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Contest! Win Tix to Calgary Beerfest

Calgary Beerfest JPEGYou read the headline right. In a first for, I am hosting a contest. Courtesy of the festival organizers, I have three sets of Calgary Beerfest tickets (details below) that I am going to give away to three onbeer readers who excel at beer and prose.

Calgary Beerfest runs next weekend – May 3 & 4 – at Stampede Park. So entrants should ensure they can attend one of those days.

Contest Details

YOUR TASK: Describe the perfect Calgary beer. That simple.

It can be real or a creation of your imagination. But I want to read what characteristics make the beer perfect for Calgary. Wax as eloquent as you can be. Be poetic. Be humorous. Take whatever angle you wish. But persuade me that you have found the perfect beer to honour the City of Calgary.

I am not putting any length requirements, but succinct, well-written entries will be given preference over mini-War and Peaces.

The winners will be chosen based upon how evocative the beer description is and how well the beer fits the essence of Calgary. I will be the only and final judge.


1st Place: A pair of VIP Passes (which allows early entry to the festival and sampling of exclusive beer during the VIP hour) on the day of the winner’s choice. Plus gads of bragging rights.

2nd Place: A pair of tickets to the festival, for the day of the winner’s choice and some chest thumping.

3rd Place: Same as second place prize, but with the quiet smugness that comes with finishing third.


Email your entry to beerguy[at] Your real name must be included but will only be published with your consent (please indicate in your entry if you wish to have your name used publicly).


Tuesday April 30 at Midnight Alberta time. Winning entries will be posted on the website on Wednesday and winners contacted directly for ticket deliver arrangements.

So fire up those keyboards, pull out your thesaurus and start thinking up creative ways to describe Calgary and beer. Good luck!



1 comment to Contest! Win Tix to Calgary Beerfest

  • Ernie

    I’d enter, but I can’t make the festival, and it’s just too easy about making jokes about comparing Calgary to a bland and tasteless macro. 🙂

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