A full-day Craft Brewery & Distillery Tour that starts in Calgary and follows the Cowboy Trail through Cochrane, to Turner Valley & Black Diamond.
10:00am Pick up at Chinook LRT Station at the LRT exit Bus Loop, between the Bus Terminal Shelter and the Park and Ride lot.
10:30am Pick up at Crowfoot LRT Station between the station and the Park and Ride lot
10:50am Pick up in Cochrane at the COLT Bus Stop Quarry 8A, outside the Urgent Care Centre
11am - 12pm Half Hitch Brewery in Cochrane: Select your hearty meal from the Brewz ‘N’ Booze exclusive lunch menu on arrival prior to your Private VIP tour of the brewery. You will then enjoy a tasting flight of beer to accompany your meal, presented by a Half Hitch beer expert. You’ll even have time to purchase some of Half Hitch’s handcrafted ales prior to leaving.
12 pm Walk to Whispering Dutchman Distillery
12 - 12:45pm Whispering Dutchman Distillery in Cochrane: Enjoy a Private tour of the Distillery, along with tastings of their handcrafted award-winning Signature Gin and Canadian Vodka, or their superior grapefruit-infused gin and limited-edition blueberry-mint vodka. While you taste, you can shop and if you’re feeling especially daring, take home a bottle of 50 proof Moonshine and find out if it lives up to its name!
12:45 - 1:45pm Drive to Turner Valley
2:00 - 3:15pm Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley: Participate in the funny and entertaining Prohibition Experience & travel back in time to the days of Prohibition when the Moral Reform League declared war against the scourge of alcohol. Learn about Alberta’s place in Prohibition history, Turner Valley whisky trading and how Eau Claire Distillery came to be. A guided tasting of Eau Claire Distillery's award-winning spirits and an unmistakably delicious craft cocktail are included in the experience, along with a commemorative glass & a $5 coupon to use in their retail store where locally made whisky, gin, vodka and seasonal offerings are available for sale, along with a wide selection of merchandise, glassware, shirts, hats and cocktail paraphernalia.
3:15 - 3:30pm Drive to Black Diamond
3:30 - 4:00pm Black Diamond Main Street: Explore the boutique stores and gallery on Black Diamond Main Street with everything from artwork and hand-crafted home decor, gifts, specialty clothing and jewelry, and local food producers.
4pm Drive to Hard Knox Brewery
4:15 - 5:30pm Hard Knox Brewery in Black Diamond: Experience a behind the scenes VIP brewery tour, followed by a customized flight of beer in their casual cozy Tap Room. There may even be some live entertainment happening in their outdoor Beer Garden, where you can enjoy your favorite drink and get some food from the food hut. Pick up some of their Tall Boys to go, refill your own growler, or buy one of theirs with over 10 different beers on tap & a cider to choose from.
5:30 - 6:30pm Drive to Cochrane and drop off at the COLT Bus Stop Quarry 8A, outside the Urgent Care Centre
6:30 - 7:00pm Drive to Calgary and drop off at Crowfoot LRT
7:00 - 7:30pm Drive to Calgary and drop off at Chinook LRT