Founded by two friends, Sea Change Brewing Co. is named after a boat honouring founder Ian McIntosh’s family vessel, meaning “a profound transformation” which is exactly what the brewery aims to do in Alberta’s brewing community. Recently they collaborated with Fruit Loop, a non-profit that supports the LGBTQ+ community, to create the Prairie Fairy beer where 10% of all gross sales go to LGBTQ+ initiatives. With Edmonton’s music scene at the route of their friendship, McIntosh and Falk aim to produce the same sense of community and inclusivity that they felt when playing shows across the city. No snobbery, just great beer and good company.
Come for: 5 core beers: Session Ale, The Wolf (New England Pale Ale, 2019 gold medal winner at the Alberta Beer Awards), Prairie Fairy (Blackberry Raspberry Wheat Ale), Irish Red Ale and the Blonde Ale.
Stay for: The opportunity to learn about beer from the knowledgeable servers and admire the use of local elements used throughout the space, such as tabletops made with wood from the old Cloverdale bridge, and posters commiserating past Edmonton bands and music venues.