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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

Sep
21

Wine & Beyond Sage Hills Grand Opening and Mini Beer Fest

Wine & Beyond Sage Hills, Calgary, AB • 4:00pm -7:00pm

Alberta craft is where it’s at! With the largest selection of craft beer in town, how could Wine & Beyond not want to celebrate, and sip, the brews made in our own backyard? Join us Thursday, September 21 from 4pm-7pm as Wine & Beyond hosts a FREE Alberta Craft Beer Mini Fest, where you can learn from the breweries themselves, and taste some of the best brews Alberta has to offer!

Sep
27

Bench Creek Seminar

LIQUOR SELECT, EDMONTON, AB • 6:30PM -8:30PM

September is Beer Month at Liquor Select! Featuring a beer seminar from different local breweries every Wednesday. Sept 27th Bench Creek and Medicine Hat breweries will be hosting a tasting of their favorite brews.

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Sep
28

Crossfield Farmers Market

Crossfield Farmers Market, Crossfield, AB • 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Bench Creek Brewing will be at the Crossfield Farmers Market on September 28th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm selling tshirts, hats, and of course, 4 packs of your favourite Bench Creek Brewing beers.

Sep
29

Christmas in September 2017

Drayton Valley Evergreen Farmers Market, Drayton Valley, AB • 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday night September 29th will be a ticket holders only event Adults $7 from 5pm – 9pm, with samples, entertainment and a more relaxed adult centered shopping experience with draws and giveaways throughout the evening! Tickets are available from Farmers Market Board members, at the Farmers Market on Wednesdays, or Drayton Valley Petro Canada South.

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Sep
29

Edmonton Oktoberfest

Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands, EDMONTON, AB • 4:00PM - 11:55pm

Oktoberfest just got BIGGER! Full Pints and Later Nights! Oktoberfest is a celebration of local community and, of course, beer! Edmonton Oktoberfest occurring September 29 & 30th is a fun and social event featuring many local craft beer, and authentic Bavarian breweries and food, along with authentic Oktoberfest music, dancers, games, and more in the Expo Centre at Northlands!

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Sep
30

Edmonton Oktoberfest

Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands, EDMONTON, AB • 2:00PM - 11:55pm

Oktoberfest just got BIGGER! Full Pints and Later Nights! Oktoberfest is a celebration of local community and, of course, beer! Edmonton Oktoberfest occurring September 29 & 30th is a fun and social event featuring many local craft beer, and authentic Bavarian breweries and food, along with authentic Oktoberfest music, dancers, games, and more in the Expo Centre at Northlands!

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Sep
30

Kensington Liquor Cellar's 5th Anniversary

Kensington Liquor Cellar, Calgary, AB • 4:00PM - 7:00pm

In order to help celebrate 5 years in Kensington, Kensington Liquor Cellar is having a full lineup of in-store tastings, including the flagship lineup from Bench Creek Brewing! (Naked Woodsman Pale Ale, Northern Grace Red Rye IPA, White Raven IPA.)

Oct
7

Bench Creek Brewing Tap Takeover

Liquor Depot Brentwood, Calgary, AB • 12:00PM - 4:00pm

Bench Creek Brewing will be in the house at Liquor Depot’s Brentwood location for a 4 tap takeover of some flagships, and a few special treats. Join the Bench Creek Brewing team for a tasting, giveaways, and an all around good time!

Oct
21

Alberta Beer Week Tasting

Liquor on McLeod, Spruce Grove, AB • 12:00PM - 4:00pm

Liquor on McLeod is hosting a tasting event with 8 breweries to showcase their products for Alberta Beer Week! Alberta Beer Week Takes Place October 20th – 28th, 2017, all across Alberta!


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Kensington Liquor Cellar Celebrates Alberta Beer Week!

Kensington Liquor Cellar, Spruce Grove, AB • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Come celebrate Alberta Beer Week at Kensington Liquor Cellar with a week’s worth of tastings! Bench Creek Brewing will be tasting our flagships on Oct. 26th between 4-7pm.

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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 and Tuesday
Brewing in Progress
Wednesday Tasting Room & Patio
5pm to 8pm*
Thursday Tasting Room & Patio
5pm to 9pm*
Friday Tasting Room & Patio
5pm to 9pm*
Saturday Tasting Room & Patio
12pm to 9pm*
Sunday Tasting Room & Patio
1pm to 5pm*

*Last pour ½ hour before closing

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