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?
When we think about food and alcohol pairings, we think about wine and cheese, wine and chocolate, etc. Someone even thought of perfect wine pairings to Halloween candy. But there hasn’t been much out there for food pairing with beer, beyond burgers, fries and pizza, of course.
Maybe you’ve come along on one of our brewery tours discovering five of Edmonton’s craft breweries. Maybe you haven’t joined us quite yet and are just foraying into the world of craft beer. Maybe you’re a craft beer geek eager to expand your local beer IQ. Whatever your story, we want to bring the world of craft beer to you.