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Big Rock Brewery, Calgary

4.6
#1 of 9 in Breweries in Alberta
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Immerse yourself in the production of Harvest Ale from grain to glass at Big Rock Brewery. In 1984, founder Ed McNally at age 60 endeavored to create something different, an option for beer lovers looking for a deliberately different brew. Ed struck gold with a beer he coined "Traditional," but the brewery has gone on to brew much more. The signature series now has 13 different beers alone, along with drafts. Join the knowledgeable guides for a tour of the brewery and a sample of their strikingly different beers. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Calgary holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Big Rock Brewery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We really enjoyed the Big Rock Brewery tour. Mike was our tour guide; he was knowledgeable, pleasant , very well-spoken and entertaining! The tour was informative, interesting and fun! This was our 1s...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the Big Rock Brewery tour. The tour guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable about craft beer brewing. I learned few things about beer in general, and the local beer industry th...  more »
  • Tatenda toured us around and he is extremely knowledgeable - answered every question. I've been on a lot of brewery tours and I still learned some new stuff!  more »
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  • Very limited menu, server sent out the my meal as the appetizer and not with the others meals that the other people with me ordered. The other staff were great. Wife ordered burger with no cheese because of dairy allergy and they sent it out w cheese, write the order down so you don't forget!
  • Our brewery tour guide, Colin, was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Cool shop to pick up souvenirs or a growler of your favorite brew. Plan ahead with a DD/cab so you can do plenty of sampling!
  • Excellent food and service. A great spot to have lunch.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the big rock brewery. Would certainly recommend if you are interested in beer
  • Have been on 2 tours and both were very enjoyable. All the beer you can drink!

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