Low Life Barrel House

4 wine glasses of beer lined up in a row on a table

Winnipeg’s Newest Taproom

Low Life Barrel House

About Low Life Barrel House

Low Life Barrel House is located in the south end of Winnipeg near Confusion Corner! They’re Winnipeg’s newest taproom and boast a pretty diverse drink and snack menu. Although they just opened their taproom, Low Life Barrel House has supplied craft beer to Winnipeggers since 2019 and is excited to serve their classic beers under their own roof.

Not a beer drinker? Low Life Barrel House also serves various wines, piquettes, grape ales, and non-alcoholic options as well.

Wine glass full of small pale ale
Small Pale Ale

At a lower ABV of 3.4%, the Small Pale is an incredibly approachable craft beer with a traditional beer taste. It’s not overly hoppy, but has that crisp bite that is perfect for cooling down in the summer. Not into the fancy shit—grab a Small Pale Ale!

wine glass full of dark mild
Dark Mild

Described as a “unique light dark beer”, the Dark Mild is sweet and toasty. With hints of chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and nuts this drink pairs well as a dessert after a meal. At 4.4% ABV, it’s not too strong.

wine glass full of foeder lager
Foeder Lager

This was my first time having a “foeder” lager. A Foeder is a large fermentation and aging vessel made of wood. This lager has a crisp oak flavour with hints of vanilla and coconut. At 5.2% ABV, it’s not terribly unapproachable, but this wasn’t my favourite drink there.

wine glass full of lilac and lime saison
Lilac & Lime Saison

The Lilac and Lime Saison is a small-batch cask that consists of a blend of House Saison and a Sour Ale base. This Saison is aged on lime zest and Manitoba lilacs. It’s light, refreshing, and absolutely perfect for the hot and humid Winnipeg summers. This is another approachable beer with an ABV of 5%.

General Tips for Winnipeg Taprooms!

Here’s a few general tips for visiting Winnipeg taprooms.

1. Grab a Flight of Beer

Grabbing a flight of beer is the best way to try as many new beers as possible without getting totally plastered! I highly recommend doing this when exploring Winnipeg taprooms you haven’t been to yet.

2. Ask for Recommendations

Asking the bartenders or even the brewers is the best way to find out what the selection is like. Tell them what you normally drink and I bet they can pair you with something just as good—if not better.

3. Try “Small Batch” Seasonal Beers On-Tap

Small batch seasonal craft beer is often the result of new experimentation by the brewery! This beer will be both fresh in taste and time as it’s usually a small batch of limited-run beer.

4. Order Outside Food

Not ALL taprooms will have a kitchen and that’s okay! Most taprooms, like Stone Angel Brewing and Low Life Barrel House will allow you to order food from OUTSIDE! Some will even have food trucks set up during the summer.

5. Locate the Bathroom Early

Don’t wait until you have to go! Find the bathroom early, so after you’ve had a couple it’s not such a big challenge.

6. Go on a Brewery Tour

There are usually designated times and days for these, but you can generally find these on the taproom’s website.

Here Are More Winnipeg Taprooms

Sookram’s Brewing
479-B Warsaw, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0R2
Taproom food (NO) | Outside food (???) | Food trucks (Often)

Half Pints Brewing
550 Roseberry St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0T1
Taproom food (NO) | Outside food (???) | Food trucks (Sometimes)

Kilter Brewing
450 Rue Deschambue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0K1
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (NO) | Food trucks (Sometimes)

Barn Hammer Brewing
595 Wall St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2T5
Taproom food (Coming soon) | Outside food (YES) | Food trucks (Sometimes)

Stone Angel Brewing
1875 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G7
Taproom food (NO) | Outside food (YES) | Food trucks (Often)

One Sixteen
116 Sherbrook, Winnipeg, MB R3 2B4
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (NO) | Food Trucks (NO)

Oxus Brewing
1180 Sanford St, Winnipeg, MB R3E 2Z9
Taproom food (???) | Outside food (???) | Food trucks (???)

Trans Canada Brewing
1290 Kenaston Blvd #1, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0R7
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (NO) | Food trucks (NO)

Nonsuch Brewing
125 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0M1}
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (NO) | Food Trucks (NO)

Little Brown Jug
336 William Ave, Winnipeg MB R3A 0H7
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (YES) | Food Trucks (NO)

One Great City
1596 Ness Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W6
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (NO) | Food trucks (NO)

Lake of the Woods
221 Carlton St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1P5
Taproom food (YES) | Outside food (NO) | Food trucks (NO)

Fort Garry Brewing
130 Lowson Cres. Winnipeg, MB R3P 2H8
Taproom food (NO) | Outside food (???) | Food trucks (???)

Devil May Care Brewing
155-A Fort St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1C8
Taproom food (NO) | Outside food (???) | Food trucks (???)

Torque Brewing
330-830 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P4
Taproom food (NO) | Outside food (???) | Food trucks (Often)

Directions & Taproom Hours

Mon/Tue: Closed
Wed/Thur: 4–10 PM
Fri: 2–11 PM
Sat: 12–11 PM
Sun: 12–8 PM

Low Life Barrel House
398 Daly St. N, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2K6

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