Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Calgary. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Calgary, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Calgary’s Best Craft Breweries:
The top rated Craft Breweries in Calgary are:
- Caravel Craft Brewery – revisits forgotten traditional beers with a unique and modern inspiration.
- Minhas Micro Brewery – offers an immersive brewery tour to its visitors.
- Cold Garden – features their unique and special seasonal craft beers.
- Annex Ale Project – produces fresh beer and sodas from fresh and natural ingredients.
- Railyard Brewing – combines craft beer with an artistic vibe and has a taproom and event space.
Caravel Craft Brewery
Caravel Craft Brewery pride themselves in taking great care throughout the entire brewing process to provide products their customers will love and remember. They’re a committed team of passionate beer lovers engaging in the exploration of old brewing traditions. The brewery is located near the Calgary airport and has a large taproom and it is a hub for both travelers and locals alike to come together over a well-crafted beer.
Beers, Seasonal Beers, Taproom
Address: Bay #12, 10221 15 St NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0T1
Phone: (403) 971 4612
“Great place to get some local craft beers. Their seasonal beers are pretty good, my favorite being the winter spiced ale. They do growler refills as well. The service is very good. There’s even a stage for live music and can be booked for events. I’d love to host my birthday party here. Haha. Already a fan of their beers and the place. It’s a pretty tricky location though, super close to the airport. I’d say blindly believe where Google maps take you! Parking never an issue.” – Ajay Sankar
Minhas Micro Brewery
Minhas Micro Brewery is one of the top Canadian breweries making some of the best Canadian beers. It is owned by native Albertans and is proud to represent Calgary in the Canadian beer brewing market. Their Canadian beers are a true representation of Canada in which ingredients came straight out of Alberta and brewed in Calgary. They only use the finest brewing barley and wheat and the crispest and clearest water. The freshness of the ingredients is apparent in every sip of their beer.
Craft Beer, Brewery Tour, Hard Sodas
Address: 1314 44 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6L6
Phone: (403) 695 3701
“Minhas was my very first brewery tour and I was not disappointed. Our small group was led by Danielle and she did a fantastic job explaining how Minhas Brewery came to be and serving up some awesome samples of a large variety of beers. I really enjoyed seeing behind the scenes and learning more about the beer-making process. I would definitely recommend coming here for a tour and making sure you get Danielle as your guide because she will definitely make it fun, exciting, and worth your time!” – Ryan Derish
Cold Garden is a Calgary-based microbrewery with roots tracing back in the vibrant community of Inglewood which was once the brewing district of Calgary. Cold Garden brings a lineup of traditional and eccentric beers. Both their perennial and seasonal beers are very popular among visitors and regular costumers. Each of their beers offers a unique taste that is carefully crafted and perfected over the years.
Traditional Beers, Seasonal Beers, Taproom
Address: 1100 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T3
Phone: (403) 764 2653
“If we had to choose, Cold Garden would be our ultimate place. Dogs? Check. GIANT pints of delicious beer made in house? Check. Are friendliest staff and patrons imaginable? Check. We have been here a million times and they were so flexible with COVID and pivoted expertly to provide take out growlers and then a smooth, well thought out plan for bringing people back in a safe way. Kitschy, noisy, full of love. We love Cold Garden!” – Ally Knight
Annex Ale Project
Annex Ale Project is a brewery and taproom located in Manchester and was in 2015. The proximity of the brewery to Alberta barley and mountain-fed water allows the brewing team to use some of the best natural resources, constantly exploring the relationship between malt, water, and hops.
They produce four year-round beers along with a variety of experimental and seasonal beers. Annex Ale has also added a mixed fermentation program using wild yeast, lactic acid, and other microbes to create unique beers. In addition to the beers, Annex produces three kinds of sodas using whole natural ingredients.
Beer, Sodas, Taproom
Address: 4323 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2L2
Phone: (403) 475 4412
“Located beside establishment brewing. They have recently expanded their taproom. They now share the facility with a wonderful burger joint. Highly recommend the chili cheese fries from there. This brewery has a guest tap and makes sodas for all the designated driver in the group. They allow children into the facility which makes it great to come and be with a group. Very welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend coming in for a pint. ” – Sean Walters
Railyard Brewing has been growing ever since its opening in December 2017 thanks to their hard-working team and loyal customers. They are dedicated to creating quality craft beers and their brewers are passionate about innovation and taste. The craft brew industry is a dynamic industry and they wanted to showcase that vibrant spirit by combining great craft beer with an artistic vibe. Their products are perfect for friends and family. They offer innovative small batches and a line of excellent mainstay beers. Visitors are invited to check-out their unique taproom and event space.
Craft Beer, Taproom, Event Space
Address: 10301 19 St NE Unit 121, Calgary, AB T3J 0R1
Phone: (403) 465 4831
“We hosted an event at the brewery over the weekend and these guys were amazing!! Ryan was so easy to deal with and made everything so simple for the planning process. Tiffany and Rachel were amazing in making sure that all of our guests’ needs were taken care of. Thank you!” – Megan Thomas