Big Rock Blog

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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The Suds of Summer

July 16, 2014

Food aside, there are few better pairings for beer than the hot, sunny days of summer. As a craft beer lover, I get so excited in anticipation of the many new brews that are available during the summer months. But, just like the summer, they’re gone far too soon.

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Party-goers strutted their stuff at the 21st Annual Big Rock Eddies – Monday, June 16, at the EPCOR CENTRE. The event featured a star-studded lineup of local celebrities and glammed-up Calgarians. Attendees were the first to see the 10 print ad and 10 video commercial finalists, vying for the big dough and the coveted Eddies trophies. Check out some of the best photos from the night below!

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CUFF, now in its 11th year, is set to bring boundary breaking films, artist showcases and events to its captive Calgary audience. You can catch all of the action down at the Globe Cinema from April 7th through April 13th.

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Years ago, when our founder Ed McNally was approached by a colleague about buying some ads to run on TV, he asked what it would cost.  When he was told $75,000, Ed decided to come up with a better idea.

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Big Rock Vancouver

March 10, 2014

BC Brewery

This year we will open the doors of a brand new brewery and craft beer destination (Big Rock Urban) in the Mount Pleasant area, at the corner of Alberta Street (coincidentally) and 4th Avenue West, in the heart of the Vancouver’s burgeoning craft beer district.

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Cooking with Beer

February 21, 2014

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Beer is a great way to enrich the whole food and beer experience. Beer can bring new flavours to a meal and considering its reasonable price, it is a much cheaper option than using your best bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to know how to incorporate your favourite ale or lager into a daily meal.

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Big Rock's New Look

January 31, 2014

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Over the years our packaging has gone through a few different iterations. We love our old packaging and really struggled with the idea of changing it. So much history and many great memories, that’s why we used it for so long. 

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2013 Alberta Unity Brew

October 29, 2013

Every year, a different brewery hosts the Unity Brew and Banff Avenue was gracious enough to host all 50 of us (the biggest yet) in their brewpub nestled in the heart of Banff.

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Cider House Yules

October 21, 2013

As the leaves begin to change colours and fall to the ground we are reminded of the unavoidable approach of Winter. Snow will soon be perched on rooftops and the Christmas commercials will soon be taking over the airwaves. There are those who revel in the changing seasons and those who, well, would rather shut themselves inside their house until spring returns.

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The Rise Of Our Nano Brewery

September 11, 2013

Brewmaster, Nano Brewery,

We're so excited to announce that in a month’s time, we will have our Nano Brewery from Specific Mechanical in Victoria BC, up and running! Our 300 litre Nano Brewery consists of a copper clad two vessel brewing system; vessel one is a mash/lautertun and vessel two is a brew kettle/whirlpool. It is steam heated and will include three fermenting vessels, a bright tank and a mill.

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Do you remember scouring the back of breakfast cereal boxes or the newspaper comic section trying your hardest to pick out the differences between two pictures? Big Rock sure does. For the launch of our new beer, Life of Chai, we have decided to put Big Rock drinkers to the test by putting our own spin on an old favourite.

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