Cold Garden Beverage Company - Calgary Brewery
 

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Cold Garden Beverage Company - Calgary brewery

Cold Garden Beverage Company is a Calgary-based microbrewery. A love of craft beer and a passing comment in a university classroom planted the idea years ago and the concept has been growing ever since. The brewery has put down roots in the vibrant community of Inglewood, hoping to breathe new life into what was once the brewing district of Calgary. Cold Garden brings a casual and eclectic vibe to the community, along with a lineup of traditional and more...eccentric beers. 

Update: It is now apparent we have succeeded in breathing new life into the original brewing district. With that popularity it is important we overtly express to new fans that we work very hard to provide a safe space for everyone. Our beer lineup is vast and varied because we think beer is for everyone and we have designed our space to be approachable for all. Our team will not tolerate comments from patrons that chisel away our efforts at providing a safe space to enjoy amazing bevies! We’ll see you soon :)

The Beer

 

Perennials

 

East Calgary Lager
27 IBU | 5.2% ABV

A Vienna lager with a crisp conventional base. This beer is focused around a toasted malt center and whispers of floral hop flavor and aroma which parlay into a slight malt sweetness that joins the party at the end. This is a lager that rolls with some flavor to it. It can be a gateway beer for the craft averse or a crushable craft lager for the aficionado who needs to come down off a humulone high.

The All-Nighter Vanilla Cappuccino Porter
23 IBU | 5.8% ABV

Robust Porter with a dominant roasted malt backbone, brewed with milk sugar, vanilla beans, and cold pressed coffee, courtesy of Rebel Bean Coffee Roasters, added in at kegging. With just enough English hops to balance out the beverage, this is like drinking a coffee cake that can give you more than one kind of buzz. Drink it as the sun goes down and again as the sun comes up. 

This Must Be The IPA
69 IBU | 6% ABV

A west coast, light bodied, hop forward, fruity IPA. One sip is like a citrusy fruit salad to the face, like making out with a cold pineapple on a hot day, and like running naked through the hop fields of the pacific North West. This beer can satisfy the alpha acid heads and the rookie swimmer who needs to give their toes a dip before jumping head first down the hop hole. Turn on, tune in, and hop out.
 

Red Smashed in Buffalo Jump
26 IBU | 5.1% ABV

An unapologetically malt forward Irish Red Ale. This beer takes a sharp detour off the hop highway and focuses instead on the roasted, toasted, sweet, and neat flavors of the malted barley grain. A blend of caramel and roasted barley gives the Red Smashed In a perfect balance of sweetness and roasted kick. There is a fairy dusting of nearly noble English hops sprinkled in as well just so all that flavor doesn’t get lonely. See you in Malt-halla!

One Summer in Saskatoon
35 IBU | 6.2% ABV

A farmhouse style Saison brewed with Saskatoon berries. The beer has a kiss of spice up front but moves quickly to a sweet and earthy middle with the Saskatoon berries rolling through at the very end. There is a noticeable but not overwhelming Belgian backbone to the brew that brings it all together. This is a perfect pint to drink when taking a break from a hot day chaffing the wheat or mucking the barns.

Dandelion’s Blonde
18 IBU | 5.1% ABV

The quintessential light bodied American Blonde Ale. Starts with a touch of upfront malt sweetness that flips to a crisp citrusy finish. This beer is easy drinking for the easy drinker. 

Cakeface
25 IBU | 5.1% ABV

A Marzen style lager brewed with real vanilla beans. This beer has a pronounced malty sweet base teeter tottering with a touch of floral, noble hops. The malty base goes on to perform a clown ballet with the vanilla beans resulting in a flavor reminiscent of a birthday cake. An extended lagering process makes this a light drinking session and/or dessert beer. DISCLAIMER: No clowns were harmed in the brewing of Cakeface.

Seasonals/Rotational

 

Check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Taproom Menu for updates on our fun and limited one offs with new recipes every couple weeks!

The Owners

 
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Blake Belding

 

Assigned Positions: The Water Winger, The Mash Paddler, Sergeant Sparge, The Wort Worker, The Boil Maker, The Hop Dropper, The Moss Tosser, The Pumper, The Captain of Chilling, The Pitcher (not really though, Kris handles the yeast), The Fermentation Fairy, The Conditioning Coach. Brewmeister.

 

Favorite Child: Vanilla Cappuccino Porter

 

The Truth: Impassioned homebrewer turned head brewer. If Blake wasn't brewing beer for Cold Garden he would be pursuing his dream of professional disc golf tournament management (he's a mediocre player at best). Fun facts; Blake is the best dancer and has the best hair cut of anyone on the team.

Dan Allard

 

Team role: Businessing

 

Dearest Beer: Red Smashed in Buffalo Jump

 

Secrets: This old soul's favourite magic trick is The Grain to Glory, as performed by Brewer and Distiller. He will find value in anything but favours spending spare moments with real humans and basketballs.

Find Us

 
Cold Garden Beverage Company - Calgary brewery

You can find us on tap at:​​

  • 1600 World Bier Haus Restaurant & Lounge One Summer In Saskatoon Saison

  • 722 World Bier Haus One Summer In Saskatoon Saison

  • Allora Everyday Italian Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Bank & Baron Pub Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Black & Den - U of C The All-Nighter Vanilla Cappuccino Porter & East Calgary Lager

  • Blowers & Grafton - Mission Cakeface

  • Bottlescrew Bill’s Dandelion's Blonde & Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Chakalaka Tapas Restaurant & Bar This Must Be The IPA

  • Chemical Steve’s Beer Joint Rotating Tap

  • Civic Tavern Dandelion's Blonde

  • College Bar Cakeface

  • Comery Block Barbeque The All-Nighter Vanilla Cappuccino Porter

  • Craft Beer Restaurant & Bar - 10th Avenue This Must Be The IPA

  • Craft Beer Restaurant & Bar - Southcentre Dandelion's Blonde

  • Deane House One Summer In Saskatoon Saison

  • Earls - Shepard Flats This Must Be The IPA

  • Free House Rotating Tap 

  • Glencoe Golf & Country Dandelion's Blonde

  • Gorilla Whale East Calgary Lager

  • Gringo Street Dandelion's Blonde & East Calgary Lager

  • Hayden Block Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Hose & Hound Neighbourhood Pub Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump & This Must Be The IPA

  • Jane Bond BBQ Dandelion's Blonde & East Calgary Lager

  • King Eddy Live Music Restaurant & Bar Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Leopold's Tavern - Beltline Rotating Tap 

  • Leopold's Tavern - Bowness Magic Acid Dry-Hopped Lemon Sour

  • Leopold's Tavern - Sage Hill Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Leopold's Tavern: Edmonton Pride Beer

  • Lotus Vietnamese Noodle House Ltd. Assorted Cans

  • Mikey’s on 12th This Must Be The IPA

  • N9na The All-Nighter Vanilla Cappuccino Porter & East Calgary Lager

  • Original Joe's - Deerfoot City Cakeface

  • ReGRUB Dandelion's Blonde & Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • Scuba Jay’s Bar Rotating Tap 

  • Sorsa Lounge, Espresso & Wine Bar Dandelion's Blonde

  • Spicy Amigos Cakeface, Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump & This Must Be The IPA

  • Spolumbo's Fine Foods & Deli Dandelion's Blonde

  • Starbelly Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • StrEATS Beltline Kitchen Cakeface

  • The Beltliner East Calgary Lager

  • The Boar's Head Public House Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  • The Dirty Duck Pub This Must Be The IPA

  • The Goose Dandelion's Blonde

  • The Last Straw Ale House Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump & This Must Be The IPA

  • Tops Pizza South Cakeface

  • Township Bar & Grill Red Smashed In Buffalo Jump & Scrapple Cider

  • Vegan Street Kitchen and Lounge - Beltline Dandelion's Blonde

  • Vegan Street Kitchen and Lounge - Inglewood Dandelion's Blonde

Or fill a growler and grab a can here:

  • 5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Ltd. - Mahogany

  • 5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Ltd. - Victoria Park

  • 5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Ltd. - Wildwood

  • Always Liquor

  • Angry Bear Growlers: Airdrie

  • BK Liquor - Tuxedo

  • BK Liquor - Deer Valley

  • BK Liquor - 16th Avenue

  • BK Liquor - Woodbine

  • BK Liquor - #6

  • Bow Trail Liquor

  • Collective - A Craft Beer Shop

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - Auburn Bay

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - Beddington

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - Crowfoot

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - Midtown

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - Mount Pleasant

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - Oakridge

  • Co-op Wine Spirits Beer - West Springs

  • Craft Beer Nation Pride Beer + Others

  • Jack's Liquor Pride Beer

  • LA Liquor Pride Beer

  • Liquorama - Skyview

  • Liquorama - SE

  • Liquorville Legacy

  • Market Wines - University

  • Market Wines - Heritage

  • Metro Liquor Stores

  • Oak & Vine Wine and Spirits - Inglewood

  • Quick Stop Liquor

  • Rex Liquor

  • Sherbrooke Liquor Store - St. Albert Pride Beer

  • Sherbrooke Liquor Store: Edmonton East Pride Beer

  • Sierra Springs

  • The Alberta Beer Exchange Pride Beer

  • The Beer Den

  • Trackside Liquor Store Pride Beer

  • Upten Wine and Spirits

  • Urban Cellars

  • Willow Park Wines & Spirit

Loyalty Programs

 
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CJSW Friends Pass

15% off merchandise and growler refills in the taproom.

Contact Us

 

Send us an email to find out more about Cold Garden.

Drink@coldgarden.ca |1100 11 St. SE | Calgary, AB | T2G 4T3 | 403.764.COLD(2653)

Having trouble finding us? We are wedged between Smithbilt Hats and the train tracks, just look for the teal roof!

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