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Per­haps the best place to start vis­it­ing brew­eries in Cal­gary is in the Belt­line area where brew­pubs with great food and house-made beer abound. TROL­LEY 5

RESTAU­RANT AND BREW­ERY (1), while less than a year old, has al­ready made a name for it­self for fan­tas­tic beers to ac­com­pany up­scale ca­sual din­ing, in­clud­ing in-house smoked meats (page 45).

LAST BEST BREW­ING & DIS­TILL­ING (2) also fea­tures ca­sual din­ing and their own beers. But with a bar­ber­shop lo­cated in the down­stairs bar, fea­tur­ing cock­tails made with Last Best's own spir­its, you can leave Last Best look­ing and feel­ing good (page 45).

For some­thing slightly more ca­sual, visit one of the five Cal­gary lo­ca­tions of

BREWSTERS BREW­ING COM­PANY (3). De­spite the more ca­sual feel, the food is as first-rate as the beer. Next door is sis­ter brew­pub BEER REV­O­LU­TION (4) which serves amaz­ing piz­zas, a ro­tat­ing beer list which al­ways in­cludes lo­cal brews and Brewsters’ beers (page 45). Cal­gary is now home to a MILL STREET

BREW­ERY (5). While Mill Street may be a Toronto-based chain, the lo­cal brew­ers de­vise many of their own recipes to go along­side familiar favourites such as the Orig­i­nal Or­ganic Lager (page 45).

Caramel Latte Beer All of the brew­pubs in the Belt­line area are child-friendly, full-ser­vice restau­rants that also of­fer brew­ery tours. Trol­ley 5's $15 tour in­cludes a wel­come beer and a flight of four sam­ples.

Mill Street's $10 tour in­cludes a flight of beers, and Last Best's tour is free (though it doesn’t in­clude any sam­ples). Brewsters only of­fers (free) tours at its main brew­ery in the Foothills In­dus­trial Park, where most of the beer served in Cal­gary is made. At Trol­ley 5 and Mill Street tours should be booked in ad­vance, though they are flex­i­ble on times.

Mill Street Brew­ery

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