Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous is a Society founded on the principles of supporting local craft brewers and organically building the community surrounding them.


Naturally Conditioned Real Ale is as much alive as the brewers and beer geeks that seek it.  Real Ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized method of preparing beer in vessels called firkins.


EBGA Real Ale Festival will feature breweries from across Western Canada - a complete list of breweries will be released via the EBGA monthly newsletter and social media as it evolves.

2016 marks the 5th iteration of EBGA Real Ale Festival, and as with last year, we're hosting the event out-of-doors!

The venue is the outdoor hockey rink at the Ritchie Community League.  The outdoor hockey rink gives the event a larger space, allowing more patrons, and opening up the event to the fresh air seems to fit well with naturally conditioned ales! 

Even though the EBGA Real Ale Festival is growing, it is still the same price as last year.  The $30 admission ticket gets you:

- 1 (one) custom EBGA Real Ale Festival 2016 take-home glass

- 1 (one) event re-entry wristband

- 2 (two) beer tokens, 8 oz per token

- 1 (one) door prize draw ticket

 Additional samples of these one-off real ales will be sold at the same rate as previous years:

8oz of Real Ale = $2.50

16oz of Real Ale = $5.00

Patrons should note that ALL of the firkins will be tapped at the beginning of the EBGA Real Ale Festival and pour until the firkins run dry!  Availability will be on a first-come, first-served, first-enjoyed basis!

Food at EBGA Real Ale Festival will be available from a favourite local establishment:

Old Country Meat & Deli will be featuring a selection of traditional pub fare (meat pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls)

Please remember to bring either an electronic (preferred), or paper copy of your Eventbrite ticket to EBGA Real Ale Festival.  Note also that additional tokens for 8 oz or 16 oz pours of cask ale will be sold via cash only.

Please enjoy these unique, naturally conditioned ales responsibly and with the respect they deserve.  Do not drink and drive.