However, legislative changes in 2013 allowed many a would-be brewer with some barley, hops and a dream to hang out a shingle and start slinging pints. To date, there are 35 brewery-taprooms in Calgary where you can wet your whistle. Private events can only be booked during our closed hours. Your support for us have allowed us to continue to be open, brewing and creating new beers. The Calgary Brewing and Malting Company was founded in the 1880s and only shut down in the 1990s. 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. Our newly expanded and renovated taproom, bar and patio is finally open! S.W., 403-727-5451, These days, in areas like Inglewood and Manchester, you can’t swing a growler without hitting at least three trendy taprooms, each with their own unique charms. S.E., 587-355-3105,, 3523 18 St. Cold Garden is the perfect place to introduce someone to Calgary’s brewing scene. 4323 1 St. STAY for the experimental botanical spirits also made on site. 113, 1318 9 Ave. —C.G. S.W., 587-353-7387, S.W., 403-454-3731, There is always something new in the tank. 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. S.E., 403-453-6212,, 2123, 4416 64 Ave. We look forward seeing all of you soon and stayed tuned to social media for Grand Re-opening details! 119, 519 34 Ave. Avenue Calgary is a city lifestyle magazine that brings readers the best of the city. Discover (and save!) It’s hard to keep track of the city’s rapidly growing microbrewery scene, so we did it for you. Dandy is the place to be if you want to try juicy, new-school beers that put experimentation ahead of tradition. —S.A. Few things pair better than Southern barbecue and beer. Eighty-Eight Brewing Company, located in Inglewood, Calgary, Alberta makes beers in the spirit of excitement for what’s next. We want to inspire readers to take part in their city. and a basement nook serving up cocktails next to an active barbershop. 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. They know this to be true at Paddy’s, which is equal parts barbecue joint and craft brewery. S.E., 403-816-4575,, 105D 58 Ave. STAY for the expertly picked tunes DJed by the owners. Yes, accompanied minors are welcome. The swagger is innate, never forced, in keeping with creative brews that have the quality to avoid becoming a novelty. Some even added food to their repertoire. 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. N.E., 403-775-1749, —C.G. 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. —S.A. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Yes, we have a sanitization process in place to ensure your and our employees safety for all growler refills. 607 11 Ave. The menu includes burgers, hot chicken, a daily soup and even weekend brunch. If those times work for you, contact us about potential costs and availability at [email protected] 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. In warm weather, enjoy one of our sought-after patio seats while sampling one or all of the twelve beers on tap. S.E., 403-475-4412, 2003 11 St. STAY for the experimentation happening in real time. —C.G. High Line Brewing, #113 - 1318 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 0T3. We have started to fill our events calendar, keep an eye out for special nights! Trivia Night has started again on Tuesdays and Movie Night will begin in the coming weeks! Stepping foot inside Eighty-Eight is like getting out of a DeLorean. 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. 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. We are open for indoor and outdoor seating as well as off sales and growler fills. S.E., 403-764-2653, in Inglewood has been harmonious, rather than acrimonious, with Ol’ Beautiful a more refined counterpart to its punk-ass neighbour. STAY for the rotating offerings of treats in a retro snack dispenser. But the addition of Ol’ Beautiful in the summer of 2018 to the shard of land just north of the CP Rail tracks and west of 12th Street S.E. —S.A. 9, 801 30 St. Accept Privacy Policy. S.E., 587-956-8836, The Tool Shed backstory is right there in the name: buddies and beer nuts Jeff Orr and Graham Sherman had a hobby-brewing operation in Sherman’s backyard tool shed and grew that into the craft brewery and taproom that it is today. S.E., 403-764-4359,, 1155 44 Ave.