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It's Time to Serve a Timeless Craft Beer

In 1912, the Medicine Hat Brewing Company began serving old fashioned lager, ale and stout to the city’s early, thirsty residents. It tends to be hot and dry in “The Hat”, and this cold wet beer was a happy welcome to the hard-working hands that would enjoy it after a day of work. Unfortunately, when the temperance movement picked up, the popular brewery was forced to close. But you can’t keep a good thing down. Over a century later, Medicine Hat Brewing Company (or MH Brew Co for short) has had its name dusted off and will again be serving hard-working hands some Timeless Craft beer.

“This was something I thought about for over four years” says Warren Vancuren, CEO of the Medicine Hat Brewery. “Earlier, in 2016, the timing felt right and we decided as a family that we wanted to do this together.” Warren and his family, Kathy, Brennan and Kaiden Vancuren, are thrilled with the opportunity to create a brewery and taproom that is for the community and surrounding area.

With an endeavor such as this, it was important for them to ensure they had the right team. They had the good fortune of recruiting Mitch Dalrymple as their Brewmaster. Mitch comes to MH Brew Co with years of experience within Bushwakkers in Regina. “We couldn’t ask for a better Brewmaster for our brewery. He has the experience we want, with several award winning beers under his belt, along with an extreme passion for the craft beer industry” said Kaiden Vancuren, General Manager of the brewery.

The brewery will open with seven brews on tap and several others will follow shortly after. MH Brew Co. will have a brew for everyone and the names of their beer are after people or places from the early 1900’s. They are excited to have a selection that will serve any palette and help educate the community on the history of Medicine Hat.

The team at Medicine Hat Brewing Company opens their doors on Saturday, December 10th at 1 p.m. People will have the ability to enjoy beer within their taproom and experience a tour in the brewery to learn about the process of creating craft beer.

Here’s to enjoying a Timeless Craft Beer at Medicine Hat Brewing Company in December.

For more information contact:
Deanna Haysom
Ph: 403-548-1137

Medicine Hat Brewing Co