Kananaskis: An Amazing Place with a Great Craft Beer Fest!

While in the car on my way to the Kananaskis Craft Beer Fest my spirits were exceptionally high. How could I not be in a good mood when I know that I am about to sample some great Alberta craft beer while enjoying this incredible scenery? There is something about the Rockies that just makes me happy to be in Alberta. They can keep all of the sandy beaches and tropical weather because my heart belongs in the mountains.


The drive alone is incredible! Kananaskis Country scenery from the car.

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Half Hitch Brewing Company

Half Hitch brewing Company

Watch for these Half Hitch Brewing beer bottles at the liquor store

Half Hitch Brewing Company is a family owned microbrewery located in Cochrane. Cochrane has a strong ranching connection and this local microbrewery chose its name to reflect this. The half hitch knot is used by cowboys to strengthen the security of many other knots. This brewery and pub is not yet up and running but you can follow them on Facebook & Twitter to see how their journey towards opening these up progresses.

Take a gander at their website for more news about how their development is progressing: Half Hitch Brewing Company

Banff Avenue Brewing Company

Banff Ave Brewing Co growlers

Banff Ave Brewing Co growlers

This brewpub is one of three owned by Bear Hill Brewing Company.  The brewpub is located in what some consider Canada’s most stunning National Parks. This ensures that patrons of Banff Ave. Brewing Co. will enjoy some of the most beautiful nature in the country while sipping a pint of craft beer.  Banff Ave. prides itself in using glacial water to brew their beers and doing nothing to the water except removing the chlorine from it.  

Banff Avenue brews everything from Ale, to Stout and IPA for all of those hop lovers out there.  Make sure to enjoy some of their cuisine alongside your pint.

Find out more at Banff Avenue Brewing Company