24 Places to Enjoy the Best Craft Beer in and Around Edmonton

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Whether you’re enjoying drinks on the deck at home, or on a bar’s sunny patio, you can keep your drinks 100 percent local. The local micro- and nano-brewing industry in Edmonton has grown substantially over the past few years, and there are more and more beer options along with this growth. The micro craft brews often come in unique small-batch flavours that you’ll never get out of a global beer brand, and most ingredients are sourced locally.

To further help support Edmonton’s local breweries you can catch many of them at local farmer’s markets and liquor stores, or purchase merchandise like original t-shirts, stickers, steins, and more.

Sea Change Brewing Co.

 

You can enjoy patio beers at both Sea Change locations, take them to go as off-sales, and you can find their 4 packs at many local liquor stores and restaurants. The popular regulars on tap include their Prairie Fairy (a tart berry ale) and their Deathwave (a crisp and light ale). You can even enter to win Deathwave for Life through Sea Change’s Instagram video contest, running until June 18. Don’t forget to try their newest can, the Sherbrooke Twin Season Double IPA.

Address: 9850 62 Ave. NW, Edmonton

5302 50 St., Beaumont

Delivery: on Skip the Dishes or Spud.ca

Sundays 12pm-8pm | Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-10pm

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Bent Stick Brewing

Not even a microbrewery, Bent Stick is one of Edmonton’s nano breweries meaning their brews are frequently switched up. At any given time, you can order a variety of beer types from Bent Stick with unique stouts, blondes, barrel-aged beers, and classic IPAs.

Address: 5416 136 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on website.

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Town Square Brewing Co.

This south side microbrewery offers up a huge variety of flavours, blends, and brews that are suited to all tastes. For a more unique beer, sip Town Square’s Raspberry Sour Smoothie or Chainsaws for Hands Rye & Ginger Sour. And for the classics, you can give their Cornerstone IPA or their award-winning Pond Surfer California Common. Town Square also sells their own Rad Water, a brand of hard seltzer infused with natural flavours.

Address: 2919 Ellwood Dr. SW, Edmonton

Delivery: Skip the Dishes and Spud.ca.

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SYC Brewing

SYC encourages you to share: Share Your Craft, share your beer, and share quality patio time together at home. The SYC collection of beers for you to share range in a wide variety of flavours and styles from global inspiration. Their Hey Mexicana offers a light and fruity option, their Tarasque can satisfy dark-beer-lovers as a dry Irish stout, or try SYC’s Soleil, a French blanche. There are tons more to try as well like sours, IPAs, more stouts, and lagers.

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Address: 11239 180 St. NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on website.

Situation Brewing

If you’re looking for a patio brew this spring and summer, then Situation’s open and sunny patio is a where you need to stop after a day in Old Strathcona. And both of their food and drink menus are available to go if you don’t feel like going anywhere. For darker tastes, test the stronger Sex Palace Imperial Stout at 10% or the lighter IconicCoffee Milk Stout at 6%. If you have lighter beer tastes, you may want to give their Page Turner IPA or Afternooner Tea Saison.

Address: 10308 81 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order food and beer on website.

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Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company

You’ll find the official Blind Enthusiasm shop at Biera Market in Ritchie, but they are working on delivering a taproom named The Monolith with details still to come. If this is your first introduction to Blind Enthusiasm beers, you can get yourself a mixed 4-pack to sample their regular beers: this pack includes Düncan (a dark lager), Union Bhoys Lager (light, fruity, and dry), ZÜS (an amber wheat beer), and Fabhelles (a golden beer with notes of honey).

Address: 9570 76 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order food and beer on website.

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Analog Brewing Company

These are the self-proclaimed nerdiest beers in Edmonton. Analog comes from the owners’ combined love of craft beer and video games which can explain some of the beers’ names: Power Up Porter (a light vanilla porters), Ready Paler One (easy-drinking IPA), The Hive Bomber (easy-drinking wheat ale), or Loot Box Hops (a West Coast IPA).

Address: 8620 53 Ave NW, Edmonton

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Omen Brewing

Craving a beer on the darker side? This family-owned microbrewery are the masters of dark beer styles and aim to convert those who don’t always try the stouts, browns, or reds. Omen is releasing two new beers this summer as well! The Take your Pils, a crisp, cream, and bitter lager; and Raven’s Head Black Lager, a roast-coffee flavoured red beer with a chocolate finish.

Address: 9942 67 Ave NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on website.

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Polar Park Brewing Company

Come for a bite and stay for the pints! The Polar Park patio is now open for in person dining where you can enjoy great pub food alongside some local drinks. Some current creations include a chocolate oatmeal stout (Kodiak Island), a raspberry witbier (Pink Panther), or a Belgian blonde (Valley of the Giants).

Address: 10416 80 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on website.

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The Growlery Beer Co.

This Blatchford microbrewery offers their two “core” beers and a variety of seasonal flavours. The two mains always on tap include their 1929 Kolsch and their Vega West Coast IPA. From their seasonal brews you can try a fruity summer beer, an easy-sipping pale ale, or the more unique YXD Barley Wine.

Address: 40 Airport Rd. NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on website.

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Odd Company Brewing

This local pub and brewery was started by chemists who were interested in experimenting with beer, so their beer is a mix of science and craft. This also means you can expect a highly rotational tap from Odd Company. On tap now are a refreshing Mandarina Sour, a double-dry-hopped Good Chemistry IPA, and sweet golden pilsner. If beer isn’t part of your pallet, you can try one of their house-made ciders, wines, or ready-made cocktails.

 

Address: #105 12021 102 Ave., Edmonton

Delivery: order on website (only available on Fridays); includes Sherwood Park and St. Albert

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Longroof Brewing Co.

You can expect the traditional and classic brews from Longroof, as well as a selection of unique and experimental beers. And you can enjoy them on their brand-new patio beside their new taproom in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona.

Address: 72 Ave. and 99 St. NW, Edmonton

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Campio Brewing Co.

Campio is well-known in Edmonton for their Premium Lager, a crisp and easy-drinking lager with a 5.3% alc./volume. But along with their ‘flagship’ beer, you can also choose from a wide variety of pilsners, lagers, pale ale, IPA, and more. If you’re in the mood for a darker beer or stout, try their Decade of Darkness Stout, a coffee-chocolate combination; if you’re in the mood for something light and unique, try their Elevator Loveletter, a German-style hefeweizen with a bit of spice.

Address: 10257 105 St NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on Skip the Dishes or Uber Eats

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Brewsters

At Brewsters, one of the longest-standing craft breweries in Alberta, you can enjoy a large selection of tasty pub foods to pair with their selection of fruity or classic beers. The quintessential Brewsters beer to try is the Brewfoot Blueberry Ale, served with a healthy helping of fresh blueberries at the bottom of your glass. Similarly, you can order this setup with raspberries and their River City Raspberry Ale. You can even try the two fruit beers mixed! And for the more classic tastes, Brewsters offers their Blonde Ale and Honest Paul IPA, to name a few.

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Summerside: 1140 91 St SW, Edmonton

Meadowlark: 15820 87 Ave NW, Edmonton

Oliver: 11620 104 Ave NW, Edmonton

Delivery: order on Skip the Dishes

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CRAFT Beer Market

 

If you’re looking for an awesome patio location for enjoying local brews on, watch for the reopen of CRAFT Beer Market in Edmonton Summer 2021. The pub is still open for food and drink orders to go, including their selection of local craft beers. Each year, CRAFT also partners up with a local brewer to bring you a one-time-only annual flavour; $1 from these sales goes supporting a great cause, the Edmonton Food Bank. Website

Address: 10013 101A Ave., Edmonton

Delivery: Doordash, Skip the Dishes, or Uber Eats

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Endeavour Brewing Company

For a refreshing patio experience in St. Albert, try Endeavour’s sunny seating paired with one of their crushable or more unique sipping beers. The microbrewery is located just off the Henday on the East side of St. Albert, making it a convenient stop for many in Edmonton as well. Endeavour’s Lost Flip Flop Saison is highly encouraged for summer sipping, but you can also try their Stout, a Daily Jolt Porter, or the Tumbling Goat Belgian Pale Ale.

Address: 215 Carnegie Dr #4A, St. Albert

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Talking Dog Brewing

Along with the hand-crafted beers, Talking Dog also offers fresh and local eats to enjoy on their patio or your own. This is the first micro-brewery in Spruce Grove, and they proudly offer a locally sourced selection of a variety of beers. These pup-themed brews include something for everyone like the Wet Nose Oatmeal Stout, their Good Golden Cream Ale, or the Front Seat Dog Amber Ale.

Address: #216 10 Westwind Dr., Spruce Grove

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RavenWolf Brewing

RavenWolf offers a great beer and snack selection which you can enjoy on their Spruce Grove patio, or from the comfort of home. But did you know RavenWolf also has a unique selection of other alcoholic beverages, perfect for summer? If beer isn’t your thing, you can try their Mr. Pink Mead flavoured with apple and honey, or their two cider varieties: No Boats on Sunday, and Blueberry & Hibiscus Kombucha Cider. If beer IS your thing, be sure to give their classics a try, like the Riona’s Irish Red, or Skol IPA.

 

Address: 45c South Ave., Spruce Grove

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Rural Routes Brewing Company

This Leduc microbrewery offers a paired food menu meant to go especially with their tasty beers. Their beers are a local favourite and can be ordered online or as off-sale to enjoy at home as well (curbside pickup only). To prepare for your at-home-patio-season, consider stocking up on their selection of lagers, ales, IPAs, and more. For a summer beer, try their It’s Pronounced “Chow-dah” NEIPA which is full of bold fruit flavours; or, their Lemon Ginger Lager, a clean and crisp beer made with organic ginger and Lemon Drop hops.

Address: 4901 50 St, Leduc

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Sturgeon Brewing Company

Sturgeon opened their doors during the pandemic but have since grown bit by bit as a favourite local spot for a patio beer in Morinville, directly north of Edmonton. You can order their beers by the bottle or growler to go or enjoy them at their small and welcoming patio. The taps are rotational, but you can stay up to date on their beer features on Instagram. Not from Sturgeon County? Consider stopping here for their off sales if you’re heading north to camp this spring/summer!

Address: #101a 9918 100 St., Morinville

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Alley Kat Brewing Company

You can find Alley Kat beer in most Alberta liquor stores if you’re looking to enjoy it from home, but many local pubs and restaurant serve these refreshing local beers on tap. Their beer of the summer is the Mangolorian, but other sipping favourites from Alley Kat include their Cherry Bomb sour, Sunburst Session Ale, or Blurred Limes. And if you want to get a behind-the-scenes look into Alley Kat beers, you can opt into a Brewery Tour!

Address: 9929 60 Ave NW

Delivery: order on website for curbside pickup; order on SPUD.ca for delivery.

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Canadian Craft Tours’ Edmonton Brewery Tour

Enjoy a tour of some local microbreweries without having to worry about transportation! The Canadian Craft Tours company will transport you around to 3 different breweries within 3-3.5 hours in which you’ll get to taste the best of Edmonton’s beers. At each tour stop, you get the chance to try four 4oz. flights under the guidance of your own ‘beer geek.’ Food is also available, just let them know in advance that you plan to order food on one of the stops. Your brewery-hop will also get you a look into at least one of the breweries brew rooms.

Address: 8011 105 St. NW, Edmonton

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Urban Pedal Tours

Urban Pedal Tours are bars on bicycles in which you can sit, relax, and help pedal your way around town. The 2-hour tour takes you to different microbreweries in either Old Strathcona or Downtown Edmonton and allows you time to taste while you ride. This fun and unique outdoor social opportunity can easily be enjoyed with your cohort and are the perfect way to enjoy the sights of our river city.

Address: 10004 79 Ave NW #100, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 990-6808

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Alberta Craft Tours

The brewery tours offered through Alberta Craft Tours can vary, and right now you can get yourself a tour of Situation Brewing’s brew area through ACT. The one-hour guided tour educated you on the history of the brewery, their beers, and allow space and time for sampling of each beer. You and your party are also welcomed to stay behind a little longer, order more to eat or drink and hang out. Your tour also gets you a discount on Situation merchandise

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