We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great tour - fun way to spend an afternoon!”
Review of Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock Brewery
Book In Advance
More Info
$102.31*
and up
Half-Day Craft Beer Tour from Calgary
Ranked #4 of 307 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Whether you're a craft beer newbie or a seasoned imbiber... a tour through Big Rock Brewery, Canada's leading craft brewery, is a great way to spend some of your valued time in Calgary. A team of beer passionate folks who live, love and drink craft beer will lead you through a 90-minute brewery tour and tasting that is both informative and fun. All tours are booked in advance through our website and cost $25 per person (including tastings and a complimentary souvenir to take home!).
Reviewed March 4, 2012

While visiting my boyfriend in Calgary, we decided to go on a tour at the Big Rock Brewery in Calgary. I had been on winery tours - but quite honestly knew nothing about the process of brewing beer. Our tour guide (a lovely blonde-haired woman whose name escapes me now) was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. She led us on a tour of the brewery where I got to learn about the process and peak in to large tanks to view the brew in its earlier stages After the tour we tasted many different kinds of Big Rock Brewery's beer. I'm glad we did the tasting at the end - because the tour taught me about how and why a lager will taste and look different from an ale, what the color of the beer means and where the color comes from, how hops define an IPA, and so on. I enjoyed their Traditional Ale the most during the tasting - they also have a delicious cider! If you are in Calgary - or if you live there and want something fun to do, check this place out :) You build your own 6 pack at the end of the tour!

3  Thank Jenny0386
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (289)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

280 - 284 of 289 reviews

Reviewed February 26, 2012

Arranging tours or beer making classes at Heritage Park, Big Rock is a huge sponsor and supporter of Albertan and Canadian events. They are always experimenting with new brews, and one can go to their head office/brewery and find out what's going on. And their beer is world-class.

Thank ki-tonjones
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 19, 2012

I understand why a brewery needs to be in an industrial area, but it's a shame as this place is great to visit. Go on a tour of the new brewery and then have lunch in the restaurant across the parking lot. We've hosted events at the restaurant and the food is delicious (not to mention the variety of beer)!

1  Thank flipclan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 22, 2011

fun to try the different brews they have, a bit out of the way however take some time to stay and try tasters

Thank grassislander
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 17, 2011

The backstage tour of the entire brewery and brewing process is fascinating and is great value, because you get to take your choice of 6 beers home with you and you get to sample around 10 of their beers. Michelle was our host for the tour and she was great; knowledgeable, and she made us very welcome.

1  Thank Terry H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Big Rock Brewery also viewed

 

Been to Big Rock Brewery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing