When we think of top cities for craft beer, our first two typical answers are Vancouver on the West Coast and Toronto out East. Yet, within the past few years, Regina has been gaining national acclaim for its thriving craft beer scene. In 2018, it was ranked 4th best beer town in Canada. Surprised? We were too until we explored and discovered some amazing craft breweries and delicious craft beer. We’re pumped to share with you our top choices for Regina’s best craft breweries.
What are the top breweries in Regina?
Since the early ’90s, brewpubs in Regina have brought some delightful craft brews to craft beer lovers. In the decades since more and more craft breweries have opened their doors to locals and tourists alike looking for quality craft beer in Regina. From trailblazers like Bushwakker Brewing to the newest kids on the block, we’ve sampled beers from Regina’s most popular craft breweries and chosen our top faves to share with our readers.
How we picked the best Regina Breweries?
With every ‘top 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 Regina.
However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a Regina brewery that you think should be on this list, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!
THE BEST REGINA BREWERIES
Ready to see who made our list of top Craft Breweries in Regina?
This small micro-brewery offers an ever-changing lineup of craft beer. Specializing in small-batch IPA’s, stout, and unusual ales, local beer enthusiasts are passionate about their love for Malty National. Their taproom is the perfect place to grab a cold pint and enjoy playing any one of their board games, card games, or video games. But, if you find a Malty National Beer you love, make sure to buy a lot of it because you never know when it’s going to run out!
- Address: 1130 15th Ave, Regina, SK S4P 0Y5
- Beers to try: I Yuzu Be Cool Pilsner with Yuzu Juice and Chocolate Cake Stout
Pile O’Bones Brewing Company
Named after Regina’s unofficial nickname, Pile O’Bones Brewing pays tribute to the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota, Dakota, and Métis people who have called Saskatchewan home for thousands of years. Fixated on delivering quality brewed beer using the best ingredients, this craft brewery has a small core lineup of brews plus a handful of specialty beers. Whether you’re a classic Blonde brew lover or fancy yourself something a bit more creative, Pile O’Bones has a beer that we’re sure you’ll love.
- Address: 1808 Cameron St, Regina, SK S4T 7R7
- Beers to try: Space Cadet IPA and Cold Brew Americano Stout
Located in Regina’s Warehouse District, this micro-brewery brews some of the city’s most unique craft beers. Their seemingly endless seasonal release list offers beers with flavours like Cucumber Jasmine, Watermelon, and Hemp. Don’t worry, if you’re not into experimental beers, they have a solid lineup of classic brews too. You can find Rebellion Craft beers at many local liquor stores in Regina or take a swing by their taproom for a fresh pint.
- Address: 1901 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4R 8R2
- Beers to try: Beach Life Kölsch and Patio Tarty Sour
Since 1991, Bushwakker Brewing has been a staple in the Regina Craft Beer Scene. With 12-year rounds brews and over 25 seasonal beers, their lineup is not to be taken lightly. Throughout the years, they’ve won over 21 national beer awards and 3 international awards. Their dedication to quality and consistency means they’re here to stay for many more years. Beer lovers rejoice!
- Address: 2206 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1H3
- Beers to try: Chery’s Blonde and Palliser Porter
District Brewing Company
Living by the motto “Find Your Craft”, this craft brewery encourages you to find your craft in life and your craft in beer. District brews a little bit of everything, so no matter what your palette preferences, there’s probably a beer for you. Their 4 primary beers are dynamic and smooth lagers but their full lineup offers a wider range of styles and flavors. Located close to Rebellion Brewing in the Warehouse District, make a day of it and visit both breweries to discover your next favorite craft beer.
- Address: 1555 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1E6
- Beers to try: West Coast Wheat Lager and German Pilsner
Make sure to go and check these Regina breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!
If we’ve missed any of your favourite Regina breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!