Calgary Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Calgary & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Specialty craft beer and expertly created food go hand-in-hand. That's why our Brewmaster Robert Walsh and Executive Chef Mark Jekschtat work together in every aspect of planning our menu, to make sure you get the best pairings possible.
The beers we make are a direct reflection of the values and personalities of you, our customers and our community
With an earth-friendly philosophy in mind, Original Organic Lager was the first beer we ever made, and the first ever organic beer brewed in Ontario.
Chinook Honey Company & Chinook Arch Meadery is a small family run honeybee apiary. They are located south of Okotoks, near Calgary
They connected over a love for taking their hobbies WAY too far and Tool Shed Brewing Company is the natural result of two good home brewing friends
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map