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A shout-out this week to one of 2015's Eddies Short Film Festival top 10 finalists, Colin Waugh. Colin's "And Him," has been selected as a featured film with the National Screen Institute Online Festival this week.

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From football to craft beer… Connor K. Patrick (CKP) came to Big Rock over 10 years ago, and there was no denying he made an impression. 

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Eddies Update

April 26, 2016

The 2016 Eddies Short Film Festival will be held June 4th at Calgary’s Theatre Junction Grand Submissions close May 20th, 2016

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Alberta filmmaker and beer enthusiast, Spencer Estabrooks along with Dead West Productions has been busy travelling the roads to document 130 years of Alberta brewing.

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What's Brewing In Ontario

March 24, 2016

Our new brewery in Etobicoke is coming along! Ontario Brewmaster Connor Patrick says that we're on schedule to be brewing Big Rock beer out of our Queensway location by June. First up on the production schedule will be Grasshopper (Kristallweizen) and then a Cashmere hopped Lager.

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This year, the Calgary Underground Film Festival, CUFF, is in its 13th year. The non-profit organization was founded with the intention of showcasing unconventional films – features that wouldn’t normally be seen in theatres, and after over a dozen years, CUFF is still thriving. 

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Barrel-aged beer is making a comeback in a big way, and we couldn’t be more excited.

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A big shout out, and a heartfelt THANK-YOU to all of our Georgia Straight readers who voted Big Rock Brewery "Best New Brewery" in the 2016 Golden Plates Awards.

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Will Yoga For Beer

February 9, 2016

If you enjoy both yoga and having a beer with your friends; you no longer have to decide between yoga and happy hour. When you hear “beer” and “yoga”, you don’t necessarily think of pairing them together. However, the two have begun this unique relationship that seems to be heating up from city to city.

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There’s been some chatter about the name of our newest permanent brew, Citradelic.

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Citradelic Single Hop IPA is Big Rock's newest addition to our Signature Series offerings. A kaleidoscope of citrus and tropical flavours from our BC Brewmaster, Jody Hammell, it's a huge hit with IPA fans.

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While Big Rock's Ontario Brewmaster Connor Patrick waits (yes, the waiting sucks) for his brewing equipment to arrive at our new Etobicoke brewery, he's finding other ways to brew tasty beer. A collaboration with our buddies over at Lake of the Woods Brewing Company was exactly what the doc ordered.   

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Drink your beer, and eat it, too! Sort of. As we cozy up into winter, our hearts start to crave time at home, and our bellies, comfort food. So next time you’re feeling chilled to the bone and in need of a warm-up, cook up a pot of this classic stew, infused with the flavours of Winter Spice Ale.

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In need of some gift ideas for the beer lover in your life this holiday season? Check out our top 12 picks, all available at the Big Rock Store. 

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Big Brown Kat Collabrewation

November 20, 2015

We're fortunate to call the fine folks at Alley Kat Brewing our friends.

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