Visiting a Winery, Brewery or Distillery during Open Farm Days 2021
Alberta’s brewery, distillery, and winery industry is a growing industry in Alberta.
From 7 in 2016 to 47 in 2021, the license for liquor has grown. Alongside the craft scene which in the last five years has seen a growth from 33 E licensed breweries and this year there are 133 in the province.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of our brewing facilities. You will learn the steps in brewing beer including what ingredients and equipment are used in the process. Following your tour, enjoy a sample of one our products. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for underaged guests.
“Delidais Estate Winery is the first winery in Red Deer County. Vintners on staff have been developing craft wines & spirits, with full prairie fruit flavors. The labels and themes of the wines and spirits have come from “Our Roots” the history of the Delidais Family and the land settled in the area.”
“Our speakeasy experience opens the doors to the sights, sounds, and tastes of the 1920s, where you will learn about Alberta’s place in Prohibition history, Turner Valley whisky trading and, how Eau Claire Distillery came to be. A guided tasting of our award-winning spirits and an unmistakably delicious craft cocktail are included in the experience.
“Free Farm/Distillery tours will be available on Saturday, August 14th featuring: crops are grown for distillation, irrigation in action, feeding spent mash to cattle, the solar panel covered patio and the energy-efficient distillation equipment that transforms crops into spirits.
“Rig Hand Craft Distillery is in the unique position of being the first craft distillery in the greater Edmonton area. Our family business makes Vodka, Rum, Whisky, Gin, Double Double cream liquor, and Beer that is locally sourced, produced and distributed. Our products are packaged in a distinctive trademarked bottle that is a replica of the Leduc #1 drilling rig, paying tribute to our rich history of both agriculture and resource development in Alberta.
Tour of our Facility showing how we use the local farmers grains, vegetables, and fruits to produce our Spirits/Beer
Tours will be on the hour: Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm”
“Join us for a tasting will give you a great perspective on mead in general, and the diversity that it holds. Couple that with a tour and you will leave with lots of knowledge around bees, honey production, and fermentation.”
“Learn how the core ingredient in beer becomes what it is. See a malt house in action and what it takes to go from raw grain to ready for beer production. Steeping, germination, and kilning are the steps required, and add on top, roasting, and the full gamut of possibilities awaits.”
“We will begin with a quick introduction to hops and hop farming in Alberta before walking to the hopyard to see the hops in action. We will spend the duration of the tour standing or walking. We will not go far, the yard is only 1000sqft! Please bring your friends, your questions and sturdy shoes. Kids are welcome, dogs must be leashed! We do have a public washroom. We will also have a selection of hop plants available for sale.”