If you are looking for incredible food, frothy goodness and an entertaining day around the town, then visit these exceptional brewers that craft locally-grown grain. Edmonton area is home to commercial brewers and thriving craft brew brands that routinely pushing the boundaries of conventional brewing.
Alley Cat Brewery
Located off 99th Street and 60thAve, Alley Cat Brewery is one of the oldest microbreweries in the Edmonton Area. Try the regular brews such as Buena Vista brown ale, or their Aprikat – wheat ale flavoured with pure apricot extract. Details
9929 60 Ave NW, Edmonton.
Brewery Tours: Thurs/Fri: 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30PM
Yellowhead Brewery is one of Edmonton finest breweries. Located in the historic H.V. Shaw Building, the brewery is namedafter the first commercially brewed beer in Edmonton in 1894. They have a great selection of lager, ale and even cider for those who are gluten-free. Details
10229 105 St Edmonton
Phone: 780423 3333
Tasting Room: Thursday – Saturday 11-9
Brewery Tours: Thu-fri: 4-8pm & Sat: 11-8pm; $10/person Gets you a 30 min tour and beer samples
Bent Stick Brewing
Bent Stick Brewing is a nanobrewery in Edmonton run by 4 guys who love beer and decided they wanted to create the beverage they love. It is available in 650ml bottles as well as on tap in select locations around Edmonton, St. Albert and even Red Deer. Their brew line-up includes Swap the Hops pale ale, Hearty Farm Stock ale and Resolutions 2017 barley wine. Details
5416 – 136th Avenue NW, Edmonton.
Brewery Tours: by appointment only.
Blind Enthusiasm Brewery
Encompassing 2 brewery locations and the restaurant Biera, Blind Enthusiasm Brewery are passionate beer-makers. Ritchie Market location features the restaurant Biera, where the menu is inspired by European bistros that are perfectly matched to the expertly balanced beers. Close by is their second brewery and barrel room, The Monolith. As well, sometime in 2018 the Monolith will open a tap room for tastings. Details
Ritchie Market, 9570 – 76 Avenue NW, Edmonton.
Ph: (587) 525-8589
Tasting Room Hours: Biera’s operating hours
Situated just off Whyte Ave, Situation Brewing is a local pub that features a microbrewery on-site with an abundance of craft beer. Contact them to tour the brewery. Details
10308 – 81 Ave, Edmonton.
Tasting Room: The pub is open 7 days a week with a great selection of meals, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm.
Strathcona Spirits Distillery
Strathcona Spirits Distillery is Edmonton’s first ever distillery and the smallest distillery in all North America. They create great spirits using grains that are locally farmed and forged. Their tours, which include tastings, are $10 for 15 mins. Explore the distill process, some of their unique ingredients, and their history as the first distillery in Edmonton during tours offered on site. Details
10122 – 81 Ave, Edmonton.
Tours: 15 minutes for $10.00; Book on the website!
Town Square Brewing
Town Square Brewing is in the Ellerslie neighbourhood in South Edmonton and believe in craft brewing using supplies sourced from local farmers. One of their distinct characteristics is that the pizza/calzone/bread dough is made using spent grain from the brewing process. As well, many of their beers are on tap at many other locations in Edmonton, including Beer Revolution, The Underground Tap and Grill, and Craft Beer Market. Details
2919 Ellwood Drive Southwest, Edmonton.
Restaurant: Daily except, Sunday – Monday
An Edmonton-based family-run craft distillery that prides itself on producing quality products using ingredients sourced from Alberta. Their staple line of spirits that are available at liquor stores include Barn Owl Vodka, End of the Line Moonshine, Trouble Gin and Border Crossing Rye. Details
17412 111 Ave NW, Edmonton.
Ph: (780) 341-0682
Tours/Tasings: Thursdays – Saturdays. 45 minute tour of the facility and Tasting flight of 5 selected spirits.
Cost: $7 to $10.
One of the more established local breweries in Alberta, Brewsters was founded in 1989. They now have over 10 restaurants province-wide. While they have a regular line-up of beverages, they also have seasonal runs which change every three months. On top of outstanding craft beer, they also feature a full menu with pub-style appetizers, burgers, pizzas and even weekend brunch. Details
Barr Estate Winery
While not a brewery, Barr Estate Winery is a winery near the east side of Edmonton where they grow their own berries and plants to use in the wine. They feature 3 different wines; The Other Red, a Raspberry wine with a full flavour, medium body and refreshing off dry taste; The Barb, a pale coral medium bodied rhubarb wine with hints of citrus; The Rhuby, an easy-going rhubarb and strawberry wine. Tour their working sheep and fruit farm and take a stroll through the fields of raspberry, rhubarb and sour cherries. Their tours and tastings are by appointment only. Details
51526 Range Rd 231, Sherwood Park.
Ph: (780) 607-0807
Tours: By appointment. Nov-Apr, Sat-Sun, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm/ May-Oct, Wed-Sun, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. $15.
Two Sergeants Brewing
Two Sergeants Brewing is a brewery and pub located in Fort Saskatchewan. It was started by 2 retired military men who always dreamed of owning their own brewery. Try their malt beer that is dark and has hints of caramel and coffee, made in memory of fallen constable Daniel Woodall or the toasted malt beer with dry hops finish made for the local rock station 100.3 the Bear. Details
10470 98 Ave #501, Fort Saskatchewan
Closed on Sunday-Monday.
Rig Hand Craft Distillery
Commemorating Leduc #1 drilling rig, that changed the fortunes of Alberta, Rig Hand Craft Distillery in Niksu aims to showcase “Alberta in a Bottle”. They have won several accolades to their credit, including Gold Medal in 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition. They also offer distilling courses. Details
Rig Hand Distillery, 2104 8 St, Bay B Nisku.
Tours and tastings daily during regular business hours and evening/weekend tours are available by appointment. Closed on Sundays. Free Tour and Tasting coupon is available on the website.
EDMONTON BREWERY SCENE GUIDED TOURS:
In Edmonton, and want a guided tour? Currently (2018 March), you have two options.
URBAN PEDAL TOURS:
If you want to include a tour of Edmonton with the best taprooms, then hop on a 15 passenger U-shaped bike and pedal your way through Edmonton’s top craft beer taprooms and breweries. Make your way to 3 distinct stops, while taking in the River City along the way. For less than $40, you can choose from two hour Old Strathcona Tour or the two hour Downtown Tour. Details
EDMONTON BREWERY TOURS:
Edmonton Brewery Tours takes you on a journey through Edmonton’s craft beer scene to discover local passionate tap pullers and sample a variety of custom beers, each with their own unique, local story. For ~ $129 to $150 you can visit 5 of the best craft brewers or 3 distillers in Edmonton area. Details
We love beer, but we love spirits too. That's why we included a SPIRIT OF DISTILLERY TOUR to our roster. We've teamed up with @strathconaspirits, @hansendistillery, and @righanddistillery to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Vodka, Gin, Rye and more. All made here in the City of Champions. Join us on January 27 for our next tour! More info in the profile!