The end of September is near and all Calgarians know what that means, Winter is Coming! However, before we ditch our shorts & sandals for sweaters & scarves, the most glorious food week of all is upon us. It’s time once again for YYC Pizza Week, 10 full days of local pizzas helping out local charities!
With YYC Pizza Week falling during Alberta Beer Week this year, the two have decided to collaborate. Pizza and beer is a match made in culinary heaven, leading to the inaugural Pizza & Pints Tours being offered on the evening Wednesday, September 28th and during the afternoon on Saturday, October 1st. Each tour offers a collaborative pairing of restaurants participating in YYC Pizza Week with local breweries.
On the evening of Wednesday September 28th, diners will enjoy a tour of the Trolley 5 downtown brewery while getting to try some of their craft beers and chow down on their pizza creation, The Boss Hogg. After that, it’s time to hop on a bus to taste the pizza creations from Famoso Neopolitan Pizzaeria and Full Circle Pizza & Oyster Bar, paired with a Big Rock`s Citradelic IPA and Cold Garden’s East Calgary Lager , respectively.
The afternoon tour being offered on Saturday October 1st will start at Beer Revolution where participants will sample the Sayulita Surfer pizza, while being guided on a historical journey of one of Calgary’s oldest brewers, Brewsters Brewing Company. Other stops on the tour include a sampling of some pizza from Cravings Market Restaurant, paired with a pint of Big Rock and the pizza with Midtown Kitchen & Bar is being paired with a brand new collaboration from Banded Peak Brewing Company.
Tickets to each tour are being sold for $49.95 online, with a portion of the proceeds going to Meals on Wheels and 100 Men. Indulging in some beers and pizza, all while helping local charities? Almost sounds too good to be true!
If you’d rather venture to individual restaurants, there are over 50 offering unique creations over 4 different categories, so get out and find your favourites!
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