This 7.5-hour guided tour takes you to some of Alberta's good-natured and welcoming breweries, meaderies and distilleries. You’ll receive a souvenir bag full of goodies and coupons, including bottled water and snack, on-request collectable beer labels, a pint glass from Big Rock Brewery, and merchandise discounts on all stops including beverages and merchandise.
Meet your guide at a comfortable, late-morning hour in central Calgary. Begin at Brewsters, the pioneer of the craft brewpubs, which has expanded to more than 16 locations across western Canada. Fuel up with a hearty brunch made with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by Brewster’s award-winning beer.
Continue to Big Rock Brewery and learn about this Canadian success story. Be amazed by the scale of its production floor, and after your tour and tasting, stop by the swag and brew shop.
Head out of Calgary to Okotoks, passing landscapes of rolling hills and farmland, before arriving at Chinook Arch Meadery. Taste their delicious product, and learn about Alberta’s honey bee farms and how honey mead is processed.
Admire the Okotoks Erratic, locally called the ‘The Big Rock,’ a glacial phenomenon, before leaving Okotoks.
Deep in the foothills is your last stop, Eau Claire Distillery, ocated in the historic town of Turner Valley. Take a tour of the distillery that once served as a movie theater, taste the award-winning spirits and enjoy your choice of a specialty drink. If you are feeling peckish, order a singled-served pizza, panini or homemade soup for the journey back to the city.
During the return drive, soak up views of hills nestled against the Rocky Mountains, before arriving at the drop-off point of the Calgary Tower.