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What’s all the buzz about Calgary craft beer? This seems to be a common question among locals and visitors alike. Here’s the thing: Forget everything that you think you know about beer, especially craft beer. If you’ve never had the chance to try craft beer in the past, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you do. (And hopefully, it’s going to be in Calgary!)

Because that’s right: Calgary craft beer is amazing. But what exactly makes it so amazing? Here are 3 things that people love about craft beer in Calgary:

  1. They love the Minhas Micro Brewery. Often hailed as the best micro-brewery in Calgary, the Minhas Micro Brewery has been in operation for over 20 years. Over the course of these two decades, it has been able to completely redefine the meaning of “quality”. Today, the Minhas Micro Brewery produces delicious handcrafted brews that are both innovative and traditional. Give them a try if you ever find yourself in Calgary!
  2. They love how varied it is.¬†When people think of beer, they don’t usually associate it with versatility. This is because most people are accustomed to commercially produced beers — you know the ones you find in your local liquor stores. Craft beer is nothing like that. It’s made with fresh and innovative ingredients, and as we’ve said before, no craft beer is the same. Some people spend a lifetime exploring everything that the world of craft beer has to offer — and trust us, Calgary has many things to offer.
  3. They love the local, annual Calgary craft beer festivals. From the Calgary Oktoberbest to the Calgary International BeerFest (without of course forgetting the numerous other beer festivals held across the province on an annual basis), a visit to Calgary when it coincides with a Calgary craft beer festival is bound to be an amazing experience filled with delicious local brews.