No brewery tour in Calgary would be complete without a stop at BIG ROCK BREWERY (14) Calgary's original craft brewer, which is now over 30 years old. Tours ($25, includes samples and a souvenir glass) must be booked in advance and Big Rock Grill (open for lunch only) prepares wonderful food to showcase their dozens of beers (page 46).
Don't let the industrial décor at WILD ROSE BREWERY (15) fool you; the food is excellent and so are the beer offerings. Wild Rose is family-friendly and also serves craft sodas for little ones and teetotalers (page 46).
Tool Shed, Common Crown, and Dandy are brewery operations first, so food options are limited. Tours at Tool Shed ($15), Common Crown ($15), and Minhas ($12) should be booked in advance, and include beer samples. Dandy does not currently offer tours.
Big Rock Brewery