Big Rock Blog

Here we go again! Happy to be rolling out round two of our Collaboration beers with Last Best Brewing… Happy brewers, happy beer.

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Big Rock is excited to once again be a part of this annual alternative arts festival, taking place Wednesday through Sunday in Calgary. If you’ve never been, well, what are you waiting for?  

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The German purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, has never held any sway in Belgium. Belgian beer has all manner of delicious additions beyond the base of water, barley, hops and yeast. Our Brewmaster Paul, a lover of all beer Belgian, has created a fruit beer that is totally fruit forward.

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Two of our favorite things: beer and bread! Add cheese and jalapenos to the mix and you’ve got a serious foursome!  Craft your own batch of this remarkably delicious bread, infused with our NEW Mosaic Lager, at home!

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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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