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Edmonton Breweries to Explore in 2021

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Surprisingly, this northern Alberta city is bustling with craft breweries. Though Edmonton’s brewery scene hasn’t exploded at the same pace as its sister city, Calgary, Edmonton has seen a welcomed dose of new craft breweries in the past few years. With over a dozen breweries located throughout Edmonton, you’ll get to explore all over the province’s capital city as you check out Edmonton’s Top Breweries.

What are the top breweries in Edmonton?

You may not expect Edmonton to have much to offer to the craft beer scene, but you’d be remiss to overlook the number of excellent breweries located here.  Each brewery brings its own interesting take to the craft beer world releasing impressive numbers of new brews each season.

Whether you’re exploring downtown or the popular Whyte Ave district, or even in the more residential areas of the city such as Ellerslie or Ritchie, you’re bound to stumble upon a craft brewery. With no “craft brewery central”, you won’t be able to do many walking tours of Edmonton’s craft breweries but we promise you it’s worth the drive to visit these handpicked breweries.

  1. S.Y.C Brewing Co.
  2. Odd Company Brewing
  3. Sea Change Brewing Co.
  4. Analog Brewing Company
  5. Town Square Brewing Co.
  6. Omen Brewing
  7. Bent Stick Brewing Co.
  8. The Growlery Beer Co.

How we picked the best Edmonton Breweries?

With every ‘Best Breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in Edmonton.

However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed an Edmonton brewery that you think should be on this list, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!

THE BEST EDMONTON BREWERIES

Alright, so who made our list this year? Check it out below!

SYC Brewing
Photo Source: SYC Facebook Page

S.Y.C Brewing Co.

Edmonton’s West End Brewery is constantly bringing new brews to the table. S.Y.C stands for “Show Your Colours”, a fitting slogan for the inventive and unique beers that come out of this brewery. With an ever-changing lineup of new releases, you’re sure to find a surprising new brew on tap at their laid back loft-style taproom.

  • Address: 11239 180 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 0B4
  • Beers to try: Pineapple F.O.M.O Dry Hopped Sour and Fjord New England Pale Ale
  • www.sycbrewing.com
Odd Company
Photo Source: Odd Company Facebook Page

Odd Company Brewing

According to Odd Company brewers, chemistry makes for good company and good beer. Well, we couldn’t agree more. The brewers at this brewery are chemists by trade, by beer creators by choice. This downtown brewery releases expertly crafted high-quality beers for you to enjoy. And with a primary focus on small craft brews, be ready to try something new with every visit.

  • Address: 12021 102 Ave #105, Edmonton, AB T5K 0R8
  • Beers to try: Oats Porter and Odd-Dinger Dunkel
  • www.oddcompany.ca
Sea Change Brewing
Photo Source: Sea Change Brewing Facebook Page

Sea Change Brewing Co.

This brewery has taken Edmonton by storm. With colourful murals popping up around the city spreading the message, “Crush Beers Not Dreams”, it’s hard to develop your own little crush on this brewery. With a solid lineup of beers on tap, they never disappoint.

  • Address: 9850 62 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0E3
  • Beers to try: Prairie Fairy Blackberry Wheat Ale and The Wolf Hazy Pale Ale
  • seachangebeer.com
Analog Brewing
Photo Source: Analog Brewing Instagram

Analog Brewing Company

Analog’s brand and beers as built around people who love beer, sci-fi, and vintage board games. Their acclaimed “geek chic” movement is showcased throughout every label of beer they release. You’ll have fun enjoying the art and descriptions on their beers and you know you’ll have a blast consuming these great beers.

  • Address: 8620 53 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5G2
  • Beers to try: Retro Styles Cream Ale and Goses’n Goblins Blood Orange Gose
  • www.analogbrewing.ca
Town Square Brewing
Photo Source: Town Square Brewing Facebook Page

Town Square Brewing Co.

This may be a smaller brewery but it makes up for size in its big flavours of beers. Never afraid to step outside the box, Town Square frequently takes traditional beer recipes and releases them with their own flair added into the mix.  As we’ve seen with some of the other Edmonton breweries, Town Square specializes in small-batch brews which means you’ll need to keep coming back here to try everything they have!

  • Address: 2919 Ellwood Dr SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0B1
  • Beers to try: White Wedding White Stout and Beets by Sinden Sour
  • www.townsquarebrewing.com
Omen Brewing
Photo Source: Omen Brewing Facebook Page

Omen Brewing

This family-owned and operated brewery was born from a love of home brewing and a DIY mindset. They specialize in full flavoured, typically darker style brews, so if you’re a fan of a darker pint this is a must-visit place for you!

  • Address: 9942 67 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0P5
  • Beers to try: Oh Beehave Gluten Free Beer and Knight Rye-Der Roggenbier
  • www.omenbrewing.com
Bent Stick
Photo Source: Bent Stick Instagram

Bent Stick Brewing Co.

This is a DIY nano-brewery that brew their rotations 400L at a time. Producing rotations of high-quality, unfiltered beers are what they are known best for. Located on the north side of the city, you’ll have to venture a bit further from the city core but the drive will definitely be worth it.

  • Address: 5416 136 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 0E4
  • Beers to try: Electric Boogaloo Hazy IPA and Hay Maker Wheated Pilsner
  • www.bentstickbrewing.com
The Growlery
Photo Source: The Growlery Facebook Page

The Growlery Beer Co.

“Growlery” translates to a place of refuge or retreat. A fitting definition for one of Edmonton’s newer breweries. Located in one of Edmonton’s “up and coming” neighbourhoods, Blatchford, the future is bright for this local brewery. The Growlery is focused on reducing their ecological footprint and living sustainably, one beer at a time.

  • Address: 40 Airport Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0W7
  • Beers to try: The Golden Ticket Vietnamese Coffee Stout and 1929 Kölsch
  • www.growlerybeer.com

Make sure to go and check these Edmonton breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!

If we’ve missed any of your favourite Edmonton breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!

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