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5555 76th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2C 4L8
Telephone: +1 403-720-3239
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations are recommended. Brewery tours are available Tuesday-Thursday at 1:30pm. Reservations are required.
Brewer: Paul Gautreau
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Notes

Opened: 1985

Annual Production: 450,000 hl

Contributors: Brenda Sgaggi, kolin krokis

Updated: September 20, 2007

Beer List


    • Date: June 27, 1993 (#100)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Looks a lot like a Pale Ale. Smells a lot like a Pale Ale, too. Interesting hops, though...more later. Thick, smooth. What's that flavor...? Maple! Tastes like breakfast. Pretty sweet. Good beer, but just too sweet to be habit-forming. The maple is a nice touch.
    • Date: February 7, 1993 (#2520)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      Very red. Not as thick as their other beers. Very malty. Very strong.

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    • Date: April 22, 1996 (#1383)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nice amber, good carbonation and head. Hoppy aroma, maybe a little stale. Good body, malty. Hint of oxidation, especially in finish. Fresh Buzzard is hard to beat.
    • Date: September 19, 1994 (#431)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow-amber, good carbonation and head. Fruity aroma...like peaches?!? Big and malty. No fruitiness in flavor, but definitely in nose. Clean.
    • Date: June 13, 1993 (#78)
      Package: draught
      Place: St.Mary's College Beer Festival, Moraga CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow. English hop aroma? Good body. Malt and hops both very assertive, but still very well-balanced. Very nice indeed...but their McNalley's is better.
    • Date: January 25, 1992 (#2511)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      Very light. Fruity. Tastes more like a light lager.

  • Robust Porter
    • Date: December 27, 1994 (#662)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, not brown. Good carbonation and head. Fresh, clean hop aroma. Not much malt. OK body. Some black malt in finish...almost subtle. This is not a "big" Porter.
    • Date: December 18, 1993 (#2526)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      Very red. Unexpectedly fruity. A little sharp.

  • South German-Style Kristal Weizen/Kristal Weissbier
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: April 3, 1995 (#839)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow, low carbonation and head. Citrusy nose, but faint. Citrusy flavor, sweet. Pretty clean, but unremarkable.

  • Specialty Honey Beer
    5.00% abv.

  • American-Style Light Lager
    3.80% abv.

  • American-Style Lager

  • American-Style Rye Beer

  • McNalley's Extra Ale
    Irish-Style Red Ale
    7.00% abv.

  • Pale Ale
    English-Style India Pale Ale
    5.00% abv.

  • Rock Creek Premium Dry Cider (discontinued)
    Standard Cider / Perry
    Awards:

  • Traditional Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale
    5.00% abv.

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    Warthog Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale
    4.50% abv.

  • XO Lager
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    5.00% abv.