When Paddy’s opened around Christmas 2017, while it was cold outside, they brought the heat. And by that, I mean the Southern Style Barbeque. As one of few Alberta breweries with a Class A (read: restaurant) license, it operates with a full kitchen in addition to its 5 hl. brewery.
The brewery’s small size means they go more for variety over volume. They have 8 taps that constantly rotate through an array of styles. You will find ales, lagers, sours, and even collaboration beers made with a range of yeasts, grains, and hops. Their small batch brewing pretty much keeps their production in-house; you almost never find their beer in other locations. Because of their license, they also have guest taps and cider, with kombucha, and non-alcoholic drinks as well.
Their cozy well-lit space becomes inviting as soon as you step into the place. Naturally, with the smoky barbecue, you can smell the food long before you see it. Of course, this makes you want to try the cuisine in addition to the beers. Owner Paddy Sorrenti comes from a family which has been in catering for several decades, so the love of food comes naturally. They have all sorts of smoked meats, side dishes, and nightly specials. They barbecue anew each day, so it is only available until it’s gone.
Closed Monday and Tuesday, they open at noon weekdays and 11:00 a.m. on the weekend, closing between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 depending on the day. Tasters, flights, pints, and growler fills are all available.
Located at the north end of the Barley Belt, just south of Cemetery Hill and downtown, and a literal stone’s throw from the south (Red) line of the LRT, it has become as well known for its food as its beer. So much so, in fact, that it was named as one of the Top 10 New Bars of 2018 in Air Canada’s En Route magazine.
3610 Burnsland Road S.E., T2G 3Z2
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