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Red Deer Brewery Takes Second at the World Beer Cup

Open Road by local Alberta Brewery, Troubled Monk, takes second place of 81 beers entered in the American-style Brown Ale category at the World Beer Cup.

Red Deer Brewery Takes Second at the World Beer Cup

(Original article by Mack Lamoureux on CBC)

After less than a year in business, Troubled Monk Brewery has received its first accolade. On a whim, Charlie Bredo entered his Open Road American Brown Ale into the World Beer Cup and took second place in the American-style Brown Ale Category.


The World Beer Cup (AKA: The Olympics of Beer) in Numbers

  • 6,596 beers
  • 1,907 breweries
  • 55 countries

There were 81 beers other beers all vying for first place which went to Black Hog Brewing, a brewery from Connecticut.

Troubled Monk's Open Road Wins 2nd Place at World Beer Cup
Image by: Troubled Monk











Bredo was proud to put Alberta breweries on the international map.

“This award brings recognition to Alberta breweries to the rest of the world,” he said. “It’s us saying, ‘Hey guys, we have some great beer in Alberta, come check us out.’ ” –Charlie Bredo, Owner of Troubled Monk


The name of the brewery, Troubled Monk, is an hommage to the European monastic tradition of monks brewing beer.

Troubled Monk Tap Room Mural
Image by: Troubled Monk







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