Join a 4.5-hour guided brewery tour and tasting at Trolley 5 Restaurant & Brewery, Wildrose Brewery, Banded Peak Brewery, and Cold Garden Beverage Company. You'll visit brewpubs that offer a first-rate pairing of industry experience with a strong passion for brewing that embodies Calgary's culture. Enjoy dinner at Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery served family style. Tours run year round every Thursday evening. Each trip includes a souvenir bag stocked with goodies and coupons including bottled water and snack, collectable beer labels (by request only), merchandise discounts on all stops including beverages and merchandise, and transportation provided by a driver guide from downtown Calgary.
Meet your tour group in the heart of 17th Avenue, where the “born and raised” staff of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery will greet you. Be prepared to be spoiled with a family style feast highlighting Trolley 5’s local food and of course, core beers, seasonal beer and collaborations. It’s truly an original, impressive, space.
On your second stop, visit Wildrose Brewery in Alberta. Their Taproom is housed in AF 23, part of Currie Barracks, Calgary’s military base established in 1934 and now being re-purposed as an inner city destination near Mount Royal University. This brewery location is only a small portion of their overall production. However, they like to think this location as a place where top-secret experiments were conducted to determine the effects of beer and delicious food on soldiers.
Then travel across the city to tour the newest breweries to hit Calgary. First up is Banded Peak Brewing, named after a line of mountains in Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains. These brewers are more than your typical outdoor enthusiasts, however their production ideas are just as crisp and fresh. The last stop is Cold Garden Beverage Company, nestled in the trendy and spirited neighborhood of Inglewood. Not only will these folks be making some amazing brew but they will be expanding into spirits. Truly a grass root company, they are breathing new life into an area of the city that was once known as the “Beer Flats”. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your Trolley 5, where you can continue your night along or make your way home. Talk to your chauffeur/guide or the friendly staff at Trolley 5 for a Checker Yellow cab. They want to make sure you are taken care of and reach your final destination safely.