Calgary, Alberta – The City of Craft Beer Beside BANFF

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary was a shockingly cool city. We stopped by accident due to bad weather in Jasper / BAMF, but extended our stay because we liked it so much. Our of all places on this list, Calgary and Milwaukee have – in my opinion – the best breweries. Every brewery we went to in Calgary was incredibly unique, trendy, vivacious, and had truly excellent beer. A few of our favorites were: High Line (excellent IPAs), Cold Garden (one of the most wildly decorated, unique, and lively breweries I’ve ever seen), and Eighty Eight (everything you loved about the 80s/90s plus great beer). Cold Garden is located in Inglewood, which is a trendy brewery district in Calgary. There are lots of great walking / biking paths you can use to get around the city, plus Calgary is only an hour from BAMF and Jasper, which are two of the most popular Canadian parks and ski areas.

Eighty Eight Brewing Company Calgary, Canada. Source

Cold Garden Brewery Calgary, Canada. Source
Cold Garden Brewing Calgary, Canada. Source

About the author

Lauren is a 'digital nomad' (for lack of a less obnoxious term) who works, lives, and travels out of her truck camper with her partner, Patrick, and dog, Odin, the one-eyed Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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