Winnipeg Just Made Expedia's List of Best Beer Towns in Canada
With the influx of taprooms, brewpubs and tasting events over the past few years, locals know that Winnipeg is finally starting to establish something of a craft beer scene. Outsiders are taking notice as well.
Released on Sept. 5, Expedia’s 2018 Best Beer Towns in Canada list has The Peg at No. 9. According to Expedia, the ratings were based on number of breweries, number of awards and creative spirit. While we expectedly landed behind cities like Vancouver and Guelph, we did manage to score higher than Calgary (14), Saskatoon, Montreal and Toronto (all unlisted).
Not surprisingly, the write-up mentions both the growth of Winnipeg’s craft beer scene (the number of craft breweries here has more than quadrupled since 2015), and the city’s collaborative approach to brewing. Stone Angel, Devil May Care and Kilter got shout outs for their co-working space on Pembina, while One Great City, Torque and Trans Canada Brewing also got mentions.
But the breweries listed only begin to scratch the surface; other local gems include Barn Hammer Brewing, Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery, Half Pints Brewing Co., Little Brown Jug, Oxus Brewing Co., and Nonsuch Brewing Co., who are opening up shop in the Exchange District later this fall.
For a chance to try all of our local brewers in one space, be sure to check out PROST!, the Manitoba Brewers Association’s very first Oktoberfest, on Sept. 29.