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Big Rock Brewery, Calgary

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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. 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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  • Goods for lunch - beer was very tasty and the special of the day also (roast beef) I would go back!
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  • A big thanks to Mitch our tour guild of this wonderful facility! So much gained knowledge and fun experiences. If you get the chance do check it out, at the end you get to taste test all their current...  more »
  • Great day for my fiances birthday. Mitch is great and knowledgeable. Beer was great and inexpensive in the gift shop.  more »
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  • I cringe at the thought of going to a Big Rock sponsored event. Literally the worst beer I’ve ever tasted. Boo
  • 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.
  • Fantastic food. Excellent beer. Great lunch and quick if you order of the specials.
  • 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
  • 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.
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