Event Schedule

Special Shelter Events

Event Schedule

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

Party with a Purpose – Calgary Humane Society Fundraiser – August 16, 2019

Shelter has partnered up with the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) to bring awareness to the fantastic work the organization is doing taking care of animals in Calgary. CHS is proudly a “no-kill shelter” which means that at the Calgary Humane Society, every single healthy and adoptable animal is able to stay until they are adopted. This means one simple thing: They never say no, and they never turn an animal away. We recognize the incredible importance of an organization that provides this service, as well as the incredible people who help keep things running.

The CHS also provides a variety of other services including investigation into animal cruelty, emergency boarding services, animal training and more. The team at Shelter Cocktail Bar whole-heartedly supports the work the CHS does and is working alongside them to raise money to help them do even more.

Our fundraising goal for our inaugural year is $1,000 (and we hope to raise even more)! To get involved, just follow the donor links on this page. If you can’t give, but still want to support our cause, please share our page with your friends, family members, and coworkers. With more people aware of our cause, we’ll be one step closer to reaching our goal.

The team at Shelter would like to thank you in advance for your support!

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.

Cocktail Class – 5:30 & 8:00pm, October 1, 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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