Not Your Parents’ Prairie Dog Hunt

Time until next clue


We are bringing back the memories and fun of hunting prairie dogs with the family but without the rifles! We will be hiding one new golden prairie dog around Calgary every week between March 5th and our launch at Calgary Beerfest. Clues to each prairie dog’s whereabouts will be posted on our social media channels so be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @prairiedogbeer so you don’t miss out on the fun. Search with your friends, family, or solo; if you find a golden prairie dog you will get WAY more than the $0.05 they used to offer per tail! How does a free pulled pork sandwich per week for life sound? Worth hunting in the snow if you ask us!

Prairie Dog #4 – FOUND and Claimed

Wow! One clue in and this prairie dog was found; many people hunted it, but only one was successful. This little guy was hidden on the egg structure at the Calgary Zoo. The egg structure was created by artist Brower Hatcher after an international call for submissions was taken in partnership with the City of Calgary Public Art Program. The Calgary Zoo’s conservation efforts are among the best in the world and specifically they are leading reasearch on Canada’s only remaining population of black-tailed prairie dogs (you can see why it would be near to our hearts!) to safe guard their future and the many species that rely on them.

Prairie Dog #3 – FOUND and Claimed

The third prairie dog was hidden on the tractor trailer outside Common Crown Brewing. The guys up at Common Crown have been great friends to us. They were also among the breweries that passed down Village’s first boardroom table Now that we have our agency license we are contract brewing with them, which gives us the opportunity to debut our beer at Calgary International Beerfest 2018!

Prairie Dog #2: FOUND and Claimed

The second prairie dog was hidden at the Fish Creek public library. The Calgary public library system offers many resources for the people of Calgary. Everything from children’s play areas and quiet study rooms to workshops and special events all free! Libraries aren’t just for paperbacks anymore, we encourage you all to get a library card and to utilize this amazing resource.

Prairie Dog #1: FOUND – If you found the prairie dog please contact us at social[at]prairiedogbrewing[dot]ca!

I found a prairie dog, what do I do?

  1. Do not shoot! No farmland will be compromised by this critter
  2. Take a photo with the little guy and post to social then take it home and love and care for it
  3. Contact Prairie Dog Brewing at 403.407.2448
  4. We will arrange a time for you to present the found prairie dog to claim your victory
  5. Bring your ID (18+ only eligible) and be ready to have your photo on the wall at the brewpub
  6. Please send us a description of how you found the prairie dog, so we can share on our website, social media and in our brewpub

Ground Rules for the Hunt

Do not destroy any personal or business property while hunting. No prairie dog will be hidden in a location that requires an entrance fee or hunters to go inside, on or through a non-public space. No trespassing or other unlawful activity is required to find a prairie dog. No prairie dog will be found in their natural habitat; they will not be buried. No prairie dog will be sealed inside anything; during your hunt nothing will need to be damaged, broken, or dismantled for you to find the critter you seek. Please be respectful of any and all people, businesses, and/or property while you search. The folks at Prairie Dog thank you and wish you good luck!

Small print – smaller than the critter you have found or will find

The contest begins when the first clue is posted and ends when all prairie dogs are found. The first free meal will be available one month after the opening of Prairie Dog Brewing or after the first prairie dog of each campaign is found, whichever comes first, and is available at only the original Prairie Dog Brewing location as long as it is open and in operation.

Must be 18 years or older to claim the prize. IDs will be checked. Bring your ID. One prairie dog winner per person and per family. No repeat winners. If searching with a group, only one person may win the prize. If you find a prairie dog, phone 403.407.2448 or email social[at]prairiedogbrewing[dot]ca to arrange a time to meet with one or more of the founders of Prairie Dog Brewing to redeem. Winners will receive one *pulled pork sandwich per week with one choice of side (excluding sides requiring an additional cost) or a single order meal of equal or lesser value. Meal may be varied or other benefits substituted at the discretion of Prairie Dog Brewing if it is unable for any reason to offer the specified benefits, provided that the substituted benefits are reasonably equivalent in value to the original benefits. Cannot be redeemed for multiple food items to add up to the prize value, weekly or daily specials, or alcoholic beverages. A week is defined as any hours Prairie Dog Brewing is open for business Sunday through Saturday. Prairie Dog Brewing cannot be held accountable for acts of God, weather, and business interruptions during any week. Only one free meal may be claimed per week. Multiple meals cannot be saved for redemption at a later time; if a week is missed, the free meal for that week shall be forfeited. Only the person claiming the prairie dog can receive the free meal each week. No family members, friends, buddies, acquaintances or otherwise can redeem the prize for you. Winners consent to the use of their names and photos or likeness by Prairie Dog Brewing to promote the contest on Prairie Dog Brewing’s website, social media, in the brewpub and in print, and the contestant confirms that Prairie Dog Brewing and its associated businesses may correspond with the Applicant for any purposes by email or telephone. All employees of Prairie Dog Brewing are ineligible to win.

The contestant agrees to abide by the rules, policies and bylaws of Prairie Dog Brewing and understands that they are subject to change from time to time in the sole discretion of Prairie Dog Brewing. Prairie Dog Brewing may cancel a winner’s weekly prize if the winner fails to comply with Prairie Dog Brewing’s rules. Prairie Dog Brewing shall have no liability for any damages due to the termination or discontinuation of the weekly prize program. The contestant acknowledges that Prairie Dog Brewing shall not be liable to the contestant or anyone claiming through the contestant for loss, damages, personal injury (including death) or any other costs and/or expenses arising in any way out of this contest, and/or the use or consumption of any beer or other product produced by Prairie Dog Brewing or an associated business, and the contestant releases Prairie Dog Brewing, its directors, officers, shareholders, affiliates and any other associated business from and against any such liabilities. This contest shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable in that province. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning the contest and contest benefits described herein.

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