The Rocky Mountain Fest: As Seen By a Craft Beer Geek

I find it amazing how the BMO Centre changes its appearance so often. It looks different every time I’m there. Last weekend the hall was decked out for the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. I could see an abundance of wine, spirits & craft beer stalls scattered cross the area along with some great food to pair with your beverage of choice. Basically, the stage was set for some intense flavour exploration!

Alberta Microbreweries, Hog's Head Craft Beer, Grizzly Paw Craft Beer

Two amazing Alberta Craft Breweries: Hog’s Head & Grizzly Paw pouring next to each other.

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Ribstone Creek Brewery

ribstone Creek Brewery

Ribstone Creek Brewery beer cans

Ribstone Creek Brewery is located in Edgerton, near Edmonton and is an investor-owned microbrewery. The founding members recognized that there was a good market for quality, local craft beers in Alberta and decided to get some community investment behind them to do something about it. They purchased and renovated a historic building into a fully functional microbrewery which started distribution in 2012.

The demand for Ribstone Creek Lager led to an expansion to increase their brewing capacity. In 2013 a 2nd beer was added to their lineup, Bruckin’ Bronco IPA, which is brewed for a limited time only. Look for their lager on tap at some of the local pubs or on the shelves of your favourite liquor stores.

Visit them online at Ribstone Creek Brewery