Isaac Privett

About Us

Hard Knox Brewery™ (HKB) is a dream venture which began in June of 2016.  With the small rual town of Black Diamond located in the heart of the foothhills already being labeled an Alberta “Cool Little Town”, building a brewery here just made sense.  Brewing began in March 2018, and now our beers are already available at your favourite pub and liquor stores. The taproom made its debut May 18th 2018.  We are a family friendly facility and children are welcome from open till close if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To be successful, the priority was to find a Brewmaster who had experience in a brewery operation, and more importantly, could create craft beers beyond the norm.  Isaac Privett, founder of Cold Fusion Brewery in Knoxville, Tennessee fit the bill, He’s amazed HKB with his unique creations, and now we are proud to consider him part of our team.

Hard Knox™ is a destination where you will not only experience the exceptional beers created by Isaac Privett but also learn a bit about the history of the area through the many vintage black and white photos we have proudly on display.