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.
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.
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With craft brewing exploding throughout Alberta we have an opportunity for new breweries to offer innovative, thirst-quenching diversity. Our newest tour is a collaboration we are 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.
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 feast highlighting Trolley 5’s succulent Alberta slo-cooked meat and, of course core beers, seasonal brew 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”. (Brewster’s Pub will be replacing Cold Garden until they have completed construction)
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 Yellow cab. We want to make sure you are taken care of and reach your final destination safely.
The tour includes:
Retail: $99.00 + GST
Experience Alberta’s good-natured and welcoming breweries, meaderies and distilleries with our hosts who enjoy a satisfying drink as much as you. This tour will take you along the Cowboy Trail from the region’s earliest craft beer, to the richness of mead, to a first-hand look at the distilled perfection of Alberta spirits. You will witness the region’s rich history and realize the crazy lengths brewers and distillers go to for the love of beer, spirits and mead. Aside from Alberta’s passionate owners, our craft scene has been influenced by our mountain fresh water, locally grown harvested crops that produce unique and refreshing spirits and brews.
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Take a tour along the Cowboy Trail taking you to the region’s earliest craft beer and brew pubs to the richness of mead, to a first-hand look at the distilled perfection of Alberta spirits. It will be a Sunday to remember.
Your day begins in picturesque downtown 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 have 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 Brewster’s award winning beer.
Your next stop will be at the grandfather of Alberta craft beer, Big Rock Brewery. Enjoy a tasting and tour as Big Rock shares their impressive history. They are the brewery that paved the path for others who share their passion for uniquely crafted beer. You will be amazed at the grand scale of their production floor; truly a Canadian success story. After your tour and tasting, enjoy a quick stop in their swag and brew shop. Grab some brews for the road.
Continue your journey out of Calgary to Okotoks. Witness the landscape of the valleys, rolling hills and farmland before arriving at your next location, Chinook Arch Meadery. Learn about Alberta’s honey bee farms, how honey mead is processed and of course, the delicious tastings. Before leaving Okotoks, stop to pay homage to Big Rock Breweries inspirational glacial phenomenon, the Okotoks Erratic or locally known as “The Big Rock”.
Venture deeper into the mountains within the foothills, where you’ll arrive at your last stop, Eau Claire Distillery. Located in the historic town of Turner Valley, this stunning building was once a movie theater, now home to the farm-to-glass distillery. Hear their Alberta proud story, take a tour of the distillery, taste their award-winning spirits and enjoy your choice of a specialty drink. If you are feeling peckish order a singled served pizza, panni or homemade soup for the journey back to the city.
As you return to Calgary, enjoy the scenic views of the rolling hills nestled against the Rocky Mountains. From mountains to city views, the scheduled drop-off stop is the Calgary Tower.
The tour includes:
$129.00 + gst
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.
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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
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