The atmosphere is very warm and inviting and the beer is top notch. Leaving Hammerheart I felt like I could go pillage a village. If your travels bring you near the twin cities I suggest you make the pilgrimage up to Lino Lakes to visit Hammerheart Brewing Company’s Tap Room.
After three years of serving up great beer and a better class of pub food at the original Connaught location it was time for the Pig & Duke to expand. The new Pig & Duke Downtown Pub, situated at the corner of 4th & 4th SW in the heart of downtown Calgary
“This is not an attack on craft beer, this is not an attack on competition. The only other beer that we reference in the spot is a fabricated, ludicrous flavor combination of pumpkin peach ale.” Hmmm…I think you actually attacked your own crafty Elysian beer, didn’t you?
This informal social gathering with YYCBeers, Tool Shed Brewing Company and Last Best Brewing & Distilling will take place on Wednesday December 17th. Pig & Duke owner Stephen Lowden will be hosting the event along with his bar manager Ryan Matheson. Brewery reps will also be on hand to talk about their beer and to answer any questions you have as well. You can look forward to three beers from each brewery to pair up with some of Chef Evan Robertson’s delicious food.
The AGLC just informed them that their brewery and all Class E breweries in the province can now serve up full pints at their soon to be taproom and they will not be required to have a kitchen whatsoever. This is huge news and other start-ups in the province will no doubt be just as thrilled with this news. In a memo to Class E licensees (manufacturers) the AGLC announces that they may now obtain a Class B (Tourist Facility) Licence allowing them to serve their own products in the brewery.
We are holding a fundraiser ‘Casks for a Cause’ on November 5th, 2014 with the sole purpose of raising some much needed cash for Give A Mile to help make more flights possible for people and families in need. I have been working with breweries and local businesses to make a great cask night out here in Calgary. Please help us make this a night a huge success.
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