Craft pouring pints by the million

- June 4th, 2012

What better way to celebrate one year of booming business at CRAFT Beer Market than by raising a glass?

After all, the staff there have had 1.2 million chances to warm up for the big occasion.

This week, the Beltline beer hall that specializes in pouring all manner of craft beer (hence the name), celebrates having tapped 13,000-plus kegs, and pouring a whopping 1,232,460 pints to more than 340,000 “friends,” as the bar calls them.

“We saw the craft beer scene in the U.S. really exploding and saw that there was a void in the Calgary market for a concept that gave smaller craft breweries a platform to showcase their products and reach a wider audience,” owner PJ L’Heureux said. “Calgary has really embraced us and is at the forefront of this movement in Canada and we are proud to be a leader and help build beer culture in the city.”

And it’s a great concept. The 10 Ave. S.W. haunt is a huge room, with an equally big list of beers, all on tap, and great food.

And, to celebrate, they’re having a party.

On June 5, from 4-7 p.m., the bar is offering up a sampling of Calgary’s newest craft beer maker, Village Brewery, and some complimentary appitizers, to say thanks for the support over its first year.

More info about the bar can be found here, including the full list of more than 100 beer.

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