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Event Schedule

Special Shelter Events

Event Schedule

Confluence Tasting: From Dry Gin to Vinland Aquavit – 5:30pm April 24, 2019 – $65

Shelter’s Monthly Spirit Tasting Series introduces Confluence Distilling; Calgary’s newest Distillery. Explore a historical overview of how different cultures embraced aqua vitae and dive into how the origins and incredible stories of how Vodka, Gin, and Aquavit evolved. Creating contemporary style spirits with a focus on Albertan flora, Confluence is a toast to the energy of Calgary. The tasting includes:

  • A full flight of:
    • Manchester Dry Gin
    • Headwater Vodka
    • Vinland Aquavit
  • Two delicious cocktails
  • Confluence spirit theory and history
  • Paired appetizers throughout
  • A blind tasting contest with prizes
  • A question and answer period

Forty Creek Tasting: Canada’s First Successfully Launched Whisky Brand in 60 years – 5:30pm May 29, 2019 – $65

Shelter’s monthly Spirit Tasting Series is featuring one of the fastest growing whiskies in North America, and it’s Canadian! John Hall started his Distillery in 1992 in the small town of Grimsby, Ontario. Little did he know, more than 20 years later, his passion and patience would translate into top-selling whiskies. Recognized as the first successfully launched Canadian Whisky brand in over 60 years, Forty Creek Whiskies have won double gold and gold medals at numerous international tasting competitions. The tasting includes:

  • A full flight of
    • Forty Creek Barrel Select
    • Forty Creek Copper Pot
    • Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve
    • Forty Creek Confederation Oak
    • Forty Creek Honey Spiced
    • Forty Creek Cream
  • Two delicious cocktails
  • Forty Creek spirit theory and history
  • Paired appetizers throughout
  • A blind tasting contest with prizes
  • A question and answer period

Con Mi Taco – Taco Pop Up – July 19-20, 26-27, 2019

Chef Mikko Tamarra is serving up a special, limited time taco menu for the end of July! Taste seven different tacos including duck confit, potato and wild mushroom empanada, spicy chorizo and more! All these tacos can be paired with your choice of salsa (or Mikko’s!) and will be served from 5pm to late — only while supplies last!

Cocktail Class – 5:30 & 8:00pm, August 6, 2019 – $65

Shelter’s monthly 90-minute cocktail class. In this course, we delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will include a comprehensive history of cocktail culture, from mixology’s origins in the 1,800’s, back to the gin craze of 1,695, through prohibition, and into the craft cocktail resurgence of the early 2,000’s. We will touch on how alcohol influenced the development of western society, and learn about the history and flavour profiles of spirits. The class includes three cocktails, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques, class competitions, and a takeaway cocktail survival guide.

Shelter 2 Year Anniversary Party – August 14, 2019

It’s been two years since Shelter first opened quietly in Calgary. Since that date we’ve grown steadily, and have our amazing guests, team members, and regulars to thank for their incredible support over the years. We’ve shared a ton of incredible moments and milestones, and to celebrate our two year anniversary, we’ll be hosting our entire menu at 1/2 off for all of Wednesday, August 14th. Come visit us, say hello, and enjoy a drink this summer. We look forward to many more years together!

Cocktail Class – 5:30 & 8:00pm, September 3, 2019 – $65

Shelter’s monthly 90-minute cocktail class. In this course, we delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will include a comprehensive history of cocktail culture, from mixology’s origins in the 1,800’s, back to the gin craze of 1,695, through prohibition, and into the craft cocktail resurgence of the early 2,000’s. We will touch on how alcohol influenced the development of western society, and learn about the history and flavour profiles of spirits. The class includes three cocktails, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques, class competitions, and a takeaway cocktail survival guide.

Haunted Tiki Week – October 29 – November 3, 2019

Shelter is going dark and tiki for Halloween week 2019. Explore our special, spooky tiki menu featuring some seriously scary delicious cocktails. Haunted Tiki runs Tuesday to Sunday and only while the cocktail supplies last!

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