Canada > Alberta > Calgary
kiwi_zg (16) , New Zealand | February 25, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Unpretentiousness and friendly setting compared to many of the newer sterile trendy downtown Calgary craft beer bars / taverns. Located less than 10 minutes from downtown in an unusual ex army barracks area.
Their beer is super fresh on tap. I had the IPA and the seasonal Hoptimal IIPA, both were excellent.
I also tried the Brewers reserve ’Farmhouse IPA" using New Zealand hops and Belgium yeast, I found this overly bitter lacking fruityness and ultra dry finish.
For me Wild Rose are probably one of the better Breweries in Calgary and their beers are definitely better tasting tap fresh than bottled.
Food is good but not outstanding.
Ferris (146) Edmonton, Alberta | August 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
So much to love and so much to dislike. First what I don’t like, just to end on a high note. They are in the middle of nowhere, so no option of getting a bit tipsy without a DD. I also think their beer is just OK, nothing that I find spectacular. That being said, it is comfortable, unpretentious and the service is great. Food is good and did I mention the service? Worth mentioning 2x as everyone looked happy and new what they were talking about. I would hang out all the time if they were in a better location.
Powertrip (13) Calgary, Alberta | March 2, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Homely and gritty tap room, one that doesn’t pose any kind of snobbery or attitude from presentation to staff. That being said, its cleanliness and styling leave a touch to be desired.
goatboy (42) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 25, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great little place with good craft beer, they make it right there, the food which is pub style is good and the staff are great, they have a home brewing club called the Cowtown Yeast Wranglers that are very active in the brewing scene, if I was in the area I would check it out, try the Alberta Crude it,s a great Stout.
jeremyfox (3) Alberta | December 25, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
The next door farmer’s market is sadly gone, but the brewery and tap room will remain. Minimalist decor, short menu of tasty simple food (try the brown ale pie). Get there at 4 on Fridays to sample the weekly cask ale. They sell 6-packs and growlers (’party pigs’) to go, and brewery swag. They’re very supportive of the local homebrew club, which meets here once a month. One of my favorite places in Calgary.
rosenbergh (404) Helsinki, Finland | August 5, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Quite hard to find by address but much easier if you’re looking for Farmers’ Market (btw also worth visiting). Lively bar and samplers (2 x 6 bottles) to go. Decent beers.
Savvy1982 (70) Lethbridge, Alberta | July 19, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A must-stop for anyone visiting Calgary, if only to try their Alberta Crude Stout, which is both brewery-only, and in my opinion, their best beer. Service is always solid to very good, food is good, though portions tend to be on the small side, and there are very few options. Brewmaster Dave is always around to answer questions, and they have a Cask Night every Friday. Also, even moreso than most breweries, Wild Rose beers are VASTLY better on tap than out of bottle, so trying them all here is recommended.
hamfisted (29) Calgary, Alberta | June 6, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve somehow made this place my regular pub. No TVs, great beer, good food. The casks on Fridays (4 pm - but get there early most weeks) are a great way to see the brewmaster flex his muscle.
hobbersr (8) Lethbridge, Alberta | February 10, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Really good time. They gave me a VIP tour. In the morning I was trying new and experimental beers. After that I was smelling all the different kinds of hops that they brew with. Then I tasted raw chocolate malt and wheat malt. Then they made us belly up to the bar (oh darn)... We tried everything. SOB, Wred Wheat, Wraspberry, Fog, Brown, IPA, Imperial IPA, Alberta Crude. Then I had the Brown ale pot pie while watching the brew master work with malt and wort. Really good, small but really good. I would recommend this to anyone. Also the party pigs are really cool
patricks110 (51) Alberta | November 20, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Overall. A good experience. A beautiful taproom with a wide array of draught beer. Luckily, i was there on a Friday afternoon. They parade out a cask ale with a Bagpiper around 3:30. It sits on the bar until it is finished. Truly a great beer experience. Unfortunately, i was not able to try the food, but it smelled delicious.
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