What are the best Edmonton Breweries? Well, if you’re like us and love your craft beer, Edmonton Breweries will not disappoint! We’ve sampled their brews, visited their taprooms, and read all the online reviews to give you our take on the best Edmonton Breweries to visit!
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.
There are a few things that Edmonton does very well and one of those things is beer. The city has a long and rich brewing history that dates back to the early 1900s when the first brewery, Alberta Brewing Co., opened its doors. Today, there are over 15 breweries in Edmonton and the number is growing every year.
Ready? Let’s explore this province’s capital city and check out Edmonton’s Top Breweries!
What are the Best Edmonton Breweries?
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 craft 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 Edmonton, the famous 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 craft breweries but we promise you it’s worth the drive to visit these handpicked breweries.
How do we pick the best Edmonton breweries?
With every ‘Best Breweries’ post we write, we 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 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 craft brewery that you think should be on this list, please get in touch with us let us know and we’ll do our best to include them!
Here are the best Edmonton breweries!
Alright, beer lovers, are you ready to find out who made our list of the best Edmonton craft breweries this year? Check it out below!
This family-owned and operated brewery was born from a love of home brewing and a DIY mindset. Located on 67 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Omen specializes in full flavoured, typically dark beer styles. If you’re a fan of dark beers or are dying to try your first dark pilsner, Omen Brewing a must-visit place for you!
Customer Review: Today was my first time at the brewery, and I was floored with how incredible it was. The bartender poured me a flight with minimal input, and every single beer was a win. How they are good at saison, American pale ale, gluten free, AND kettle sour is beyond me. I had to pick up a can of each. In one visit, Omen Brewing became my favourite brewing company.
- Phone: (780) 760-6636
- Omen Brewing Address: 9942 67 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0P5
- Best Beer: Spilt Milk (Milk Stout)
- Website: www.omenbrewing.com/
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.
Customer Review: This place is probably my favourite breweries in Edmonton. Everything is on point at The Growlery. The service was amazing, the taproom is very well put together and the beers were all great. I will absolutely be coming back the next time I am in town.
- Phone: (587) 497-7714
- Address: 40 Airport Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0W7
- Best Beer: The Golden Ticket Vietnamese Coffee Stout
- Website: www.growlerybeer.com/
Irrational Brewing Company
What was once a 1930’s substation is now a buzzing brewery, and much of the original fixtures remain original to the historic building! Irrational Brewing Company stays true to their name as they brew up craft beers with unique and exotic ingredients.
Customer Review: Super chill atmosphere, beautiful decor and paintings, but above all, top-quality beer for every taste! I love the creativity of their brewers, there’s always an exciting new brew to experience.
- Phone: (587) 523-8523
- Irrational Brewing Address: 10643 124 St #109, Edmonton, AB T5N 1S5
- Best Beer: Ethereal Pseudo-Lager
- Website: irrationalbrewing.ca
Sea Change Brewing Co.
Sea Change Brewing has taken Edmonton by storm and is among our personal favourite Edmonton breweries. 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.
This Edmonton brewery has paired up with Fruit Loop Society, a YEG LGBTQ2+ community non-profit organization to create the popular Prairie Fairy Blackberry Wheat Ale, made with Alberta Wheat and organic blackberries and raspberries.
Customer Review: Researching Edmonton breweries, glad I landed on and decided to visit with Sea Change Brewing. Best beer in my Alberta travels this far. Clean tap room, super friendly service. The Wolf, Prairie Fairy, and Session Ale are all excellent choices. I ordered a Session Ale after my flight. True to its description: bright, citrus, crisp, clean. Thanks!
- Phone: (780) 784-2996
- Address: 9850 62 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0E3
- Best Beer: Prairie Fairy
- Website: seachangebeer.com/
Analog Brewing Company
Analog’s brand and beers are 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.
Customer Review: One of the coolest breweries in town. Amazing staff and all of their brews are top notch! From IPA’s to Porters – if you’re a beer lover (and a retro video game nerd), this is the place to be! Do yourself a favour and try their Peach Mango Milkshake IPA “In Another Castle”. You can thank me later.
- Phone: (780) 966-1641
- Analog Brewing Address: 8620 53 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5G2
- Best Beer: In Another Castle Milkshake IPA
- Website: analogbrewing.ca/
Though technically outside of Edmonton, we had to include this family-friendly and community oriented brewery in St. Albert. Inspired by adventure, sports, and exploring, their brews are for beer lovers who also have a thing for the great outdoors.
You can find their delicious craft beer at their taproom in St. Albert or at many liquor stores across Edmonton.
Customer Review: Such a great spot, especially in the summer when they build the patio out! The beer is excellent, the snacks are great and the service is always friendly. My only wish is they were open later in the evenings, I think they’d do very well staying open even an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Phone: (780) 752-3777
- Address: 215 Carnegie Dr #4A, St. Albert, AB T8N 5B1
- Best Beer: Lost Flip Flop Saison
- Website: www.endeavourbrewing.com/
Longroof Brewing Co.
Longroof’s open-design taproom allows visitors to see their whole operation in the works and features the original bar from The Empress Ale House on Whyte Avenue! They have a large, dog-friendly patio where you can enjoy their ever-changing list of edgy craft beers.
Conveniently located a few blocks from Omen Brewing and Blind Enthusiasm so you can grab a flight pallet on your next brewery hopping adventure!
Customer Review: Big, modern, clean, industrial-style taproom. Super friendly and attentive staff. Casual picnic tables outside in a large, quiet yard. Lovely view of the light industrial area just like with so many of the breweries on 99. A definite go to stop on your craft beer tour!
- Phone: (780) 435-0158
- Address: 9916 72 Ave NW #104, Edmonton, AB T6E 0Z3
- Best Beer: Fuzzy Echoes Juicy Pale Ale
- Website: longroofbrewing.ca
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.
Customer Review: The beer here is amazing, literally everything we tried we loved. The service was great, and there are lots of deals to take advantage of if you purchase. The “check in” was the fan favourite in our house! If you like craft beer this place is easily worth a try, you won’t regret it!
- Phone: (587) 388-1177
- Address: 11239 180 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 0B4
- Best Beer: Pineapple F.O.M.O. Dry Hopped Sour
- Website: sycbrewing.com/
Arcadia Brewing Co.
Arcadia Brewing, located in Edmonton’s Manchester Square, is a place where you can expect to have good times surrounded by people who are united by their passion for great beers. The owner actually dreamt up the idea for this Edmonton Brewery when he was 6 years old, talk about a success story!
When you walk through the doors at this local brewery you’ll find tasty beers, smiling faces, and a warm friendly environment. They also have some light snack options available.
Customer Review: Great, friendly service. Fantastic Beer and the number 1 place I’d like to go to watch a hockey game. Most importantly, they care about community and are heavily involved in helping Edmonton become a more welcoming and safe place.
- Phone: (825) 512-5164
- Address: 10712 120 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0W7
- Best Beer: The Whistling Pig Hazy Pale Ale
- Website: arcadiayeg.com/
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 Brewing Co. 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!
Customer Review: Great place! Unique brews and good vibes! Not the biggest place but nice to stop by and have a few. Definite must visit on the south side of the city.
- Phone: (780) 244-0212
- Town Square Brewing Address: 2919 Ellwood Dr. SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0B1
- Best Beer: MegaWatt NEIPA
- Website: www.townsquarebrewing.com/
Odd Company Brewing
According to Odd Company Brewing, chemistry makes for good company and even better beer. Well, we couldn’t agree more. The brewers at this brewery are chemists by trade, and beer creators by choice. This downtown brewery releases expertly crafted high-quality local craft beers for you to enjoy. And with a primary focus on small craft brews, be ready to try something new with every visit.
Customer Review: These guys get beer. Location, staff, selection and food are all top notch. Anyone looking for a new brewery to check out, do not hesitate to go to Odd Company.
- Phone: (587) 590-9973
- Odd Company Brewing Address: 12021 102 Ave #105, Edmonton, AB T5K 0R8
- Best Beer: Good Chemistry IPA
- Website: www.oddcompany.ca/
Bent Stick Brewing
This is a DIY nano-brewery that brew their rotations 400L at a time. Producing rotations of high-quality, small batches of unfiltered beers is what Bent Stick is known best for. Located on the North side of the city, you’ll have to venture a bit further from the city core to try the beer brewed here, but the drive will definitely be worth it.
Customer Review: Their brewery may be small, but their hearts are HUGE! These guys love beer and they are very talented brewers. They’re always super helpful and I’ve never left Bent Stick Brewing without a smile on my face.
- Phone: (780) 884-2337
- Bent Stick Brewery Address: 9926 78 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1N
- Best Beer: Electric Boogaloo Hazy IPA, Hay Maker Wheated Pilsner (Alberta Wheat Pilsner)
- Website: www.bentstickbrewing.com/
Campio Brewing Co.
Campio Brewing Company is sure to satisfy the cravings of beer drinkers looking for great beer and delicious food. From thirst-quenching brews to sour beers that push the boundaries, they have something for everyone. We’re not sure what’s more popular, their deep dish MacDavid Pizza, or their many craft beers.. we suggest trying both!
Customer Review: Excellent food and beer, I have always been happy with their pizzas. If you like Detroit-style then Campio is simply unbeatable. If not, they have a long list of other great food items and some of the tastiest beer in the city. Do yourself a favour and try the oatmeal stout (Rise of Darkness), it may be my favourite beer. Superb all around.
- Phone: (587) 635-1952
- Address: 10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
- Best Beer: Campio Premium Lager
- Website: campiobrewingco.com/
Alley Kat Brewing Company
The cool Kats over at Alley Kat Brewing Company have been around since the beginning of the craft beer scene in Alberta, and are actually Edmonton’s oldest craft brewery! High quality craft beer that everyone can enjoy is one of Alley Kat Brewing’s top priorities, and it shows with their delicious easy drinking brews.
With 14 house beers on tap, we’re sure you’ll find something you like at Alley Kats.
Customer Review: Small taproom with a good vibe. Staff are incredibly friendly, and dogs are welcome inside! Tucked away off 99 St, but easy to get to and get in and out of.
- Phone: (780) 436-8922
- Address: 9929 60 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0C7
- Best Beer: Moscow Mule Ginger Sour Beer and Buena Vista Brown Ale
- Website: www.alleykatbeer.com/
Blind Enthusiasm has two ambitious breweries and one inventive restaurant. At their restaurant, Biera, in the Ritchie Market, they brew crisp ales and lagers, and create complex beers like barrel aged beers melded with flavours of wine and spirit barrels.
At their tap room, The Monolith, they run one of largest barrel-fermented beer programs in Canada. You can try these fermented beers either on tap or by the bottle, and soon you’ll be able to take a brewery tour of this barrel fermentation brewery – one of only a few of it’s kind in North America!
Customer Review: Awesome new spot! Service and beers are amazing!!
- Phone: (587) 525-8589
- Address: 9570 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0K2
- Best Beer: One Night in Dunham
- Website: blindenthusiasm.ca/
Enjoy the Best Breweries in Edmonton!
The craft beer scene in Edmonton truly is something special! From cozy locations to have a pint, to an exciting night out, there are so many fantastic breweries that will make sure you find the perfect brew.
Let’s raise a glass of appreciation for these brilliant brewers who create such great beers and experiences in this lovely city. Here’s cheers to all things craft beer related while exploring what Grand Rapids has to offer!
Legacy Brews: Gone But Never Forgotten
As the saying goes, ‘All good things must come to an end,’ and sadly, the same holds true for some of our favorite local breweries. This section is dedicated to those beloved institutions that have closed their doors but left behind a frothy legacy in our hearts and palates.
Each provided unique flavors and experiences that made our city’s brewing scene richer and more diverse. While they may no longer serve their signature drafts, the memories and taste impressions they’ve left behind continue to inspire and influence the craft beer community.
Join us in raising a virtual toast to these establishments – gone but never forgotten.
This Edmonton brewery had some of the best craft beer in the city. They had a minimalistic, yet refined approach and their main priority was to have fun while making great beer.
Whether you were looking to learn more about craft beer and the fine art of the brewing process on a brewery tour, or just want to enjoy a good beer, Situation Brewing was the place to be. We’ll especially miss their Sex Palace Imperial Stout.
Polar Park Brewing
Polar Park Brewing served fresh beers in a beautiful setting with high ceilings and exposed beams. They boasted a 5000 square ft. event space where they hosted all kinds of events from weddings to rock n’ roll shows with a full in-house catering menu and all beers on tap!