Sea Change Brewing Co. is named after founder Ian McIntosh’s family boat. It means “a profound transformation” which is exactly what the brewery aims to do in Alberta’s brewing community. They recently 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. No snobbery here, 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 chance to admire the use of local elements used throughout the space. Keep your eyes open for unique touches such as tabletops made with wood from the old Cloverdale bridge, and posters of past Edmonton bands and music venues.