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Brewery tour early Jan

Melbourne, Australia
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Brewery tour early Jan

Hi guys,

We're looking to do a tour that takes us to a bunch of breweries early Jan.

Does anyone have any suggestions or tips for organising or finding a tour ?

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Calgary, Canada
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1. Re: Brewery tour early Jan

A lot of my friends use peddle bikes, but in January, it will not be ideal. I also know many who also use Uber. The only reason I'm giving you these options instead of an actual organization is...there are literally 6+ breweries almost within walking distance within the "barley belt"...and some of these are my absolute favourite breweries!

You should NOT miss Banded Peak, Annex, and Dandy's...my top 3 picks. Also, 88 should be a must.

As you will see from the map...lots of choices in under 5km. (sorry, didn't compress the google map paste)

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Cold+Garden+Beverage+Company,+11+Street+Southeast,+Calgary,+AB/The+Dandy+Brewing+Company+And+Tasting+Room,+11+Street+Southeast,+Calgary,+AB/Eighty-Eight+Brewing+Co.,+2600+Portland+St+SE+%231070,+Calgary,+AB+T2G+4M6/Banded+Peak+Brewing,+Calgary,+AB/Born+Colorado+Brewing,+36+Avenue+Southeast,+Calgary,+AB/Annex+Ale+Project,+1+Street+Southeast,+Calgary,+AB/@51.0274336,-114.0647441,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m38!4m37!1m5!1m1!1s0x53717aaf43873101:0xbd506eb6ed68d86e!2m2!1d-114.0366456!2d51.0394757!1m5!1m1!1s0x53716521bdabb8b3:0x2c006f88d3aea143!2m2!1d-114.0371571!2d51.035139!1m5!1m1!1s0x53717bd528085257:0xf6f17898fbed7b5!2m2!1d-114.0321167!2d51.0307914!1m5!1m1!1s0x5371706d6d70763d:0xccf16e85f57312fb!2m2!1d-114.051453!2d51.022832!1m5!1m1!1s0x5371706cf0998993:0x16741ce8bed42b0b!2m2!1d-114.0542496!2d51.0216313!1m5!1m1!1s0x5371704265e1572d:0x42b5eb027d3308fe!2m2!1d-114.0622664!2d51.014764!3e2?hl=en

Edited: 11 October 2018, 17:40
Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Brewery tour early Jan

Thank you for the awesome response !! Just also wondering if breweries will be open pretty much Jan 2nd ?

Calgary, Canada
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3. Re: Brewery tour early Jan

Sure - would be regular Wednesday hours. You can check on their individual websites for specific opening hours and any specials or special events.

Agreed that it could be pretty chilly for walking between breweries - and dark by the time you'd likely be heading out as well. Uber, taxi or designated driver are your best bets.

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4. Re: Brewery tour early Jan

Also try Cabin Brewing Company, due to open very soon and located in barleybelt near annex ale project- plenty to choose from!

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5. Re: Brewery tour early Jan

On my route provided, Ol beautiful is ANOTHER brewery right beside Cold Garden, and has jumped onto my personal top 5. Looking forward to Cabin Brewery as I've always wanted one close to my favorite...Annex.

Since this post was posted, there have been another 3-4 breweries opened...the brewery boom continues here in Calgary!

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