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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

Oct
19

Beer Sampling with Bench Creek Brewing

Liquor Lodge, Jasper, AB • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Cassandra from Our team as she will taste and explain the virtues of our products and values

Oct
20

Alberta Beer Week Tasting

The Beer Vault, Calgary, AB • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Kick off Alberta Beer Week with Bench Creek Brewing at an in-store tasting! Enjoy tasting the full lineup of beers at the vault!

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!

Oct
21

Fest of Ale

Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, AB • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Showcasing over a dozen craft breweries. Come sample fresh brews while raising funds to further humanitarian projects internationally as well as local. Love beer, live local upcoming music and amazing appies? This is an event you will not want to miss! With the assistance of Vintage Wine & Spirits, over 100 different types of craft beers will be available for tasting while you enjoy local musicians, play some games and have some excellent snacks provided by Crystal Catering Tickets are on sale on at Revolution Place Box Office! $50 per ticket – includes food and 8 tickets for beer samples.

Oct
23

FEARS AND ALBERTA BEERS

SHERBROOKE LIQUOR, Edmonton, AB • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us October 23rd at the Sherbrooke tasting room as we celebrate the beginning of Alberta Beer week and Halloween week! (yes, Halloween gets a whole week).  We will be sampling five of our finest brews including our re-released Black Spruce Porter as well as our brand new, Justice Smoked Rye Porter! Join us and be the first in Alberta to try the first edition of our new Villainous series! What’s this you ask? Come by and find out! Oh, and we have some spooky surprises and giveaways! Tickets are $5 and are available at the link below. Limited seating.

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Oct
25

History of Alberta Craft Beer

The Brewer's Apprentice, Calgary, AB • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Our resident Alberta beer historian, Brett Hopper will be on site help to understand where we’ve been in brewing in Alberta to where we are, to where we’re going! Learn about and experience Alberta’s craft beer evolution.

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Oct
26

Kensington Liquor Cellar Celebrates Alberta Beer Week!

Kensington Liquor Cellar, Calgary, 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.

Oct
27

Alberta Beer Week Tasting

Mt. Pleasant COOP Wines Spirits Beer, Airdrie, AB • 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Alberta Beer Week rolls on with an in-store tasting of our core lineup at Calgary COOP!

Oct
28

Alberta Beer Week Tasting

Liquor on McLeod, Edmonton, AB • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Liquor on McLeod is hosting a tasting event with 8 breweries to showcase their products for AB beer week!

Oct
28

Alberta Beer Week Tasting

Thumbprint Craft Beer Market, Airdrie, AB • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Close out Alberta Beer Week with an in store tasting of Bench Creek Brewing products in Airdrie’s home for craft beer!

Nov
2

Beer Bash 2017

Willow Park Wines & Spirits, Calgary, AB • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Beer Bash during Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Auction week has become one of the most talked about beer events in the city, with over 250 reasons to attend – the good thing is all those reasons are beer! Paired with delicious beer bites, this evening is sure to impress. Like all other years, this festival keeps getting bigger & better as the beer scene in Calgary grows, making it oh-so fun to call yourself a “beer geek”.

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Nov
4

Crossfield Christmas Market

Crossfield & District Community Centre, Crossfield, AB • 10:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crossfield Christmas Market hosts over 100 artisans and food vendors, the perfect stop to pick up those unique one of kind Christmas gifts and holiday supplies for everyone in your life. The Perogy Boyz food truck will be serving up hot meals and selling frozen take home within the market, come enjoy!

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Come for a visit

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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