta by Wildrose Brewery. Their Taproom is housed in AF 23, part of Currie Barracks, Calgary’s military base established in 1934 and now being re-purposed as an inner city destination near Mount Royal University. This brewery location is only a small portion of their overall production, however they like to think this location as a place for top-secret experiments were conducted to determine the effects of beer and delicious food on soldiers.

Time to travel across the city to tour the newest breweries to hit Calgary. First up is Banded Peak Brewing named after a line of mountains in Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains. These brewers are more than your typical outdoor enthusiasts, however their production ideas are just as crisp and fresh.

Our last stop is Cold Garden Beverage Company, nestled in the trendy and spirited neighborhood of Inglewood.  Not only will these folks be making some amazing brew but will be expanding into spirits. Truly a grass root company, they are breathing new life into an area of the city that was once known as the “Beer Flats”.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your Trolley 5, where you can continue your night along or make your way home. Talk to your chauffeur/guide or the friendly staff at Trolley 5 for a Checker  cab. We want to make sure you are taken care of and reach your final destination safely.

The tour includes:

Retail: $99.00 + GST

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Calgary Craft Beer Tour

The Calgary Craft Beer Tour is all about spirited craftsmanship but more importantly it’s about the delicious, refreshing beverages produced through the creativity of locals brewers. Experience the city’s good-natured, welcoming breweries and eateries with people who enjoy a satisfying brew as much as you. You will witness the region’s rich history, experience the breweries diversity and success through their individual stories, and witness the crazy lengths the brewers go to for the love of craft beer.

Activity Tour Details

Enjoy a day dedicated to notable beer while immersed in Calgary’s legendary western hospitality.

Your day begins in our picturesque downtown at the base of the iconic Calgary Tower, where you will meet your guide. After some quick introductions, our luxury vehicle will make it way to Village Brewery. Enjoy your first tasting as Village Brewery shares their craft story; one that is closely tied to the arts and cultural scene.

Next stop is always a favorite – lunch at Craft Beer Market, offering over 120 local and international taps flowing with perfectly chilled craft beer. Their steel draft lines that rise up from the towers to cross the ceiling and cascade down into the glass-enclosed keg room ensuring the brew they serve is as fresh as the North American classic cuisine they serve you.

After lunch, we shuttle you to Calgary’s first nano brewery; Dandy Brewing Company. Working in a small space, these innovative brewers use creativity and alternative-brewing equipment to produce some “dandy” brews. With their enterprising tale, you might be tempted to set up your own home brew system.

Next stop is Tool Shed Brewing Company, and yes, they started brewing in their tool shed. Tool Shed overcame challenging obstacles to become influencers by changing age-old liquor laws with passion to spare. Cuddle up around the pizza oven and listen to their fun-filled anecdotes; always a crowd pleaser.

Last but not least, your final stop is the Last Best Brewing and Distilling. A brewpub by trade, their success has blossomed to three Alberta locations. Enjoy a sample pallet with tasty appetizers that leave taste buds wanting more. While you are there, why not get a shave or haircut in the brewery’s barbershop parlor? We leave you with the option to stay at Last Best if want to continue your night. Why not check out their extensive menu? Our chauffeur/guide will direct you on how to secure quickest ride home via Checker Yellow Cab.

The tour includes:

$129.00 + gst
Larger groups or private tours can be accommodated any day of the week with prior notice, please inquire at: info@calgarybrewerytours.beer
or give us a call at 403-299-4910 or 1-866-279-1999 (North America only)

Specialty dates are available please inquire at: charter@calgarybrewerytours.beer or give us a call at call at 403-299-4910 / toll free 1-866-279-1999 (North America only)

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