Cold Garden Beverage Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I stopped in at Cold Garden Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and really enjoyed chatting with the bartenders, the great vibe, lots of dogs, and fabulous beer.  Birthday Cake beer? Yes! Sign me up.  Delicious! One of my favorite flavors – now added to beer.  Vanilla Cappuccino Porter.  Yes! and now time for bed.  Perfect evening drink.  Sweet.  Smooth.  Relaxing.  Yum!


Last Best Brewing Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I stopped in at Last Best Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta Canada.  Ever since I’ve been traveling to Canada people keep telling me about poutine.  Well, I finally tried it here.  I enjoyed it!  The bartender recommended their Baltic Porter to accompany it which was a great choice.  This beer is dark and rich and heavy and sweet and a great way to end the evening. (in a good way)

Common Crown Brewing Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I stopped in at Common Crown Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Looking over their beers I decided on Andy’s Wee Heavy Scottish Ale.  I really enjoyed its sweet maltiness and its crisp finish.  What a great beer.  And even better, the bartender gave it to me for free.  He saw me struggling with the Canadian cash in my wallet and had mercy on me as a traveler.  Thank you!

Tool Shed Brewing Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I stopped in at Tool Shed Brewing Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to try their beer.  I decided on the People Skills Cream Ale and was not disappointed.  I rarely drink cream ale and with this being one of their core beers I figured it was a good option and I was really impressed.  Smooth.  Drinkable.  Nice mouth feel.  Light but not too light.  I could drink several of these.  I also had a taste of Papa Bam Bam’s Oatmeal Pale Ale and that is a great beer as well.  A hoppy pale ale with oatmeal richness.  Delightful.

Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing, Tulsa, OK

I stopped in at Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing in Tulsa, Oklahoma and enjoyed a flight of their beers.  Their Apricot Breakaway is one of their newest and pretty tasty with enough apricot that you can taste the fruit.  The Raspberry Blonde wasn’t as sour or as full of fruit taste as I would have preferred.  Their IPA is likely the best IPA in Tulsa.  Hoppy with some malt complexity.  Very nice!  And Morning Bender Coffee Oatmeal Stout has a great roasted coffee flavor with notes of chocolate.  Great beers!