About The Club

The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers are a Calgary-based club of homebrewers and beer enthusiasts. The club was founded in 2007 and has now grown to the largest club in Canada. Club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm at various breweries and craft beer locations around town (except in the summer months). Meeting activities vary, but typically they begin with a discussion of club business, followed by technical brewing presentations and discussion, followed by beer evaluation. Meeting locations are announced on this site in our monthly newsletter and on our Facebook page.

Currently, our club members include home brewers, pro brewers, certified beer judges, and beer aficionados of all levels. Our members also include beginning brewers and those interested in beer and the brewing process. Come join our online discussion Forum and meet the gang. We welcome all levels of beer and brewing expertise, and the only prerequisite is that you have an interest and enthusiasm for our favourite beverage -- beer! Cheers!

Club Calendar

January 8th 8PM

Topic: Extreme Beer panel discussion

Location: The Vineyard

Type: Monthly Meeting

January 25th 2020 8:30AM

Topic: Lord of Wort

Location: New Level Brewing

Type: Wort Pickup

Tickets (Tickets are required for this event.)

February 5th, 2020 8PM

Topic: Brewery Visit

Location: Outcast Brewing

Type: Monthly Meeting

February 29th 6PM

Topic: 12th Annual CTYW Homebrew Roundup Awards Gala!

Location: Local 522 Public Tavern & Kitchen Ltd

Type: Awards Gala!

Tickets (Tickets are required for this event.)

March 4th, 2020 8PM

Topic: Sour Beer

Location: The Vineyard

Type: Monthly Meeting

April 1st, 2020 8PM

Topic: CANCELLED

Location: Canyon Glen

Type: Monthly Meeting

May 6th, 2020 8PM

Topic: Small Batch Brewing with Darryl Ma

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

June 3rd, 2020 8PM

Topic: Lager History and Fast Lager Technique

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Meeting

June 7th, 2020 11AM

Topic: Canadian Homebrew Day 2020

Location: TBD

Type: Brew Day

July 8th, 2020 8PM

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Meeting

August 5th, 2020 8PM

Topic: Craft Malting with Red Shed Malting

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

August 8th, 2020 2PM

Topic: CTYW 2020 Summer Event

Location: Southeast Calgary (Sundance). Address will be provided to registered guests.

Type: Summer BBQ

Tickets (Tickets are required for this event.)

September 2nd, 2020 8PM

Topic: Hop Growing with Water Valley Hops

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Meeting

October 7th, 2020 8PM 8PM

Topic: Brewing K├Âlsch with Dave Ward

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

November 4th, 2020 8PM 8PM

Topic: Show and Tell

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

November 25th, 2020 8PM 8PM

Topic: Cowtown Yeast Wranglers AGM

Location: Google Hangouts (Link will be mailed to 2020 members)

Type: AGM

December 2nd, 2020 8PM 8PM

Topic: Porter Discussion with Mike Foniok of Establishment Brewing

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

Our Sponsors

Wild Rose Brewery Logo

Wild Rose Brewery

The Vineyard Logo

The Vineyard

10% discount for brewing supplies

Brewsters Brewing Company Logo

Brewsters Brewing Company

Calgary Beerfest Logo

Calgary Beerfest

Willow Park Wines and Spirits Logo

Willow Park Wines and Spirits

10% discount on beer purchases

Royal Liquor Merchants Logo

Royal Liquor Merchants

10% discount for beer purchases at Haysboro's Royal Liquor Merchants

Hop Dawgs Logo

Hop Dawgs

6% off regularly priced supplies

Craft Beer Market Logo

Craft Beer Market

Special pub discounts for members

5 Vines Logo

5 Vines

10% discount for purchases

Grapes to Glass Logo

Grapes to Glass

10% discount for brewing supplies

Oak & Vine Logo

Oak & Vine

10% discount on purchases

Midtown Logo

Midtown

10% discount

Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer Logo

Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer

10% discount

Our recent posts

June 22, 2020

To BBQ or not to BBQ

In these pandemic times, the traditional CTYW barbecue is a hot mess of the not-delicious kind we usually see at this event.

May 28, 2020

Canadian Homebrew Day 2020

The Great Canadian Lawnmower Beer

April 14, 2020

Yeast Wranglers in the Age of Covid

The Club Goes Online