Congratulations on winning three awards at the 2020 Alberta Beer Awards, what a fantastic accomplishment! You took home Gold for New Brewery of the Year, another Gold for your Mulled Lambrusco Sour, and a Bronze for your Brett IPA II!
How excited did you feel when you heard Odd Company's name announced?
We were thrilled. To think that we were brewing for our friends in a garage just a few years ago, we were ecstatic that we were able to win a few awards in our first year. Unfortunately, a couple of us missed the announcement as we were out on deliveries that night, so I could only honk the horn a few times in celebration.
How can Alberta craft beer lovers purchase your beer?
Take out or delivery, and we've also re-opened our patio seating. Our online store is accessible through our website (oddcompany.ca), where we have all our new beer releases, as well as a couple of staff snack favorites. We also still do limited cask releases, so if you want to try something really strange, we have one every month or so.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
We have now started bottling! We have some really interesting releases coming in bottles this summer, including a beer we have tinkered with for almost ten months. The goal is always to have some "weird" beers that people have never tried before, and do our best to keep them at prices that don't scare people away from trying something new.
What is one fun fact about Odd Company Brewing that people might not know?
All of the owners were friends long before ever thinking we would open a brewery. What started as a weekend hobby is now a daily activity for us. Bonus -- we still like each other.