About Caravel Craft Brewery
Caravel Craft Brewery gets its name from a specialty crafted ship, the Caravel, which was originally built for Portuguese explorers and eventually used by the Spanish in the 15th and 16th centuries. This ship was known for its ability to conquer headwinds with great ease and maneuver to previously unreachable regions of the globe. It is on this kind of ship that Canada was unexpectedly discovered in an attempt to reach India.
This sense of exploration is what Caravel Craft Brewery is all about. Starting with Vlad, who explored new land in moving from Eastern Europe to Canada. With over twelve years of homebrewing experience, it was Vlad’s long-time dream to open a brewery. He found there was a need for freshly made, high quality, traditional beer in his newfound home city. He started Caravel with the goal of using old brewing traditions and methods to explore both forgotten styles and new tastes.
Caravel is now a full team of passionate beer lovers whose enthusiasm is contagious to all. We pride ourselves in taking great care throughout the entire brewing process to provide a product our customers will love and remember. The brewery, located near the Calgary airport, boasts one of the largest taprooms in Calgary. The space is now a hub for both travellers and locals alike to come together over a well-crafted beer.