Big Rock Blog

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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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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