Big Rock Blog

Time For A Little Therapy

December 19, 2014

Big Rock’s Cuvée Bru Druivenbier is back, just in time for your holiday celebrations. This beer is a delicious union between the finest pinot gris grapes from Therapy Vineyards on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, BC, and a mild and refreshing Big Rock ale.

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Vincemas: a Big Rock Tradition

December 17, 2014

In the spirit of the holiday season, we here at Big Rock really try to take the time to appreciate those around us, make a difference where we can, and, well, celebrate life. 

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Alastair Smart

December 15, 2014

It’s a Saturday afternoon and Willow Park Wine and Spirits is hopping with holiday revelers, popping in to grab their favorite libations for wherever their evening celebrations will take them. Alastair Smart is at his post, proudly displaying the newest and tastiest of Big Rock’s offerings.

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There’s not a whole lot of time to get your holiday shopping done, and, naturally, we’re sure that you’d rather be sipping a cold pint somewhere than pushing and shoving your way through a crowded mall. Well, if you head on down to the brewery in the next couple of weeks, we have plenty of gifts for the beer lover in your life.

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Roll Out The Barrel...

December 3, 2014

Big Rock Barrel Aged Edition Ales (Cognac, Sherry and Bourbon) are ready to roll, and as always we’re pretty proud of the effort that went into creating these beauties.

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There’s no doubt that winter is on its way; quite frankly, we’re pretty sure that it’s already arrived and is planning on staying for a while. There’s no need to shiver in your boots, set up a den to hibernate in for the next several months, or buy a one-way ticket to the Caribbean (though, if you do that, will you take us, too?).

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This is the story behind the birth of a new tradition: The Copper Kettle Derby. It was an intimate event we held on October 22, 2014 in Calgary celebrating craft beer, local food and, well, tradition itself. By Brad Goddard    

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20 years after opening, Silver Springs Liquor Store in NW Calgary boasts more 350 different craft beers and ciders. “We embrace the adventurous beer drinker.”

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We asked six chefs to pair their favourite dish with a custom brewed beer. On October 22, you could decide who's fare fares best.

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Win a chance to taste-test the results of top chefs as they compete by pairing their own nano-brewed Big Rock beer creation with a traditional dish that inspired their culinary love.

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This Brewmaster’s foray into farming – and beekeeping – doesn't go exactly as planned. By Paul Gautreau, Brewmaster

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The discovery of fermentation thousands of years ago – and it's that "happy accident" which makes them such terrific partners for dinner parties or get togethers.

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By Brian Rowland, Facility Manager

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By Keith McEwan, Maintenance Manager

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Ed’s Enduring Spirit

August 27, 2014

Photo of Ed and Linda McNally with long-time Big Rock salesman, Alastair Smart

By Alastair Smart, Sales Representative

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