Two Casks, a Pig and an Oompah Band

Well it’s that time of year again. Break out those lederhosens & dirndls and get set to party like it’s 19th Century Bavaria because the 2nd Annual Calgary Oktoberfest is almost here! This year there’s a particular attraction that has caught some attention from the local beer geeks. It has been dubbed the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.  I would like to delve into what this is all about. Continue reading

Oktoberfest: A New Festival for Calgary

The Germans know what they are doing when it comes to celebrating beer, sausages and lively oompah bands. I attended Calgary’s first Oktoberfest festivities this past weekend and I’d have to say that Alberta Beer Festivals would have made King Ludwig I proud.

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Crown Prince Ludwig, 1807 by Angelica Kauffman

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Calgary’s First Oktoberfest!

This weekend the BMO Centre will be packed full of beer guzzlers, sausage & sauerkraut eaters and oompah band groupies. The reason for all of these German heritage festivities is that the first Calgary Oktoberfest is being held September 27th & 28th.

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I hope that they have waitresses carting mugs like these around! Courtesy of The Worldtravelling Blog

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Great Beer with a Personal Twist

I met the two founders of Alberta’s newest microbrwery, Tool Shed Brewing Company, at their craft beer tasting event hosted at Zyn Liquor Store in Inglewood, one of Calgary’s downtown neighbourhoods.

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Tool Shed’s Red Rage label as designed by Elan Designs.

Red Rage: One of the Best Red Ales that I have had

I had been looking forward to meeting Graham Sherman & Jeff Orr since I got my hands on a sixer of Red Rage Ale. I had also been following the news about this latest addition to the Alberta microbrewery scene and wanted to find out more about them. Continue reading