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Prairie Dog Brewing

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Brewery Hours :

  • 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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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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Tail Twitcher   (3.71/5)

Clear, amber and dry, this modern example of an American-style IPA bursts with big tropical, citrusy flavours with assertive bitterness and balanced malt character. Dry-hopped twice with Amarille, Mosaic, and Lemondrop.

Style: IPA - American

ABV: 6.6%    IBU: 75

Link Back: Tail Twitcher - Brewed In Calgary AB

Super B (Formerly Hopped Wheat)   (3.58/5)

2020 Alberta Beer Awards Bronze Medal Winner. This American-style wheat beer pours golden with a white, foamy head, and features prominent citrus, stone fruit, and bread aroma. This beer has a light, refreshing body with moderate carbonation and a dry but soft bread-flavoured finish and mild grain aftertaste.

Style: Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat

ABV: 4.8%    IBU: 23

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

Backyard Oasis   (3.65/5)

2019 Canadian International Beer Festival Gold Winner. Formerly known as Coconut Brown, this beer overlays sweet, fresh, house-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: Backyard Oasis - Brewed In Calgary AB

Little Bear   (3.58/5)

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

Gunnison’s Red   (3.69/5)

Our red ale takes cues from the classic 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 adding a pleasant aftertaste.

Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 24

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

Uncle Eddie's Oatmeal Stout   (3.62/5)

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: 5.4%    IBU: 34

Link Back: Uncle Eddie's Oatmeal Stout - Brewed In Calgary AB

Crispy Gurl   (3.72/5)

For this year’s International Women’s Day brew, we are collaborating with XHale Brew Co to create our own take on a very new style, the “Cold IPA”, which is sweeping across the USA but has yet to make its mark on Alberta. This mixed style combines aspects of both a European Lager and a West Coast IPA to create a very unique brew that is light in colour, crisp in finish, and heavy on hops. What better way to showcase this year’s Pink Boots hop blend? Our annual Pink Boots Brew is used to re-establish the conversation around women empowerment and inclusion in the brewing industry and we’ve teamed up with XHale Brew Co to help expand our reach with this important message.

Style: IPA - Cold

ABV: 6.8%    IBU: 50

Link Back: Crispy Gurl - Brewed In Calgary AB

Jumpingpound   (3.6/5)

A hazy, tart and crackery Kettle Sour with a hint of lemon. Try this traditional sour on its own or with our house made fruit syrups! 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. Originally called Kettle Sour #2, Jumpingpound is the basis for nearly all of our Barrel-Aged Sour and Barrel-Aged Fruited Sour beers. We are bringing this classic back in its unadulterated form with a fancy new name, emphasizing the importance of the connection to nature and the versatility of this product that has been around all along, but quietly in the background.

Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse

ABV: 3.3%    IBU: 7

Link Back: Jumpingpound - Brewed In Calgary AB

Kettle Sour Gone Wild!   (3.71/5)

Our conventionally-fermented kettle sour, then barrel-aged with wild yeast, adding complex, spicy phenols and fruity flavours. This white-wine-like beer is easy-drinking, providing taste of tart apple, oak, cracker and a subtly funky character.

Style: Sour - Other

ABV: 3.3%    IBU: 7

Link Back: Kettle Sour Gone Wild! - Brewed In Calgary AB

Strait-Laced Saison   (3.58/5)

An extremely refreshing Belgian-style straw-coloured saison with spicy yeast-derived notes of clove and pepper, with pleasant malty foundations.

Style: Farmhouse Ale - Saison

ABV: 5.3%    IBU: 10

Link Back: Strait-Laced Saison - Brewed In Calgary AB

Point of Order   (3.57/5)

A classic, no-frills example of an American Porter. No cacao nibs, no lactose, no fruits, just a delicious classic Porter that wants to be a Porter. Rich, complex dark malt character with notes of toasted caramel, coffee and chocolate overlaid by a pleasant floral and citrus hop character.

Style: Porter - American

ABV: 5.9%    IBU: 32

Link Back: Point of Order - Brewed In Calgary AB

Berry Burrow   (3.62/5)

Originally Berry Manly in collaboration with Hubtown Brewery (Okotoks, AB) to celebrate International Women’s Day, 2020, this beer is a uniquely refreshing Belgian-style blonde ale with raspberry and a custom Pink Boots Society blend of American hops. Underlying the fruit and bready malt flavours is a spicy Belgian yeast character.

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 19

Link Back: Berry Burrow - Brewed In Calgary AB

Prairie Lands Lager   (3.64/5)

This rich and malty lager highlights some of the fantastic malt grown and produced on our very own prairie lands. Expect a strong malty flavour with notes of chocolate, caramel, cracker and biscuit, with a sweeter profile based on the lager yeast.

Style: Lager - Vienna

ABV: 5%    IBU: 23

Link Back: Prairie Lands Lager - Brewed In Calgary AB

You're Beautiful   (3.64/5)

This fruited kettle sour was first created last summer to celebrate Pride Week and due to extremely popular demand, it has returned in even more glorious fashion! We took our Jumpingpound Kettle Sour and refermented it over 90 pounds of blueberry puree before adding a hint of lemon zest and vanilla to create an extremely approachable sour beer. Bursting with fruity citrus and berry notes paired with a delicately tart and full mouthfeel, this beer is sure to surprise many and blow away preconceived notions towards sour beers.

Style: Sour - Fruited

ABV: 3.3%    IBU: 7

Link Back: You're Beautiful - Brewed In Calgary AB

Harvest Pale Ale (2022)   (3.53/5)

An annual fresh hopped (wet-hopped) beer showcasing local Water Valley Hops - from vine to whirlpool in less than 6 hours! This beer allows us to show off an awesome local ingredient that a lot of people don’t realize are grown right here in Alberta. With a malt bill specifically designed to draw attention to the aromas and flavours of the hops this is a sought out beer style for many craft beer lovers in North America.

Style: Pale Ale - American

ABV: 4.6%    IBU: 42

Link Back: Harvest Pale Ale (2022) - Brewed In Calgary AB

Zinful California Zinfandel Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter   (3.32/5)

We took Desperate Times, our unique take on a Baltic Porter and aged it in a single barrel that once held California Zinfandel (2018 vintage), bringing mellow dark fruit, vanilla, and toast undertones to an already rich and delicious porter. Lagered and barrel-aged, this beer is smooth and crisp, yet full bodied and deceptively easy drinking for its alcohol content. At over 10%, this beer brings a fair amount of alcoholic heat that is beautifully balanced and mellowed from its extended barrel-aging time of 1 year. The resulting flavours resemble that of a glass of sherry or port with plenty of oak, vanilla, toast, and dark fruit notes.

Style: Porter - Imperial / Double Baltic

ABV: 10.3%    IBU: 36

Link Back: Zinful California Zinfandel Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB

Banana Bread Dunkelweizen   (3.24/5)

Our Banana Bread Dunkelweizen does not include any flavour additives or real fruits. The bright banana yeast esters shine on top of a sweet, bready, wheaty base to conjure up flavour memories of oven-fresh banana bread. A light hop addition plus baking spice phenols provide a counterbalance to this malty beer and give it great drinkability.

Style: Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen

ABV: 5.3%    IBU: 16

Link Back: Banana Bread Dunkelweizen - Brewed In Calgary AB

Firebrand Tennessee Whiskey Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter   (3.45/5)

We took Desperate Times, our unique take on a Baltic Porter, the 100th batch of beer brewed at Prairie Dog Brewing and aged it for 5 months in Tennessee Whiskey barrels, bringing bold yet smooth whiskey characteristics to an already rich and delicious beer. The malty sweet chocolate and light roastiness serve to introduce the warming backbone of its 10.3% ABV. Lagered and barrel-aged, this beer is smooth and crisp, yet full bodied and deceptively easy drinking for its alcohol content.

Style: Porter - Imperial / Double Baltic

ABV: 10.3%    IBU: 36

Link Back: Firebrand Tennessee Whiskey Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter - Brewed In Calgary AB

Brewer's Tap: Coffee Gunny's   (Unrated)

We took our deliciously caramel and roast forward Gunnison’s Red Ale and aged it over Rebel Bean Colombian Roast coffee for a week before adding some vanilla to round this beer out with flavours that remind you of a Vanilla Cappuccino. Definitely a good choice for a brunch or lunch beer.

Style: Red Ale - Irish

ABV: 5.5%    IBU: 24

Link Back: Brewer's Tap: Coffee Gunny's - Brewed In Calgary AB

Sour Expedition #1: Dry-Hopped Jumpingpound   (Unrated)

The first beer in our Sour Expedition highlights unique and experimental hop varieties to create a delicious sensory experience that is more than the sum of its parts. From the base Jumpingpound sour with its crackery and lemony notes with signature tartness we elevated the journey by dry-hopping with HBC 472, Cryo Mosaic, and African Queen. We chose such expressive hops to match the layered sourness that comes from modern kettle souring techniques - balancing the sour notes with the bitter notes without overpowering either. The result is a sessionable, pleasant dry-hopped sour that can be enjoyed anywhere.

Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse

ABV: 3.3%    IBU: 7

Link Back: Sour Expedition #1: Dry-Hopped Jumpingpound - Brewed In Calgary AB

Brewer's Tap: Fresh Hop ESB   (Unrated)

In order to celebrate harvest this year, the brew team was not satisfied with just one fresh hop beer. But in order to work side by side with the 2022 Harvest Pale Ale, a complimenting “Extra Special” beer style must be chosen. Enter the ESB: A higher ABV English Pale Ale, usually red to amber in colour, that has a noticeable (but in no way overpowering) bitterness which is balanced by a prominent malt character. The pleasant earthy and floral hop character in this beer is created through a fairly large flameout addition of freshly handpicked whole cone hops of an unknown varietal from a flower/hobby farm located just North of Olds, AB (DM Maschke Farms). Tell us what variety of hops you think are in there!

Style: Bitter - Extra Special / Strong (ESB)

ABV: 6.4%    IBU: 45

Link Back: Brewer's Tap: Fresh Hop ESB - Brewed In Calgary AB

S.T.E.V.E.   (Unrated)

A blend of 15-month bourbon barrel-aged and 3-month stainless-aged imperial stouts, further bottle-aged for 2.5 years. A deceptively smooth, full-bodied drinking experience without the sharpness of younger examples. Named for the atmospheric phenomenon that was originally coined in Alberta; Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (S.T.E.V.E. for short), which appears as a ribbon of light across the sky. From its Aurora-watching inspiration, this barrel-aged imperial stout’s name represents a long process of studying and the amazing discoveries happening right here in Alberta in the sky and in brewery barrels. This big beautiful beer showcases what some patience and childlike wonder will do.

Style: Stout - Imperial / Double

ABV: 10.4%    IBU: 77

Link Back: S.T.E.V.E. - Brewed In Calgary AB

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