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

November 3rd, 2021 8PM

Topic: Brewing with Calgary Water with Brian Maude

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

Announcements

November 24th, 2021 8PM

Topic: CTYW 2021 AGM

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: AGM

Announcements

December 1st, 2021 7PM

Topic: In-person social at Annex

Location: Annex Ales

Type: Monthly Meeting

January 5th, 2022 8PM

Topic: BJCP 2021 guidelines overview & competition tips with Malcolm MacKenzie

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

Announcements

February 2nd, 2022 8PM

Topic: Brewing Hefeweizen with Jochen Fahr of Fahr Brewing

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

February 18th, 2022 4PM

Topic: CTYW Homebrew Roundup! competition drop-off deadline

Location: The Vineyard

Type: Bottle drop-off deadline

Announcements

March 9th, 2022 8PM

Topic: Barley and Malt with Andrew Nguyen of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

April 1st, 2022 4PM

Topic: German Wheat Beer Competition

Location: The Vineyard

Type: Bottle drop-off deadline

April 2nd, 2022 3PM

Topic: Raw Ales with Lars Marius Garshol

Location: Google Hangouts

Type: Monthly Meeting

April 6th, 2022 8PM

Topic: German Wheat Beer Competition fan-favourite tasting & voting

Location: Canyon Glen or online (use link from April 2nd meeting)

Type: Monthly Meeting

May 4th, 2022 8PM

Topic: Malt sensory and a chat with Yeast Wrangler of the Year Markus Ebner

Location: Canyon Glen

Type: Monthly Meeting

June 1st, 2022 8PM

Topic: Raw Beer Competition fan-favourite tasting & voting

Location: Canyon Glen

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
9620 Elbow Dr SW
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Royal Liquor Merchants 9620 Elbow Dr SW

10% discount on wine/spirits/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

    Grapes to Glass Logo

    Grapes to Glass

    10% discount for brewing supplies

    Oak & Vine Logo

    Oak & Vine

    5% discount on regular-priced beer, spirits and coolers

    Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer Logo

    Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer

    10% discount

    Wine Kitz Calgary Varsity Logo

    Wine Kitz Calgary Varsity

    10% discount on everything, 25% discount on first visit

    Our recent posts

    January 11, 2022

    14TH ANNUAL CTYW HOMEBREW ROUNDUP & AWARDS GALA!

    The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers homebrew club is proud to present: The 14th Annual 2022 Homebrew Roundup!

    January 05, 2022

    January 2022 Meeting Announcements

    Announcements from the January 2022 meeting

    November 24, 2021

    2020/2021 AGM Meeting Announcements

    Highlights from the 2020/2021 AGM