11 AM – 10 PM Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday
11 AM – Midnight Friday/Saturday
The Prairie Dog Brewing brewpub is a Calgary-based brewery and restaurant founded in early 2016 by Gerad Coles, Laura Coles, Tyler Potter, Sarah Goertzen, and Jay Potter, which opened in June 2018! You can read more about each of the founders and their backgrounds on the Founders page.
Prairie Dog is a south-Calgary brewpub with a cozy, bohemian vibe familiar to those who’ve spent time in brewpubs on the west coast. We have a fully-operational on-site brewery and are toiling away in the background to get our own beer brewed and on tap, but in the mean time we have a dozen awesome local guest beers on tap that we are proud to share with you.
We are located at 105D 58th Ave SE only a couple blocks from the Chinook LRT station. The pub is family and conversation friendly with an open concept, and our brewery equipment is out in the open and easy to see. We believe in transparency and want our customers to be able to see our clean, well-kept facility and recognize the level of professionalism and care that goes into our beer.
The same level of transparency is found in our kitchen, which is run by Red-Seal certified Executive Chef Jay Potter with over 20 years of industry experience. Our menu focuses on Texas-style barbecue and includes a variety of familiar offerings with some local flare and the incorporation of beer into many recipes. Our meats are locally-sourced and smoked in Clifford, our big red BBQ Pit from Mesquite, Texas, and is moist and extremely tender with well-integrated, balanced flavours.
With 20 taps, our beer selection varies frequently, allowing customers to continuously try something new while returning to a few familiar staples. Many of our beers are American and English styles such as hoppy IPAs, flavourful English porters and stouts, and American wheat beers along with a few off-the-wall styles.
Many of the areas that have already experienced the explosion of craft beer have also experienced an explosion in alcohol levels in their beer, with many taprooms offering a majority of beers over 7% ABV; this will not be Prairie Dog. We aim to demonstrate that craft beer doesn’t have to be high in alcohol to be flavourful; we always have at least one beer on tap with an alcohol content at or below 4% ABV, with the majority of our beers being 4.5 – 5.5% ABV. Of course, we make IPAs in the typical alcohol range for the style, as well as a few high-alcohol beers such as Barleywines and Imperial Stouts, which are intended as “sippers” to be served in appropriate (smaller) glassware.
We also host several guest taps to showcase exceptional beer, mead, and cider made by other local breweries. Our staff will be educated and demonstrate superior knowledge of the production of our beer and will be capable of providing recommendations for food pairings. Prairie Dog is the kind of place where you see the brewers walking around, chatting with customers asking for feedback and sharing their knowledge of beer and brewing with anyone who asks.
We hope this sounds like the type of place you’d love to spend time in, and we look forward to seeing you at Prairie Dog Brewing soon!