POP­PING THE CAP ON CAL­GARY’S BEER SCENE

Seven­teen brew­eries (and count­ing) have brewed up a di­verse lo­cal beer scene

Where Calgary - - CONTENTS - BY DON TSE

From brew­ery tours to tast­ing rooms, this is your guide to lo­cal craft beer.

There's no bet­ter time to love beer in Cal­gary, which now boasts 17 brew­eries mak­ing flavour­ful craft beer. With most us­ing Alberta-grown bar­ley, drink­ing lo­cal beer cel­e­brates ter­roir as much as drink­ing wine in Bordeaux. You can find lo­cal beers on tap at most lo­cal restau­rants; it's part of cow­boy cul­ture that Cal­gar­i­ans sup­port Cal­gar­i­ans.

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