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Rocky View Brewing Company is a microbrewery located between the city of Calgary and the town of Cochrane, in the beautiful Foothills of Alberta.


The brewery was established in 2016 out of a passion for crafting great-tasting beer, one small batch at a time. The co-founder, Lyle Thorsen, enjoyed sharing his homebrew creations with family and friends so much he convinced his wife, Denean, to expand into a commercial-scale operation so his brews could be shared with others who also enjoy drinking fresh and flavorful local beer.

What started as an offering of three flagship ales; Blonde, Amber and IPA, has now grown to also include German Style Pilsner, Belgian Witbier, Brown Ale and our seasonal Adventure Series brews.

Our family-owned brewery is located on an acreage in the rural area of Bearspaw, Alberta.  It is here that a home brewing passion expanded into a fully operational brewery in 2016.  At the time Lyle worked in an office in downtown Calgary, so brew days were only on weekends.  In early 2019 things changed and Rocky View Brewing Company transitioned to become a full-time business endeavor.  We have since expanded our product distribution across Alberta and opened a Taproom in Historic Downtown Cochrane in December 2021.

We focus on brewing approachable beers to bring an enjoyable experience to a broad range of craft beer enthusiasts.  Celebrating Denean's Cree heritage, we incorporate Indigenous ingredients into our beers where ever possible and our beers do not contain any additives or preservatives. 

We are truly blessed to have had such a positive response from our customers.  Thank you for your support so that we are able to continue on this beer brewing journey!

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