A new Calgary-based brewery specializing in quality craft beer will open up the doors to its 34th Avenue warehouse, in the Manchester Industrial Park, in March 2016.
Banded Peak Brewing, a project spearheaded by three local lads, Alex Horner, Colin McLean, and Matt Berard, began life as a humble backyard home-brew enterprise. After recently acquiring warehouse space the trio have turned things up a notch, ok rather significantly, and have big plans to run a small-batch brewing operation.
Riding on Calgary’s craft beer wave (a handful of brew houses, including Trolley Five, CRAFT Beer Market, and Mill Street Brewery are slated to open in Calgary this year), Banded Peak Brewing’s beer operation will focus on northwest American-style beers.
“We plan to brew a variety of interesting, adventurous and approachable beer,” says Horner. Banded Peak Brewing’s first three beer editions will include a pale ale, a red(dish) IPA, and a saison.
In regards to the brewing space, which is currently being fitted out with all manner of necessary brew house equipment, not only will it feature all the vessels needed to brew crafty beers, but it will also contain a dedicated retail section, and taproom.
The retail space, which is where the trio plan to sell a range of Banded Peak merchandise (hats and t-shirts for example), as well as fill and sell growlers, alongside “CANimals” (light crushable cans), will open as soon as the brewery does.
Banded Peak’s on-site taproom, where experimental beer batches will be served and sampled, will be up and running by the summer, notes Horner.
Address: 119-519 34 Avenue SE