Local Travel: Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary AB

02.May 2012

Local Travel

The weather has been dull and rainy here lately; it quite reminds me of winter back on the coast…except it’s May!

Saturday was sunny though and predicted to be the only nice day in the string of days to follow so we decided to head out to one of the local breweries for a tour.

Situated on a decommissioned army base Wild Rose Brewery won’t be winning any design awards but what this compact brewery lacks inĀ aesthetic it makes up for in atmosphere and flavour!

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, Alberta

The tour is $14 but includes a glass of beer to get you started. I opted for the Foothill Pilz; a great, light, pilsner perfect for summer sipping.

Foothill Pilz, Wild Rose Brewery

Anthony was a great tour guide dispensing all kinds of facts about the brewery and maybe even spilling a few secrets.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

It’s small. This is one of only two brewing vessels.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

The fermentation towers finish the job off.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

And then it’s into kegs.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

Or to the bottling machine. Like I said, it’s a small operation…one six pack at a time here.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

Quite the record.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

You can get a Party Pig to keep in your fridge. Each has it’s own name.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

We were able to visit ‘The Pig Cave’ at the end of the tour.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

The taproom is small but homey feeling. No tv’s makes it much easier to enjoy a beer with friends.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

We decided to finish our tour with a taste of them all.

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

The IPA was a great standard but my favorite was the Belgian IPA with it’s spicy notes. Definitely worth a visit!

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, AB

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4 Responses to “Local Travel: Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary AB”

  1. Carmel Says:

    I love the pigs! I would totally get that for a party. I really need to visit Canada.

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Says:

    What great shots, my hubby would be in heaven there!

  3. Alouise Says:

    I’ve never had Wild Rose beer, but I know I’d be able to find it at home. I’ll definitely have to look for it the next I’m out.
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  4. Dana - Our Wanderlust Says:

    Mmm… looks so good! We’ll have to make another ‘blogger’ date to go back and sample them all again :)