Eau Claire Distillery is situated in the shadow of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is Alberta’s first craft distillery located in the historic and picturesque town of Turner Valley, Alberta. The town is littered with prohibition history and was once thought to be the New York of the north. A certified farm distillery, Eau Claire uses traditional farming methods to produce artisanal award-winning spirits from farm to glass!
Eau Claire’s handcrafted spirits include their Three Point Vodka, Parlour Gin, Prickly Pear EquineOx, Cherry Gin and Alberta’s first craft cocktails the EquineOx Mule and canned Parlour Gin and Tonic. You can find out more by visiting the distillery in Turner Valley 7 days a week in the summer from 11 am to 5 pm with tours at 1 pm and 3 pm or Friday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm after Sept 30th.
Brewing beer has been part of the Wooldridge household as far back as Brewmaster Luke can remember. Watching his father Greig bring chaos to the kitchen in pursuit of delicious home brew sparked a lifelong passion for brewing.
Once old enough to discover the joys of home brew for himself, Luke quickly found he not only enjoyed it, but had a knack for it, too. He enrolled in the Brewing and Distilling program at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University and after graduating, returned to Canada with a head full of knowledge and an unslakable thirst to share his creative vision for craft beer with the world.
All of our tap handles are made by hand from a weathered old whisky barrels (the first batch from one that had sat as an ornament on our family farm for over 60 years). As we’ve grown, we have continued to barter for old rustic whisky barrels from which to carve our handles.
After gaining experience as brewer for a number of prominent breweries across the prairies, he headed home to Okotoks area to found his own brewery, Named after a local landmark near the family farm (and also paying homage to the six members of his immediate family), Six Corners Brew Works was born.
Currently, Six Corners is contract brewing through Coulee Brew Co. in Lethbridge, Alberta while they finish securing capital investors for their Okotoks brewing facility.