There's a tremendous amount of work that goes into every pint and a ton of history in every beer. Take a quick look at the amount of Albertans involved in every glass of beer poured at Troubled Monk Brewery in Red Deer Alberta.

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We are on the constant look out for #FreeSpirits.  Let us know if you, a co-worker or a friend would like to be our next #FreeSpirit!  We would be happy to feature their free spirit drive, determination and excellence right here in our next video.

World Beer Cup Troubled Monk

Troubled Monk brought home the hardware from the World Beer Cup. Kyle Polanski finds out how Central Alberta played a part in their victory. 

Troubled Monk Brewery puts Alberta on the map at international beer competition.

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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.



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A couple of young entrepreneurs from Red Deer have decided to turn their passion for beer into a full time job. In fact, it's a lot more than just a job. The Bredo Brothers have launched a new craft beer brand called Troubled Monk. They've opened a brewery in the Cronquist Business Park and have developed their first 3 unique craft brews. Take a tour with us.

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Published on: June 12, 2016 | Last Updated: June 12, 2016 2:38 PM MDT

Troubled Monk Brewery is based in Red Deer. COURTESY / TROUBLED MONK BREWERY

Alberta is the place to be these days if you’re a fan of indie beer and spirits. Craft breweries and distilleries are popping up across the province, from the big cities to small towns. And there is literally something for every taste.

With that in mind, here are a handful of places — both new and venerable — to check out, whether you’re on a road trip exploring the province or simply sipping in your own backyard. Note that they’re in alphabetical order, not by preference because, really, we love them all equally.

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Red Deer brewery takes second at the World Beer Cup

Charlie Bredo never expected his beer to win. 

After all, Troubled Monk hasn't even been running for a year, but the Red Deer brewery still entered its Open Road American Brown Ale into the World Beer Cup.

"We just figured we would try," said Bredo.  "You always think you would have a chance but there are a lot of good beers out there."

The World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries from 55 countries entered in the competition some refer to as the "Olympics of Beer."

Bredo and his brothers, the other co-founders of Troubled Monk, were surprised they took second in the American-style brown ale category.



Troubled Monk

Published on May 19, 2015

Featuring a local family taking on a new venture here in Red Deer.


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