Arguing that Cold Garden Beverage Company isn’t the coolest craft brewery in Calgary could well draw howls of protest.
That’s partly because the Inglewood brewery welcomes dogs inside its taproom. And on a busy Saturday afternoon, the canine cacophony adds to the general din of folks chatting over some seriously good pints.
Mostly though, Cold Garden is just undeniably funky with vegetated walls, comfy couches, graffiti-covered bathrooms. Really, there’s nothing like it in Calgary’s busy craft brewing scene.
Location In the heart of Inglewood’s craft brewing district and just a few steps away from Ol Beautiful Brewing.
Ambience An undeniably funky hangout
Food A few snacks, but it’s all about the beer
Availability On tap at a number of Calgary pubs and restaurants or by growler in the taproom or at a handful of liquor outlets
Favourite beer This Must Be The IPA (6% alcohol, 69 IBU), Favourite name: Red Smashed in Buffalo Jump (Irish red ale 5.1%, 26 IBU)
Cold Garden Beverage Company
1100 11 Street SE, Calgary, AB
Tuesday to Thursday 11 am-midnight, Friday-Saturday 11 am-1 am, Sunday 11 am-midnight. Closed Monday