Congratulations on winning four awards at the 2020 Alberta Beer Awards, what a fantastic accomplishment! You took home Bronze for Brewery of the Year, two more Golds for your Sky Rocket V & My Best Friend’s Girl, and a Bronze for Ghost Machine! How excited did you feel when you heard The Establishment's name announced four times?
It was pretty exciting! It's cool to see so much great beer coming out of Alberta right now and to see a bunch of our brewery buds get recognized as well. We're big fans of the New England styles, so to get two medals for New England IPAs, Sky Rocket, and Ghost Machine, was pretty awesome.
How is The Establishment handling this difficult time?
We're doing ok. We're feeling pretty lucky that we've been able to keep producing and selling our beer during the pandemic, and our team has been amazing through it all. They deserve a massive shout out for being awesome and flexible through these weird times.
How can Alberta craft beer lovers purchase your beer?
Our taproom is open for off-sales Wednesday-Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. You can order online (https://estbrew.square.site/), or you're welcome to pop in and buy some beers to go.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Just a big thanks to everyone for supporting local businesses right now. Every little bit helps.
What is one fun fact about The Establishment Brewing Company that people might not know?
We like to say that we don't discriminate against beer styles, but our true love lies with barrel-aged beers. We have over 70 barrels in the taproom full of beers that take anywhere from 3 months to 3 years to mature. We've got a decent lineup of barrel-aged releases coming down the pipe this year, including some sours that we think are pretty exciting. Stay tuned for details!