Kimberly Bateman

General Manager, Troubled Monk

Opportunities in Beverage Production

This session will uncover the evolving landscape of Alberta’s beverage industry, focusing on the diverse prospects and challenges faced by producers. This panel brings together leaders from various segments of the sector, offering unique perspectives on the rapidly expanding craft distillation, alcohol-free beverages, and brewery domains. The session delves into the intricacies of establishing and scaling beverage operations, and emphasizing the role of innovative strategies in creating consumer brands. Attendees can expect to gain insights into market trends, regulatory landscapes, and the fusion of entrepreneurship and craftsmanship that defines Alberta’s beverage production scene.


As the General Manager of Troubled Monk in Central Alberta, Kimberly Bateman brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for brewing to the heart of the province. Graduating at the top of her class from the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program at Olds College, Kim plays a pivotal role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the brewery and managing its staff of 50.

Her educational background and hands-on experience in the brewing industry contributes to the success of Troubled Monk. In the dynamic landscape of Central Alberta, Bateman navigates the challenges and opportunities of managing a brewery, fostering a commitment to excellence in craft brewing while engaging with the local community. Through her leadership, Troubled Monk continues to be a hub for innovative brewing practices and a beloved destination for craft beverage enthusiasts in the region.

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