Nice article. Interestingly, they only mention roughly half of the new beer bars that have recently openes in Calgary.....with more on the way. Nice to see Charcut get some love. Fine dining with an equal beer list.
I do take issue with the number of 3000 beers available in the province. That's just not true. We have a lot, but we'd be hard pressed to hit 500.
The only problem with all these new bars is, for the most part, they all offer the same beers, which are also availible far cheaper at the local bottle shop. I predict a market correctuon/contraction coming on.
I wish media outlets would stop referencing "hipsters" in the same sentence as craft beer. Hipsters wouldn't be caught within 100m of a real IPA. Uggg. Lazy pop culture journalism.
Joined: 16 Nov 2007 Posts: 1519 Location: Regina, SK
Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:27 am Post subject:
Yeah, that article did not seem to be researched very well.
The pretenders will fall by the way side in due time.
There are likely 3000 beer skus registered in the Connect database. 50 different packagings of Bud, Canadian, Blue, Pil, Coors Light, etc would make up a large chunk, as would all the single one-offs and seasonals. Adds up pretty fast, but certainly doesn't mean there are 3000 different products available at any one time.
Joined: 18 Jun 2001 Posts: 37 Location: Yonge and Eligible
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:11 pm Post subject:
Just got back from a short stop in CGY.
Craft Beer Market (mentioned in the Globe article) has about 100 on their tap list , but I had the same problem I do at TO places like West 50 -- by trying to cover everything, you end up with a lot of duplicated middle-of-the-road stuff. Far more interesting was their list of ~10 rotating tap selections -- I had the Deschutes Inversion IPA.
Beer Revolution at 11th Ave and 8th St SW (same building as Brewster's) has a excellent rotating selection. Four taps from Mikkeller and, much to my surprise, two from Baird! Also love the airport-style screens for the tap list (including keg size and expected blow date).
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