The local food and beer movement go hand in hand. Blindman Brewery co-founder Hans Doef has experience in the local food business previously with Doef’s Greenhouses; the vegetable farm specializes in cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, eggplant and tomatoes in Lacombe with stands in the Old Strathcona and 104th St. markets in Edmonton. Doef became well aware of the growth in food interest through Doef’s Greenhouses and felt there was an opportunity to start the vibrant brewery he had always wanted in his hometown of Lacombe.“With the whole local food movement expanding and people talking more about where their food is coming from, beer follows suit, ” Doef said. “Breweries and the local food movement in general is a great place to make more than a business – a gathering place.” Doef and his long-time friend and co-owner Dave Vander Plaat have always been interested in brewing. Earlier in 2015, four wonderful men from Edmonton joined the team: Matt Willerton, Adam Campbell, Shane Groendahl and Kirk Zembal. They all brought experience, assets, and even more passion for brewing amazing beer. With a beautiful taproom, you'll be able to come to the brewery and sample all of Blindman Brewing's offerings, try some local snacks, and get a tour - all with great educational service.