Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Lake Bonavista

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

176-755 Lake Bonavista Dr SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2J 0N3

(403) 225-2739 | map

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by presario:
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

More restaurant than brewpub. Most beers are mainstream. The food is good. The seasonals are usually worth trying. A good selection of brewpub taps for Alberta. Pints can be a bit pricey on their own. I try and hit Brewsters at least twice a month. The good seasonals are made in Edmonton with liquid yeast by Gunther. Most of the beers are made in Calgary with dry yeast at the Foothills location. They have daily specials that are worth trying. 500 characters is a lot but I am trying my best to hit this limit.

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Photo of prosper
3.9/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The brewsers in Oliver in Edmonton. Nice brewpub, multi-levels with lots of seating and two bars. The brewery itself is on display behind glass - it's tiny! They have a good selection of beers on tap maybe 10 or so. The seasonal on at the moment was a very competent Saison, though the staff didn't seem to know too much about the beers: 'it's unfiltered' was the only description I got about the Saison, offered a little apologetically.

The food was decent, though we only had appetizers, and the place was clean, the staff polite.

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Photo of BigBry
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We met another couple for drinks on Friday night at this Brewster's location. Located on the opposite side of a strip mall, it is easy to miss if you don't have the exact address or are not familiar with the area. We chose to sit in the separate non-smoking section, which is on the back side away from the bar (a bit too chilly for the patio). It was fairly quiet, so service was quick and attentive. Small but comfortable, the interior is typical for the chain, with TVs and some beer posters and other breweriana on the walls. None of the individal restaraunts brew their own beer as it all comes from the large location in the industrial park of the city. They still have the entire line up available (including specialty seasonals) so beer selection and comprehensive menu are nice. Food is quite good, we stuck to the Brewer's Platter (decent price for lots of different appetizers). Will go back next time we are in the South.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.75/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Brewsters is a Canadian chain that does a pretty good job. In the downtown location, it's pretty much a sports bar with several large and small screen TVs on the walls. We watched a preseason Canandian football game, which was fun even though we didn't now the teams at all. Overall, clean, fun, and possibly a meat market for younger types at night.

With no veggies options except pizza and nachos, we went for the Brewhouse Nachos, which were very good. Waitress was friendly, and fairly fast, and seemed to know a little bit about beer. No air conditioning, which probably isn't much of a problem in Calgary, but it was the day we were there. Very hot. On a cool evening, the fireplace inside the door would've felt better.

All the beers were well done, and very respectable. The standard Canadian style Original Lager was crap, but it's supposed to be, just like a standard American ale/lager in an U.S. pub. But all of the other beers were very drinkable. Stand outs included the Flying Pig Lager that had a nice clean hops bite balanced w/ a bit of malt. An unexpected surprise. The Blueberry Wheat Ale was well done, and my wife had a draft that came with real blueberries in the bottom. Unlike most fruit beers that taste like syrup was poured into the beer, the fruit taste was well integrated, which, in my experience, is difficult to do with blueberry. The Shaughnessy Stout was my favorite, an Irish Stout that was very smooth, a little thin, but very good.

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Photo of Cwrw
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is in South Calgary, south of Anderson in a mall near the school there. This is one of the smaller Brewsters in Calgary, and they do not brew the beer at this location either. Smallish inside, a patio outside. The beers all tasted good, and they serve the seasonals as well as any. Service was mediocre, especially with regards to beer, as the staff seemed a little unknowledgable. They had the full tap-line of Brewster's range though, and the food is actually quite good. Good prices. Not the best Brewsters, but worth a stop-over if you are in the area.

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Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Lake Bonavista in Calgary, AB, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 32 ratings