I’m an Australian who met his wife in Mexico, fell in love with beer in Belgium, learned to brew in Canada, and now calls Southern Ontario home. If you're in Bruges and find an alley so narrow that both shoulders scrape against the walls, you'll find the cafe where it all began for me. I don't remember the name of the place and I never want to go back. When my wife and I asked for a pint, they brought us a hazy blonde ale with little cubes of cheese on the side. I took a thoughtless sip and fireworks exploded in my brain. I reached the bottom of the glass and asked what else they had. The waitress then brought me a spontaneously-fermented sour ale, and just like that, I was in love. As the Brewmaster at Bench, I would describe my role as a brewer, barrel monkey, bug herder, keeper of the funk, hop aficionado, and beard enthusiast. What I’m most excited about is getting our coolship so we can start spontaneously fermenting wild ales with Niagara microflora.
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If you’re passionate about beer, the Niagara region and quality, we’d like to hear from you. Our brewery is opening soon in Beamsville, Ontario and we are looking for a packaging manager. Our ideal candidate has 3+ years of packaging experience, relevant education, leadership skills, and sound knowledge of brewing science.