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September 12-14, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre
Alberta, Canada

Conference Speakers

Kirk Zempal

Kirk Zembal

Blindman Brewing

Kirk Zembal is the co-founder of Blindman Brewing out of sunny Lacombe. They will be the first brewery in Canada to use a new technology to capture and reuse CO2 produced during fermentation. Blindman Brewing, like their namesake river, meanders—through beer styles and brewing techniques. From kettle-sours to heavily dry-hopped brews to barrel-aged beers, they create innovative, flavourful craft beer. They support the places they live in and the people that live there. They believe in being at the forefront of new and creative endeavours and in doing things just because folks tell them it can't be done. Their growing crew brews out of sunny Lacombe, Alberta on a tricked-out, 2-vessel brewhouse. Kirk blew the engine on their '79 van, The Dream Machine, on our first delivery run so now they drive in shiny new vehicles with no souls.