Canmore Brewing Company
Canmore Brewing Company
4.5
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Award-winning craft beer in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Huge heated patio with views, tap room, brewery tours, live music and more. Family friendly, pet friendly patio.
Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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Lolo M
6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Best brewery in Alberta. We went to breweries all over BC and AB and this was by far our favourite. Excellent beer, well poured and the brewery set up was impressive. We are hoping to plan on another trip here on our return journey.
Written September 23, 2022
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TravelbugFamily
Red Deer, Canada270 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
After seeing the review that will below this one, I feel the need to start with the great COVID protocols I saw. The tables all have signage indicating if they are sanitized or not, we witnessed the cleaning first hand of tables and chairs after people left, the floor has markings on it, there is sanitizer, etc etc...I witnessed great COVID procedures so no need to be concerned from that point of view!
The atmosphere is great - loved being able to see the brewing equipment. Beer was good.
Written October 18, 2020
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Thank you for pointing out our attention to COVID safety protocols! We take it very seriously! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Come back soon!
Written October 19, 2020
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rawandhonest
Calgary, Canada394 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
No bs, bold beer for lovers of craft and the outdoors. I found each tastes crisp in its own way. Really enjoyed the seasonal, Ten Peaks Pale Ale during a picnic. They are tucked behind a busy area undergoing construction and more signage is needed to help travelers find where they are.
Written July 5, 2020
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Richard P
Bristol, UK179 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Have enjoyed drinking their beer and hanging out in their tap room since they opened. Booked a tour as I thought it would be fun. I've done loads of brewery tours in my time and this was by far the worst, the highlight was watching the machine sealing a can. My advice pop in buy a flight, skip the tour and save some money. If you want to do a tour in Canmore go to the Grizzly Paw, they are better value for money.
Written January 18, 2020
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Hi Richard I would be curious to hear more about your experience on our tour so we can improve it. We would hope that our tour experience is at a similar level regardless of which staff member provides it. It seems that may not be the case at the moment. We have had extremely positive feedback on the vast majority of our tours. Many people have said it is the best of dozens of brewery tours they have had over their lifetime. I’d love to hear more about your experience so we can learn from it. Please contact me directly. steve.dunn@canmorebrewing.com Thanks for your feedback.
Written January 20, 2020
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David K
7 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The tap room has no staff. 2 kids, one washing glasses and the other one pouring beer for all walk ins and everyone drinking in the place. no waiters. if you want a beer, get up and wait in line with a mask. if you run a tab, when you finish, again wait in line for 20 min. If you have to pee, one toilet and a line of 3-5 people. the other thing is nobody is cleaning anything. Nobody greets you, just take a dirty table when someone leaves. I wont be back, i was one and done........
Written September 19, 2020
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Hi David, We're sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good experience while visiting us recently. We’d love to have you back for a do-over, as the vast majority of our visitors have a very pleasant experience and come back over and over. We try very hard to make every customer a happy one - and that's not just a marketing line, we really do. In the meantime, we appreciate your feedback and we’d like to respond directly to some of your comments as they are not completely accurate. As your visit was on a Saturday, our busiest day of the week, we had three people on staff in the tasting room - not "no staff" as you stated. The average age of those staff is 29, so not really "kids" as it were. Many times you may only see one or two staff, as the others could be busy restocking the keg room, cleaning tables or similar. This also does mean that sometimes you have to wait in line for service. We try to minimize those waits as much as possible and generally they are only a few minutes at best. If you waited 20 minutes then something was clearly wrong - we don't have 20 minute line-ups even during our largest parties of the year. Also, no, we don’t have waiters, we never have. We are a tasting room, not a restaurant, not a pub. Part of the fun in visiting a brewery tasting room is to ask the staff questions, find out what’s new or different, try samples before committing to a beer, etc. That is most efficiently offered by having bar service, not table service. Yes, you have to wear a mask when coming to the bar for service and while waiting in line. That is a town bylaw that we adhere to strictly and always enforce. It’s for the safety of everyone. To say that we are not cleaning anything and not adhering to COVID rules is untrue and is a serious allegation. We have drastically changed the way we run the tasting room in order to adhere to AHS rules and keep our staff and customers safe. We have installed barriers at the bar, our staff wear masks at all times when not behind the barrier, we sanitize the point-of-sale machine constantly, we have removed several tables from all three seating areas to provide social distancing (and thereby reduce our capacity). We clean and sanitize our washrooms and touchpoints very regularly through the day and try to clean and sanitize every table between each customer’s use. Sometimes when it is busy and people are waiting someone grabs an empty table before our staff can get to it so it is not perfect. We ask customers to let us know if the table was missed and the staff would be happy get it ready for them. We have since introduced a system by which each table has a placard indicating whether it has been sanitized or not, so both our staff and customers know which tables need to be cleaned. We would love to be able to hire enough staff so that every detail is instantly dealt with and no customer ever has to wait, but that is not practical. We can’t predict when customers will come to our tasting room and how one day may be well above average and the next not. Instead, we staff the tasting room appropriately for what our experience has shown us to expect for that day of the week. We are fortunate enough to have a business that customers truly love and recommend to their friends, so we can sometimes be very busy. As we grow, we add staff where required. So, we're truly sorry you didn't have the experience you had hoped for and we'd like to make it right for you, however, in the future, please just chat with us directly before posting a negative review that is, for the most part, demonstrably untrue.
Written October 1, 2020
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ScottandJodi
Portage, Manitoba239 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We're so happy to see another craft brewery in Canmore. We stopped in on our way to Banff recently and actually left Banff once during our week vacation to go back to Canmore for this good beer! The brewery is bright and cheerful and there are a number of seating options. We loved the Misty Mountain New England IPA. It ranked near perfect in our books. We enjoyed a pint with a game of crokinole one Sunday afternoon and then came back again for more on a weeknight. The place is a little tricky to find because Google maps deposits you in the middle of the street, but just look around a bit and you will find it.
Written January 17, 2019
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mickjoan45
Vancouver, WA133 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We are craft brew enthusiasts from Oregon/Washington and have definite opinions about what is good craft brew and what isn't.
We have been to several breweries in Canmore and so far this is our favorite.
Regardless if we find one we like as much... these folks make good beer!
The service we received at the bar was great. The young lady named Erin is friendly and engaging. She made the visit most enjoyable.
If you like craft beer this is a must stop for you! We will be back!
Written September 6, 2018
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RockyMountainAnt
Canmore, Canada111 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Let me start with saying that I understand how difficult it is for a new business in Canmore with the expensive overhead, high rent, etc, etc....but it stops there. I was very much looking forward to an actual craft brewery in Canmore but what we appeared to get is a slightly better Grizzly Paw, which is a bit of a cry from a local craft brewery.......

The tasting room has very little appeal to sit and enjoy, as the space is large, sprawling and overall not that inviting, but I'm certain it will remain a hit with tourists as the beer is "brewed at elevation, in the mountains, etc, etc, etc....."

The speed at which this beer started flooding the market should indicate this is simply a money making profit machine and not what some people were hoping for in Canmore. I haven't heard of a single experimental/small batch/something out of the plain and ordinary being produced by Canmore brewing to date, which is really unfortunate.

Again, I point to my opening remarks which define the "why" I presume, CBC tried to get off the ground so quickly and spread themselves as wide as they could, but it's unfortunate when you see so many small operations making it in so many places nowadays with emphasis on their product first before the marketing, canning, and wide distribution that seems to be driving CBC.

Here's hoping this is simply to get them up and running and they possibly turn it around in the taproom and "local" sense, and aren't just another Grizzly Paw in the end, because that would be unfortunate.

The pale ale is drinkable, as is the IPA, I didn't care for anything else on offer.
Written August 18, 2017
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Hi RockyMountainAnt, Thanks very much for your feedback. It's thoughtful, courteous input like yours that helps to make us better at what we do. I won't lie, it's distressing to know that someone thinks we're a far cry from a local craft brewery. After all, that is what we're aiming for. We pride ourselves in taking the time to create some excellent beers that people love. Thus far, we've had overwhelmingly positive feedback on our beers, our business and our establishment. That doesn't mean that we can't do better. We also strive to be a real part of the Canmore community. We do this in many ways including hiring local contractors, local olympic hopefuls, hosting community events at the brewery, donating time and product to local charities, and more. We're committed to being a valued part of the Canmore community. It's also worth noting a few things here: -we're still a start up as we've only been open for 7 months so we're learning - thanks for your patience. -we're a brewery that operates a tasting room - not a brewery with a lounge or a pub - as such, our hours of operation and decor may not be what you'd see in a plush restaurant or pub. However, we've received enormous support for our decision not to have TV screens in our tasting room. It fosters better face-to-face communication - just like the old days. Most people find that very refreshing and inviting. If you give us another look, you might find that too. -As for our beer flooding the market...I'm not sure what to say here. I'll let our sales staff know they've done a great job? We're only responding to demand from consumers. And lucky for us, that demand has been growing steadily. -our main focus has always been, and will always be on making great craft beer. Period. -Please come in and introduce yourself at the brewery sometime. We'd love to chat more about how we can do better. The beer's on us for that one. Thanks Again~ Canmore Brewing Co.
Written August 23, 2017
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CentralABFamily
Red Deer175 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
The beer and service is excellent, and once you find it, the tasting room is nicely set up. We have been there a couple of times for growler fills and can purcahses, so we can't speak to the quality of the foods. It is not easy to find off the rear reaches of Railway Avenue, but definitely worth the search!
Written April 16, 2017
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Hi there, Thanks very much for coming in and taking the time to review us! We always appreciate it. We're glad you liked the beer! We agree that we're not the easiest place to find, but we're working on getting better signage and better Google Maps directions. Unfortunately, we're very limited by sign restrictions with the Town of Canmore's sign laws, but we'll do our best to direct people to the right spot. We've found that the easiest way to describe where we are is to point out the Crazy Weed Restaurant (a Canmore Landmark) then tell people to go ALL THE WAY into the Crazy Weed parking lot and turn right. Follow the parking lot down along the railroad tracks and in 200 m you'll see us on the right. We face the tracks.
Written May 15, 2017
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Kevin D
Bragg Creek, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2022
We met with several members of our Association for a "meet and greet" last fall! The staff was very accommodating and the beer was great!
Written January 14, 2023
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