Instagram Influencer | Eau Claire Distillery

What inspired you to take over the lifeincalgary Instagram account?

We love our Calgary neighbours and wanted an avenue to reach a bigger audience and get our name out there a bit more for people who may have not heard of us.

What has kept you in the city?

Born and raised in Calgary, I think that Calgary has so much to offer. It has such a cool, young population of people doing some really cool things, the company I work for, Eau Claire Distillery, being one of them. I think it’s important to showcase the cool things happening and coming out of our community and be proud to show them off.

What do you do in your spare time? Favourite Calgary past-time or activity?

I love to eat and drink my way through the city so following @lifeincalgary and being introduced to new things in the city is great. I also snowboard, being so close to the mountains it is so great to be able to take full advantage of that.

Where is your favorite place to eat or visit in Calgary?

That is a hard one, with so many cool places popping up! For a treat I love Charcut or Charbar patio, for something quick I love Sidewalk Citizens and for coffee, café beano!

What is a fun fact people wouldn’t know about you?

A fun fact that people might not know about Eau Claire Distillery, is that we are Alberta’s first craft distillery and we make all of our spirits out of Alberta barley and we do offers of our facility so people can see how our product is made from farm to glass, as well that we offer merchandise for purchase including cool sweaters and barware. Lastly, that we offer events and cocktail making classes at the distillery!

Any tips or advice for Calgary newcomers or those considering a move to Calgary?

Give it a chance, it might be cold in the winter haha but there is a lot of cool things going on. With an average age of 36yrs old we are a young city that has so much to offer so lets keep Calgary cool!

What do you tell your friends and family from other cities about life in Calgary?

You might think it’s boring, and maybe that’s why they moved to Vancouver or Toronto, but if you look a little closer, Calgary has a lot going on and is just as cool as those places just on a smaller scale ;)

Where do you take friends and family when they visit?

Eau Claire Distillery!

What do you think is the biggest surprise about Calgary for anyone who isn’t familiar with the city?

That there really is so much going on in Calgary. Every night there is something to do, whether it’s trying a new cocktail bar, going to an art show, checking out a movie at the globe, or going to a cocktail making class at Eau Claire Distillery!

How has the city influenced who you are or your organization?

We are proud of our neighbouring city, Calgary, we are proud of where we come from, Alberta, we have so much to offer and sometimes we ship it out, but it’s important to celebrate local talent and locally made products!

**All photos were taken by Eau Claire Distillery during its take over of @lifeincalgary

Want to become an Instagram Influnecer and contribute to lifeincalgary? Email influencer@lifeincalgary.ca 

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