With more than 40 breweries and counting, Calgary has exploded into a brewery-hopping hotspot. Beer-lovers in the know are flocking to secret areas of the city, where clusters of small breweries are growing into communities of their own and offering rewarding adventures for those willing to go beer hunting.
The brewery scene has some old favourites, but for the most part is young and hungry. Brewers are experimental and willing to take risks. The taprooms are intimate community spaces where new friends await. The person pouring your beer is often the same person who made it and they love to talk about why the beer in your hand is special.
The steam rising from the floor vents. The smell of hot malt. The vibration of the brewing equipment. Visiting a brewery in person is an experience you can truly feel. From Annex to Zero Issue, now is the time to experience the best of our city’s beer. For a truly unique taste of Calgary that is out of the ordinary, grab a brewery map, an empty growler, and your fun-loving friends. Whether by foot, bike, train or car, your urban beer adventure awaits.