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What we’re all about

It’s easy to put things into perspective when you’re kilometres outside the nearest town standing next to a forest of spruce trees that happen to be older than the country you live in. The large things in your life get smaller, the small things simply disappear, and you’re free to move the mountains you thought were standing in your way. A life well lived is done only on your own terms.

Likewise, well-crafted beer is never an accident of fate. The ingredients didn’t fall together without purpose. Think of Bench Creek Brewing as a beacon for craft beer in Alberta, exploring the untouched wilds in search of new flavours before anyone else. We take what we find in those uncharted territories, refine it, distill it and perfect a beer that’s crafted to be shared with the world.

Our Brews

Select a brew...
  • Select a brew...
  • Red Rye Ipa
  • Pale Ale
  • India Pale Ale
  • Double India Pale Ale
  • Session Ipa
  • Porter

SRM = Standard Reference Method. This is a measurement method to calculate the colour of beer where 2 SRM is super pale yellow and 40+ SRM is pitch black.

IBU = International Bittering Units. Another measurement, used to determine the level of bitterness in the beer. Something like a standard light American lager has about 8-10 IBUs, and a super hoppy double IPA can have 90+ IBU.

ABV = Alcohol by Volume.

The brewery

Our mentality

Maybe we spend too much time in the wild and it’s warped our sense of humour and our priorities. But survival of the fittest rules out here at Bench Creek. We’re only interested in creating the alpha brew, the apex predator of cold and delicious beverages. If a recipe isn’t strong enough to survive we either release it into the woods and let nature take its course, or put it out of its misery ourselves. Thankfully years of brewing excellence has lead us to a new mastery of the craft, producing distinctive and imposing beer that can stand up to any of its kind.

The process

At some point in your life you might venture into the woods in search of some kind of inspiration in your life and a short ways into the trip you start thinking to yourself that you might just never go back again. That’s a good instinct to follow.

Our beer making process is inspired in equal parts by Alberta’s seemingly untouched wilderness and the same inquisitive nature that drives people to discover the places where nature is still in control. The first step is to find the flavours that make our beer distinct, next we develop the recipes that make them balanced, delicious and worth discovering over and over again. And when each brew is complete – the culmination of months of testing and refining – it’s the end of a long road that started with one impulse: Good craft beer can be a force of nature.

How to clean your Growler

IT IS BEST TO clean your growler immediately after emptying it; all you need to do is TRIPLE RINSE with hot tap water.

However, If you are unable to clean it immediately, store it in the fridge until you have time. Remember, delays in cleaning your growler can lead to bacteria growth so ensure when you do CLEAN IT you use a small amount of dish soap. Then, TRIPLE RINSE with hot tap water – you don’t want any soap residue that can affect the flavour of your next beer.

Now throw away your cap and turn your growler upside down and allow to air dry completely.  Stagnant air and dampness in your growler can also harbour bacteria. Allowing air to circulate and completely dry your growler will reduce this risk.  We will provide a new cap when we refill your growler.

Where we're pouring

Events

May
25

Top of the Hops Beer Festival 2017

Prairieland Park Hall D , Saskatoon, SK • 6:30pm - 11:00pm

The Top of the Hops Grapes and Grains Festival will feature over 200 different liquor samples making this year’s event one of Saskatoon’s largest Beer, Wine and Spirit Expos. Savor the flavor with the P.O.W. City Kinsmen. Come for spirits alone or dinner and samplings.  Rare spirits, fine wine, crisp beer and great camaraderie! Be there.

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May
26

Top of the Hops Beer Festival 2017

Prairieland Park Hall D , Saskatoon, SK • 6:30pm - 11:00pm

The Top of the Hops Grapes and Grains Festival will feature over 200 different liquor samples making this year’s event one of Saskatoon’s largest Beer, Wine and Spirit Expos. Savor the flavor with the P.O.W. City Kinsmen. Come for spirits alone or dinner and samplings.  Rare spirits, fine wine, crisp beer and great camaraderie! Be there.

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May
27

Top of the Hops Beer Festival 2017

Prairieland Park Hall D , Saskatoon, SK • 6:30pm - 11:00pm

The Top of the Hops Grapes and Grains Festival will feature over 200 different liquor samples making this year’s event one of Saskatoon’s largest Beer, Wine and Spirit Expos. Savor the flavor with the P.O.W. City Kinsmen. Come for spirits alone or dinner and samplings.  Rare spirits, fine wine, crisp beer and great camaraderie! Be there.

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Jun
2

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands, Edmonton, AB • 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is Edmonton’s Premier Food & Beer Festival, showcasing hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international. The 2017 edition of the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival occurring on June 2 and 3 will take over 100,000 sq. ft. of the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands and will be full of breweries, distilleries, restaurants and beer loving enthusiasts. At Alberta Beer Festivals, we strive to educate our fellow Albertans on all things beer related! Part of what we do is promote craft beer created in our own back yard, in addition to creating a brew culture with positive experiences for everyone. And there’s no better time to do this than at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival! Increase your beer knowledge and find a new favourite by sampling some of the more than 400 different types of beer on site. Take part in beer seminars, vote for the People’s Choice awards, and learn something new at Beer University! Meet new people, sample delicious foods from 20 of Edmonton’s best pubs and restaurants, enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment, and most importantly have a great time!

Beer Geek VIP: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

General Admission: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

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Jun
3

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands, Edmonton, AB • 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is Edmonton’s Premier Food & Beer Festival, showcasing hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international. The 2017 edition of the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival occurring on June 2 and 3 will take over 100,000 sq. ft. of the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands and will be full of breweries, distilleries, restaurants and beer loving enthusiasts. At Alberta Beer Festivals, we strive to educate our fellow Albertans on all things beer related! Part of what we do is promote craft beer created in our own back yard, in addition to creating a brew culture with positive experiences for everyone. And there’s no better time to do this than at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival! Increase your beer knowledge and find a new favourite by sampling some of the more than 400 different types of beer on site. Take part in beer seminars, vote for the People’s Choice awards, and learn something new at Beer University! Meet new people, sample delicious foods from 20 of Edmonton’s best pubs and restaurants, enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment, and most importantly have a great time!

Beer Geek VIP: 1:00pm – 9:00pm

General Admission: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

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Jun
9

Flatlanders Beer Festival 2017

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for the 15th Annual Flatlander’s Beer Festival presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts, in support of the True North Youth Foundation! Over 80 Booths, 5 Food Trucks, Education Seminars, Full Concourse & MTS Centre Floor, Sample over 250 beers and ciders from all over the world.
Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 7-10pm
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 1-4pm & 7-10pm at the MTS Centre.

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Jun
10

Flatlanders Beer Festival 2017

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for the 15th Annual Flatlander’s Beer Festival presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts, in support of the True North Youth Foundation! Over 80 Booths, 5 Food Trucks, Education Seminars, Full Concourse & MTS Centre Floor, Sample over 250 beers and ciders from all over the world.
Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 7-10pm
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 1-4pm & 7-10pm at the MTS Centre.

Buy Tickets Here
Jun
10

Flatlanders Beer Festival 2017

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for the 15th Annual Flatlander’s Beer Festival presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts, in support of the True North Youth Foundation! Over 80 Booths, 5 Food Trucks, Education Seminars, Full Concourse & MTS Centre Floor, Sample over 250 beers and ciders from all over the world.
Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 7-10pm
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 1-4pm & 7-10pm at the MTS Centre.

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Contact Us

T    780.517.7008
E    info@benchcreekbrewing.com

Site Tours available Saturdays 11am to 12pm by appointment only.

Hours

Monday to Thursday
Brewing in Progress
Friday Tasting Room & Patio
5pm to 9pm*
Saturday Tasting Room & Patio
12pm to 9pm*
Sunday Closed

*Last pour ½ hour before closing

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