Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Beer Available At Zyn.ca (arranged by most recent)
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 50, Fürst Wallerstein Winter-Böckle 80, Phillips 13 Knots in a Hangman’s Noose 13th Anniversary Ale 42, Tin Man Rivet Irish Red Ale 48, St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, Glazen Toren Cuvée Angélique 96, Le Bilboquet Corriveau 93, Dunham Imperial Black IPA 99, Evil Twin Lil’ B 99, Cannery Kirk in de Kök Baltic Porter 69, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique 99, BrewDog Alice Porter (6.2%) 94, Alberta Genuine Draft 1, Moinette Blonde 98
Ferris (757) Burnaby, British Columbia | April 25, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place if a bit out of the way. Lots of variety and surprisingly quite a few hard to find or beers that are out of stock elsewhere. Pricing is a bit on the high side and when I was there it didn’t seem like they had a beer guy.
Sammy (580) Toronto, Ontario | May 13, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great store, best outside of Quebec with very good selection from Quebec and from the NW USA. As good a place as some smaller US stores, which is saying a lot. Self-service. Always changing inventory.
mcberko (430) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 18, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty awesome bottle shop - must be the best in Calgary. Extensive selection of imports especially, including Cantillon (quite a few on the shelf, though pricier than in BC). Some good Danish stuff too. Prices seem a bit steeper than Edmonton’s bottle shop but still not too bad. Service was friendly and attentive. A must stop when in Calgary.
DuffMan (305) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | August 15, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Bigger floor space and shelf space for beer than any other store in Alberta. But does that mean the selection is better? Not necessarily. There are some items here that I haven’t seen elsewhere, but on the same note, there are things at willow, Kensington, and Sherbrooke that are not to be found here. Lagunitas products are a great example.They had New Dogtown Pale Ale and Tandem Brown, but nothing else by Lagunitas. I’m not at all complaining, just illustrating my point that even though the layout and selection are indeed impressive, it is not exhaustive. These guys are doing everything right though-- well-organized, well-displayed, lots of singles, decent number of 6-packs, lots of imports, competitive prices, beer tastings for $5 for five samples. shipping, knowledgeable staff. I’ll be back.
TimE (265) Tokyo, Japan | December 20, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Best selection Ive seen in Calgary hands down, nice layout, but way too many dusty bottles and I dont know why more micros arent kept in the fridge instead of on the shelf. Staff werent particularly helpful or knowledgable (had no idea a new micro was opening in immediate future in Calgary), but maybe that was because we were there on a Monday afternoon. Despite the selection, I prefer Willow Park hands down for overall experience.
northropfrye (192) Steinbach, Manitoba | May 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great selection of Western Canadian, and foreign beer. The American craft selection is average, but overall the selection here is great. They have most of the good Canadian micros.
presario (150) Stampede City, Alberta | March 17, 2010| Updated April 7, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very new. Trying very hard. Break up some higher priced mixed packs. An up and comer on the Calgary scene. I found beers here I did not see at Willow or Co-op. Somewhat weak on 6-packs; who wants a single of Brooklyn or Sam Adams?
pushkinwow (127) Ottawa, Ontario | February 7, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Difficult to get to without a car but decent selection with some interesting harder to find brews. One guy was quite helpful and friendly while other guy was useless. Don’t stuff was pricey but some was reasonable... Sorta a mixmash depending on what you are looking for. Overall with visiting if you have the time and a car.
dresden (71) Saskatchewan | March 23, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Weird location, staff was somewhere between difficult and useless. Half the good beer is over 8 feet high and no one to help you get it down. Decent selection, fairly close to downtown, fairly expensive.
patricks110 (53) Alberta | February 27, 2011| Updated April 18, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Probably the best place in Calgary. Tons of singles. Was able to get some beers for two dollars or so that I previously decided against buying at another location because it was sold only in sixers. Cheapish prices for the most part, great selection. The staff is well versed in beer. Definately will be back at ZYN!
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