Our story

Dedication to craft, connection to place, and a focus on innovation.

The tradition of brewing beer is a long and celebrated one, and one which Freehold Brewing Co. is proud to be a part of. At its heart, Freehold embodies a respect for that tradition, and it’s with care and precision that we strive to build upon it.

Freehold was founded in 2016 by Matt James and Tavis Agnew, who envisioned something more than a brewery. They knew that steadfast dedication to the art of brewing had paved the way for a grander pursuit: a brewery and restaurant dedicated to evolving the definition of those terms. A true and honest reflection of place, Freehold is a celebration of Alberta.

Latest news

  • Another great month for Freehold! We attended the Beer Bash at Willow Park Wine and Spirts, participated in the ATB Science of the Six Pack, brewed and packaged Lacy Saisy, and attended Alberta Beer Festivals' Banff Craft Beer Festival. Many thanks to @Dave_TheBeerGuy and Mark Kondrat for getting us into these events. We're truly honoured to participate, and are looking forward to both of them next year.

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  • What a month! Our first batch of Big Chutes sold out much sooner than expected (it's in 15 stores and bars in Alberta - check our stockists page for details), our booth at Rocky Mountain Wine and Food was a huge success, and we're gearing up for the Banff Craft Beer Festival at the end of next month. We're working on merchandise (it's surreal to see our logo on pint glasses!), and are narrowing in on a location for the restaurant, but that will remain top-secret for now.

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  • Lacy Saisy Saison and Big Chutes Lager are in fermentation, and will be in cans, on shelves, and on tap in the next few weeks. Like new parents, we check on them way more than needed, knowing that the quality we're aiming for comes from unreasonable attention to detail.

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