If you have ever driven down the Main Street in Canmore on a warm sunny day, you have probably seen crowds of happy customers sitting on a sun drenched terrace, sipping on a pint while admiring the mountain views around them – welcome to the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company! Being the only brew pub in Canmore, anyone with more than a passing interest in good beer owes it to himself to pay a visit and try some of the fine ales which are brewed in the microbrewery on the premises. The three flagship beers are the Czech style Powder Hound Pilsner (the perfect thirst quencher after a day of hiking or skiing!), Grumpy Bear Honey Wheat, and the Scottish style Rutting Elk Red. Those looking for a stronger tasting beer will want to sample the Big Head Nut Brown, the heavily hopped IPA (a personal favorite), and the Moose Knuckle Stout, the perfect accompaniment to a cold winter’s day. It’s always worth asking about the seasonal beer, which on our last visit was an excellent Eddy Line Pale Ale – smooth and medium hopped, and ideal for a chilly Fall afternoon.
Unique at this brew pub are the handcrafted sodas – popular with kids and adults alike – such as Root Beer, Black Cherry Cola, Ginger Beer, and our favorite – the delicious Cream Soda, brewed naturally with vanilla beans.
The Grizzly Paw also has an excellent pub food menu, where they have put their own mark on traditional favorites such as Grizzly Wings with Grizzy Paw beer infused sauces, Mountain High Nachos, Halibut & Chips (in beer batter of course), Shepherd’s Pie simmered in India Pale Ale topped with roasted garlic mash, and a good selection of burgers and pizza, each with a recommended beer pairing! And for dessert, why not try a float – made traditionally with chocolate ice cream and house-made root beer, or for more of a kick, substitute the root beer for a Moose Knuckle Coffee Stout!
The atmosphere at the Grizzly Paw is fun, with sport showing on the flat screen TVs, lively music playing, and the service is fast and friendly! The pub is great for families (kid-friendly until 10pm), groups of friends, and anyone who enjoys a good pint… oh and did we mention that it has the best terrace in downtown Canmore?
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company is located at 622 Main Street in downtown Canmore Alberta
Call: 403 678 9983