posted by: Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites on: October 11, 2019

Image: Valeria Boltneva

There’s nothing quite like a fine beverage to take the edge off the cool air of autumn, especially as it changes into winter. Calgary is a fantastic place to enjoy a draught, a cocktail or a dram any old time, whether you’re looking for a party or just a civilized end to the evening. Filled with upscale bars,  breweries and gastropubs Calgary is a destination for anyone seeking a good time.

Of course, if you’re looking to expand your taste sensations and learn more about the drinks you love, there are also some upcoming festivals that will open your mind to a world of flavours!


The word “whisky” comes from the Gaelic phrase “uisce beatha,” which means “the water of life. Transliterated into “whiskey” in Ireland and “whisky” in Scotland, it is perhaps the finest liquor known to man. No two whiskeys are exactly alike – every single one contains the land where its grains were harvested and the air of the country where it was aged into amber perfection.

Whether you’re a long-time whisky connoisseur or someone who thinks scotch is okay if you dilute it with cola, you’ll find something to appreciate at the World of Whisky festival November 2 at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. Experts from around the world will educate your palette while serving samples of the finest distillations from around the globe.


Prefer grape to grain? Head to the BMO Centre at Stampede Park on November 16 for the Grape Escape Wine Festival! Featuring over 100 booths showcasing excellent vintages from growing regions all over the world, this is like a wine tour of the globe that you can finish in a single day. From the lightest Chardonnay to the deepest Pinot Noir, this event will bring you the best of wine!

Looking for the perfect complement to a fine beverage? Book a room at the Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites for the ultimate in comfort. Lounge in our complimentary hot tub and reflect on the great tastes of the day!
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