The Troubled Monk Brewery in Red Deer is not even a year old, pouring their first pint June 12th, 2015. The lack of experience however did not stop them from receiving a silver medal at the prestigious international competition known as the Royal Beer Cup.
1900 breweries from around the world entered the contest with over 6500 beers being submitted for judging. Despite all the competition the Troubled Monk’s American Brown Ale was considered the second best beer of it’s class.
Charlie Bredo co-founder of the Troubled Monk Brewery explains that even small breweries like his still have what it takes to make a great product.
“We brewed our first batch of beer last May, we poured our first pint last June, so were not even a year old. We have a fifteen barrel brew house, so were considered small on the grand scheme of things, but this goes to show it doesn’t mean we aren’t capable of making some pretty solid beer.”
The award was especially gratifying because the Troubled Monk is the first Albertan Brewery to receive a medal at the Royal Beer Cup since 1996.
Beers from the Troubled Monk are available at stores across Edmonton.