When it opened: 2015
The vibe: Last Best’s taproom offers an elevated yet casual environment that is equally great for a lunch meeting, a casual dinner or a night out with friends. There’s plenty of seating surrounding the beautiful and thoughtfully designed bar in the middle of the taproom.
Most popular and must-try beer: The Festival Lager is a crowd favourite. And as the summer months heat up, the Getting Ginny With It made with Last Best’s Afterglow Gin is very refreshing.
Food: It can be difficult to decide between dishes like the loaded nachos, vegan burgers, harissa braised pork tacos and house made pizzas, but that’s a good problem to have.
Recent awards: The Tokyo Drift IPA was a finalist in the Canadian International Beer Awards in 2018.
Things you should know: The brewery is encouraging anyone who comes into the taproom during the pandemic to share their feedback with owners to ensure that everyone feels as safe as possible. Customers can send their feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Best Brewing and Distilling falls under the umbrella of the Bearhill Brewing group, which is also behind Jasper Brewing Co., Banff Ave. Brewing Co. and Campio Brewing Co. Over the years, Last Best has become a Beltline staple, offering a comfortable environment for an after-work beer and an exceptional burger. The brewery also has a great enclosed patio complete with a fire pit and a bright pink and red statement wall.
Last Best beers and spirits are some of the most readily available locally made drinks at liquor stores around the city, which means you can easily enjoy their products in the comfort of your home too.
607 11 Ave. S.W., 587-353-7387, lastbestbrewing.com