HINTON, AB – A new brewery situated close one of Canada’s largest and most picturesque parks has announced that it will be opening for business today (July 10th).
Founded by long-time friends and Hinton natives Aric Johnson and Jason Griffiths, who have been joined by brewmaster Dave Mozel, Folding Mountain aims to offer “an atmosphere that allows you to enjoy a quality craft beer with unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountains.”
While details of the beers to be available at opening haven’t been announced, a preview profile at On Beer last autumn indicated that the line-up is expected to include “an IPA, a darker ale, a blonde ale and a couple more,” plus additional seasonals and one-offs. Beer will initially be available exclusively on site, but distribution to other establishments and liquor stores in Alberta is planned to follow soon.
The Folding Mountain facility also features a full kitchen, with the food program being overseen by Marcel Randall, a Mexican-born chef with expertise in Mexican, Spanish, and Italian cuisines, as well as fusion and comfort food.