Blindman Brewing - Lacombe Craft Brewery Info and Map

Blindman Brewing

4.8/5 Google
3.8/5 Untappd
Micro Brewery  | Currently Closed For The Night
Bay F - 3413 53 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 0C6, Canada

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Blindman Brewing is a locally-minded, community-focussed craft brewery. We are Central Alberta's Craft Brewery.
Welcome to Sunny Lacombe's home of craft beer innovation and community connection! Our brewery is all about crafting top-notch brews with locally sourced ingredients, supporting our town and its people every step of the way. Step into our new taproom and experience the buzz of our 180 new solar panels, generating energy while you sip and savor. Plus, we've partnered with a local taqueria to bring you mouthwatering tacos right here in our space. Come join the fun and flavor - cheers to sunny days and sensational brews!

Beer Offerings

  • Alcohol Free Beer
  • Barrel Aged Beer
  • Cask Beer
  • Flights
  • Growler Fills
  • Keg Rentals or Sales
  • Off Sales
  • Rotating or Seasonal Taps
  • Samples
  • Vegan Friendly Beer

Facility and Service Enhancements

  • Accessible Bathrooms
  • Accessible Entry
  • Accessible Seating
  • Bike Racks
  • Board Games
  • Breastfeeding Area
  • Brewery Tours
  • Change Tables
  • Family Friendly
  • Game League Nights
  • Gender Inclusive Bathrooms
  • Highchairs
  • Large Groups or Parties
  • Lawn or Outdoor Games
  • Learning Events
  • Live Music or Entertainment
  • Merchandise
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Pet Friendly Patio
  • Reservations Accepted
  • RV Parking

Food and Dining Availability

  • Daily Food Specials
  • Full Restaurant
  • Happy Hour
  • Snacks
  • Vegan Options

Manufacted Here

  • Delicious Alberta Craft Beer
  • Cider
  • Craft Sodas

Take-Out, Delivery and Order Ahead

  • Call In Pick Up Orders

Brews       (tap to toggle)

  Brew data provided by UNTAPPD
  •  3.8 on Untappd.
    IPA - American | 
    7.1% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    71 IBU (Robust Bitterness) 
    Dry, resinous west coast American ale with hoppy notes of citrus, spice and funk.
    Inaugural Batch: Friday, October 30, 2015 
  •  3.9 on Untappd.
    Pale Ale - New England / Hazy | 
    5.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    35 IBU (Gentle Bitterness) 
    New England-Style beers are American Pale Ales and IPAs that are most often described as hazy and juicy. The haze is due to the higher protein malts that are used as well as yeasts-like our English house yeast-that do not flocculate as well as the standard American Ale yeasts. This leaves particulates in the beer that give it the noted hazy appearance. Since we believe that filtration removes too much flavour the haze sticks around. This, combined with a light whirlpool hopping and a robust double dry-hop, results in a big tropical fruity/citrusy aroma and taste; hence juicy. It may look a bit like a milkshake and taste a bit like juice-but that's the whole point!
    Inaugural Batch: Friday, April 7, 2017 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    IPA - Session | 
    4.4% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    26 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    Blindman River Session Ale is our flagship beer. Featuring an intense dry hop aroma and delicious hop taste with muted bitterness, it finishes dry and leaves us wanting another. It's a beer we can hand to friends knowing they'll dig it. It's a style we keep coming back to, no matter where our tastes may wander.
    Inaugural Batch: Sunday, September 13, 2015 
  •  3.8 on Untappd.
    Porter - American | 
    6.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    25 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    In 1902 a blacksmiths' shop opened in Lacombe. It has not closed its doors since. Having made the tools essential for pioneer life this blacksmiths' shop and its kin were the centerpieces of creativity and survival. The idea of the triphammer has been around since the Zhou Dynasty of 1000BCE and modern versions are still used today, here. There is something powerfully vitalizing about the pair of trip hammers in our shop stretching and shaping hot steel; quietly whispering "create, innovate, invigorate" amongst the smashing of hammers to anvil. The flavours and aromas present in this robust porter harken to the smiths' shop with prominent notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke apparent from first wiff and sip. We feel a true kinship to the lineage of craftspeople who came before us and we brew this beer hoping they and you would appreciate it.
    Inaugural Batch: Sunday, January 1, 2017 
  •  3.6 on Untappd.
    Pilsner - Other | 
    4.8% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    25 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    We are partnering with our neighbors Len Thompson Fishing Lures just down the road from us with this, our newest core beer. Portions of the proceeds from each can sale are going to fisheries restocking programs here in Alberta. This beer is crisp. This beer is refreshing. This is the Five of Diamonds Pilsner folks.
    Inaugural Batch: Saturday, June 22, 2019 
  •  3.9 on Untappd.
    Stout - Imperial / Double | 
    11% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    80 IBU (Intense Bitterness) 
    Big, high-gravity stout with bold roasted malt character.
    Inaugural Batch: Saturday, December 12, 2015 
  •  3.8 on Untappd.
    IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale | 
    6.6% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    58 IBU (Robust Bitterness) 
    Hybrid ale being both malt forward and hop forward. Roast and pine.
    Inaugural Batch: Thursday, August 22, 2019 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    IPA - Session | 
    3% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    16 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    Crushable session ale, perfect summer beer.
    Inaugural Batch: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 
  •  4 on Untappd.
    IPA - Imperial / Double | 
    8.8% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    66 IBU (Robust Bitterness) 
    Ah, May Long. For all of us it symbolizes rebirth, renewal, re-invigoration. It’s like we all come together and shake off the cold. Something we definitely feel the need for these days. To celebrate we’re bringing something that we only bring out for really special occasions: our double IPA. Massively double dry-hopped with a strong backbone. Juicy, hazy, supple. Enjoy the changing seasons and the changing times and hopefully, this little ditty.
    Inaugural Batch: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 
  •  3.8 on Untappd.
    Sour - Other | 
    4.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    0 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    A tart, dry wheat beer with hints of tropical fruit and hops. Visual : very light straw, slight haze. Olfactory : Tart, peach and passion fruit with hint of wildflower honey. Tactility : Sharp sour start, tart through to finish, cleansing. Gustatory : Passion fruit, tropical, medium-high acidity.
    Inaugural Batch: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Sour - Fruited | 
    4.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    4 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Citrus love, Citrus harmony, Citrus life
    Inaugural Batch: Saturday, April 25, 2020 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Traditional Ale | 
    6.6% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    0 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Barley harvested by a team or horses just East of Lacombe.
    Inaugural Batch: Thursday, January 31, 2019 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Farmhouse Ale - Saison | 
    7.2% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    20 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    Visual - Deep and dark browns, semi-opaque at the edge of your glass; Olfactory - Clove, sarsaparilla, mild ripe banana; Tactility - Silky and rich, medium carbonation, very dry finsih; Gustatory - Cardamom, spice, soft banana, slight tart throughout;
    Inaugural Batch: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Barleywine - English | 
    10.35% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    45 IBU (Gentle Bitterness) 
    (Perepllut) - from the Slavic word "rogue" - was the ancient god of water, soil and the fertility of the earth. The early Slavs are believed to have worshipped him with ram's horns filled with mead chanting hymns we'll never hear. Perhaps that is why they considered him the god of abundance and alcohol. We created a beer of abundance in his honour, a barley wine teeming with the products of our land's soil and water and our brewers' fertile minds. This came together in a ménage of barley, oats, and rye that showcase the bounty of our fields and imaginations.
    Inaugural Batch: Saturday, April 21, 2018 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Sour - Berliner Weisse | 
    4.2% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    0 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Inaugural Batch: Saturday, October 12, 2019 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Sour - Fruited | 
    4.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    4 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Inaugural Batch: Saturday, October 9, 2021 
  •  4 on Untappd.
    IPA - Imperial / Double | 
    8.8% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    0 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Inaugural Batch: Sunday, October 4, 2020 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Lager - Vienna | 
    5.4% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    25 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    Modern equipment, recipe design, and ingredients. Paired with the time-lost process of long maturations in beautiful air-dried white oak foeders. Showing the balance between the true craftsmanship of 1140 board feet of finger-jointed wood staves and the true science of our brewing lab. Allowing us to reinterpret revered classics without hewing to traditionalist nonsense. Giving us the freedom to strive for a simple truth: “whatever serves the beer best”. Something well executed, well lagered and, well, delicious.
    Inaugural Batch: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 
  •  3.6 on Untappd.
    Mead - Braggot | 
    4.7% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    1 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    The Citrus, The Salt, The Sour and The Sweet blending perfectly!
    Inaugural Batch: Thursday, December 3, 2020 
  •  3.6 on Untappd.
    Sour - Fruited | 
    4.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    0 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Blackcurrant, cherry, mango, raspberry and pineapple sour!
    Inaugural Batch: Friday, November 18, 2022 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Farmhouse Ale - Saison | 
    6.1% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    28 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    Rye, barley and wheat malt; Franco-belgian yeast.
    Inaugural Batch: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Sour - Fruited Berliner Weisse | 
    4.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    0 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Inaugural Batch: Thursday, October 1, 2020 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Stout - Coffee | 
    4.1% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    17 IBU (Subtle Bitterness) 
    ‘True Canadian Pint' can is low in alcohol, high in coffee flavour, and a dark, dry treat.
    Inaugural Batch: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 
  •  3.7 on Untappd.
    Sour - Fruited | 
    4.5% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    4 IBU (Trace Bitterness) 
    Inaugural Batch: Sunday, March 13, 2022 
  •  4 on Untappd.
    Belgian Quadrupel | 
    10.2% Alcohol/Vol. | 
    60 IBU (Robust Bitterness) 
    Because it’s our anniversary we hope you’ll indulge us as we go on a journey across the Atlantic and blend two styles of beer that may never have been blended before – the Norwegian Hornindal kveik and the Belgian quadruple. The dark malt flavours of the quad blend well with the fruity esters of the hot (like, very hot) fermenting kveik yeast which should mellow out the higher alcohol. It should be as rich as the history of those two great beer styles and as vast as the ocean that separates them from us.
    Inaugural Batch: Thursday, September 26, 2019 

Reviews       (tap to toggle)

  • John Seong
    3 months ago
    Great Mexican cuisine here. We tried a bunch of their tacos, quesadilla and nachos. The brewary produces more than 20 different freshly and locally brewed beer with the mexican lager being the most selling.
  • Jp


    4 months ago
    Find Awesome Apples Lucky Ducky! My lucky duckies will be placed all over the places I visit. Today its Blindman Brewing....great beer , snacks and company.
  • Chuck O'Connor
    a month ago
    Been a fan of their beer for awhile , finally stopped in to the taproom. Very nice. Outside seating , lots of seating inside. 20+ beers on tap. Food and drinks ordered at the bar. Bartenders very friendly, talk to all the customers. Great atmosphere
  • James Albers
    4 months ago
    So disappointed. Love the beer here and stop in whenever I'm passing through town. But today we sat and waited for over 20 minutes and no one even looked at us to take our food and beer order. Had my growler and howler to fill too. So I left thirsty and hungry. Better luck next time I hope Edit: Blindman reached out to me and let me know that you must order up at the bar - no table service. There are supposedly a few signs around but they committed to improving that as they may be hard to see when the place is busy. I really appreciated the response. The beer there is so darn good, I will be back again. Hope this helps others out who may have had trouble with service! Changing from two stars to four, maybe five - see how my next few visits go.
  • Jeffre MacDonald
    6 months ago
    Fantastic. This is the experience I wanted visiting a brewery. Great food. Amazing food. Awesome service.
  • Bay F - 3413 53 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 0C6, Canada
  • (403) 786-2337
  • Currently Closed For The Night
    • MON: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • TUE: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • WED: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • THU: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • FRI: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • SAT: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • SUN: 12:00 - 8:00 PM

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