A full-day craft brewery and distillery tour will start with pick-ups in Calgary and Cochrane. After a brewery & distillery stop in Cochrane, you will go through the foothills, and follow the Bow River to Canmore, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
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 Canmore
1:45 - 2:30pm Wild Life Distillery in Canmore: You will participate in a mixology demonstration from a member of the bar team and enjoy tastings of some of their delicious craft Vodkas and Gins. You will then have time to enjoy a cocktail and buy some of their favourite spirits.
2:30 - 3:15pm Drive to Canmore Main Street: Take some time to stroll down Canmore’s vibrant Main Street and explore the locally owned stores and galleries.
3:30 - 5:30pm Grizzly Paw Brewing Company: Participate in this unique 50-minute interactive brewery tour experience that includes a guided tasting of 4 of their craft beers. During your tour, you will follow their cicerone server certified guides through their facility to follow the creation of their craft brews from start to finish. Enjoy a complementary light snack either before or after your tour (group will be split into 2 tours, 30 minutes apart). Spend some time in the Paw Shop, where you can purchase cans of their Craft beers, handcrafted sodas, apparel and collector items. Head up to the restaurant or adjoining patio on the 3rd floor to have some food & drinks (at your own expense) while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the Three Sisters, Ha Ling Peak and Mount Rundle before we depart for home.
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