By: Tracy Thorbjornsen (Tidswell) ’85
Wow, what a fantastic event. Thank you so much Kevin Guichon ’07, owner and Brew Master High River Brewing Company, and the STS Anniversary/Alumni committees.
It all started with a phone call from our daughter Randi Hardy (Thorbjornsen) ’13 “Hey mom, we are coming up to see you in a couple of weeks”. We were excited to see our out of town family, but in reality they were not making the drive from Lethbridge to see us, but to partake in the STS Alumni Association Beer Tasting & Unveiling of the STS Anniversary Beer event. It soon became clear that if we wanted to see our daughter we too would be attending this event. It wasn’t hard to convince the rest of the family to join in, so the 5 of us, including Casey Thorbjornsen ’11, met up at High River Brewing Company on the Friday after work.
The whole event was amazing. We were greeted at the door by Brian Uzick, Community Engagement Coordinator for 50th Anniversary of STS and former Band Director as well as Brenda Thompson, Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations. After receiving our beverage tokens, we proceeded to sample some fantastic beers, ales, IPAs, sours and stouts, as well as the wonderful STS 50th Anniversary Beer, not to be missed by beer enthusiasts. The evening was spent catching up with classmates, alumni, present and former staff, and meeting new STS parents and staff. Kevin gave tours of his facility and answered questions around the process and development of his beers and business. Brian handed out snacks and promoted the upcoming 50th Anniversary celebrations being planned for June 2022, more details to follow.
Of course we could not leave without some of the fantastic STS 50 pale ale beer (available at the brewery as well as Willow Park Wines and Kensington Wine Market in Calgary).
We enjoyed it so much we took it on the trail with us the following day.
Thank you everyone for a fun evening we had a blast.