Sea Change Brewing Co. owes its name to the family boat of founder Ian McIntosh. It means “a profound transformation” which is exactly what the brewery aims to do in the Alberta brewing community. They recently partnered with Fruit Loop (a nonprofit organization that supports the LGBTQ + community) to create Prairie Fairy beer where 10% of all gross sales go to LGBTQ + initiatives. No snobbery here, just great beer and great company.
Come for: 5 basic beers: Session Ale, The Wolf (New England Pale Ale, 2019 Gold Medalist at the Alberta Beer Awards), Prairie Fairy (Blackberry Raspberry Wheat Ale), Irish Red Ale and Blonde Ale.
Stay for: The chance to admire the use of local elements used throughout the space. Keep your eyes peeled for unique touches such as wooden table tops from the old Cloverdale Bridge and posters from past Edmonton bands and concert halls.