Big Rock Blog

Folk in the Field

June 6, 2017

Excited to announce a new project with the Calgary Folk Music Festival produced by Six Degrees Music & Sound and West Meridian Media!  

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How does Canada's largest independent brewery celebrate the return of summer?

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BiG NEWS...  Big Rock is adding two more awards to its trophy case after winning at the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards.     Bringing home the GOLD, was one of our Brewmaster Paul Gautreau's earliest beers he developed for Big Rock, Pilsner, for (European Style Lager).

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It's no secret that Calgary is home to some pretty incredible craft brewers. It's also home to great people, like Beer Guys YYC, the people behind the first annual YYCBeerWeek. They've brought together local brewers, chefs and Calgarian's to celebrate BEER!

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It's here for the summer! Alas, it’s still only April, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of something as fresh and vibrant as summer.    Thanks to Wine, Food and Friends, we have 2 great recipes that will help you out.  

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The 2017 Georgia Strait Golden Plate results are in! Thank-you Vancouver for voting Big Rock Urban one of the Best Brewpubs in Vancouver. Proud to be a part of this amazing community!

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2016 Alberta Unity Brew

January 6, 2017

The 2016 Alberta Unity Brew is now available! Crafted in collaboration with some of the best brewers and people in Alberta. Limited supply available at the Big Rock beer shop and select retailers with all proceeds going to the Alberta Small Brewers Association.​

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We asked Lindsay from Wine, Food & Friends for some inspiration in the kitchen! Introducing our winter recipe series featuring beer-inspired cooking and pairing creations.

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Big Rock Toque: A warm noggin is better for eggnoging (or drinking a beer, or maybe even mixing both together, seriously).

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We asked Lindsay from Wine, Food & Friends for some inspiration in the kitchen! Introducing our holiday recipe series featuring beer-inspired cooking and pairing creations just in time for your holiday gatherings. 

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We asked Lindsay from Wine, Food & Friends for some inspiration in the kitchen! Introducing our holiday recipe series featuring beer-inspired cooking and pairing creations just in time for your holiday gatherings. 

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We asked Lindsay from Wine, Food & Friends for some inspiration in the kitchen! Introducing our holiday recipe series featuring beer-inspired cooking and pairing creations just in time for your holiday gatherings. 

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We asked Lindsay from Wine, Food & Friends for some inspiration in the kitchen! Introducing our holiday recipe series featuring beer-inspired cooking and pairing creations just in time for your holiday gatherings. 

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It’s hard to adequately describe how special our new Barrel Aged Barley Wine is. The barrel beer program at Big Rock is one that our brewers put their hearts and souls into. Quality barrels to age special brews are a hot commodity in the booming craft beer world. So, when we get news that newly sourced barrels are on their way to Big Rock… it’s BIG news!

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