Wow, breweries are opening at amazing pace, it’s getting hard to keep up with them all!
Here are some recent openings worth trying to add to your list …
Congratulations to Edmonton’s Sea Change Brewing, who have opened their taproom and beer shop at 9850 62 Avenue NW, months after contract brewing their beers. They describe it as unpretentious neighbourhood beer from seasoned craft brewers, graphic designers, and musicians coming from the punk rock music scene – high quality at reasonable prices. Sounds good to us! Open Thursday to Sunday.
And to Legend 7 Brewing in Calgary, who have also opened their taproom and retail store months after launching their beers in liquors stores and bars. The name pays homage to the “powerful influence of the number 7” – how many can you think of? There are 7 deadly sins, 7 days of the week, 7 notes on the musical scale, and 7 saintly virtues, 7 wonders of the world… As well as all their beers, food is on offer here too, some made with Legend 7 Beers like the Chicken Wings brined in their IPA, and Bean and Elk Chilli made with Dark Gate Porter – yum! Open seven days from 11am at 4025 9 Street SE.
Ol’ Beautiful Brewing also launched their beers in bars and liquor stores by contact brewing while their premises was being built and have now opened their tap room. Passionate about the revival of craft, you’ll find them at 1103 12 Street SE in Calgary, close to Dandy, Revival Brewcade, High Line and Cold Garden. Closed Mondays
Not too far from Ol’ Beautiful, Eighty-Eight Brewing has opened in Ramsay at 2600 Portland Street SE. With two brewhouses and tons of experimental beers only available here, Eighty-eight also feature pizzas from Noble Pie, a pop-up pizzeria serving New York-inspired pizza by the slice, from 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays until they run out!
And last but not least, homebrewer Mike de Jonge, has come out from his basement and opened Marda Loop Brewing’s brewery and taproom at 3523 18 Street SW in Calgary. Casual and community, De Jonge is offering some canned beer, as well as glasses, growlers, and crowlers.