Hefe Hefe Hooray For Wheat Beers!

Hefe Hefe Hooray For Wheat Beers!

As patios fill up and days get longer and warmer, visions of summer beers begin to dance in one’s head. Among the many available beers for summertime quaffing, there is one style that becomes especially popular. We are talking about wheat ales, and they go by many...
It’s Time To Get Real (Ale)

It’s Time To Get Real (Ale)

Perhaps in the last year or so, you’ve walked into your favourite watering hole and noticed what looks like a small keg perched horizontally on the bar. If you are there at the right time, you might get to witness its tapping amongst great ceremony as someone drives a...
Have You Filled Your Growler Lately?

Have You Filled Your Growler Lately?

Back at the turn of the century, in Beerland, the liquor store run by the Cecil Hotel in downtown Calgary, they used to sell undistinguished, but fresh draft by the litre-provided you brought in your own vessel. You walked up to the tap, got your bottle filled, and...
Stout-Hearted Beers

Stout-Hearted Beers

“An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.” — Anonymous There is probably no beer style more identified with a single country than stout is with Ireland, and no Irish stout is more...
9 Craft Beers Made for Summer

9 Craft Beers Made for Summer

Try these refreshing seasonal beers when the weather is hot Since professional baseball left Calgary a decade ago (with apologies to Roger Kahn), dare we say craft beer drinking has become the newest popular summertime activity? There is no doubt that beer consumption...

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