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The 6 Best Breweries in Edmonton [2023]

The best breweries in Edmonton can offer you a variety of delicious beer options! 

From light and fruity beers to dark and robust brews, there’s sure to be something for everyone at these local breweries. Not only do these establishments serve up some of the most delicious craft beers in Edmonton, but they also have an amazing selection of merch that will be a great souvenir. 

We chose these six breweries based on their wide range of beer styles, their stellar reputation, unique offerings, customer reviews (and ratings) as well as their commitment to quality craftsmanship.

So, no matter what your favourite type of beer is, one thing is sure: You won’t be disappointed when visiting any one of these top-rated breweries!

What are the Most Popular Beers in Edmonton

Edmonton’s beer scene has expanded over the past few years, and there are now a wide variety of great beers to choose from. To make your decision easier, we’ve put together a list of the most popular beers in Edmonton:

  • Omen Brewing Brewery Sleepover (American Wild / Sour Ale)
  • Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company The Mimic – (American Wild / Sour Ale)
  • Sea Change Brewing Company Cold Black IPA (American IPA)
  • Alley Kat 1891 Special Blonde Ale (American Blonde Ale)
  • Odd Company Brewing Dark Pilsner (Czech Pilsner)
  • Campio Brewing Co. Light Rail (American Pale Ale (APA))
  • Polar Park Brewing Championship Pilsner (Czech Pilsner)
  • SYC Brewing Co. Clock Out (American Pale Lager)
  • Alley Kat 5 3/4 Bears Oatmeal Stout (Oatmeal Stout)

There is something for everyone when it comes to beer in this city and you’re sure to find the perfect beverage for your taste palate. And even if craft beer isn’t your thing then no problem – Edmonton’s got plenty of mainstream favourites as well including Budweiser, Coors Light, Labatt Blue Lager and Molson Canadian. 

So whatever kind of drinker you are – whether novice or experienced – this city has something special waiting for you at the local pub or brewery!

The 6 Best Breweries in Edmonton

1) Omen Brewing

Omen Brewing is a family-owned and operated brewery in Edmonton. It’s the only brewery in Alberta that specializes in dark beer. 

The brewery offers an extensive range of dark beers such as Brewery Sleepover, Knight Rye-Der (Roggenbier), Blueberry Session (Fruit Ale), Snowy Owl(American Pale Ale), and more. Besides, you can enjoy other seasonal beers (Cartwheel, Dark Season etc.) which tantalize your taste buds every time you try them.

Omen Brewing is now back with their Cask Nights initiative. Every Friday, the brewery will be tapping a traditional British cask ale and it will be available until it is sold out. 

You can also enjoy their own gluten-free beer ‘Oh Beehave’. It is made of local honey and sorghum and flavored with orange peel and ginger. This delicious beverage is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy drink option that isn’t loaded with sugar. 

In addition, they brew and package all their beer in house. This sets them apart from other local breweries, as well as online orders for pickups!

Business Information:
9942 67 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0P5, Canada

Customer Review:
“This was my first experience at Omen. Thanks to the Alberta Craft Beer Guide for pointing the way. The ownership was super-friendly and excited by their selection. The place is tucked away from the street but look for the signs and you’ll find it without any trouble. The Snowy Owl American Pale Ale was spectacular, the Vanilla Super Session Ale was a delicious surprise and the Spilt Milk Nitro Milk Stout was creamy goodness. I will be back.”

2) Analog Brewing Company

Analog Brewing Company is a brewery located in South Edmonton that offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy all of their main selection of beers as well as seasonal selections. They also have a wide range of game collections, which includes cards, board games, and video games. This means that you can easily find something to entertain yourself while visiting their Taproom. 

The brewery offers a wide range of year-round craft beers. These include Ready Paler Two (session IPA), The Hive Bomber (honey American wheat ale), In Another Castle (Peach Mango Milkshake IPA), Power Up Porter(Vanilla Session Porter), and many others. Each of the beer’s flavors are unique and provide an enjoyable experience for drinkers, no matter what time of year it is. 

Besides, they can provide tours for you that are fun and informative. The tours take place in the brewery, which allow you to see how beer is made from start to finish. In addition, you can sample different types of beers while learning about their histories and origins. 

Plus, you can enjoy some tasty food options. This includes flavored popcorn that’s made locally as well as pre-made pizzas and etc. 

Business Information:
8620 53 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5G2, Canada

Customer Review:
“Analog is a cool micro brewery to grab a beer with friends or stop in alone. The owner is inviting and they do tours! I absolutely love the atmosphere. You'll only find a few picnic tables inside and some bar seating. They are connected with jackbox tv. If you don't know what this is, you play live games on your phone with everyone in the room. I highly recommend a visit here. It was a great time and I'll be back! If you're wondering, they don't have a proper kitchen or menu, but they have to serve food by law. Make sure you stop for a bite to eat before or after your visit...unless of course you'd like a microwaveable pizza pop!”

3) Arcadia Brewing Co.

Arcadia Brewing Co. is a pub that offers a great selection of their crafted beers, including Whistling Pig Hazy Pale Ale, Coliseum Blonde Ale, Cuppa Coffee Kölsch, Ruff Riland Dry Irish Stout, and other unique options. The pub’s brewers have years of experience in crafting world-class beers and they are always on the lookout for new and innovative recipes to offer their customers. 

In addition to its extensive beer menu, Arcadia also features their special cocktails and wine. The brewery also specializes in providing delicious snacks and refreshments. The menu includes nachos, green onion cakes, pizzas, and other food options. Besides, it offers food trucks that come by in summer in the parking lot.

Plus, it is a good place to hold your private events. They have an upstairs bar that can accommodate between 20-65 people. 

Arcadia Brewing Co. offers discounts for healthcare workers and donates to the Boyle Street Community Services. This makes it a great choice for anyone who is looking to support their local community while they sample their favourite beers for a good cause! 

Business Information:
 10712 120 St, Edmonton, AB T5H 0W7, Canada

Customer Review:
“Great beers, good tunes, tasty snacks and lovely atmosphere for those of us who are less into the bar scene and more fond of a pint and a catch up with pals. Their patio is pet friendly (with a very nice view by the fountain!) which is nice on milder days. Manchester Square is going to be a great little spot once the units are all filled, and Arcadia is a great addition to the area.”

4) Sea Change Brewing Co

Sea Change Brewing Co is a microbrewery that started as a single-beer brand and grew into an award-winning brewery in the Alberta brewing scene. Sea Change has succeeded in creating beers that are true-to-style, tasteful, and most importantly, great tasting!

The brewery is a great choice for those looking for some of Edmonton’s best beers! It provides a wide range of selections from wheat beers to ales. Their Cold Black IPA, Wolf, Prairie Fairy, and Session Ale are all excellent choices.

In addition, Sea Change Brewing Co has a variety of classic Vietnamese Banh Mi style non-vegan and vegan sandwiches that will leave you satisfied. You can also sample some of their tasty munchies, such as pretzels or drift crisps.

The brewery maintains its authenticity by crafting beers with care using only high-quality ingredients – ensuring each pint tastes amazing!

Business Information:
9850 62 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0E3, Canada

Customer Review:
“Researching Edmonton breweries, glad I landed on and decided to visit with Sea Change. 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!”

5) Town Square Brewing Co.

At Town Square Brewing Co, you can find all their latest canned beers or save some dollars and fill your growlers straight from their tanks using their rewards fill program! Plus, you can count on rotating taps as they take traditional recipes and put their own twists on them. 

They promise to always keep their beer fridge stocked with Town Square offerings. In addition to the regular offerings, Town Square Brewing Co also offers a variety of specialty cans that are only available at the taproom. The brewery also specializes in Rad Water, which is crafted in small batches combining fun organic flavours with their low-calorie, gluten-free base. 

You can also check out their limited experimental Market Series only sold from Town Square and a few other select locations. This ensures that you’re able to enjoy the best beers in town at all times!

Plus, their taproom offers a wide range of bar snacks (popcorn, chips and salsa, etc.) and south island meat pies.

So, whether you’re looking for a stout, lager, porter, barrel aged beer, or something exclusive, be sure to stop by Town Square Brewing Co’s taproom!

Business Information:
2919 Ellwood Dr SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0B1, Canada

Customer Review:
“We showed up close to closing time not realizing it was earlier than we thought. The staff was very welcoming and we did not feel rushed at all. The craft beer selection and appetizers were very good. We didn't keep the staff late and were grateful that they were so nice to let old friends catch up and enjoy a beer. I would certainly recommend Town Square Brewing to friends.”

6) Situation Brewing

Situation Brewing is YEG’s go-to brew pub for great beer. Join them for top-notch brews and bites. The brewery offers tours of its microbrewery as well as tastings of different beers on tap.

They brew and serve all their beers there, which allows customers to enjoy a variety of unique and limited time brews. They also have a cask of the day on Tuesday-Saturday for those that love to try unique and rare beer varieties.

In addition to great beer, you can enjoy their exclusive signature cocktails, wine, brandy, rum, whiskey and more. Besides, the pub also serves up a wide range of delicious food items, such as main dishes, burgers, tacos, chicken, french fries, spring rolls, and salads, that will leave you full and satisfied. This means that you’re guaranteed to find something to your taste at this local brewery. 

So, if you’re looking for a relaxing evening out with friends or an opportunity to explore some new craft beers – check out Situation Brewing!

Business Information:
10308 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2, Canada

Customer Review:
“Nothing like coming back home to Edmonton and enjoying the Best Food and Fresh Beer! The pints were Amazing, the food was Delicious and the Service was again way above par by the Beautiful Lindsay. If you want a great experience definitely check out Situation Brewing in Historic Strathcona!”
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Final Thoughts

Edmonton is a great city for beer lovers. With so many different breweries to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones are the best. From small batch craft brewers to large scale operations, there’s something for everyone on this list. So whether you’re looking for a new place to try out or just want to support your local brewery scene, be sure to check out one of these great spots next time you’re in Edmonton!

If you’re looking for some fun activities to do in Edmonton this week, be sure to check out our list of events and activities happening this weekend.