So you fancy yourself a craft beer connoisseur. You’ve sampled a wide range of beers from Edmonton’s local breweries, and around the world. You know the difference between an English and Indian Pale Ale, and you wouldn’t be caught dead drinking a Lucky Lager. All in all, your craft beer knowledge is pretty good, but there’s always room for improvement. So where do you go from here?
2018 is officially here! It’s a new year full of promise, excitement, and at least a few failed New Year’s resolutions. It’s also a very exciting year for the Edmonton craft brewing industry, where a whole slew of new breweries are opening up around our city. Here’s a quick look at some of the new brewhouses to look forward to in the upcoming year.
If you’ve been paying attention to the Alberta beer scene lately, you might have noticed a “new” style of beer creeping its way into popularity—Sour Beers. In Calgary, Dandy Brewinghas a sour for every season and Wild Rose Brewery has the Cowbell Kettle Sour. In Edmonton, Situation Brewing has the WTF Blood Orange. And in Lacombe, Blindman Brewing has a range of kettle sours as well as barrel-aged sours. They’re distinct, fruity beers with a unique tartness—but what exactly goes into making a sour beer?