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.

King Ludwig, Oktoberfest

Crown Prince Ludwig, 1807 by Angelica Kauffman

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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