Taking a tour of a brewery or a distillery can be quite a bit of fun. If you have a group of good friends that all enjoy beer or liquor, one of the Calgary boozy tours and tastings is perfect for you. Here are some of the top choices.
Eau Claire Distillery
This distillery is one of the most popular in the area. They took over the historic Turner Valley Theatre and allow tours regularly. With the historic building and the distillery all in one place, this is well worth the drive for your boozy tour.
You will get to enjoy a "farm-to-glass" distillery that uses all Alberta ingredients. If you just go for a tasting, you can visit from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Tours are available by appointment only.
The Grizzly Paw
Another good choice to enjoy is The Grizzly Paw. They are a brewery found in the Canmore area with beer made from glacier-fed water. The mountain fresh brews provide something a little different and they are perfect for any beer enthusiast. Admission for regular tours is $15 and they run every weekend about once per hour. You can take a private tour if you call ahead.
The Park Distillery provides daily tours at 3:30pm. Tastings are also available for $20. This distillery provides more than just a distillery, however. Park Distillery also provides a restaurant with plenty of great items on the menu. You can enjoy plenty of spirits, as well.
Minhas Micro Brewery
If you want to see all the secrets of a small production brew house, take the tour at Minhas Micro Brewery. During this tour, you will learn how they approach the process of making great craft beer in a wide range of varieties. Their small batch process will leave you awe-inspired as they show you their commitment to producing a quality product each and every time.
The price of your 60 minute tour ticket will come with beer sampling all hour long plus a sampler glass for you to take home as a souvenir. The brewery will also send you home with a variety of beers and sodas to enjoy for the rest of the day. After your tour, you can fill your belly with great pizza and your choice of awesome small batch brews. Give this tour a try if you want to see the hard work and dedication that goes into each small batch of beer.
Other Alcohol Tasting Options in Calgary
Other facilities you can enjoy boozy tours and tastings at include:
- Big Rock Brewery - Known as the best in Calgary
- Wild Rose Brewery - A Popular brewpub with regular tastings and tours
- Village Brewery - Provide Saturday tours
All of these facilities are perfect for a boozy tour and tasting in Calgary.