• Ed McNally

    In a time completely dominated by macrobreweries Ed McNally made a smart business move to open a less conventional brewery after noticing the abundance of 2-row barley. In a sea of indistinguishably tasting beer, Mr. McNally opted to defy convention and release an array of styles on seen in Canada for ages. Stouts, porters, pale…

  • Two Cicerones, One Interview

    Two Cicerones, One Interview

    I’m James, aka Wampus Willy.  This is my first contribution to Hipster Beer Run and I wanted to start with something informative.  A seemingly unachievable task when you are a person who hates redundancy and takes into account the fact that there are huge piles of information regarding beer on the internet, covering almost every…

  • Big Rock Freyia’s Fields

    Big Rock Freyia’s Fields

    Once again Big Rock brings back a relic from the past, the braggot. How old is braggot? Old enough for Chaucer to cite: “Her mouth was sweet as bragget or as mead Or hoard of apples laid in hay or weed.” And sweet this braggot is indeed, but not so sweet that the feeling of…

  • Meet Wampus Willy

    Meet Wampus Willy

    Wampus Willy, or James as I’ve known him for the past two dozen years, has a firey passion for craft beer and an extensive knowledge in homebrewing. James has been making wine, mead, cider and beer for years finding innovative and unconventional methods to push the envelope of flavour and quality. We’re extremely excited to…

  • Calgary International Beerfest

    Calgary International Beerfest

    A bigger, better Beerfest kicked off at the BMO Center on Friday (May 2) in Calgary. Over 30 restaurants and around 100 breweries attended ranging from well established, corporate behemoths like AB InBev and Molson Coors to the newest addition to Calgary’s beer scene like Last Best Brewing (formerly Brew Brothers) or Edgerton’s Ribstone Creek…