Two Alberta beer festivals to hop into this season

Apr 23 2018, 8:03 pm

Our province is known for its love of cold brews and good times. This season Albertans will be spoiled for choice when it comes to ways to celebrate that affection.

Beer lovers these are the festivals you were born for.

Calgary is hosting Western Canada’s largest beer festival this summer, shortly before Edmonton’s Premier Food and Beer Festival.

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Both events will showcase around 500 premium beers made nationally and internationally, as well as food from local pubs and restaurants. For those not too passionate about the brewed drink, here’s an excuse to learn something new while chatting with inebriated beer aficionados.

And if you’re simply a noob at beer… sit back, crack open a cold one, and head over to the Beer University being offered at the festivals — they’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Calgary International Beerfest 2018

When: Friday, May 4 to Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time:  3 to 10 pm

Where: BMO Centre — 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary

Tickets: Available online, $19 to $40

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

When: Friday, June 1 to Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time: June 1 at 3 pm and ending June 2 at 10 pm

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre — 7515 118th Avenue, Edmonton

Tickets: Available online, $19 to $40

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