The image above was taken during a tour of Village Brewery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You should check them out; they’ve got a great story and make some pretty good beer.

This page is just a bunch of beer related links that I’m collecting. I’ll focus mainly on Western Canada, but include pretty much anything that catches my eye. Unless it’s pretty explicit, inclusion here is not necessarily an endorsement.

Blogs, Apps, Sites, Etc.

Beer Judge Certification Program – Just what it says, also contains style guide for the many beer styles out there.

Cicerone – Certification for beer experts.

Liquor Connect – Search for an find your favourite adult beverages throughout Alberta.

CAMRA AlbertaCAMpaign for Real Ale – “a volunteer-driven organization focusing on growing the craft beer culture in Alberta through education, promotion and social events”. I became President in May 2017. How ling until I’m impeached?

Just Beer – the community (and app) for beer enthusiasts

The Daily Beer – Alberta beer news

Untappd – discover and share your favourite beers

No Facilities – this is a blog about life by a friend of mine, Dan. I’ve included it because he writes a bunch of posts that start with “If we were having a beer”. They’re pretty good, or else they wouldn’t be here. D’uh.

Cold Garden Blog – Cold Garden is a new brewer in Calgary, Alberta. The blog is written by Kris Fiorentino (Job Description: Marketing, managing, matriarch…ing). I like the blog so I’ve included it here.

Cozzoo – Beer themed t-shirts. Free shipping to the U.S. So, order your shirt, go to the U.S., wait in a brewpub for t-shirt to arrive.

Brewery Management Software Tools

Barrel ERP – Alphabetically the first brewery management software on this page

BeerRun – brewery management software

Brewd – more brewery management software

Ekos Brewmaster – still more brewery management software

OrchestratedBEER – another brewery management software product

Vicinity Brew – yet another brewery management software product



Lacombe Park Spirits – best craft beer selection in St. Albert

Kensington Wine Market – yes, I know it says “wine”, but they have an awesome selection of craft beers.

5 Vines – parking sucks but they’ve got a great selection of beer, and a good variety of taps for your growler filling needs.

Oak & Vine – two locations to serve you beer better.