A Fort Saskatchewan brewery and taphouse is headed to Edmonton.
Two Sergeants Taphouse has been located in Fort Saskatchewan since its inception in 2015, but growing pains have led the company to relocate.
Their move into the Old Strathcona neighbourhood will take place over the course of the spring and summer.
"Old Strathcona is already a fledgling craft brewery district," said Two Sergeants founder and brewmaster, Kevin Moore. "Craft beer is growing like crazy in Alberta, and Edmonton is a little behind the curve compared to Calgary. But that's about to change."
Two Sergeants Taphouse is a two part business - both a taphouse and a production brewery, which distributes to liquor stores throughout Alberta.
While the brewery aspect of the business has been doing well, the taphouse has not taken off in the Fort, and has been losing money from the beginning.
Despite many attempts to increase popularity, including the incorporation of live acts, the taphouse has been unable to produce profit in the nearly three years that it's been open.
The brewery side of the business has done well, and will benefit greatly from the increase in manufacturing that will come with the move to Edmonton.
"By putting ourselves in Old Strathcona, we become part of the craft beer district, which is great for tourism as well as increasing business," he said.
"I want the people of Fort Saskatchewan to know that this has been a very difficult decision. We tried everything in our power to stay here. We're proud to have started the business in Fort Saskatchewan, and if there had been any possibility of staying here and making it work, that always would have been our first choice," Moore said. "Wherever we go and whatever our success, it will always be because we started here in Fort Saskatchewan."