Isaac Privett

About Us

Hard Knox Brewery™ (HKB) is a dream venture which began in June of 2016.  With the small rural town of Black Diamond located in the Heart of the Foothills already being labeled an Alberta “Cool Little Town”, building a brewery here just made sense.  Brewing began in March 2018, and now our flagship beers are available at your favourite pub and liquor stores. The taproom made its debut May 18th 2018 with a Grand Opening held on uly 28, 2018.

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 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 Privett but also enjoy an atmosphere created with 80-year-old barn board and shiplap, tables handcrafted from a 70-year-old bowling lane, a stunning copper top bar along with antiques and history of the area displayed through pictures.

We are family friendly, and strive to create a comfortable community space for local events, private functions and a place to gather with friends over a pint and a game of shuffleboard, cards or a night of music.