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10 Alberta Craft Beverages to Crush this Summer



We think our list of 10 Alberta Craft Beverages to Crush this Summer comes just in the nic of time. Summer is off to a hotter-than-ever start. If you are going to #ExploreAlberta, bookmark this post to help keep your cool wherever you roam.

  1. From Medicine Hat’s Hell’s Basement Brewery, we love their home-brewed Root Beer infused with alcohol. It’s a refreshing old-fashioned root beer but for adults only.
  2. The Jam Session Sour from Canmore Brewing is a fave because it’s not too tart and not too sweet. With hints of blueberry and blackberry, it’s flavour-packed with the tastes of summer.
  3. Two of our favourite breweries, Folding Mountain Brewery, just outside Hinton, and Blindman Brewery in Lacombe, have a collab that is a German-style dry lager with a subtle taste of gooseberries and aromas of lemon grass and grapes.
  4. Calgary’s Cabin Brewing and Born Brewing Co. have a new collab to celebrate Neighbour Day 2023.  It’s called Mighty Neighbourly Citrus Sour and features a refreshing blend of Sicilian lemon, grapefruit, and lime.
  5. Edmonton’s Blind Enthusiasm’s Biere des Charentes is fermented for 24 months in Cognac barrels from the Charentes region of France, where Cognac is made. We think it’ll be perfect with the food at Blind Enthusiasm’s in-house restaurant, Biera.
  6. From Establishment Brewing in Calgary, the Chaise Lounge Petite Saison is a Pilsner with a crisp, dry finish perfect for sipping as you recline on your patio.
  7. Calgary’s UnCommon Cider’s Son of a Beach is a wild cider with pineapple citrus and candied apricot notes that has us donning our Hawaiian shirts.
  8. Fallentimber Meadery from Water Valley has launched its first hard tea called Mead Tea. It is a blend of black tea and honey with lemon and is eminently quaffable on ice with a sprig of mint, of course.
  9. Neon Brown is a funky new brew from Edmonton’s SYC Brewing Co.  It tastes like summer with hints of citrus and will be great for backyard wading pool cool-offs or sprinkler dashing.
  10. Red Deer’s Troubled Monk’s Daycation Lager recently earned a gold medal from the Canadian Brewing Awards. What a great note to end on.

Wherever you roam in Alberta this summer, check out all our Alberta Food Tours, enjoy the products of our craft industry and drink responsibly.