Big Rock Blog

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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Remembering A True Master

August 26, 2014

Brewmaster Paul Gautreau shares an intimate moment with Big Rock founder, Ed McNally

By Paul Gautreau, Brewmaster

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Remembering Ed

August 20, 2014

Ed McNally, fonder of Big Rock Brewery. 1925-2014

Edward E. McNally, O.C., LL.B, B.A. Calgary Business Hall of Fame Laureate 1925 - 2014 On behalf of Big Rock Brewery, it is with great sadness that we must report that our founder and friend, Edward McNally, passed away on August 19, 2014.

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Big Rock and Co-op Wine Spirits Beer are giving away 5 pairs of tickets for an intimate five-course dinner, hosted by Big Rock's own Paul Gautreau and executive chef Adam Trotchie of National on 17th. For a chance to win, enter by ballot at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer stores.

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By Paul Gautreau, Brewmaster

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By Robert Sartor, CEO & President 

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From now until September 18th, 2014, in select locations in Calgary, enjoy specially priced Grasshopper Wheat Ale when the temperature is above 22°C. Find out more details below!

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