We take the health and safety of our employees and customers seriously and have COVID safety measures in place. —S.A. Off sales are available in the taproom and delivery is available through: Bulk orders/deliveries can be arranged via info@highlinebrewing.com. S.E., 403-764-2653, coldgarden.ca. All rights reserved. You’re welcome. COME for the charmingly bright local art. Since then, Head Brewer JJ Mathison has been creating both high quality classic styles and exciting new flavours such as hazy IPAs and hopped sours. Bring a friend with major ’80s nostalgia or an elder millennial who never had the chance to experience the era — both will love the combination of lighthearted beers like the Wave Pool IPA and deadly serious New York-style pizza made by space-sharing Noble Pie. 227 35 Ave. S.W., 587-353-7387, lastbestbrewing.com. Copyright 2020 RedPoint Media Marketing Solutions. Five years ago, Calgary’s microbrewery and taproom scene was pretty sparse, with only a handful of craft brewers meeting the formidable and expensive (some might say draconian) standards set by the mighty AGLC. Accept Privacy Policy. Trivia Night, Movie Night). Yes, we have a sanitization process in place to ensure your and our employees safety for all growler refills. —S.A. Avenue Calgary is a city lifestyle magazine that brings readers the best of the city. COME for the $10 Citizen Burger (whose legion of fans insist it’s the city’s best). Private events can only be booked during our closed hours. N.E., 403-695-3701, minhasbrewery.com, 5000 12A St. N.E., 587-894-4766, redbisonbrewery.com, 1217B 9 Ave. They know this to be true at Paddy’s, which is equal parts barbecue joint and craft brewery. Its gleefully kitschy interior has a scrappy charm that makes it instantly memorable: mismatched vintage furniture and a giant pineapple-cum-disco ball let you know right away that the beer crafted here is just as quirky and unapologetic. Open for growlers fills, bottles and cans to go, and gathering with friends, our intimate 30-seat tap room with room at the bar, offers an always-changing selection of quality beer. #113, 1318 9th AVENUE S.E.Calgary, AB T2G 0T3, Mon              3:00pm - 10:00pmTues              3:00pm - 10:00pmWed              4:00pm - 8:00pmThur              4:00pm - 8:00pmFri                 3:00pm - 11:00pmSat                12:00pm - 11:00pmSun               12:00pm - 7:00pm. 5555 76 Ave. The discreet 32-seat space (with an additional 14 on the patio) might overflow with an experimental music showcase or larger-than-life drag show on certain nights, but its core vibe is all effortless neighbourhood-bar je ne sais quoi. Wine and cider are always available (and are nothing to shake a stick at, either). Calgary Brewery began on March 9, 1893. HLB opened in November 2016 and is located in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood. N.E., 403-277-7099, elitebrewing.com, 4407 1 St. 820 11 Ave. If you do like your beer with a little extra zing, try a beer cocktail or come after 5 p.m. on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday when infusion taps offer remixed versions of standard fare — past experiments include a pina colada infusion of the Sunnyside XPA and a PB&J twist on the Brick Alley traditional dark mild. 2003 11 St. We look forward seeing all of you soon and stayed tuned to social media for Grand Re-opening details! Here’s a case of 12 that we love, plus a list of the rest of the new brew kids in town and of the local O.G. 1100 11 St. N.E., 403-474-4677, citizenbrewingcompany.com. S.E., 587-956-8836, thedandybrewingcompany.com. N.E., 403-775-1749, toolshedbrewing.com. S.E., bowriverbrewing.com, 505 36 Ave. If those times work for you, contact us about potential costs and availability at info@highlinebrewing.com. The taproom is open again! COME for the Metes and Bounds extra pale ale created with a bouquet of five different hops. 4323 1 St. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Sherman certainly drew on this alleged inner fortitude during the Kafkaesque process the brewery went through with the City in order to open the taproom patio last summer. Named to commemorate the 1988 Calgary Olympics, the brewery’s two levels are adorned with neon lights, retro TV sets and Olympic memorabilia. —C.G. Respect! Show up hungry and tuck into slow-roasted beef brisket, turkey, pork ribs and more, sold by the pound on platters and served with pickles and bread. STAY for the food, which is more like a tasting menu than pub fare. The ample space in the Beltline brew pub features a 360-degree bar surrounded by dining booths, a semi-covered patio (with fireplace!) The swagger is innate, never forced, in keeping with creative brews that have the quality to avoid becoming a novelty. Thank you for all your continued support during this time. S.W., 403-585-8087, mardaloopbrewing.com, 7005 Fairmount Dr. The fact that the ale was still "green" did not deter them and much of … Few things pair better than Southern barbecue and beer. Minimalist and modern, Annex’s taproom will appeal to the beer-loving KonMari aficionado. STAY for the mid-century-modern-hipster-loft vibe. S.E., 403-407-2448, prairiedogbrewing.ca, 121, 10301 19 St. S.E., highlinebrewing.com. N.E., 587-356-4275, commoncrown.ca, 1319 Edmonton Tr. Tucked just off Edmonton Trail, Citizen Brewing Company has grown a dedicated following not just for consistently good beers, but also for the food coming out of its repurposed-shipping-container kitchen. Inspired by the holy trinity of geekdom — sci-fi, comic books and video games — this brother-run operation opened back in 2017 and proudly wears its passions on its coveralls with sci-fi/comic-book-inspired artwork and beer names. S.W., 587-880-8600, innercitybrewing.ca. Last Best’s “here to stay” taps are usually rich and heavy perennial favourites like the Show Pony ale and Dirty Bird black lager, while the “here to play” roster trends lighter and more flirtatious. —S.A. This Calgary brewery and tasting room is open Wednesday to Sunday. Yes, accompanied minors are welcome. S.E., 587-355-3105, legend7brewing.com, 3523 18 St. S.E., 403-816-4575, otbrewingcompany.com, 105D 58 Ave. 119, 519 34 Ave. —C.G. 9, 801 30 St. Outside food is welcome and Without Papers Pizza is always happy to deliver for free. Cold Garden is the perfect place to introduce someone to Calgary’s brewing scene. Inglewood is no stranger to having a brewery anchor the community. STAY for the experimentation happening in real time. in Inglewood has been harmonious, rather than acrimonious, with Ol’ Beautiful a more refined counterpart to its punk-ass neighbour. Some even added food to their repertoire. We want to inspire readers to take part in their city. COME for the low-key escape from the bustle. We accept reservations for special events (i.e. —C.G. STAY for the genuine sense of warmth in the room. For both its myriad seating options and gamut-spanning beer profiles, Last Best is a crowd-pleaser you can count on.