Dog-friendly breweries in Alberta
Last year, Alberta announced that it was making it easier for breweries, restaurants and cafes to welcome dogs on their patios. This step came as Alberta Health Services health inspectors no longer needed to approve places that wanted to be dog-friendly. With this change, more and more Alberta establishments have become dog-friendly without having to worry about getting approval from AHS or creating a public health plan. We’ve compiled a list of seven dog-friendly breweries in Alberta that you must try with your pooch!
Elite Brewing and Cidery in Calgary
Located in Calgary’s Crescent Heights neighbourhood at 1319 Edmonton Trail, Elite Brewing and Cidery is a dog-friendly military history themed brewery. Dog owners love stopping by for their uniquely named beverages on tap including the M113 Pale – American Pale Ale, KittyHawk – Extra Dry Cider, BraveHeart – Scottish Export Ale, M777 Howitzer – Festbier/Marzen and more! In addition, they also serve various cans, cocktails, wines and more. You can also enjoy an entire food menu consisting of burgers, bowls, sandwiches, small plates and desserts. As for our furry friends, they are welcome to join on the massive turf outdoor patio, making it the perfect destination for pints and pups.
Bitter Sisters Brewing Co. in Calgary
Situated at 510 Heritage Drive SW, this Calgary brewery is a family-run establishment that prides itself on being dog-friendly. Their in house brewed beers include Tarty Cousin Sue, Key Lime Pie Gose, Salty Sisters, Little Brother Butch, Blueberry Blonde Bombshell and so much more. Their food menu includes Fried Burrata, Philsner Fondue, Korean Pork Schnitzel and more. They also have a dedicated kids menu so you can bring the entire family together! As for the pet-friendly aspect, dogs can join people on their outdoor patio as long as they abide by some house rules. As stated on their website, your dog must be licensed, up to date on vaccinations, leashed and well-behaved. You cannot feed your dog on the patio or leave them unattended and if they do disturb others, don’t be surprised if you are asked to leave. Sharing pet rules on websites is a good thing as it reminds us pet owners to be responsible. This is why Bitter Sisters Brewing Co. is a great dog-friendly destination to visit with your pooch!
Marda Loop Brewing Co. in Calgary
For our last Calgary-based brewery we will be featuring in this article, we would like to introduce Marda Loop Brewing Co. located at 3523 18 Street SW. This industrial style brewery offers house beers along with charcuterie and other pub snacks. Their beers include the Casablanca Blonde, Red Trolley Amber, Jenkins Grapefruit Ale, Marda Station IPA and more. Outside, their dog-friendly patio is covered and heated which makes it a cozy place to snuggle up with your dog even on days it isn’t overly warm. Owners of Marda Loop Brewing Co. just ask pet owners to be responsible and mindful of other visitors when visiting their patio. It is also requested that you remember to bring water and a bowl for your dog in case all of their bowls are being used.
Hell’s Basement Brewery in Medicine Hat
Hell’s Basement Brewery is located in Medicine Hat at 102 552-18 St SW. This is Medicine Hat’s first community craft brewery and in addition to its tap room, they also have a pet-friendly patio. Beverages include Hell Bent Sour Brown Ale, Soul Squeeze Session Ale, Ghost Train Oatmeal Stout, Eyes Against The Machine Brown Ale, The Yard Pineapple Milkshake IPA, Fruit Bat Raspberry Ale and more, As for food, they offer small snacks and pizzas. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor in Medicine Hat, bringing your pooch to this brewery is something you’ve got to try!
Theoretically Brewing Company in Lethbridge
As Lethbridge’s first nano-brewery, Theoretically Brewing Company is a European-inspired brewery that uses all Canadian ingredients. Their mission is to provide the Lethbridge community with a welcoming and inclusive craft brewery. Their beer menu includes Quantum Wheat Ale, Curiosity Amber Ale, Ionic Irish Red Ale, Fomenko’s Chronology Raspberry Sour Ale, CFC Buster Habanero IPA and more. Dogs are invited to join on the patio, tasting room and bottle shop, making this brewery 100% dog friendly. Staff welcome dogs with water and treats as long as they remain leashed.
Campio Brewing Co. in Edmonton
Situated in downtown Edmonton at 10257 105 St NW, Campio Brewing Co. serves an array of house made beers along with pizzas, sandwiches and more. Their beer list includes but is not limited to Pink Boots Dry Hopped Grisette, Campio Premium Lager, Baltic Porter, Tropical Pyramid Hazy IPA, Fruit Salad Gose and Babe Peach Passionfruit Ale. As for meals, they serve fried pepperoni, fried brussels sprouts, salads, deep dish pizzas, sandwiches and more. They openly welcome dogs on their patio as long as they are well behaved!
The Growlery Beer Co. in Edmonton
For our last Alberta dog-friendly brewery, we would like to feature The Growlery Beer Co. Located minutes from the downtown core at 40 Airport Road NW, this brewery is a must stop! Their on tap beers include Vega – West Coast IPA, 1929 – Kolsch, Turbo Prop – Neipa, Rough Drafts – Cold IPA, Black Cherry Vanilla – Sour and so many more. And because they don’t prepare or serve food, dogs are allowed inside and outside! Being able to bring your pooch inside the tap room leashed at all times sounds like a paw-fect date day with your dog! We hope you enjoyed this list of dog-friendly breweries in Alberta!