Rural Routes Brewing Closes Down in Leduc, Alberta

LEDUC, ABRural Routes Brewing, a family-owed brewery and restaurant in Leduc, Alberta, has announced its immediate closure.

While no specific reason was given for the shutdown, owners Chelsea and Branden Folk noted in a statement on social media earlier this week that “things have unraveled here very quickly,” and also said the following:

The last 4 years have been a huge mix of joy, pride, sadness, frustration and love. We are fiercely proud of everything we have done, failures and triumphs. We can never repay the love and support our little community has shown us over our short time, but know that we couldn’t have made it this far without each and everyone one of you.

Success in our eyes was never going to be measured by how rich we got off of this project. Everyone who has opened a restaurant knows that this type of business is purely a labour of love. We wanted to bring a fun, new little food and drink concept to our small city, a place to fill your bellies and hearts. The success of RR is measured by how happy we made people, getting to know our regular customers and giving you all a fun, positive place to gather with your friends and family.

The announcement goes on to state that the brewery’s social media and email will remain active for now, and that remaining beer inventory is available at Coop Liquor in Deer Valley and Safeway Liquor in Leduc.

This is the second recent brewery shuttering in the Edmonton area, following last month’s closure of Polar Park Brewing. For more details on that and other Alberta brewery openings and closings over the summer, see this recent post at On Beer.

Source: email tip from Bernard Trevor
Photo: Rural Routes Brewing

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