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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...
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  • Red Rye Ipa
  • Pale Ale
  • 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

Jan
21

Hopscotch & Wine Festival

Sawridge Inns & Conference Centre, Jasper, AB • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the annual Hopscotch & Wines Festival 2017 during Jasper in January on Saturday January 21st. The event kicks off at 6pm in Champs Sports Lounge and will be an evening of fine wines & spirits, local and internationally brewed beers with a selection of delicious Tapas. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Jan
30

FarmTech Chairman's Reception

Art Gallery Of Alberta Society, Edmonton, AB • 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Join the FarmTech hosts, speakers, sponsors and fellow delegates for some pre-conference networking at the Edmonton Art Gallery sampling 3 breweries from the Prairies/foothills of Alberta, including Bench Creek Brewing!

Register for the FarmTech Conference Here
Feb
1

Last Best Social Club

Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary, AB • 8:00pm - Late

The long standing first Wednesday of every month  event returns again, with its fearless leader and resident beer nerd Adam Seguin. This month Bench Creek Brewing is involved, and we’re pairing beer with desserts! You’ll just have to wait and see what we’re bringing and what dessert we’ll be pairing it with. This event, as always is limited to capacity, and seats are given on a first come first serve basis. Pairings begin at 8pm sharp!

Feb
3

Freeze Your Cask Off! 2017

Ice on Whyte, Edmonton, AB • 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Come in from the cold! Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous welcomes you to another event featuring the always unique and special cask conditioned beers from Alberta craft brewers. February in Edmonton is typically frigid and miserable. We hope to bring some light and warmth to the month with a cask ale event designed around celebrating and embracing the cold winter season.  Each year at Freeze Your Cask Off! the participating breweries are challenged to create unique, one-off, and winter inspired cask ales. Each of the ten casks this year will have a winter component, but as with any cask ale event, we cannot say exactly what we’re going to get from each brewery.

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Feb
16

2017 Alberta Beef Industry Conference

Sheraton Inn & Suites, Red Deer, AB 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bench Creek Brewing will be pouring samples during the Alberta Beef Industry Conference. Come down and sample a great selection of our flagship and seasonal brews!

Register for the Conference Here

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Come for a visit

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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