Four years strong, Blindman Brewing has been killing the craft beer game! The have created brilliant beers while pushing flavour and style boundaries. The Common has had their beers on tap for years, and has had great opportunities to work closely with the Lacombe brewery, most recently collaborating on a Manhattan-style beer cocktail and having Blindman join us for our last street car cask event of the year to launch their 14-line tap takeover running Oct 17th-26th!
From the brainchild of two experienced and seasoned veterans in the Brewing scene, Bryan Launier and Adam Corsaut, Analog Brewing has only been around since 2018, yet seen a meteoric rise in the Albertan Craft Brewing scene. The Edmonton-based Analog Brewing takes its pallet for good beer and age-old video games and recently collaborated with Foosh and The Common on two different brews along with joining The Common on the Highlevel Street car as part of the Streetcar Cask Party Series.
The Common opened its doors 10 years ago with the goal to create a space to experience food, music, and the Edmonton culture. With craft breweries putting out an amazing wide variety of beers produced in our own backyard, bringing Edmonton a taste of the awesome Canadian beers crafted by passionate entrepreneurs close to home became is a major goal.
In early 2018 Vancouver’s Parallel 49 invited use to collaborate on an IPA. After years of Parallel 49 brews on tap at The Common, stepping into the brewery and experiencing the brewing process was amazing.
Since this first brew The Common has had the honor to brew one-off craft creations with a handful of Alberta breweries including: Situation Brewing, Town Square Brewing Co, Bent Stick Brewing, Ribstone Creek Brewery, Blindman Brewing, Seachange Brewing Co, Analog Brewing, Grizzly Paw Brewing Co. , and Alley Kat Brewing Company.
Friday August 30th, a tap takeover will launch with a beer from each of our collaborating partners in celebration of 10 years of The Common being open and an awesome year and a half of Common Craft Collaboration brews!
Bastids BBQ is back August 18, bringing with it a stacked lineup of amazing DJ”s. This year we welcome the incredibly talented A-trak. Winner of 5 DMC world championships, A-trak has had an incredible amount of success as a DJ/producer/performer, constantly evolving and pushing DJ culture forward. The lineup for the BBQ also freatures Cadence Weapon, Dane McDonald, Nick Bike and local favourites All out DJ’s & Lady Vishus. Our sister store Grandin Fish & Chips will be serving up brisket, lobster rolls, and jerk jackfruit with cornbread all day. After the BBQ be sure to head to 9910 (located directly below the Common) for the official after party
Each summer and going into Autumn, the High Level Bridge Streetcar offers Edmontonions and tourists an opportunity to take in the beautiful sights of the Edmonton River Valley - North America’s largest urban stretch of parkland (yes, even beating Central Park). The High Level Streetcar has been a staple of the Edmonton River Valley for over a century now, and does so on a volunteer basis. Adding a little spice to the mix, The Common and AlleyKat brewing offered the chance to celebrate the Streetcar and homegrown local Albertan beer this past Thursday by chartering the infamous Streetcar.
With the sun shining bright, the beer flowing by, and the people feeling alive, Alley Kat and The Common’s collaborative Streetcar felt like a true sip of summer. Since opening its doors in 1994, AlleyKat has become the model for Alberta Brewing done right and has the 2019 Gold Medal for Best Brewery at the Alberta Beer Awards to prove it. Setting us off on the right foot, and having done so for almost a decade, The Common continues to be Edmonton Made and celebrate Alberta breweries, foodies, and artists by providing the venue and atmosphere to keep spirits high and the fantastic times a-go.
Like every Railcar Cask, the brewery unveils a new brew the hopmaster’s have been hard at work on. Each AlleyKat beer was first brewed like a homebrew, as a means to not use too many extraneous materials and make sure the beer is worth making. After that the brewing process begins and what we are left with is a delicious brew. This past Thursday’s feature cask was A Blackbeary Sour.
The railcar is an opportunity for anyone young or old (at least, drinking age) to take in a relaxing view of the Edmonton skyline and do so in the company of good friends and a good brew.
With a passion for all things Alberta and AlleyKat, The Barfather, Rob Clarke, had us in good hands and set an invigorating tone for a serene and exciting Streetcar. After an hour and a half of chatting, gabbing, and making memories, the Railcar heads back to the meeting spot near The Common. With not only a free drink, but a variety of cuisine and entertainment, The Common provides you the atmosphere that keeps the mantra of where “Food, Culture, and Music Meet” alive and well.
By Ryan Hook
Come celebrate the Common’s ten year anniversary on August 30 featuring the legendary rap legend BIZ MARKIE. From a little dance lounge to the restaurant and club that you know now, we proudly celebrate our 10 year bday alongside the many friends we’ve made along our journey.
On July 1st help us celebrate this amazing Country we call home! Our Canada day special is back featuring chicken & waffles + a pint for only $17 with music provided by 7 different female DJs from 3pm-dark.
We are beyond excited to be hosting the next Taste Alberta - Prairie on the Plate. A five course meal celebrating locally produced food in Alberta. The dinner will take place at The Common on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Chef Jesse Morrison's multi-course menu will feature ingredients from Taste Alberta's commodity partners: Alberta Chicken, Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, Egg Farmers of Alberta, Alberta Canola, Alberta Turkey, Alberta Milk, and Alberta Pork.
The five course menu is just $40 and there is just one seating at 6:30 p.m. Book early to secure your space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 780.452.7333.
Saturday, June 15 The Common, alongside Ruby Gorgeous Salon, proudly present: PRIDE BRUNCH.
Fabulous times are guaranteed with colouring, DJs, special drinks and a special brunch menu curated by Jesse Morrison gauthier. All ages welcome
Friday April 12th the newest collaborative beer from The Common Craft launches. For this collaboration we worked with Canmore’s Grizzly Paw Brewing. Introducing Velvet Elvis, a dark lager.
By Clare Rolf
For the last couple of months we have been working with Alley Kat Brewing to craft a collaboration beer! Introducing the Raspbeary Beret, a malty full-bodied raspberry sour!
The Common will be closed from January 1-8 for our annual winter break. We will be back to regular hours starting January 9th. Make sure to stay tuned for news on upcoming events at both the Common & 9910.