PONOKA, AB – A new brewery that is aiming to provide beer drinkers with a full-on “farm to glass” experience is now open in the small town of Ponoka, approximately 60 miles south of Edmonton.
Siding 14 Brewing has been founded by Marc Shields, Kari & Brent Tarasoff (owners of Square One Hop Growers), and Lemke & Josh Lubach (owners of Pridelands Grain barley farm). Their plan is to brew beers exclusively using ingredients grown by the partners, with small-scale malt houses such as Red Shed Malting contracted to produce custom malt using barley from Pridelands, but since both farms will take some time to reach the necessary production levels, commercially purchased ingredients are being used to supplement in the meantime.
The Siding 14 brewery, taproom, and retail store opened last weekend at 3520 67 St. in Ponoka, and is offering glasses, growlers, and cans of a variety of brands including Brakeman Brown Ale, Dayliner Golden Ale, Pullman Pale Ale, and Ten-Wheeler IPA. Cans and draught are also available at select retail outlets and licensees in the area.