If Alberta is known for anything, it's gotta be our amazing brewery scene. Over the past few years, there's been an insane emergence of craft breweries province wide, all of which are super unique and amazing in their own way.
Even if you're not usually a beer fan, these breweries may just surprise you. This isn't your typical, run of the mill beer. These breweries are constantly coming with new, innovative flavours that are sure to keep you and your taste buds on your toes.
Grab your favourite drinking buddies, and start planning a weekend road trip to some of Alberta's best breweries.
1. Village Brewery // 5000 12a St SE, Calgary
Ironically enough, the idea for Village Brewery actually came up in discussion over a few brewskis. With a total of seven partners, and over 150 years of beer experience, you know that you can expect the best at Village.
2. Coulee Brew Company // 4085 2 Ave S, Lethbridge
Coulee Brew Co is new to the brewery scene, having had opened in 2016. The brewery itself offers patrons a spacious patio, or a view of the brewing process from inside.
3. Ribstone Creek Brewery // 4924 51 St, Edgerton
Open Friday and Saturday afternoons, Ribstone is the perfect weekend road trip destination. Offering five varieties of beer, there's definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
4. Alley Kat Brewing Company // 9929 60 Ave NW, Edmonton
Alley Kat is the fourth oldest brewing company in Alberta, so you know they've got some serious experience under their belts. Alley Kat has their popular regular brews, but they also offer unique, limited time brews from time to time.
5. Jasper Brewing Company // 624 Connaught Dr, Jasper
The Jasper Brewing Co was established in 2012, and has been making big waves in the brewing business. They offer not only beer, but an incredible selection of drinks for everyone to enjoy.
6. Banff Ave Brewing Co // 110 Banff Ave, Banff
Take a tour of this awesome brewery, or simply enjoy some great eats along with your drink. Banff Ave specializes in great Canadian food and drinks, and has a menu that's sure to bring you back again.
7. Wild Rose Brewery // 5505 72 Ave SE, Calgary
Wild Rose Brewery is a toast to Canada's "strong and free" motto. Since 1996, they've been changing Alberta's beer game for the better.