BRU Coffee + Beer House

BRU is a cool coffee and beer hangout. I’ve yet to go specifically for food but they have a pretty decent selection for drinks. I’m surprised no one’s thought of this idea sooner actually – combining the two seems pretty genius. Craft beer geeks and coffee connoisseurs seem to go hand in hand no?

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We dropped by after dinner on a Wednesday night and there were a couple tables occupied. Nice to see that Bru has appealing hours – on the door, it just says “late” for Friday and Saturday but on their website, it’s 1:00am. Sweet! 11:00pm the rest of the time, which is still fantastic.

They have a food menu. Cool that they came around and offered us (and the rest of the tables) some leftover baked goods/snacks. You get peanuts on the house too!

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Drinks menu. Lager, ale, cider and “things”. The beermosa ($8.50) sounds promising.

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Prices range greatly so make sure you take a look at the menu before you order. First time I came here, I listened to the barman’s suggestion and turned out it was a $15.00 bottle of cider (he “forgot” to mention the price tag). Pretty steep markups – you’ve been warned. Heck, there’s a beer for $29.00 if it tickles your fancy.

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One wall holds all their beer selections while the other wall is for coffee.

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Closeup of their beer wall. Cool venn diagram to help match their beers to your palate.

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They have specials – Wednesday’s are $6.50 Alley Kat pints and Friday is $1.00 off select bottles. It’s Alley Kat so we skipped out on that…

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Beer nerds, go at ’em. Here’s all the bottles they had out on display.

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It would be nice if they offered some beer flight options but I guess it would be hard given their uncommon/rarer beers are all in bottles. They do offer beer flights ($10.00) for their beer on tap.

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Like the jar of bottle caps. Nice touch. Wonder what happens when it’s full.

Mikkeller peter, pale and mary ($8.00), To Øl Releaf Me ($8.00), Hitachino Nest XH ($9.00) and Liefmans goudenband ($13.00)
DSC07805From left to right, the Mikkeller was a pale ale (4.6%), To Øl a lime leave blonde (5.8%), Hitachino Belgian strong ale (8%) and the Liefman a flanders oud bruin style (8%). Hitachino is always good in my books but I think my favourite out of these beers was the Liefmans. It almost has a wine like quality to it. Pleasantly tart and well balanced.

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Mikkeller american dream ($7.50)
DSC07808Premium lager that’s also gluten free (4.6%). Gluten free beer is always hit or miss but this one you couldn’t even tell.

Früli ($8.00)
DSC07809Van Diest strawberry beer (4.1%). Smelled like strawberry jam and had a bit of a fizzy taste. If you want something sweet, this is it. More like a dessert beer.

Great spot to grab some craft brews and to mill away the evening with friends. Need more places like this in the city.

BRU Coffee + Beer House
http://www.brucoffeeandbeerhouse.com/
11965 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB
(780) 906-3377

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