Nestled in the vibrant city of Calgary, Alberta, Banded Peak Brewing has established itself as a prominent player in the local craft beer scene. With its commitment to quality, innovation, and community, Banded Peak has garnered a loyal following of beer enthusiasts who appreciate their dedication to producing exceptional brews.
Founded in 2016 by Alex Horner, Colin McLean and Matthew Berard, Banded Peak Brewing was born out of a shared passion for brewing and a desire to create exceptional beers. The founders, who originally started as homebrewers, set out to craft brews that embodied their love for the craft and reflected the unique spirit of the Canadian Rockies.
The Barley Belt is a funky area of South East Calgary and home to a group of like-minded breweries, focused on the creativity of craft brewing. Led by Banded Peak Brewing, all the breweries in the Barley Belt take pride in using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to create their brews. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty, their beers pay homage to the diverse landscapes of Alberta.
One of the hallmarks of Banded Peak Brewing is their dedication to innovation and collaboration. A newly installed 35 HL, fully automated, Specbrew system allows them to continuously experiment with different brewing techniques and ingredients, pushing boundaries to create new and exciting flavours. Additionally, Banded Peak actively seeks collaborations with other breweries, local businesses, and community organizations, fostering a sense of camaraderie within Calgary’s brewing community and showcasing the city’s vibrant entrepreneurial spirit.
The Banded Peak taproom offers visitors a welcoming and vibrant space to enjoy their handcrafted brews. With its warm and rustic ambiance, the taproom provides an excellent setting for beer enthusiasts to gather, socialize, and experience the full range of Banded Peak’s offerings. Whether one is a seasoned beer connoisseur or a curious newcomer, the knowledgeable and passionate staff are always ready to guide visitors through their beer selection and share their expertise.
Banded Peak Brewing places great importance on community engagement and giving back. They actively support local events, festivals, and charitable initiatives, recognizing the significance of community connection and involvement. Whether it’s hosting fundraising events, participating in local collaborations, or sponsoring community projects, Banded Peak demonstrates a deep commitment to being an integral part of the Calgary community.
The Barley Belt has become a beloved fixture in Calgary’s craft beer scene, capturing the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Through their commitment to excellence, innovation, and community engagement, Banded Peak has carved out a niche for itself and the other “Belt” breweries as a go-to destination for those seeking high-quality brews and memorable taproom experiences.