It all started around the dinner table. One of our weekly family dinners in 2011 turned into an evening of “what ifs”. What if we got into business together? What would it be? What makes sense for all of us? Our ideas ranged from cheese makers to bakery, but it wasn’t until Kyle mentioned brewery that all of our ears perked up. As exciting as the proposition was, there was one honest truth we all had to face; we had no idea how to brew beer. We all knew how to drink it, but that’s about it. That didn’t stop our enthusiasm, however, as a week later Chris was attempting his first home brew. He quickly made home brewing a passion, creating his own unique recipes and learning the ins and outs of the brewing process. Fast forward a few years, a business plan and a chunk of land later, and we were ready to start construction. Since we were doing this as a family, we found ourselves in roles we never expected, and looking back on that time, it’s surprising to say we made it out alive. From Britt being 7 months pregnant wrapping the building on a makeshift scaffold to Kyle nearly boiling Chace inside the newly installed tanks, there are countless memories (and photos) that document our crazy journey in the construction of the brewery.
June 2016 was a monumental month for us, as we were finally able to brew our first batch of beer. All of a sudden we found ourselves playing in the big league, with a solid product and the drive to succeed. From brewing, packaging, selling and sampling, we were all busy making sure we could get our beer into the hands of Albertans, while still working around the clock to get the restaurant up and running. The end of 2019 sees many new possibilities. We are expanding our product lineup to included 4 canned seasonals per year, as well as venturing into new markets. Roll on 2020!
Owned In: Alberta
Last Verified August 2, 2021
Made In Cochrane, AB:
- Ale Beers