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Top Local Breweries in Canmore For More Good Times During Your Mountain Vacation

A spout pours out a golden coloured beer, with a blurred out hand holding it in place, at a Canmore brewery.

Come for the mountains, stay for the breweries in Canmore. While COVID-19 continues to change the way we work and travel, it has also allowed us to get creative with our staycation itineraries. 

Visiting the local breweries in Canmore is a safe and fun way to complement your summer stay in 2021. And it’s not just about the beer – Canmore breweries are great places to grab lunch after a hike or take in gorgeous mountain vistas on a sunny patio. 

We caught up with Jasmine at Spring Creek Vacations to get her local insight into the brewery scene in Canmore. She has lots of tips for where to fill a growler and or bring your dog along. 

Know before you go: get up to date information about Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, pubs, lounges & cafes so you can make the most of your visit to Canmore’s breweries. 
Start planning your Canmore stay with a tour of the local breweries – and cheers!

Two beer pint glasses of amber coloured beer with a layer of foam and The Grizzly Bear Brewing Company yellow logo printed onto the glass, on top of a wooden countertop with a blurred background, in Canmore, Alberta.
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The Grizzly Paw Pub & Brewing Company

This is an ideal après go-to for all outdoor activities in Canmore. Patios, pub food, and refreshing craft beer – what more could you need? 
“They have two locations; one by The Shops of Canmore, and another on Main Street,” says Jasmine. The Shops location is where the magic happens (the brewing site), and also hosts Tank 310, a spectacular restaurant featuring forno-fired pizzas you can eat on the patio near the fire pit. This is also a great place to purchase brewery merch to take home, like plaid shirts  and baseball caps

Bring your camera, because the panoramic views from the third-floor patio at Tank 310 provide a scenic overview of the Three Sisters, Mount Rundle, and Ha Ling Peak. 

The Main Street location is right in the thick of the Canmore downtown action, a two-story restaurant with great views, a patio, and a fire pit for gathering on chillier nights. This location is family-friendly with tons of delicious options for lunch and dinner. 
And for non-alcoholic options, check out the Grizzly Paw range of small-batch sodas, made with cane sugar and mountain-fed water.

Distance from Spring Creek Vacations 

Tank 301 Location: 13-minute walk, 3-minute drive.

Main Street Location: 11-minute walk, 3-minute drive.

A light golden beer in a beer glass, partially drunk, placed on a wooden counter, in close focus, with Canmore's mountains in the background, from Sheep Dog Brewing in Canmore, Alberta.
Photo @sheepdogbrewing Instagram

Sheepdog Brewing

Pet owners rejoice: Sheepdog Brewing, located in the industrial area of Canmore (and just an eight-minute walk from the Elk Run Dog Off Leash Park), is open to dogs on their taproom main floor on Fridays and Saturdays. 

“You can buy growlers to get your beer to go,” says Jasmine, noting how it’s also a great place for a tour of a small-batch, craft brewery or to book a special event (however, these two activities are on pause until after COVID-19 restrictions are removed).  

There are fun pub snack options, like warm pretzels and stromboli, but Sheepdog Brewing also encourages customers to order in food from other establishments as well; you can see how easy it is to spend an entire afternoon eating and drinking at Sheepdog! 

Distance from Spring Creek Vacations

35-minute walk.

4-minute drive.

Two beer growlers, a small and a large one, are placed behind two beer cans, all of them decorated with the Angry Bear Growlers logo and sitting on a snowy ground, in Canmore, Alberta.

Angry Bear Growlers

Talk about selection: at Angry Bear Growlers, you can sample from fifty-eight taps with small-batch craft beers, ciders, and cocktails, as well as kombucha and soda on tap for a non-alcoholic treat. The rotation is updated frequently, so customers enjoy a unique tasting experience every time they visit. Located in The Shops of Canmore, it’s a no-brainer stop for something delicious to take home to drink. Or if staying in is more your style, Angry Bear Growlers also offers delivery and pickup options.

Check out the menu today on their website to get a sense of the impressive variety – who knew you could get hard iced tea on tap? 
Fill options include cans (473 ml), and two growler options (32 oz and 64 oz), so you can take your pick for all kinds of occasions (we’re thinking picnics, socially distanced backyard gatherings, or a takeout dinner on your vacation rental deck!)

Distance from Spring Creek Vacations

11-minute walk.

2-minute drive.

What Local Breweries in Canmore Will You Visit?

Start planning your stay with vacation rentals at Spring Creek Vacations, and a plan for lunch and beer tastings at some of our favourite local breweries in Canmore. Connect with the local community in a safe and unique way, and take something delicious home to drink later! 

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