Big Rock Blog

Tried, tested, and true

Posted June 18, 2015

Brad Pallister, the 4th generation head of The Thompson-Pallister Bait Co. Ltd. explains how the Len Thompson lure works...

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Since my introduction to the sport at a young age, fishing has come to be one of my greatest passions/borderline obsessions in life. As I reminisce on some of my fondest and earliest fishing memories, one that comes to mind is fishing with my Dad on the banks of Calgary’s own urban trout mecca: the Bow River.

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Craft beer is all about community and we’re so fortunate to be a part of an amazing one. From our customers to our business partners… we’re surrounded by great people.

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SAIT Polytechnic marketing students are heading to Big Rock Brewery this Thursday (May 7th) to create their own beer after winning the 3rd annual WORT awards with their strategic marketing plan.

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What a night! Today is clean-up day at our Calgary brewery after hosting over 200 craft beer and food fans for the 2nd Annual Copper Kettle Derby. This years participating chefs did an amazing job creating their spin on a dish that was passed down to them, each coupled with their own Big Rock Nano Brew.

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Big Beginnings…

Posted April 19, 2015

Big Rock Urban is Officially Open

BIG Rock Urban Brewery and Eatery has officially swung its doors wide open. Our month long grand opening was capped off by a BIG bash April 9th and a weekend open house that welcomed hundreds through our doors.

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Well it has been one delicious month here at Big Rock, and we’ve had an incredible amount of mouth-watering recipes submitted for our Copper Kettle Derby Home Cook Challenge.

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The Big Rock "B" Team

Posted March 31, 2015

Signs of spring are all around us…

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The Copper Kettle Derby is less than a month away, and we are so pleased to introduce you to this years’ participating chefs. Take a look, below, and then head to our ticket page to make sure you have a spot at this not-to-miss event. 

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Week two of the Home Cook Challenge has brought us a ton of delicious recipes, and we are so excited to announce the winner of this week’s prize, $300 to spend at Medium Rare Chef Apparel!

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With the Copper Kettle Derby fast approaching, we here at Big Rock have been so excited to see so many recipes come in for the Copper Kettle Derby Home Cook Challenge.

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Featuring fresh new brews, live entertainment, locally sourced food, educational tours and tastings, Big Rock Urban will swing open its doors to the Vancouver community in April.

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After our successful inaugural Copper Kettle Derby in 2014, we’re bringing the delicious event back this April, and it’s set to be quite the night.

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An Update on Big Rock Urban YVR

Posted January 9, 2015

The BC Brewery is coming together!

After months and months of planning, building and countless coffee shop meetings… we’re so close… we can almost smell the beer! Close… to opening the doors on our new brew pub, Big Rock Urban, in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant community. 

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