11736 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! This is just going to be a quick one on Beer Revolution. I went there last week with a couple of friends after work. I’ve never been before, so I figured I’d give it a try. They focus primarily on, you guessed it, Beer, and Pizza, of course. Their original location is in Calgary, and they came to Edmonton a few years ago.
They have a relatively impressive list of beer on tap, and it changes every so often. You can check out their website for what they have available. They have an impressive list of 12 different pizzas you can try. Along with that, they have some tasty appetizers, sandwiches, and sausages. We decided to get a few pizzas to share for this occasion, so I didn’t get to try much else. I did get their chicken club sandwich, but apparently forgot to take photos (It wasn’t that amazing, so I’ll just leave it at that).
They have an ample amount of parking, being located right in Oliver Square. The interior is pretty much what you’d expect. A lot of TVs playing various different kinds of sports depending on the season. Typical type of place. For pizza, we went with the chicken Caesar, Wilbur, blazing saddle, and a cheese pizza (which isn’t actually on the menu, but they were able to accommodate just a plain cheese pizza).
The Chicken Caesar came with grilled chicken, bacon, mozzarella, Parmesan, Caesar dressing topped with fresh Caesar salad. Probably my least favourite of all of the pizzas. You kind of have to eat this relatively fast, because the longer you wait, the lettuce gets soggy and warm from the pizza and it’s just kind of a mess. On top of already being a bit too drenched in Caesar dressing for my liking.
The cheese pizza was just a custom order of pizza for my friend who wasn’t really feeling into any of the available toppings. It was nice of them to accommodate and just basically a plain cheese pizza with marinara. Not too bad, not great.
The Wilbur was my second favourite pizza. It’s bacon, salami, italian sausage, pancetta, fior di latte mozzarella with a marinara sauce. Basically a pizza for meatlovers. There was a generous amount of toppings and generally a pretty good piece of pizza. It was a bit of a salt overload, but kind of expected with all the different kinds of meat.
My favourite pizza was the blazing saddle. It’s blackened steak, bacon, banana peppers, white cheddar, mozzarella, crispy onions, cajun remoulade, horseradish aioli, and seasoned arugula. In my opinion, definitely the pizza with the most depth and amount of flavours. It had a lot of elements and everything worked really well together.
Overall, my experience at Beer revolution was mediocre. The service was okay at first, but as the night progressed, it got a little bit spotty and slow. The atmosphere is okay, and because of the pizza and other shareable items, it’s a pretty good place to go with a group of friends to watch the game and try some different local beer. I do find that the prices of the pizza is a little bit overpriced. I’ll have to come back to try their other food items. It’s pretty much on par with any of the other pubs you might go to watch sports. A lot of other places have deals and specials on, so my choice of pub will usually depend on that.