5 Top Ways to Try a Local Beer in Calgary

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

Last Best Brewing & Distilling

Brewing craft beer has a way of bringing a community together and Last Best has made it their mission from the beginning. Try their Show Pony Pale Ale or Dirty Bird Black Lager and see why Last Best has quickly become a favorite in the Calgary craft beer scene. 

The Unicorn

The Calgary classic is back! Offering three bars, on three floors, in one destination, this super pub is a Stephen Avenue hotspot. The Unicorn is serving up local beers on all three floors.

National on 10th Avenue

Known for serving quality craft selections, National on 10th 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! 

Trolley 5

Find a new appreciation for craft beer at Trolley 5 Restaurant & Brewery. Calgary's newest craft brewer is a great place to enjoy a pint, celebrate a milestone, and take in the energy of 17th Avenue with two floors of open air patio space. Visit the tap room, take a tour, and try The Conductor Beltline Lager for a truly local flavour. 

Interested in more local Calgary beers? Check out Calgary Brewery Tours for the best way to get up close to the brewing process and gain a new appreciation for the craftsmanshop that goes into making a great Alberta beer. 

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