Winnipeg is known in Canada for its thriving arts scene, but it’s also becoming a talked-about town for its top-notch food and beer scene. Its growing number of craft breweries means we had to take a tour of Winnipeg’s beer scene and give you our two cents on the top craft breweries in the ‘Peg.
What are the top breweries in Winnipeg?
Currently, Winnipeg has over a dozen craft breweries with numerous additional contract brewers throughout the city. Amongst these breweries, you’ll find gorgeously designed taprooms, flavourful beer profiles, and friendly brew lovers. Whether you’re looking to sample an array of craft beers with a flight at one of these breweries or wanting to find a new favorite beer to have delivered to your doorstep, we’ve got you covered.
We’ll take you through our top 5 favorite Winnipeg craft breweries and some additional ones we couldn’t overlook. So grab a glass, pour yourself a cold one, and read through our list of the top breweries in Winnipeg.
How we picked the best Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg.
However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a Winnipeg brewery that you think should be on this list, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!
THE BEST WINNIPEG BREWERIES
Alright, ready to find out which breweries we chose for this year?
Nonsuch Brewing Co.
What do you get when you mix delicious Belgian-inspired beers, expertly crafted snacks, and a stylish, Instgrammable brewery? You get Nonsuch. Located in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District, Nonsuch Brewing offers up a great line-up of traditional style Belgian brews as well as an offshoot called Vessel, which brings some more experimental brews to the table. Try either, or try both, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed.
- Address: 125 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0M1
- Beers to try: (from Nonsuch) Belgian Blonde and (from Vessel) capiche? Cappuccino Milkshake Stout
Kilter Brewing Co.
If you love trying new styles of beers, Kilter Brewing will be right up your alley. They focus on releasing new, inventive, and ambitious beers on the regular. The name Kilter originates from the desire to live a balanced lifestyle, create meaningful memories, and enjoy the little pleasures in life – the perfect description for enjoying one of their beers with friends.
- Address: 450 Rue Deschambault, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0K1
- Beers to try: “Pulp Fiction” Pulp Fruit Sour and “Waves” Juicy Pale Ale
Sookram’s Brewing Company
With an infectious passion for beer, Sookram’s head brewer pours his heart and soul into his beers. Sookram’s core lineup, albeit small, packs a punch with each brew being better than the last. Sookram’s also releases seasonal brews for you to try throughout the year.
- Address: 479-B Warsaw Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0R2
- Beers to try: MacGuffin California Common and Cult Classic Pilsner
Barn Hammer Brewing Company
This independently-owned brewery is located in Winnipeg’s West End. With its cozy (TV Free) taproom vibes, you’re encouraged to grab a beer and strike up a good conversation, be it with your friends or one of the staff members. Their goal is to be your “friendly neighbourhood” brewery that serves beers you love to drink.
- Address: 595 Wall St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2T5
- Beers to try: Lousy Beatnik Amber Lager and Witch Hunt Witbier
Torque Brewing has been around since 2016 and has produced a number of award-winning brews. They have a spacious taproom for you to enjoy one of their tried and true core pours or give one of their flavourful seasonal releases a taste. You’ll also find Torque beers being served around Winnipeg at a number of local restaurants and pubs. Mabitoban’s just can’t get enough of Torque Brewing craft beer!
- Address: 330-830 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P4
- Beers to try: Red Line Red IPA and Witty Belgian Wheat Beer
And because we couldn’t stop at 5…..
Here are our top 3 honourable mention craft breweries in Winnipeg!
One Great City Brewing Company
One Great City Brewing is the ultimate collaboration: design, food, and craft beer. The taproom showcases a 300 square feet wall of glass so guests can see right inside the brewery from every seat in the house. The food is a delicious blend of high-end dining and traditional comfort food. And finally, the beer is adventurous and accessible with a blend of familiar beer styles and some surprising new takes on classic brews.
- Address: 1596 Ness Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W6
- Beers to try: The Queen’s Best Bitter and Tipsy Cow Milk Stout
Little Brown Jug
Little Brown Jug is the proud brewery of the well-known and well-loved 1919 Belgian Pale Ale. Located in the Exchange District, this brewery is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Nonsuch Brewing, so if you’re checking out that brewery, don’t miss this gem!
- Address: 336 William Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0H7
- Beers to try: 1919 Belgian Pale Ale (obviously) and Monarchy English Brown Ale
Stone Angel Brewing Co.
Specializing in British-style brews, Stone Angel Brewing is a nice addition to the Winnipeg brewery scene. You won’t find any food here, but you’re welcome to order in and enjoy their spacious taproom and patio as you sip enjoy a pint. (Don’t forget you’re pup if you’re planning on sitting on the patio as their outdoor space is dog-friendly!).
- Address: 1875 Pembina Hwy #9, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G7
- Beers to try: Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake Stout and Miss Havisham Regrets Bitter
Make sure to go and check these Winnipeg breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!
This was a hard list to curate and with so many other great Winnipeg breweries, we might just have to do another list soon!
If we’ve missed any of your favourite Winnipeg breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!