Growler Deals in Calgary: Best Cheap Growler Fill Specials in Calgary

As of 2020, Calgary has 50+ craft breweries – and most of them are really good.

Better yet, many of Calgary’s top breweries offer growler deals on certain days of the work.

In fact, with a little bit of driving, you can get a $10 growler of good craft beer from a different brewery every day of the week.

Here’s the ultimate list of the best cheap growler fill deals in Calgary.

Mondays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • 3pm to 6pm (Happy Hour)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary

Southland Yard Bar and Table

  • $10 growler fills
  • 10am to 2am
  • 135 Southland Dr SE

Tuesdays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • 3pm to 6pm (Happy Hour)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary

Fitsimmons Brewing Company (Airdrie)

  • 4-220 East Lake Blvd NE
  • $12 growler fills
  • 12pm to 8pm

Prairie Dog Brewing

  • $12 growler fills
  • 11am to 10pm
  • 105D 58 Ave SE

Wednesdays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • 3pm to 6pm (Happy Hour)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary

Caravel Craft Brewery

  • $10 growler fills
  • 2pm to 9pm
  • #12, 10221 15 ST NE

Fitsimmons Brewing Company (Airdrie)

  • 4-220 East Lake Blvd NE
  • $12 growler fills
  • 12pm to 8pm

T24 Brewing (Chestermere)

  • $10 growler fills
  • 1pm to 7pm
  • 100 Rainbow Road

Thursdays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • 3pm to 6pm (Happy Hour)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary

New Level Brewing

  • $10 growler fills
  • 3pm to 8pm
  • 7005 Fairmount Dr SE

Railyard Brewing

  • $11 to $13 growler fills ($2 off regular fill prices)
  • 12pm to 10pm
  • 10301 19th St NE

Fridays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • All day (“Fill Your Fridge Friday”)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary

Big Rock Brewery

  • $1 off growler fills
  • 10am to 6pm
  • 5555 76th Ave SE

Citizen Brewing Company

  • $10 growler fills
  • 11am to 12am
  • 227 35 Ave NE

Revival Brewcade

  • $10 growler fills (only available on new beer of the week)
  • 11am to 12am
  • 1217B 9 Ave SE

Saturdays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • All day (“Fill Your Fridge Saturday”)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary
  • Also offer $9.99 six-packs

Revival Brewcade

  • $10 growler fills (only available on new beer of the week)
  • 11am to 12am
  • 1217B 9 Ave SE

Zero Issue Brewing

  • $10 growler fills
  • 12pm to 8pm
  • 4210 12 St. NE

Sundays

Brewsters

  • $10 growler fills
  • Anything on the menu (all regular beers and most seasonals)
  • 3pm to 6pm (Happy Hour)
  • Multiple locations across Calgary

Common Crown

  • $10 growler fills
  • 12pm to 5pm
  • 943 28th St NE

Rapid Ascent Brewery

  • $10 growler fills
  • 2pm to 6pm
  • 10985 38th St NE

Revival Brewcade

  • $10 growler fills (only available on new beer of the week)
  • 11am to 12am
  • 1217B 9 Ave SE

Toolshed Brewing

  • $10 growler fills
  • 12pm to 6pm
  • 801 30 St NE

T24 Brewing (Chestermere)

  • $10 growler fills
  • 1pm to 7pm
  • 100 Rainbow Road

Other Places to Fill a Growler in Calgary

The breweries above offer great discounts on growlers in Calgary. However, there are plenty of other places to fill a growler as well, including:

Village Brewery ($12): Village doesn’t have a daily growler special, but they do charge a reasonable $12 on all of their fantastic beers.

Brewster’s ($10 to $15): Any Brewster’s locations will fill a growler. Brewsters offers $10 growler fills during their daily happy hour (3pm to 6pm) and all-day $10 growler fills on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Oak & Vine: Oak & Vine has growler bars at both locations, including the Inglewood and 16th Ave locations.

17th Ave. Liquor Boutique: 16 taps and a pressurized growler station.

5 Vines: Six taps that rotate weekly.

Collective – A Craft Beer Shop: Located in Avenida Shopping Centre, this craft beer store offers 20+ growler taps and dozens of individual craft beers from breweries across western Canada. Super friendly staff and a rewards card, too.

Craft Cellars: Craft Cellars has a growler bar. Check their current pours online here.

Highlander Wine & Spirits Seton: Highlander Wine & Spirits Seton has a pressurized growler bar.

J. Webb Market Wines: J. Webb has a growler bar at the Glenmore Landing location.

Liquor Depot: Liquor Depot has multiple locations across Calgary. Not every Liquor Depot location has a growler bar, but the ones that do offer 4 to 8 western Canadian (often Calgarian) beers on tap at somewhat reasonable prices.

Whole Cellars: Whole Cellars has a growler bar. They’re just off 52nd St., east of Quarry Park and north of McKenzie Town. View current beers and prices here.

FAQs About Calgary Growlers

What is a Growler?

A growler is a 2 liter glass jug. You can buy a growler once, then refill it at a discounted price.  

Most breweries in Canada charge $10 to $20 to fill a growler.

How Much Beer is in a Growler?

A single growler (1.89L) contains slightly less beer than a six pack (2.1L).  

How Long Does a Growler Last?

A growler lasts anywhere from 24 hours to 7 days depending on whether or not it’s pressurized.

A pressurized growler can last one week, while an unpressurized growler might last only 24 to 72 hours.

What is a Howler?

Some breweries and liquor stores refer to a 1-liter glass jug (half a growler) as a howler.

What is a Crowler?

Some breweries and liquor stores refer to a 1-liter can (half a growler) as a crowler (i.e. a can + growler).

Why Are Liquor Store Growler Fills More Expensive?

Liquor stores don’t get special deals on kegs: they buy the kegs at the same rate as pubs/bars , which means they have to sell beer at an inflated cost (compared to breweries).

Where Are the Cheapest Growler Fills in Calgary?

Most breweries in Calgary offer $10 growler fills on certain days, or $12 to $15 growler fills all other days. Liquor stores in Calgary tend to charge $15 to $20 for growler fills.  

Do I Tip on Growler Fills?

I usually tip 15% to 18% if I’m filling a growler on a “$10 Special” day, or if the brewery is busy, or if I get a couple free sample tasters, or if I don’t want to feel awkward about not tipping. I honestly don’t know what’s expected, however, and I think tipping is stupid when minimum wage is $15/hour.

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