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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

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

Jul
8

Nevermore Series

8 Summer Weeks • 8 Unique Beers

A special opportunity has come tapping, gently rapping at our chamber door and we’re at a place right now where we can really spread our wings and get creative. So each week for eight weeks this summer we will unveil an experimental, limited run keg brew to you.

Each new concoction will have only three 30L kegs of each beer released; one for Calgary, one for Edmonton and one for the Edson area. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram to find out where to get a taste of these creations from our award-winning team, because once they’re gone, they’re not coming back.

Jul
21

Taste of Edmonton

Churchill Square, Downtown Edmonton • 11:00 am-11:00pm each day (July 21 – 30).

Sip and Savour Tent – Bacon & Brews 6-10pm July 21st  Plates of bacon accompanied by a chilled frothy beer – is there any better combination? This night is sure to please your palate as you discover dishes that use bacon in new and innovative ways. This night is sure to satisfy the beer lover with these featured local beers complementing the evening’s dishes.

Jul
23

Libations Fest

Century Downs Race Track & Casino • 12:30pm-5:00pm

This festival offers you a chance to sample a variety of local Craft Beer, as well as beer, wine and ciders from around the world! We’re pouring 4oz samples of Naked Woodsman Pale Ale and White Raven IPA rain or shine. In the infield or under the tents. It’s race day too, so come out and see the ponies. Post time is 1:10pm.

Jul
31

Caskapalooza

Craft Beer Market Edmonton • 2:00pm-6:00pm

Pouring special casks from Bench Creek Brewery and 15 other Alberta breweries and 4 from B.C.

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Contact Us

T    780.517.7008
E    info@benchcreekbrewing.com

Site tours Available Saturdays 12:00pm to 1:00pm by appointment only.

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Growler Fills 5pm to 7pm
Wednesday Growler Fills 5pm to 7pm
Thursday Growler Fills 5pm to 7pm
Friday Tasting Room & Patio 1pm to 8pm*
Saturday Tasting Room & Patio 1pm to 8pm*
Sunday Closed

*Last pour ½ hour before closing

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