Beer Ramblings


By |2020-10-15T15:46:06-07:00October 2nd, 2020|Bow River Brewing|

What do Oktoberfest and the Stampede have in common? By Andrea Brussa Stampede is when Calgarians pull on their boots and cowboy hats and Oktoberfest is when a lot of Germans don dirndls and lederhosen and go ….drinking. Sound familiar ?  Festivals, parades, games, rides, competitions, funny hats, fun food, big tents full of happy people and of course…BEER !!  Lots of beer .  Good beer.  Great Beer. Germans love their beer and make great beer, so instead of celebrating a prairie and cowboy culture they celebrate their…what else ?? Beer !  Fun and foam.  Makes sense to me.  Calgarians feel right at [...]

Big Bull Barleywine

By |2020-10-15T15:48:12-07:00May 25th, 2020|New Release|

  It ain’t Stampede but we can still grab a bull by the horns and celebrate the Stampede spirit !   From the first taste of our headstrong Big Bull Barleywine, you’ll  know you’ve got a winner.   Brewed right here in Calgary close to the Stampede grounds at our Bow River Brewery, Master Brewer Ian Binmore has stirred up some fancy dust and created a unique, balanced and exciting ride, scoring 100 points on the satisfaction scale . Like Wade Leslie, the only cowboy to ever score a 100 point ride on a bull during most the famous bull [...]

Windows on the Bow – Our Mural

By |2020-04-24T17:22:52-07:00April 24th, 2020|Bow River Brewing|

Entering the parking lot our mural “Windows of the Bow” welcomes you to the brewery. This large painting by Sally Lockhart depicts the Bow River and all the waters that flow into The Bow. Then it follows the waters of the Bow to Hudson Bay. The windows capture the spectacular scenery and changing landscapes the Bow River flows through. Sally Lockhart is the creative spirit painting “Windows of the Bow”. She is a self-taught artist and has a passion for the outdoors and nature. “Growing up on a farm in Australia or living by the mountains in Canada, one [...]