Beer, Brewing & Breweries

By: Bill Robinson On: March 27, 2017 In: Breweries Comments: 0

One of the great things about Craft Beer is the story behind it. Whether it be the brewery, the brew master, the beer – or all of the above – you can bet that behind each of them is a great story. ABF is proud to support the brewers...

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By: Dave Nutall On: March 23, 2017 In: Beer News, Calgary International Beerfest Comments: 0

At the Calgary International Beerfest, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, the Oktoberfests, and even in Banff, you’ve seen the banners hanging from the booths, and trophies beside the beer, leading you to wonder; “Just how do they win those awards”. What you are looking at are the winners of the...

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By: Bill Robinson On: March 10, 2017 In: Beer News, Contests Comments: 0

A wise person once said, ‘Before you judge a person, you should walk a mile in their shoes.’ An even wiser person then added, ‘That way, when you criticize them, you’ll be a mile away – and you’ll have their shoes.’ Really makes you think, doesn’t it?   At...

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By: Dave Nutall On: March 09, 2017 In: Beer News Comments: 0

Beers come in a variety of styles. However it’s only been about the last 40 years that they have been grouped into classifications. Famed beer writer Michael Jackson (no, not that one) first began categorizing beers in the mid-1970s. The idea was to try and put some logic to...

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By: Trevor Bacon On: March 02, 2017 In: Beer News, Breweries Comments: 0

Its Sunday afternoon and I wish I had gone skiing again.  Some days you just want to sleep in, some days you wish you hadn’t, especially when you wake up to big fluffy flakes falling in the city that taper off to blue skies before noon.  There is just...

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By: Trevor Bacon On: February 17, 2017 In: Beer News, Breweries Comments: 0

If you love supporting local craft breweries, make sure these new and soon-to-open breweries are on your radar. BY KARIN OLAFSON (AVENUE CALGARY) on February 16, 2017 Craft breweries are becoming a thing in Calgary. In the last 12 months, Calgary has gotten new breweries on 17th Avenue, in neighbourhoods...

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By: Bill Robinson On: February 03, 2017 In: Beer News, Contests Comments: 0

For centuries, scientists believed humans were only able to evolve due to their ability to label things. Where would cave-people have been if they weren’t able to label fire as hot and dangerous? For that matter, where would we be if we be had we not been able to...

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By: Dave Nutall On: February 02, 2017 In: Beer News Comments: 0

When you wander through the beer section of a liquor store, or look at a beer menu in a pub or restaurant, it can become a little daunting trying to wade through the varieties of beers that are available in this province. Since Alberta privatized its liquor distribution in...

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By: Trevor Bacon On: January 04, 2017 In: Beer News, Beerfest News Comments: 0

As we begin to sink our teeth into the first days of 2017, the team at Alberta Beer Festivals looked into what kind of resolutions people were setting out for the year. Some were simple, like the guy who wanted to remember to write 2017 instead of 2016; or...

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By: Dave Nutall On: January 04, 2017 In: Beer News Comments: 0

It’s early 2017 and everywhere you look, there are predictions for the upcoming year. Well, expect more of the same here, with the topic being what should happen with the beer scene in Alberta. So, here are the top 5 things to look forward to in the next 365...

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