Tag: Calgary Craft Beer

We Are Starting A Brewery!

It pretty difficult to be immersed into the brewing culture and not want to dive even further into it. After years of reading, writing, researching, touring, visiting several countries, trying thousands of beers and even winning a couple of home brewing medals – the passion has taken over



There’s A New Pig In Town

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



Pig & Duke

Free Tickets to Spreading Christmas Beer!

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.



Calgary Oktoberfest

Free Tickets to the Second Annual Calgary Oktoberfest

Would you like to win free tickets to the second annual Calgary Oktoberfest? The Second Annual Calgary Oktoberfest is quickly approaching and I have some tickets to give away to my readers! Who Wants in? If you are going to be in Calgary on Friday, September 26th, 2014 please get over to our twitter post, located here…



Tool Shed Brewing Company

Golden Growlers at Tool Shed Brewing Company

Tool Shed Brewing is looking for 100 beer lovers to part with $5000 each to raise a total of $500,000 to complete the finishing touches in the brewery and have some operating capital for the year. Now you are probably thinking that five grand is a big chunk of change for a lousy growler, what gives? Well, that’s a pretty damn good question. The guys at Tool Shed came up with a great way to give you recognition and beer for life. Yup, beer for life. There are a few parts to the Golden Growler program, so here they are…



Paradox Dark Light Ale

A True Paradox

When I found out that there is a dark, full flavored light beer at just 3.75% alc./vol it really sounded too good to be true. So of course I had to go out and get some! I was excited to taste it and not really sure of what to expect. Usually when you think of light beer you are think a very pale blonde, somewhat watery tasting, substance that is sold in every bar and advertised during every sporting event.