Citizen Brewing is noted for its excellent pub food, crafted by chef Brad Stefaniuk. Think chuck burgers, chicken sandwiches and pulled pork banh mi.
But an even bigger deal the day I was there was a bus full of thirsty German tourists. Now that’s a discerning audience.
Location On an industrial side street, not far from Fox Hollow Golf Course
Ambience Long tables, outdoor hop garden and patio
Food Acclaimed burgers and fried chicken
Favourite beer The Hijacked IPA (7%, 80 IBU) has a better story—stolen food truck—but I like the balanced Batch 2 North West Pale Ale (5.5%, 55 IBU)
Beer availability Widely available in pubs and in liquor store cans
Citizen Brewing Company
227 35 Avenue NE, Calgary
Sunday to Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am-midnight