Rossdale Brewery

9843 - 100 Street, Edmonton

The Rossdale Brewery is the oldest standing brewery in Edmonton and the oldest standing unaltered brewery in the province. Built in 1905 by W.H. Shepard, owner of the Strathcona Hotel, at a time when the brewing industry was flourishing in Alberta, it operated as the Edmonton Brewery and Malting Company. Business was so successful that the company moved to larger premises in 1913. It was eventually taken over by the Sick brewing empire. Two extant breweries predate this structure: the Cross Brewery (1892) in Calgary, which has been much altered, and the Lethbridge Brewery (1901), only part of which is still standing. The Rossdale Brewery is thus the oldest unaltered industrial structure of this type in Alberta. In design the Rossdale Brewery is a basic industrial building of a type fairly common in the pre-War era, of which few examples now exist.

- R. Sherbaniuk, 1979

Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, Historic Resources Management Branch, Old St. Stephen's College, 8820 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8 (File: Des. 51)


Alberta Register of Historic Places: Rossdale Brewery

Other Rossdale heritage sites: Rossdale Flats Archaeological Site, Rossdale Power PlantRossdale Burial Site

Designation & Awards

Registered Historic Resource (1980/01/28)


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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Trade & Industry
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Area: Central

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