Where to drink craft beer in the core.
Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 Street
Ever since the AGLC relaxed its regulations for breweries six years ago, the number of craft breweries across Alberta has grown exponentially. At last count there were 15 in Edmonton. The granddaddy of Edmonton brewers is Downtown’s Yellowhead Brewery which opened ten years ago before the rules changed. Their premium larger is served at most Downtown bars and restaurants but head to the brewery Thursdays through Sunday on 105 Street to taste their full offerings that usually include an IPA and session ale. For $10, you can sign up for a tour of their brewing facility.
Campio Brewing Co., 10257 105 Street
Right next door to Yellowhead Brewery, you’ll find Campio Brewing Co, Edmonton’s newest craft brewery. It serves more than 10 different beers, including the popular malt lager, several IPAs, a blueberry vanilla ale, but the best way to sample the full range is by settling down with a tasting flight in the on-site restaurant which sends out arguable the best pizza Downtown.
Underground Tap and Grill, 10004 Jasper Avenue
Underground Tap and Grill has one of the largest and most diverse selections of Canadian and international craft beer Downtown. With 72 beers on tap, you’ll always find something at this subterranean beer bar. Stick close to home with a Blindman Brewery kettle sour or Dandy Brewing Oyster Stout, or go further afield and order a Belgian Tripel.
CRAFT Beer Market, 10013 101A Avenue
With an impressive 100-plus beers on tap, Craft Beer Market on Rice Howard Way is Downtown’s superlative craft beer destination. Not sure what to order? You can’t go wrong with an Alberta brew – Blindman, Last Best, Toolshed and Trolley 5 are consistent pours. Get a taste of the high life on the rooftop patio and enjoy a dazzling view of Downtown.
Metro Billiards, 10250 106 Street
You don’t just go to Metro Billiards to play pool. There’s an amazing selection of craft beers available for the beer lover too. The beer lineup is heavily influenced by IPAs from across Canada but the beer menu also has strong Ambers and Brown Reds from Medicine Hat Brewing Company and Collective Arts. If you don’t believe us check out their menu online.