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About Us

About the HBBCo. Team

Pierre - Co-Owner/Chief Beer Nerd
Pierre is a former federal law enforcement officer and supervisor with a strong passion for craft beer. Following his long-standing dream of opening a brewery, he is the man with a plan in bringing craft beer to the fine folks of South Stormont. A graduate of the University of Ottawa and University of Guelph, Pierre is a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, District Ontario and American Homebrewers Association.

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 University of Waterloo and University of Western Ontario.

Ewan - Half Pint
Ewan is both the newest and youngest member of the Humble Beginnings 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. From conducting various research projects, to painting the bottle shop and taproom, and building our taproom bar, we still can't figure out how she has time to work at a brewery.

Justin - Brewery Lackey Extraordinaire 
Justin is a police foundations student, outdoor enthusiast, and all around good guy. He has been with the brewery from its early days, having gone on the road trip to pick up the brewhouse, and has helped immensely with the initial build-out of the brewery.

Duncan - Brewer
Duncan’s interest in brewing emerged from his background in historical research. While working as a librarian and archivist, he began experimenting with home brewing archival beer recipes. Taking his interest to the next level, Duncan enrolled in Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program. He has also conducted research and written for Beer Canada on the subject of the “Brewers Pavilion” at Expo 67. Oh, and did we mention, he also plays the bagpipes.

Arthur – Jack of all Trades
Arthur is a passionate and accomplished homebrewer, having collaborated with Cornwall’s Rurban Brewing on one of his favorite IIPA recipes, Welcher’s Hop Juice. Beer tastings, brewery tours, and pouring at local beer festivals are all well within Arthur’s wheelhouse and part of the local craft beer knowledge and experience that he brings to the HBBCo. team.

Rob - Philip McGrowler



About the Company 

Humble Beginnings Brewing Co. is an Eastern Ontario small batch brewery, taproom, bottle shop and beer garden located at 25 Thorold Lane, Ingleside, in the Township of South Stormont. 

Humble Beginnings Brewing Co. is a member of the South Stormont Chamber of Commerce, Ingleside and Long Sault Business Owners Association, Ontario Hop Growers' Association, and Brewers Association. We have also been approved by Ontario By Bike as a bicycle friendly brewery.

​From humble beginnings come great things.​