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Big Rock Brewery, Calgary

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#1 of 9 in Breweries in Alberta
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. Plan your visit to Big Rock Brewery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Calgary trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Brewery tour with Sean was outstanding, he really knew his stuff. Great way to spend a Friday night. Tasting session afterwards led to us all buying 6-packs. Was lit!  more »
  • Shawn was the titts! He new 100% about what he was talking about. New about super crushable beers and Scottish kilts.  more »
  • Im visiting Calgary as part of the job and try to find something interesting every time. This place has unique atmosphere there you can enjoy some time in totally unique way. And also taste some good ...  more »
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  • Learned a lot not only about the brewery but also about the process of making beer and the different types of wheat and hops used! Great tour given by Nick.
  • The beer and cider are amazing, so when the food was mediocre it was a big let down. I highly recommend the tour, but find somewhere else for lunch. The server assured us that the food was made in house, but the burgers looked prefrozen and the potatoes in the soup tasted canned. So for the price this place really isn't worth it. They also really didn't incorporate beer into many food items, which really support my theory of the food not being fresh
  • Fantastic food. Excellent beer. Great lunch and quick if you order of the specials.
  • The tour was super interesting. Call to make sure they are open before stopping by the shop. One time the Google Maps hours were off by an hour. Another time they decided to no longer open on Saturdays. One time I showed up and they had closed the shop to prep for an event.
  • 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!

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