Sunshine and generous spirits together at the Parks Canada Bar U Historic Ranch made for a remarkable annual celebration of harvest time. Volunteers, neighbours and friends helped with threshing organic grain all day using antique farm gear and cherished pitchforks.
We have been welcoming tourists and locals alike to our newly built visitor centre for a while now, proving popular with Sunday drivers, tour groups and even a few celebrities! But what can one expect when you visit our distillery for a tour and tasting? The good folks at Calgary is Awesome recently paid us a visit and Kirran Bakhshi wrote about the experience: http://calgaryisawesome.com/2015/06/25/things-brewin-turner-valley/
Young and old, farmers and farmers-for-a-day gathered to learn about true craft spirits and labour a little, the old fashioned way! Percheron horse Dick churned ice cream treats as buddy Duke looked on.
A distillery tour, cocktail and hosted chicken supper followed the hard day’s work. Fleet and effective response from the Black Diamond and Turner Valley Fire Departments and the local RCMP were much appreciated. The grain was saved!
All in all, a momentous day of community spirit and laughs to remember has the Eau Claire team ever grateful to all involved from the Bar U Ranch to the volunteers to the media and unexpectedly, emergency responders.