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Wanna Learn about Edmonton’s Beer History?

One of the more obvious stops on the Edmonton beer history tour.

One of the more obvious stops on the Edmonton beer history tour.

I mentioned the other day (read here) that this coming Saturday (October 3) I am being tour guide for a bus of enthusiastic beer and history fans. It is the second installment of the Edmonton Heritage Council’s Beer History Tour. The first installment was a huge hit so they decided to try it again. This time it is linked with Alberta Beer Week.

As it turns out there are some tickets left, so if you are curious about what Edmonton’s beer past is like, go here to purchase some tickets.

This is what I can tell you about the event:

  • Stops at some of Edmonton’s most notable historic sites with a beer connection. Trust me, we will stop at places you had no idea were beer history locations. They include spots you have driven by every day and have no idea about their historical significance.
  • We will also stop by Alley Kat and Brewsters for some modern-day beer, brewery tours and a linkage between the past and the present.
  • We have once again brewed a one-time, exclusive historical beer for attendees. This time it is a collaboration between myself and Kevin Moore from new brewery Two Sergeants Brewing. Can’t tell you what the beer is – which is why you need to buy a ticket.
  • There will also be a breakfast/brunch offering to start the day.
  • And to top it all off, the ticket price includes entrance to the Edmonton Oktoberfest. The bus will, if you wish, drive you to the festival at Northlands.

It will all be hosted by yours truly (which may or may not be a selling feature).

I am involved because I think it is a really cool project. The Heritage Council is a non-profit with a mandate to share Edmonton’s history so you can also feel good supporting a needed organization.

The tour runs from 10 to about 4 on Saturday, with the Oktoberfest after (which is optional). Sure, it takes a while, but it will be action packed. Consider it a day well spent.

You can get tickets here. Having done this event this past spring, I can say with honesty that it is worth every penny. It is fun, educational and you get to drink beer. What could be better than that?






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