Best Pub Beers
Going for a round? You'll want one of these beers
By Don McSwiney for Avenue Calgary's June edition.
Don McSwiney’s beer drinking resume includes 25 years of enthusiastic consumption, as a private citizen and member of The Dino Martinis. Turn-ons include long walks on the beach, beer, discovering great new beer and talking or writing about beer. Turn-offs include beer snobs and those unwilling to give different beer styles a chance.
Big Rock Brewery, Calgary, Alta.
This was craft beer for most Albertans back in the day. The mild, sweet, caramel and nut flavours, with gentle hops feel like home. Pretty light mouth feel and not overly complex, but still good.
Where to drink it: In Dinnie’s Den, at the U of C, of course. That’s where I always enjoyed it the most.
Pairing: Always with nachos and chicken wings or just about anything else, as it has a nice, clean and gentle taste.