Wood Buffalo Brewing Company
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Our Story

Our Mission

Bear Hill Brewing Co’s mission is to enrich the lives of our guests, our employees and our communities through superior quality hand crafted beer, food with attitude, unique beverages, fun customer service, and by treating our employees like family.

Our Philosophy

Our founding principle at the Bear Hill Brewing Company is to create the absolute highest quality beer experience possible. This guiding philosophy encompasses everything that we do.

We believe in providing a mix of essential food classics and contemporary staples to create the perfect Canadian menu to be enjoyed alongside our beer. We have taken on the responsibility of localizing the beer experience by making authentic, fresh craft products that establish a new, truly Canadian beer culture.

We use only the best ingredients: premium hops and malts combined with our own cultured yeast strains.

The premium beers that we brew have grown from roots grounded deeply in tradition. Our dedicated Brewmasters use time-tested recipes and brewing methods in our in-house brewery. Our hops and malts are sourced from around the world as to provide true styles. This combination yields beers that are absolutely the best that they can be.

Our beers are for everyone. They are fresh, modern, and innovatively looking to the future. They are true and honest, drawing on experience from history. We truly believe there is an occasion for every beer and a beer for every occasion.

"...it's all about the beer"
-Don Moore
Brewmaster


Our History

The Jasper Brewing Co was opened in the spring of 2005 and was Canada’s first National Park Brewery. Three of the founders were born and raised in Jasper, and from the early years of their experiences in the food and beverage industry they felt there was a large demand for a “local” brew. Combine that with a love for beer – and they decided to open a brewpub.

The Banff Ave Brewing Co was founded in 2010 by Pete Korogonas, Socrates Korogonas, Alex Derksen, Brett Ireland and Daniel Rodrigues. With their success at the Jasper Brewing Company they decided to expand their horizons and look for other markets where great handcrafted beer would be appreciated and admired.

The Wood Buffalo Brewing Co opened in January 2013 and is one of the largest brewpub and eateries in Canada. The immense popularity amongst locals and tourists alike in Jasper and Banff combined the growing interest and demand for quality, local beer has created inspired us to expand into Fort McMurray. Steven Sachse, a local of Fort McMurray since 2005, has joined our team as an Owner Operator and will be bringing years of local food and beverage experience with him.

The Bear Hill Brewing Co (link to www.bearhillbrewingco.ca) was established in 2012 and is the parent company to our breweries. Keep an eye out for future brewpubs and projects under the moniker of Bear Hill Brewing Co.