10 Bucket List Craft Breweries in Edmonton You Need to Check Out
Whether you’re a weekend visitor, a life long Edmontonian, or you just moved to YEG, here are ten awesome breweries in Edmonton you need to go to.
By Mairyn Chorney on Jul. 10, 2019
It’s no secret that the craft beer industry is booming in Calgary, Alberta right now. But YEG isn’t far behind with eight new breweries that opened in 2018 and even more opening up in 2019. K-Days is even planning to have a large selection of local, craft beer for sale!
Because the beer scene in Alberta is continuing to grow, and progress, now is the perfect time to explore the breweries in Edmonton. Find your new favourite brew, learn something about your city, and potentially make a friend — here are ten breweries in Edmonton you need to visit.
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Alley Kay is Edmonton’s original craft brewery that started in 1995. They brew flavourful tasty craft beer in south YEG. Alley Kat has such a large variety of brews, anything from a grapefruit ale to a New England IPA.
Analog Brewing is a new brewery in Edmonton. They focus on making easy-drinking, delicious, sessionable brews. Analog Brewing is founded by nerds who love sci-fi, vintage video games, and board games.
Having trouble finding the taproom? Apparently, Google Maps shows them being slightly east of their actual location. Click here to find Analog Brewing.
Based in Edmonton, Blind Enthusiasm has two ambitious breweries and one inventive restaurant located in the heart of the Ritchie Market. Blind Enthusiasm’s neighbourhood brewery at the Ritchie Market is embedded directly into their restaurant, Biera. Along with Biera, Blind Enthusiasm Brewing also features The Monolith. The Monolith features a brewery and barrelhouse designed from the ground up to create barrel-aged sour beers via spontaneous fermentation.
The brewery at Endeavour Brewing has a 15 HL brewhouse, a four fermenter cellar, a canning line and a modern tasting room. The gang at Endeavour want their customers to feel as though they are part of the process, thus the entire brewhouse and cellar are visible, allowing customers to see the equipment and the process.
Check out events going on at Endeavour Brewing Company.
Even though it’s about a 4-hour drive from Edmonton to Jasper Brewing, JBC is way too iconic to leave from this list. Jasper Brewing’s dedicated Brewmasters use time-tested recipes and brewing methods in their in-house brewery. If you’re looking for a chill (but fun) atmosphere on a Saturday night, pack up the car and head over to Jasper Brewing Company.
After opening in Edmonton’s Brewery District in 2018, Omen Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery that focuses on providing full-flavoured handcrafted beer for the hard working beer-loving Albertan.
Check out Omen Brewing’s events and don’t miss their live music and beer nights!
Although Polar Park Brewing is not actually open yet this brewery is one to look for. Polar Park is a Canadian Arctic oriented micro-brewery located just a few blocks south of Whyte Ave. Mark your calendars because Polar Park is set to open June/July 2019.
Located in Leduc, Alberta, Rural Routes Brewing Company is committed to using local vendors for their menu ingredients. Rural Routes is proud to be very particular about what they build their food and drink menu with. Did we mention that Rural Routes is the first craft brewery in Leduc?
Located just off Whyte Ave, Situation Brewing is a place that blends the vibes of a microbrewery and the atmosphere of a pub together to create a unique, beginning-to-end beer experience.
Located in Ellerslie – South Edmonton, Town Square is a craft brewery with a heard for community. It’s a place for family and friends, colleagues and sweethearts to come together. Town Square Brewing Co.’s mission is to provide palate-pleasing experiences with their locally crafted beer and unique fare.
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