Local Brew Pub Cooks up Pork for PTSD Event

Richard Spilsted and his son, Patrick co-operate their restaurant/pub Beer Factory Inc. out of St. Albert, AB. I was fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting these fine gentlemen who volunteered to feed us at a Charity event up by Edson this past weekend known as Got Your Six. GY6 is a yearly rifle shooting event that supports those whom suffer from PTSD. A very worthy cause, please check it out.

These talented chefs cooked up a back country style BBQ whole pork dinner accompanied with all the fixin’s for the competitors, military & first responders at the event.


In addition this fabulous meal, Patrick was kind enough to share with me some of the simple ingredients he uses in his pork rub. So if you plan to barbecue some Alberta pork, try adding these spices.

Black pepper
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Ground up Italian seasoning
No salt or sugar because it dries out the meat

Barbecue for approximately 5 – 1/2 hours at 160-200 degrees.

Alberta pork

Alberta pork

As you can see from my photos, this pork was well prepared and perfectly tender and juicy. The seasoning I felt was just right, enough to enhance the flavour of the meat itself. Also offered was an in- house BBQ sauce that was simply fantastic. I found it to have a touch of sweetness, just enough to compliment the savouriness of the spiced pork. I was told there were a few other secret ingredients that may involve their own special brew. For this, you will need to go pay them a visit… which I would highly recommend.

We were also treated to an assortment of delicious fresh salads (pictured below) and corn on the cob. A feast I am certain everyone would agree, was amazing. I may have gone back for seconds… possibly even thirds!


Pork Dinner Alberta Pork First responders

Beer Factory Inc.  is located in St. Albert, AB. where they offer craft beer, a full menu and catering services. You can find these guys on Twitter and on Facebook. If your in the Edmonton – St. Albert area, be sure to check them out.

Thanks again guys for such a fantastic meal!