Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

Free House opened in Kensington mid January and after hearing great things about it, I finally had the chance to check it out. The inside has been renovated and offers a bright, welcoming vibe with greenery and hanging string lights. The bar list includes only local beers and ciders on tap, and with 24 choices …

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Barrel-aged. Tart. Well-rounded. Complex. Cascade Brewing Barrel House is doing everything right in my mind when it comes to beers. I’m both a sucker and lover of sour beers. When we booked our trip to Portland everyone said stopping at Cascade was a necessity. After looking them up, I agreed. Soon as we arrived, it …

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Sometimes it’s nice to have a little snack when you’re out, and nothing is really better than an order of quality fries. I’ve had many throughout our city, and I still think that my favourite are from Citizen Brewing Company. They have a nice crispy exterior with a soft, fluffy interior, and they’re always cooked …

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I’ve always loved The Dandy Brewing Company for their beer. Let’s be honest, they make some of the best in Calgary, and are eager to try brewing something different than what everyone else has. But when I think of Dandy, I always think of great beer. Until now… Stopping by to sample their current sour …

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For individuals with gluten sensitivities, intolerance, or celiac disease drinking beer is either strictly prohibited or results in not the best of a physical situation. Any gluten free beer that I’ve tried has been fairly flavourless and really makes you ask yourself, “Why even bother?” Until now… Heathen’s Brewing Inc. opened at the end of …

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Around three hours from Calgary lives a little cluster of towns: Radium, Invermere, Windermere, and Fairmont. Each place offers different activities from hiking trails to golfing to hot springs. In the late morning, we drove into Radium to take our pups for a hike. Out of the four towns, Radium is the most dog friendly …

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Traveling through the windy roads, encircled by Rocky Mountains and spotting the occasional deer, we arrived in Canada’s highest city: Kimberley. Established back in 1891 and being one of the greatest lead-zinc mines in the world, Kimberley thrived as a mining village. Being aware that the resources would eventually be depleted, in 1973 Kimberley adopted …

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