BREW­ERIES

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BIG ROCK BREW­ERY Cal­gary’s largest lo­cal brew­ery is known for its Tra­di­tional Ale, Grasshöp­per Wheat Ale, Honey Brown Lager, and in­ven­tive sea­sonal beers. Brew­ery tours take place on Thurs­days and Satur­days, and are $25 each. Reser­va­tions are re­quired. Tours are two hours long and in­clude an ex­pla­na­tion of the brew­ing process, a beer tast­ing, and a sou­venir to take home. Par­tic­i­pants must be ages 18+. 5555 - 76 Ave SE, 403-720-3239. Map 1, J9 www.bi­grock­beer.com

MILL STREET BREW­ERY While the name­sake brew­ery is based in Toronto, lo­cal brew­ers in Cal­gary de­vise many of their own recipes to go along­side fa­mil­iar favourites such as the Orig­i­nal Or­ganic Lager. The brew­pub is on-site at the brew­ery and boasts two out­door pa­tios as well as an up­dated pub menu. En­trees: $$ 219 - 17 Ave SW,

403-454-6871. www.mill­street­brew­ery.com

VIL­LAGE BREW­ERY This craft brew­ery is cen­tred around the idea that “it takes a vil­lage” to build a great com­mu­nity. They’ve got four flag­ship beers and a ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of sea­sonal beers. Tours are avail­able at 12:30 pm on the first and third Satur­day of every month. Tours are $15 per per­son and in­clude sam­ples of all of their beers, a pint of your favourite Vil­lage beer, and a Vil­lage Brew­ery pint glass to take home. 5000 - 12A St SE,

403-243-3327. Map 1, I7 www.vil­lage­brew­ery.com

WILD ROSE BREW­ERY Th­ese lo­cally brewed craft beers are only avail­able in Al­berta—try the fruity WRasp­berry Ale, the sig­na­ture smooth Vel­vet Fog, or any of their other six sta­ple beers. Their sea­sonal va­ri­eties are of­ten only avail­able on tap at the brew­ery. En­joy a beer and meal in the Tap Room or take a tour of the brew­ery. Tours are avail­able on Sun­days at 1 pm for $29 per per­son, and must be booked in ad­vance. Tours in­clude a tast­ing ses­sion of six beer sam­ples, a beer tast­ing les­son, and a Wild Rose pint glass to take home. 2, 4580 Ques­nay Wood Dr SW, 403-720-2733. Map 1, I4 www.wil­drose­brew­ery.com

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