When you crave a good beer and a hearty lunch, we suggest heading out to the old Currie Barracks site (past 50th Avenue SW and Crowchild). When you see the old aircraft hangar, you know you’ve arrived.
The Wild Rose Brewery (4580 Quesnay Wood Dr SW) is a fantastic local brewery that is dedicated to using green methods and making delicious beer without any preservatives. Besides having a great line-up of beer like the W Raspberry Ale, Velvet Fog and SOB (Special Old Bitter), Wild Rose also puts out seasonal ales like the Cherry Porter, which is due to be released on Friday.
We seriously recommend that you visit the taproom so you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. You’re always greeted by friendly staff at the Wild Rose and the food here is nothing short of superb. For starters, you should try the velvet fog rock crab cakes crusted with jalapeno corn bread. The Brewer’s Plate is always a great choice and features a generous selection of cheeses, meats, potato salad, a few pickled treats and delicious focaccia bread that’s made in house. For mains, you have to try the wild boar meatloaf sandwich. This is also a great opportunity to try the Simple Simon pies from the farmer’s market. We guarantee you won’t want to share. If you still have room at the end of the meal, you can sample the WRaspberry Cobbler with a side of ice cream.
To celebrate the cooler months in Calgary, the Cherry Porter is being released this Friday. This rich porter is made with ripe Okanagan cherries; you’ll be thinking of Black Forest Cake after just a sip. You can check out the Wild Rose launch party on November 2nd or you can find this fine porter in several establishments around town this weekend.
While a visit to the taproom is always a treat, you can also check out the Wild Rose Brewer Dinner happening at National on 10th on November 20th. You will be treated to a night with Brewmaster Andrea Christianson and four courses paired with beers. To buy tickets, visit the National website.