There used to be one or two breweries around town, or at least that I remember! The good old Wild Rose brewery and Brewster's. And while those two are oldies and goodies (raspberry ale.... Mmmmmm), who can resist trying all these new options! And the cool thing about the craft beer market is that micro-breweries are so supportive of each other. It's not a competition, there's enough customers to support all of these great places. Well, as long as we are doing our job to GO THERE AND DRINK! So GO. Go support the craft beer industry and check each of these off your "to drink" list.
Two Pillars Brewery - Tap room coming soon
Evil Corporation Brewing - Tap room coming soon
Freehold Brewing - Tap room coming soon
Bitter Sisters - Feb 2020
Outcast Brewing - Sept 2019
Two House Brewing - July 2019
Heathen’s Brewing - June 2019
Rapid Ascent Brewing - May 2019
Bow River Brewing - Feb 2019
The Establishment Brewing - Jan 2019
Cabin Brewing Company - Dec 2018
Inner City Brewing - Oct 2018
Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. - Oct 2018
Legend 7 Brewing - Sept 2018
Eighty-Eight Brewing Co.- Aug 2018
Marda Loop Brewing Co. - Aug 2018
Prairie Dog Brewing - Aug 2018
O.T. Brewing Co. - July 2018
Revival Brewcade - July 2018
Elite Brewing & Cidery - June 2018
Good Mood Brewery - May 2018
Born Colorado Brewing - April 2018
New Level Brewing - April 2018
The Dandy Brewing Co.- April 2018
Red Bison Brewing - Mar 2018
Paddy’s Barbecue & Brewery - Dec 2017
Railyard Brewing - Nov 2017
Citizen Brewing Company - Sept 2017
Zero Issue Brewing - July 2017
Caravel Craft Brewery - June 2017
Annex Ale Project - May 2017
Cold Garden Beverage Co. - Jan 2017
Common Crown Brewing - Dec 2016
High Line Brewing - Nov 2016
Mill St. Brewery - Oct 2016
Trolley 5 Brewpub - June 2016
Banded Peak Brewery - May 2016
Tool Shed Brewing Co. - July 2015
Last Best Brewing - Jan 2015
Minhas Micro Brewery - Jun 2012
Village Brewery - Dec 2011
Wild Rose Brewery - Jan 2006
Brewsters Brewing Co. - Jan 1989
Big Rock Brewery - Jan 1985
You look like the kind of person who wants brewery bragging rights. You can visit all of Calgary's micro-brewery's in 6 weeks (one tour per weekend) if you follow each of the brewery tour maps I've included below. Some are walkable brewery tours others require transportation. Below each map is a link to the tour in Google Maps. Send it to yourself or go old school and print it.
Let me know how you do! Maybe if you send me your photo when you complete it I'll put it up on my website or something... you need some sort of recognition!
Longest tour! I recommend an early start and a full stomach of BBQ from Paddy's BBQ and brewery.
Heart of the Barley Belt! These breweries are close enough you can walk, bike, jog, or stumble your way through. Ends at Revival Brewcade so you can finish with bonus video games!
Mostly made up of older restaurant/pub style breweries. This tour can be walked or stumbled! (note that Last Best is last, ha! the irony)
Requires a little more drive time. Some of the older breweries on here.
Spread out in the North. The coldest tour, haha just kidding.
Its a drive to get to the start of this tour, but... then it's only 2 stops!
If you want to add a 3rd bonus brewery, head out to Airdrie to check out Fitzsimmons Brewing! They do brewery tours every Saturday at 3pm.