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Yellowhead Brewery is a must-visit for beer connoisseurs in downtown Edmonton. This brewery specializes in premium lager and offers an array of interesting tours and tastings. Explore the brewery mechanism and process on their hour-long tour filled with fun facts and information. Head to their Tasting Room for a chilled pint of craft brews and a German buffet of bratwurst and wiener schnitzel. Replete with exposed bricks and blond wood furnishings, this rustic-chic venue is a popular choice for weddings and live music performances.
Situation Brewing is yet another addition to the craft beer scene in Edmonton, and specializes in brewing small batch beers. Their site in Strathcona consists of both a brewery and a tasting room, so visitors can walk in for a tour, take a small workshop or simply kick back with one of their specialty beers. The line-up includes beers such as Page Turner IPA, Random Acts Pale Ale, Afternooner Tea Saison and the Extrovert Red Ale, among several others. Situation Brewing also serves a small brewpub menu with pizzas, sandwiches and charcuterie.
Alley Kat Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in Edmonton, famous for its Aprikat apricot wheat ale. Alley Kat is especially respected for its draft beers and also brews a variety of beers throughout the year in seasonally appropriate flavors. To book a tour, available Thursday and Friday afternoons, email or call the brewery.
Barr Estate Winery is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, Rick and Amy Barr along with Amy's parents, Mike and Jeanette Cholowsky. Unlike other wineries which grow and ferment different varieties of grapes, these wine-makers grow heirloom raspberries and rhubarbs. The years of experience as medical researchers, helped the Barr couple to experiment and create fruit wines that are of exemplary quality. Book a tour to see how they substantially grow their fruits, ferment them and make their delicious drinks.