Like markaberrant said, the beer scene is Calgary, Edmonton and to a lesser degree Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, has exploded in the last 2 years. Calgary has about 10 bars either heavily serving craft as part of their offerings or focusing exclusively on the craft segment.
For example, just down the street from where I live, a new bar called Beer Revolution just opened (next to the 11th Ave Brewsters) that carries 24 taps. The beers rotate very frequently and have included Rogue, Pike, Fish, Birrifico del Ducato, Unibroue, Ayinger, Alley Kat, Wild Rose, Half Pints, Paddock Wood, Dead Frog, Phillips.....some of which have been seasonals. No macro, unless you count the ownership of Unibroue and Okanagan Springs. The place is packed every night. With the greater amount of offerings in stores and pubs, I've also noticed the average beer IQ of the local Calgarian has sky rocketed as well.
The number of breweries will follow. Up until now the tax breaks didn't help because the demand just wasn't there. That will change.