About Us

About HBBCo.


Small batch. Hand crafted. Community focused. Visit our taproom, bottle shop, and beer garden in the heart of Ingleside, located along the storied St. Lawrence River.​ HBBCo. is an Ontario By Bike bicycle friendly brewery and South Stormont Chamber of Commerce 2019 New Business of the  Year.​ From humble beginnings come great things.​​
HBBCo. would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded, traditional Omàmiwininiwak territory of the Anishinaabeg, and the Kanien:keha’ka territory of the Hodinohso:ni.

​​We respect both the land and the people of this land, including all Indigenous People who have walked in this place.

HBBCo. is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for all people, regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, disability, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.

About the Brew Crew

Pierre - Co-Owner/Chief Beer Nerd
Pierre is a former federal law enforcement supervisor. He went from humble home brewer to semi-pro side hustle when Humble Beginnings was born in late 2015. A graduate of the Universities of Ottawa and Guelph, he completed the Brewing and Malting Science Course (MBAA - US), and holds a General Certificate in Brewing (IBD - UK).

Susan - Co-Owner/Voice of Reason
Susan is a social scientist and librarian by trade, turned brewery bookkeeper, grant writer, and all around wrangler of Pierre. The real brains behind the operation, Susan is a graduate of the Universities of Waterloo and Western Ontario.


Ewan - Half Pint
Ewan is the youngest member of the Humble Beginnings Brew Crew family.

Molly - All-Star Rookie
Molly is a registered nurse and when not working, or doing chores around her family farm, is heavily involved in the community. We still can't figure out how she has time to work at a brewery.

Justin - Brewery Lackey Extraordinaire 
Justin is a police foundations graduate, outdoor enthusiast, volunteer special constable, and all around good guy. He has been with the brewery from its very early days.

Rob, Ivan & Norm -

Join the Brew Crew

We're growing our team, and looking for a Summer Brewery Assistant! If you’re passionate about craft beer, and looking to get involved in all aspects of operating a small brewery, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary
We're looking for a well-rounded individual to join our team. The Summer Brewery Assistant will be responsible for staffing the Brew Shop. They will also provide support by assisting with brewing-related tasks. This individual must be a team player. As a small operation, this individual will need to buy into the philosophy that no task is too small or too large for any member of our team. If you’re passionate about craft beer, and are looking to get involved in all aspects of working in a small brewery, we want to hear from you!

Primary Responsibilities/Duties
•Filling customers orders
•Managing payments
•Maintain a clean work environment 
•Ability to speak in front of groups or tours 
•Work in any other area as required

•Team player who is dedicated to maintaining a collaborative work environment
•Strong verbal and written communication, planning, and organizational skills
•Time management, problem solving, attention to detail, multi-tasking
•Must be willing to pitch in on tasks outside your key responsibilities
•Ability to listen and provide feedback in a productive manner
•Strong leadership skills, ability to work independently with minimal supervision
•Strong work ethic and ability to have fun

•Passion for craft beer 
•Smart serve certified
•Minimum High School Diploma
•Experience in a production brewery or brewpub an asset
•Post-secondary brewing or science education an asset
•Homebrewing experience an asset
•Qualify for Canada Summer Jobs (or related government program) an asset

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
•Ability to be on your feet for majority of working day
•Safety conscious and mindful of surroundings
•Must be able to lift 25 kg and move 75 kgs occasionally
•Flexible work schedule, including day, evening and weekend shifts
•Wearing of personal protective equipment 
•Ability to work statutory holidays when and if needed

Application Instructions
Those interested in applying for this position are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to referencing "Summer Brewery Assistant" in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications
Submit your resume no later than May 1, 2021.

We appreciate your interest in this position. However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.