Alberta Beer Regions: Exploring the Best of Calgary and Edmonton
Beer has been a part of Alberta’s culture for over a century, with the first brewery opening in the province in the late 1800s. Today, Alberta is home to a thriving beer scene, with breweries popping up in both Calgary and Edmonton. These two cities are the main beer regions of the province, each offering a unique selection of craft beers and brewpubs.
Calgary is home to a growing number of breweries and taprooms, offering locals and visitors alike a wide range of craft beers to sample. Some of the most popular breweries in the city include Tool Shed Brewing Company, Dandy Brewing Company, and Brewsters Brewing Company. These breweries offer a mix of traditional and innovative beers, made from locally sourced ingredients. Whether you prefer a hoppy IPA or a rich stout, there’s something for everyone in Calgary.
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Looking for those close to downtown breweries, venture no farther than the beltline. All these breweries have food and full kitchens.
Many great breweries north of both Downtown and the river.
Tool Shed Brewing, Common Crown, Red Bison, Elite Brewing & Cidery, Minhas, Zero Issue, Citizen Brewing, The Goat Locker
Edmonton is another thriving beer city in Alberta, with a growing number of breweries and taprooms. Some of the most popular breweries in the city include Yellowhead Brewery, Situation Brewing, and Blind Enthusiasm Brewing. These breweries offer a mix of traditional and modern beers, using locally sourced ingredients to create their unique brews. Whether you’re a fan of crisp pilsners or robust porters, you’ll find plenty of options to explore in Edmonton.
Situation Brewing, Town Square Brewing, Alley Kat, Bent Stick, Brewsters (Multiple locations in AB), Yellowhead Brewery, Blind Enthusiasm, Sea Change, Polar Park Brewing Company, Analog Brewing, Endeavour Brewing co and more.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, exploring the beer regions of Alberta is a must-do activity. With its rich history and thriving beer scene, Alberta is the perfect destination for beer lovers. So why not grab a pint and discover the best of Calgary and Edmonton’s beer regions today!