Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous
Newsletter - April 2016
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The search for good beer need not be lonely.

Want to have all the #yegbeer Events in your calendar, but too lazy to type them all in?  What about forgetting to set a reminder for that #casknight or #taptakeover?  

Visit the EBGA website to view the #yegbeer Events Calendar where you can subscribe to have all of the events in this newsletter, and many more available on your mobile device or desktop calendar. 

Alberta Small Brewers Association

The Alberta Small Brewers Association, much like the EBGA, aims to promote Alberta based craft brewers and will be starting a media campaign to educate the uninitiated and celebrate the hard work and creations of local brewers.

Keep an eye out for the logo below, which will soon denote local craft beer friendly locations, local craft brewery initiatives, and promotional events!

Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous will be working closely with the Alberta Small Brewers Association in the future - keep your eye out!

EBGA April 2016 Newsletter

Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous
Events Quick Reference

Book your summer holidays accordingly!

21 April 2016, 6pm
Alley Kat Cask Night @ Sugarbowl

26 April 2016, 6pm
Ribstone Creek Cask Night @ Next Act Pub

28 April 2016, noon
Alley Kat - cask at the brewery

29 April 2016, noon
Alley Kat - cask at the brewery

30 April 2016
Ribstone Creek Cask Night @ Two Sergeants Taproom

9 - 14 May 2016
Edmonton Homebrewers Guild - Aurora Brewing Challenge

18 May 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Alley Kat Brewing Co.

26 - 28 May 2016
Canadian Brewing Awards (Vancouver)

3 - 4 June 2016
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

8 June 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Ribstone Creek Brewery

22 June 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Bench Creek Brewing

13 July 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Situation Brewing

24 August 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Yellowhead Brewery

10 September 2016
EBGA Real Ale Festival

21 September 2016, 7pm
EBGA On Rails - Norsemen Brewing

In addition to this list, remember that both Beer Revolution (Friday's @ 5pm) and CRAFT (Tuesday's @ 4pm) have weekly casks!  So get out there and enjoy!

ALEBERTA: Our Beer History

Recently a documentary showcasing Alberta beer and it's history has been released.  It's a thee-part series that divides up the timeline: Beer Pioneers, The Rise of Craft, and The Micro Explosion.  Each short film takes the viewer through a collection of events and story-telling by the 'who's who' of the Alberta beer culture.

The project was funded by Telus and a select crowd of beer know-it-alls were able to get a sneak-peek of the series at a screening at the Yellowhead Brewery event room last week.  Aleberta's producer, Spencer Estabrooks, was on-hand for an introduction and Q&A following the films.

These films are a must-see for anyone interested in craft beer today, or history buffs, or anyone curious about the industry.  

Follow the links below to watch the films on YouTube, or (if you subscribe) you can find them on Telus Optik TV. 

Aleberta Part 1:  Beer Pioneers

Aleberta Part 2: The Rise of Craft

Aleberta Part 3: The Micro Explosion

EBGA On Rails 2016

The summer of 2016 will mark the fifth season of Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous partnering with the Edmonton Radial Railway Society to bring you EBGA On Rails. 

This series of events features one of the most unique venues our city has to offer along with a healthy dose of locally brewed beer.  For each of the following charters, the particular brewery will be making a cask conditioned ale that will be served on board the antique streetcar while parked atop the High Level Bridge.  The backdrop for each of these charters is the scenic Edmonton river valley.  Members from each brewery will be on board the streetcar to describe their cask beer and be available to answer any brewery related questions the patrons may have.

Note that the Edmonton Radial Railway Society is a non-for-profit outfit that operates, maintains, and restores antique streetcars.  Their collection of streetcars are from around the world, but also feature cars that used to ferry commuters around Edmonton.  Some of these cars are more than 100 years old!  EBGA is very proud and thankful for the work and care the volunteers at ERRS put in so that we can share these unique moments with you.

Each charter will depart from the ERRS's Strathcona Streetcar Barn at 8408 Gateway Boulevard at 7pm SHARP!  Please note that Boarding Passes are non-refundable and that there are no washroom facilities aboard the streetcars - pee before we depart!

Boarding Passes for each charter are $20 (+service fees).  They include admission on to the streetcar, and 2 x 12 oz pours of the particular cask conditioned ale being served on the streetcar that evening (sorry, we don't yet know what the beers will be!).  Boarding Passes are available for purchase by EBGA members (if you get this newsletter, that means you!) only; sales for each charter will open one month before the event date. 

18 May 2016 - Alley Kat Brewing

8 June 2016 - Ribstone Creek Brewery

22 June 2016 - Bench Creek Brewing

13 July 2016 - Situation Brewing

24 August 2016 - Yellowhead Brewery

21 September 2016 - Norsemen Brewing


Questions or comments about EBGA On Rails?  Send us a note via the Contact Us page on our website, or simply reply to this newsletter!


The search for good beer need not be lonely.  

EBGA Executive
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