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Prairie Dog Brewing

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About Prairie Dog Brewing

Located at 105D 58 Ave SE Calgary, Our 200-seat brewpub is fun and bohemian with a family-friendly, come-as-you-are attitude in a conversation-friendly atmosphere, and boasts open-air views into our microbrewery and large, open kitchen pass. Our food is made from scratch with Alberta ingredients, and focus on Texas-style barbecue, with meats and vegetables smoked and slow roasted in Clifford, our big red barbecue pit from Mesquite, Texas (the biggest BBQ pit of its kind in Canada). Check out our menu here.

We are training our staff to become Cicerone Beer Servers, and we will focus on keeping a large variety of our own beers on tap as well as a few other great options, beer and non-beer. Come on out!

Brews by Prairie Dog Brewing (click a brew to toggle info)


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Super B (Formerly Hopped Wheat)   (3.52/5)

This American-style wheat beer pours golden and hazy with a white, foamy head, and features prominent citrus, stone fruit, and bread aroma. The beer has a light, refreshing body with moderate carbonation and a dry but soft bread-flavoured finish and mild grainy aftertaste. An easy drinker that won’t fatigue the palate.

Style: Pale Wheat Ale - American

ABV: 4.9%    IBU: 20

Link Back: Super B (Formerly Hopped Wheat) - Brewed In Calgary AB

Tail Twitcher   (3.7/5)

Clear, amber and dry, this modern example of an American-style IPA bursts with tangerine, lemon and a resinous grapefruit character overlaid upon a tasty base of Alberta malts. Amarillo, Lemondrop and Mosaic hops are generously added late in the boil and throughout several massive dry-hop steps. In spite of the intense hop character, bitterness is balanced to allow the underlying malt flavour to shine through in this dry-finishing beer.

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.7%    IBU: 74

Link Back: Tail Twitcher - Brewed In Calgary AB

Smoke On the Lauter   (3.59/5)

This easy-drinking pale ale incorporates Prairie Dog’s applewood-smoked flaked oats, which adds a ham or smoked bacon character to the beer. Combined with the nutty flavour of oats and Red Shed’s biscuit malt, the beer has a complex malt base that is enhanced by citrus flavours from new world hops, making it a great hair of the dog beer!


Balanced/restrained citrus and piney hops overlaid on a nutty, malty base with hints of caramel and a lingering ham-like character in the late palate/aftertaste.

Style: Pale Ale - American

ABV: 5.2%    IBU: 31

Link Back: Smoke On the Lauter - Brewed In Calgary AB

Coconut Brown Ale   (3.58/5)

This latest Prairie Dog beer overlays sweet, freshly toasted coconut on a nutty brown base beer, with flavours of milk chocolate, caramel and toast, on a mildly bitter backbone with a dry finish

Style: Brown Ale - English

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 32

Link Back: Coconut Brown Ale - Brewed In Calgary AB

IPA   (3.71/5)

An edgy, modern example of the American IPA category that bursts with lemon, orange and tangerine fruit character. A generous blend of Amarillo, Lemondrop and Mosaic hops are added at the end of boil and through multiple dry-hop steps. In spite of the great hop character, bitterness is balanced to allow the underlying malt flavour to shine through in this dry-finishing beer.

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.7%    IBU: 74

Link Back: IPA - Brewed In Calgary AB

Oatmeal Stout   (3.64/5)

A rich, dark stout with a thick, creamy head and full mouthfeel, having notes of coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate with background smoke character from our in-house-smoked flaked oats.

Style: Stout - Oatmeal

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 35

Link Back: Oatmeal Stout - Brewed In Calgary AB

Ginger Lime Gose   (3.63/5)

A fun take on the Gose style, which is a light, slightly tart and fruity German wheat ale style that incorporates coriander spices. Our version features subtle flavours and aromas of freshly zested limes, diced ginger, and coriander, with subtle banana from the yeast used to ferment the beer. Wheat and barley flavours mingle to remind the drinker of the fact that it is a beer.

Style: Sour - Gose

ABV: 5.1%    IBU: 13

Link Back: Ginger Lime Gose - Brewed In Calgary AB

Smoked Peppa   (3.4/5)

This tasty English-style pale ale is a Goldilocks beer — not too spicy and not too smoky, just right. It starts with a blend of our in-house-smoked oats and Alberta malts, and is “dry-hopped” in fermenter with a mix of smoked peppers for a complex and refreshing finish, with crackery malt underpinnings and just the right level of bitterness for balance and a pleasant warming sensation from the hot-peppers.

Style: Pale Ale - English

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 30

Link Back: Smoked Peppa - Brewed In Calgary AB

Little Bear   (3.53/5)


Flavourful but easy drinking, our Kölsch-style ale is clean and crisp with a slightly sweet grainy flavour and a dry finish. Based on the pilsner style, but fermented with ale yeast and lagered for several weeks, this beer has a pleasant, soft and surprisingly refreshing flavour profile that makes it stand tall beside its lager brethren.

Style: Kölsch

ABV: 4.4%    IBU: 23

Link Back: Little Bear - Brewed In Calgary AB

Coffee Kolsch   (3.8/5)

Our Little Bear Kölsch recipe infused with a custom blend of cold-brew coffee by Typeface Coffee Roasters, which brings milk chocolate, toffee and caramel notes to the beer – no harsh coffee bitterness at all. Tastes like a Coffee Crisp bar in a glass.

Style: Kölsch

ABV: 4.3%    IBU: 23

Link Back: Coffee Kolsch - Brewed In Calgary AB

Porter   (3.5/5)

Our porter has been a long-standing favourite as a homebrew recipe, which we adapted to our commercial brewing system with great results. The beer features loads of dark, complex malts with notes of toasted caramel, coffee and chocolate overlaid by a pleasant spicy/herbal hop character. The beer has a full body but finishes fairly dry, making it easy to have more than one.

Style: Porter - American

ABV: 5.9%    IBU: 32

Link Back: Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB

Kettle Sour #1   (3.58/5)

A modern take on German Berliner-weisse with a tart acidity and surprising level of flavour and body for such a low alcohol beer, with plenty of malty, husky grain flavour and a pale yellow colour with some haze.

Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse

ABV: 3%    IBU: 7

Link Back: Kettle Sour #1 - Brewed In Calgary AB

Gunnison’s Red   (3.68/5)


Named after the boisterous Gunnison’s Prairie Dog of the four-corners region, our red ale takes cues from the class Irish Red style, employing a hint of roasted barley for colour and taste atop a base of sweeter caramel malts with a deliberate underlying bitterness that keeps the beer palatable and adds a pleasant aftertaste, but includes a late dose of Chinook hops for a spicier, American-style finish. Our house yeast keeps the beer fairly dry with a malty backbone, making it easy to have another.

Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 24

Link Back: Gunnison’s Red - Brewed In Calgary AB

Maple Bacon Marzen   (3.02/5)

Style: Smoked Beer

ABV: 6.1%    IBU: 19

Link Back: Maple Bacon Marzen - Brewed In Calgary AB

Coco Smoke   (3.6/5)

Proving that beer need not be dark to feature delicious roasty, chocolate character, this golden coloured ale is layered in complexity. We start with our popular Smoked Peppa pale ale base and infuse it with Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional cacao beans to add rich dark chocolate flavours and aromas. The slightly warming, peppery base beer has subtle smokey notes that blissfully interplay with the cacoa flavours.

Style: Pale Ale - American

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 30

Link Back: Coco Smoke - Brewed In Calgary AB

Vanilla-Oaked Porter   (3.75/5)

Our first public release of a Prairie dog barrel-aged beer. Starting as our house Porter, we aged the beer for several months in a french oak barrel that had previously been used to age red wine (style unknown). During its life in the barrel, the beer picked up loads of vanilla and stone fruit character (cherry), and underwent a secondary fermentation with wine yeast, drying it out significantly. To sweeten the beer backup, we blended it with more of the straight porter and added a hint of natural vanilla to round out the edges.

Style: Porter - Other

ABV: 6.7%    IBU: 32

Link Back: Vanilla-Oaked Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB

Cinco De Mayo   (3.55/5)

This “Taco in a Glass” beer was inspired by the savoury flavours of Mexican food. Based roughly on the brown ale style, this beer has about 15% of its grist replaced with toasted flaked corn. Liberal additions of cumin, black pepper and smoked paprika give the beer flavours reminiscent of taco seasoning, and time spent with heavy-toast oak lends underlying complexity to this unique creation.

Cumin and toasted corn, biscuit malt character and smoked paprika are quite evident. Roast character from the heavy toast oak, and a slightly saline finish. Some umami flavour.

Style: Spiced / Herbed Beer

ABV: 5.4%    IBU: 14

Link Back: Cinco De Mayo - Brewed In Calgary AB

Hopped Wheat   (3.73/5)

Style: Pale Wheat Ale - American

ABV: 4.8%    IBU: 0

Link Back: Hopped Wheat - Brewed In Calgary AB

English Best Bitter   (3.61/5)

This traditional English style is a sessionable favourite that elevates traditional English malts to centre stage and balances them out with a blend of Bramling Cross and Lemondrop hops, resulting in a unique mashup between the old and new worlds.

Lightly toasted bread crust maillard flavours dominate with the fruity notes of lemon and blackcurrant firmly overlaid, almost like toast and jam, but with a firm bitterness underlying everything and keeping the profile less sweet.

Style: English Bitter

ABV: 4.3%    IBU: 30

Link Back: English Best Bitter - Brewed In Calgary AB

Mango Habanero Double IPA   (3.68/5)

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 8.6%    IBU: 0

Link Back: Mango Habanero Double IPA - Brewed In Calgary AB

Belgian Golden Strong   (3.36/5)

A surprisingly light and refreshing Belgian-style beer that belies its underlying strength. Yeast contribute a spicy, peppery character with notes of red apple. Biscuit-malt undertones and El Dorado hops give this beer an extra dose of flavour and dimension.

Clove and banana, somewhat sweet and malty, mild acidic fruit character. Biscuit, bready.

Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale

ABV: 8%    IBU: 4

Link Back: Belgian Golden Strong - Brewed In Calgary AB

Coconut Curried Oat Mild   (Unrated)

Style: Pale Ale - English

ABV: 0%    IBU: 0

Link Back: Coconut Curried Oat Mild - Brewed In Calgary AB

Kettle Sour #2   (3.7/5)

Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse

ABV: 3.2%    IBU: 7

Link Back: Kettle Sour #2 - Brewed In Calgary AB

Basil Cinnamon Kolsch   (3.32/5)

Style: Kölsch

ABV: 4.4%    IBU: 23

Link Back: Basil Cinnamon Kolsch - Brewed In Calgary AB

Blackberry Oaked Porter   (3.38/5)

Prairie Dog’s favourite porter recipe with an addition of blackberry fruit and aged with French oak, leading to a beer with significant complexity and even wine-like characteristics.

Dark chocolate and hints of blackberry, black currants, and even strawberry. Woody oak character is present and well integrated in mature examples of the beer.

Style: Porter - Other

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 29

Link Back: Blackberry Oaked Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB

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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11a.m. - 10p.m.
  • Wednesday 11a.m. - 10p.m.
  • Thursday 11a.m. - 10p.m.
  • Friday 11a.m. - 12a.m.
  • Saturday 11a.m. - 12a.m.
  • Sunday 11a.m. - 10p.m.

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