What are the best Winnipeg Breweries to visit this year? Well, we’ve done the work for you! We have sampled all their brews, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the best Winnipeg Breweries to explore this year!
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 craft 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.
The best part about many of these breweries is that they’re located in the city’s bustling Exchange District, which is also home to great restaurants, cafes, and shops. So, whether you’re looking for a place to grab a quick pint or want to spend an afternoon exploring a new neighbourhood, these are the best craft breweries in Winnipeg.
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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 favourite beer to have delivered to your doorstep, we’ve got you covered.
We’ll take you through our top 5 favourite 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 do we pick 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, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and we’ll do our best to include them!
The Best Winnipeg Breweries
Alright, ready to find out which breweries in Winnipeg we chose for this year? Here we go.
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, one of Winnipeg’s best breweries. Located in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District, Nonsuch Brewing offers 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.
Customer Review: Not only is the beer some of the best craft beer I’ve had, but the hospitality, atmosphere and staff are some of the best in the business. We felt welcomed , and made to feel like it was an extension of our home. (Just with better beer in the fridge. Lol)
- Phone: (204) 666-7824
- Address: 125 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0M1
- Best Beer: Belgian Blonde
- Website: www.nonsuch.beer
Kilter Brewing Co.
Another beautifully designed Winnipeg brewery is Kilter Brewing Co. If you love trying new styles of craft beers, Kilter Brewing will be right up your alley. They focus on releasing new, seasonal and experimental 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.
Customer Review: Excellent lineup of beers, beautiful space, and a huge, comfy patio. Well worth the trip, and not far out of the way from anywhere you’re going to visit in town anyways.
- Phone: N/A
- Address: 450 Rue Deschambault, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0K1
- Best Beer: “Pulp Fiction” Pulp Fruit Sour and “Waves” Juicy Pale Ale
- Website: www.kilterbrewing.co
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.
Customer Review: Sookram’s is my favourite brewer in the city. They pack so much flavour and complexity into their beers. They manage to consistently come up with new varieties and ideas for each new release while also sticking to their identity and personality.
- Phone: N/A
- Address: 479-B Warsaw Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0R2
- Best Beer: MacGuffin California Common and Cult Classic Pilsner
- Website: www.sookrams.com
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. The ultimate goal at Barn Hammer is to be your “friendly neighbourhood” brewery that serves beers you love to drink.
Customer Review: A fantastic brewery and staple of the west end. Barn hammer brewing has consistently delivered imaginative new beers while perfecting their flagship lineup in the short time they’ve been in operation. They also have shown themselves to he a community conscious business, striving to ensure their taproom is a safe space for all.
- Phone: N/A
- Address: 595 Wall St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2T5
- Best Beer: Lousy Beatnik Amber Lager and Witch Hunt Witbier
- Website: barnhammerbrewing.ca
Torque Brewing Company
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 craft 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!
Customer Review: Torque it up! This place has great beer, and friendly staff. Did you know you can buy food, from either a food truck outside or deliver and eat inside this restaurant! Fricking awesome pair that with a Witty Belgian and your set!
- Phone: (204) 410-2124
- Address: 330-830 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P4
- Best Beer: Red Line Red IPA and Witty Belgian Wheat Beer
- Website: torquebrewing.beer
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 menu offers 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.
Customer Review: One Great City is awesome, great selection of beer and the food is always consistently delicious. They’re always coming out with new beers to keep things fun and exciting.
- Phone: (657) 968-4070
- Address: 1596 Ness Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W6
- Best Beer: The Queen’s Best Bitter and Tipsy Cow Milk Stout
- Website: www.ogcbrewingco.com
Little Brown Jug
Little Brown Jug is the proud brewery of the well-known and well-loved 1919 Belgian Pale Ale. They have an open concept brewery with tons of natural light where they brew up some of the best craft beer in Winnipeg.
Located in the Exchange District, Little Brown Jug 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 for more great local beers.
Customer Review: Great selection of locally crafted beers with something for everyone! The taproom staff is always friendly and the brewery itself has a super cool open concept. You can enjoy a pint and see the brewers work their magic.
- Phone: (204) 500-0441
- Address: 336 William Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0H7
- Best Beer: Little Brown Jug 1919 Belgian Pale Ale
- Website: littlebrownjug.ca
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 your pup if you’re planning on sitting on the patio as their outdoor space is dog-friendly!).
Customer Review: Classic European style beers with a North American twist. Great board games. Warm atmosphere and they have an excellent restaurant next door that pairs really nicely with the beer.
- Phone: (204) 226-1361
- Address: 1875 Pembina Hwy #9, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G7
- Best Beer: Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake Stout and Miss Havisham Regrets Bitter
- Website: stoneangelbrewing.com
Half Pints Brewing
Half Pints has been brewing great craft beer in Winnipeg since 2006. They use locally grown ingredients and focus on quality over quantity. You can witness Half Pints brews in the making with their brewery tours, then have a seat in their cozy taproom to sample a flight of their flagship beers.
Customer Review: Some of my favourite local beer and a nice tap room. The brewery tour is also worth doing and pretty informative.
- Phone: 204-832-7468
- Address: 550 Roseberry St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0T1
- Best Beer: Stir Stick Stout
- Website: halfpintsbrewing.com
TransCanada Brewing Co.
Trans Canada Brewing offers a wide array of beer styles with the goal of appealing to both the casual beer drinkers and the crafter beers connoisseurs. Their craft beer selection ranges from core beers, seasonal beers, specialty beers brewed once a year and their sour series. With over 20 beers on tap in their charming taproom, you’re sure to find something you love.
Customer Review: Really great place for casual drinking and pizza! Transcanada brewery has so many great options for drinks, including core flights and DIY flights. For those who do not like beer they carry wine as well. Their kitchen is small but they have a fire oven for some great pizza flavors including fig, perogy, classic pepperoni, etc. They have quite a lot of sitting areas and sometimes live music too. Highly recommend giving it a try and also supporting local brewery!
- Phone: (204) 666-2337
- Address: 1-1290 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 1J9
- Best Beer: Blueberry Ale
- Website: tcb.beer
Enjoy the best breweries in Winnipeg!
Make sure to go and check out Winnipeg’s best craft breweries, grab a pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!
If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and why you think it should be added to our list of the best Winnipeg Breweries!