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We teamed up with our friends at Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. to brew the perfect patio beer and it's finally ready! Introducing Patio Bear Blackberry Saison - perfect for long patio sessions, and available at all National locations starting April 7th, all summer long! Collect Patio Bear stamps and you could win a trip for 2 to Rifflandia Festival in Victoria. Drink beer, win a trip? Sounds like a win/win to us! No purchase necessary, complete contest details in store.

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Cruise on over to National 17th for a very special tap takeover featuring 6 new brews from Beau’s Brewery, on special all day! CJ & Brian will be pedalling away on the patio, raising money for the Enbridge Ride For Cancer, so come cheer them on and spend your Sunday with us!    read more

We're making Sunday's even sweeter with our Sunday Cider Sessions, starting Sunday April 2nd. Each Sunday will feature specials on different craft ciders, hourly ticket draws to Alberta Beer Festival, and the chance to win a VIP package to Calgary Beer Fest & Edmonton Craft Beer Fest!

Upcoming featured ciders:

April 2nd - Uncommon Cider

Spring has sprung and we're looking for some fresh new talent on our turntables! Every Wednesday for the next 7 weeks we'll have some of Calgary's up & coming amateur DJs battling it out for the grand prize. DJs move on to the next round based on your votes, so come have some beers and show your support! Phillips Brewery sleeves will be on special.    read more

Rise & Shine, and kiss that hangover goodbye! Our delicious brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 11am–3pm, and there’s plenty of room for everyone! Don’t feel bad if you’re the last one out our doors on Friday night and the first one in on Saturday morning—we see it more than you’d think!    read more

Introducing 25¢ Happy Hour! Includes every single beer, cider, and mead that we have on tap. That's right, 25¢ per oz on all flights, glasses, pints and steins! Come in and find a new favourite! Not so big on beer? Try one of our cocktails; only $5 dollars during Happy Hour!

All day Mondays, and 3pm - 6pm Tuesday to Sunday. All National locations.

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Mondays are tough, and National wants to make them a bit better for you by introducing Happy Mondays! 25 cent Happy Hour will now be offered all day/all night, and we'll be playing UK tunes all day long. So join us for lunch, or pop in after work - Mondays might soon become your favourite day of the week. 

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This year for Canada Day, we're bringing the mountains to you. Instead of struggling through long weekend traffic, join us on the patio for a Canadianstyle camping BBQ and some brews from two Parks Canada breweries. Banff Ave Brewing Co. and Jasper Brewing Co. will each be bringing 2 beers for Calgarians to enjoy exclusively at National on Canada Day. You'll get a chance to win a Parks Canada getaway package, and we will, of course, only be playing the best of the best Canadian classi    read more

Doesn't get any better than a free midnight pancake breakfast. Actually, scratch that. It does when it's paired with beer and bands!
Join us on Thursday July 6th for a rootin' tootin' Hootenanny with Dandy Brewing - they'll be bringing 5 of their best brews, and Bloodshot Bill will be providing the music to get everyone in the Stampede mood!    read more