Banff Ave. Brewing Co.

Banff Ave. Brewing Co.Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
Banff Ave. Brewing Co.Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

110 Banff Ave
PO Box 5045 Stn Main
Banff, Alberta, T1L 1A9

(403) 762-1003 | map

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Beervana from Canada (BC)

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Aug 18, 2016
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puftdank from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Jun 21, 2018
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VashonGuy from Washington

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

This is pretty much a generic brewpub, with pretty much generic beers. It's comfortable, except that it's unnecessarily noisy. It was difficult to talk to each other across a table, even at 5 in the afternoon.

There were 6 beers available, a pale, an IPA, a blonde, a red, a wit, and a black pilsener. There's a generous 6x6 (ounce) tasting flight.

The IPA was solid, the wit was better than average, and the black pilsener was not great, but had some nice dark notes. The others ranged from forgettable to unforgettably bad (the pale ale, which was flavorless and watery).

The food, on the other hand, was excellent!!

So think of Banff Brewing as a restaurant with good food, but mostly mediocre beer. That's pretty odd for a brewery.

Jul 28, 2017
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Ryften from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 24, 2017
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Erik-P from Canada (BC)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Sep 08, 2016
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KStark from Canada (BC)

3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Jul 20, 2016
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Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Decent beer available. Head Smashed In IPA is a solid beer.

Sitting on the balcony overlooking Banff Ave and having the background of the Canadian Rockies is awesome.

A good place to visit. If you're looking for a decent beer experience in Banff this is the place.

Mar 31, 2016
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OldBrewer from Canada (ON)

3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Mar 13, 2016
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A decent place right on Banff Ave. Fairly large with an average atmosphere. Service was very good. Beer was average. I had the sampler (6 different beers) and the beers varied from below average to average. Nothing was very memorable but the pale ale was the best of the bunch.

Jan 02, 2016
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MuFugga from Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Sep 02, 2015
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Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Banff Ave is a rock solid place to visit when you are in Banff. They have a decent selection of beer. Overall, the quality is quite good, though I prefer the Stout and Black Pilsner over their lighter brews. The menu is interesting and we have always enjoyed our meals. Keep in mind it's Banff, so the prices are pretty steep for what you get. Beer prices are very fair, particularly for the take-home bombers. It's a busy place, but we have never had to wait for a table.

Feb 16, 2015
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4.75/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Just an excellent place to hang out and enjoy delicious food and beer!

Feb 02, 2015
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Jan 08, 2015
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Howlader from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nov 23, 2014
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wesbray from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Nov 16, 2014
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JIMMER from California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Jun 23, 2014
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 5

went for a pint and a plate with an old friend on aug28 2010.
pretty stoked to get a seat overlooking Banff Ave on a busy summer day, I love a patio overlooking the main drag and with so few of them this was a great place to sit and people watch. I only had the IPA and it was a decent beer but served right too the rim and some of it ended up on my lap as the server tried to get it in front of me. Our server could have paid more attention to us but she was busy talking to the bartender, I got everything I needed but I felt the service was not bad but pretty average. My burger and caesar salad were just plain tasty, my buddy and I who hadn't stopped talking for hours said nothing other Mmmm and ahhh for the few minuets we had food on our plates. one of the better pub burgers I've ever had if the rest of the food's this good they got something going for them. for Banff it's reasonable at 5$ a pint and 13-15$ for a burger you could spend a lot more money on a simple lunch in Banff. I'll be stopping in again to give the other brews a try the next time I'm in Banff.

Aug 29, 2010
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CBA from British Indian Ocean Territory

3/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I've been waiting for this place to open for some time, as it would be a welcome addition to the overwhelming bland beer offerings around town. However after my first visit, I'm somewhat let down. Average food, average beer sums it up. I tried 5 of their 7 beer (the IPA and Blond were both out). Overuse of nitrogen in their cream ale and stout, the Black Pilsner, while hardly a dark beer, and missing some key Schwartz notes ended up being the best of the 5. I'll give it another go to try their IPA, and Blond - they'll periodically get my business if they can have at least one decent beer on hand. If not you'd be better served to go to the Bison Cafe; drink Wild Rose on tap, and have food that's hands above the Brewing Company's

Jul 02, 2010
Banff Ave. Brewing Co. in Banff, AB, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 147 ratings