I remember walking by Situation Brewing, which was unknown to me at the time, and wondering what exactly would be there. The outside is slick with glass windows and no signage or branding in sight. I like it.
It’s like you stumbled upon something special that other people don’t know about. Except they do because when we went on a Friday afternoon, the place was packed. All I know is I need to start taking more half days.
SB classifies themselves as a brewing pub as their beer is brewed right on site. Think this might be a first in Edmonton. Doesn’t it always seem like Etown is playing catch up to the latest trends? I’m no beer connoisseur but local craft beer has quickly become popular so it’s nice to see something like this open up! Interesting Avenue article here – shocking that it’s a seven-figure investment?
The beer menu – you can get a pint (16 oz or 20 oz) for $7.00.
So what’s cool about this place? They (currently) have 6 in-house brews (with plans to eventually expand to 9), growlers to bring home and it’s kid friendly. There’s food but some of the prices had my eyebrows popping. We saw some food coming out of the kitchen and it looked to be on the small side of things. We didn’t eat anything here so can’t really speak about the food.
Beer flight ($10.00)
You get to choose four beers so for our first flight, we went with Declan’s Irish Stout, Extrovert Red Ale, Page Turner IPA and Afternooner Tea Saison. My favourite was the saison, which was also the bartender’s recommendation.
The second flight we had held the Gateway Wheat, Page Turner IPA, Random Acts Pale Ale and Afternooner Tea Saison. All of the beers were quite good and light.
Really like the chill, laid back vibe here. Great spot to grab a drink and a nice alternative to all the other options around Whyte. I’ll be back soon but it’s unfortunate that they don’t have an outdoor patio.
10308 – 81 Avenue