Medicine Hat Breweries
After you’ve spent the day at the Farmer’s Market loading up on fresh, delicious staples, you’re probably going to want to get something to eat at one of the many restaurants in Medicine Hat. There are plenty of options ranging from home-cooked flavor to exotic fare that will put a little pep in your step. If, however, you want something more casual with handcrafted brews to match the delectable dishes, check out these fine breweries instead*.
Medicine Hat Brewing Company
One of the first breweries in Medicine Hat, the Medicine Hat Brewing Company has undergone many changes since the name was first used more than a century ago, but one thing has remained the same, their commitment to producing the finest beer in Alberta and combining it with delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients. So, pull up a stool, grab a lager, and share a meal with friends in the taproom or out on the patio and make some memories.
- Location: 1366 Brier Park Dr. NW, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1Z7, Canada
- Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Kitchen closes at 8:00 PM)
Hell’s Basement Brewery
Hell’s Basement is the brainchild of six “courageous beer lovers” who believed that bringing craft beer to Alberta was worth fighting for. It’s a fight they’ve won too with their own special blend of ales, pilsners, IPAs, that have earned a loyal following and rave reviews. They don’t serve food in the taproom, but they do encourage guests to bring their own or take advantage of the occasional food truck that wanders by.
- Location: 552 18 St. SW #102, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8A7, Canada
- Hours: Monday – Saturday, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Travois Ale Works
A third brewery is coming to Medicine Hat and, while it promises no food, it will have a rotating menu of American and Traditional European ales with core offerings and seasonal drinks to delight beer lovers. Each brew will be created in small quantities depending on what has inspired the brewmaster and will be offered on tap, in growlers, and occasionally, in bottles too.
- Location: 612 3rd St. SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta
- Hours: “Daily until the Beer’s Gone”
What’s Your Favorite Brewery?
Whether you’re coming into Medicine Hat from Brooks, or you’re just passing through on your way to Maple Creek, there is something tasty and spirited to enjoy. And if you find yourself in the Calgary area, be sure to check out the best Indian restaurants. Let us know which are your favourite in the comments below.