Calgary’s Red Mile is about to gain its first brew pub and taproom, thanks to newcomer Trolley Five Restaurant & Brewery. The four storey brew house will open on June 27.
One of only a handful of brew pubs in the city, Trolley Five, which takes the place of Melrose Cafe, will offer Calgarians a casual and family-oriented space to drink and dine.
The 15,000 square foot space, built from scratch after the demolition of Melrose Cafe, houses its own brewery, a 200-seat main dining area, 70-seat bar, 30-seat private dining room, tap room, and outdoor patio.
Beer-wise, Trolley Five crafts their own West Coast pale ale (the brewery’s version of an IPA), lagers, and aging sours. Also available on the drinks menu, Dunkelweizen–a Last Best and Trolley 5 collaboration, and the Cowboy Crusher Stampede Session Ale–a Parallel 49 and Trolley 5 collaboration.
On the food front, Trolley Five offers a full-service menu, which showcases a range of comforting pub fare, weekend brunch paltes, and gluten-free, lactose-free and vegetarian options.
Those who after a more in depth understanding of how the brewery works or simply want to take a peek behind the scenes will be able to jump on a brewery tour, which will begin operation as soon as the brewery opens.
The duo behind Trolley Five, which takes its name from the historic street car that ran through the Beltline, is made up of Ernie Tsu (previously the owner of 1410 World Bier Haus) and PJ L’Heureux (president and founder of CRAFT Beer Market).
Address: 728 17th Avenue SW
Hours: Monday to Friday 11 am to 2 am, and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 am