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Taste urban culture at THE MASHING craft beer & spirit festival

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If you’ve ever traveled Calgary, you’ll understand what we mean when we say that exploring somewhere different can make you feel you’ve entered a whole new world.

Exposing your eyes to new surroundings can energize you, feed your soul, and dare we even say it– make you feel alive! Some may say there’s nothing like it, and we’re big fans of that saying.

Alberta Beer Festivals has taken exactly that feeling and brought it to life with their fall event, THE MASHING.

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This spirit, cider, and beer festival is giving off major “this is something special” vibes. The team behind Alberta Beer Festivals has created a worldly travel experience right here in the city!

“We believe an event should be fun and help you get out of your day to day– even just for a little while,” said Bill Robinson, President of Alberta Beer Festivals. “To transport you somewhere that energizes you.”


If you haven’t been to THE MASHING before, just know that this encompasses more than just your average beer festival. The whole notion of just sampling beer has been completely turned upside down! The guys and gals behind ABF have new plans up their sleeves.

THE MASHING– an experience unlike anything else and equipped with copious amounts of entertainment, food, and bevvies– is definitely not your average sampling event.

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Step foot into the Stampede Grandstand and a surge of wonderment and sheer excitement will welcome you. Around every corner, you’ll encounter tantalizing– yes tantalizing, we’re using that word– sensations that allow you to revel in five stages of pure entertainment over two levels!

Listen to the very talented and oh-so-dreamy David Bradford as he shreds on the acoustic guitar– it’s like he’s got 15 fingers. Sample from one-of-a-kind creations at the Cask stage, chill out in Brightside’s Lounge and even kick it with the cool kids at the Dandy and Wild Rose Record Parties.

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For all those looking to light up the D floor, you can bust out your moves during the Crafted Sessions. But if that still isn’t enough live entertainment, find your inner performer at the Green Fools Circus School or be wowed by the mentalist, Jeff Newman!

And to top off the list, you can also celebrate with a Drag Show, with none other than the infamous Nina Tran!

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Calgary, it’s time to taste urban culture at THE MASHING. It’s not here for a long time but definitely a good time… so make sure you kick off fall right with one unforgettable party. Ready to drink some brews, indulge in live music and have your minds blown?! Yeah, we thought so– see ya there, pals!


When: September 13 & 14, 2019, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Stampede Grandstand
Cost: $20+

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