Henderson Brewery

The Neighbourhood Brewery

Henderson’s Best and Old Fashioned Rye Ale available in the LCBO

Henderson’s Best and Food Truck cans available at The Beer Store

Bottle Shop open 11:00 to 10:00 Sunday – Thursday / 11:00 to 11:00 Friday – Saturday

Tap room 11:00 to 10:00 7 days a week – last call at the bar 9:00

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Henderson Brewing company is a locally owned, award winning, neighbourhood brewery in downtown Toronto. Founded in 2014, Henderson is all about celebrating the stories and culture of our city through the beers we brew.

At Henderson, brewing is a graceful fusion of innovation, creativity and cultivated technique. We strive to create balanced and thoughtful beers that honour the traditional ways of the past but are not restricted to them. We want our beers to spark ideas, tell stories and most of all, be immensely refreshing and enjoyable.

Our flagship beer, Henderson’s Best, is a modern interpretation of the beers first brewed in Toronto at the beginning of the 19th century. Our monthly ‘Ides’ series uses creative recipes to bring the history, characters and locations throughout the city to life.

Henderson Brewing was founded by friends sharing a lifelong love of beer and brewing and over 70 years of combined experience in the business.

Our tasting room is open to the public for pints, bottle and growler sales, and we look forward to welcoming the world in to enjoy how we brew the taste of Toronto.

Try a ‘Best’ at:

We delivered recently to …

Belfast Love, Bettys, Boo Radleys, The Comrade, The Dizzy, The Drake 150, The Gaslight, Local Leaside, The Only Cafe, The Rhino & The Wicket

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Meet the Team

  • Mark Benzaquen
    Mark Benzaquen Head Brewer / QC Manager

    Mark has been making beer since the 90’s ending up as brew master for Molson Coors Canada. Since then he has used his brewery expertise to develop and launch award-winning beers, improve product quality and consistency, and build new brewery systems across the globe. Mark is also currently the Technical Chair of the Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB).

    As a founder of Henderson Brewing, Mark is putting his, um, mark on every part of the process – from the slope on the floors to the head on the beer.

  • Maddie Embree
    Maddie Embree Office Manager / Events

    Hattie told Maddie, let’s don’t take no chance
    Let’s not be l-seven, come and learn to dance

    Maddie told Hattie, that’s the thing to do
    Get you someone really to pull the wool with you

  • Damien Woodfull
    Damien Woodfull Brand Representative

    Damien’s passion for beer started from a young age and it recently developed into him making a film about the Craft beer movement here in Ontario. In this role he traveled with a team around the province speaking to dozens of brewers and owners. His love and passion for beer and the people who make it is obvious the first time you meet him.

    As a lover of community and beer, Damien is excited to be part of our neighbourhood brewery in the city of Toronto. Keep an eye out for him cruising around in the Henderson Mobile or riding his bike daily.

  • Evan Bauer
    Evan Bauer Señor Brewer

    Evan es un cervecero muy cualificado y experimentado, y podría ser fácilmente referido como El Heffe. Ya tenemos un señor más alto, así que tiene que conformarse con ser mayor.

  • Buffy Steringa
    Buffy Steringa Events


    1. an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
    2. a medium to dark tan colour
    3. an ardent follower and admirer
    4. a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen


    1. polish and make shiny
      – buff my shoes
    2. strike, beat repeatedly
  • Jamie Morris
    Jamie Morris Production assistant

    Jamie leans to the dark and heavy – in beer and in music.  This is in total contrast to his approachable and friendly personality.

    When not having a tattoo-off with tap-room customers, Jamie can be found in the nooks and crannies of the city hiding from the daylight.

  • Steve Himel
    Steve Himel General Manager

    Steve learned to brew in the late 80’s, brewing one of Toronto’s original craft beers, Connor’s. Since then, Steve has been an avid beer lover and home brewer and has worked as a consultant for many of the Canada’s – and the world’s – best beer brands.

    Steve has always lived in Toronto and rides his bike to the brewery most days, sometimes with Pippa the brewery dog

  • Pippa
    Pippa Brewery Dog

    Grrrrrrr, arf arf arf.  Bark, bbbbark, bark!

    Wolf, woooof, woof.  Wof, bark [Henderson’s Best]!!

  • Carly Jenkins
    Carly Jenkins Tap Room

    Will you drink wine, oh my dear, oh my dear?
    Will you drink wine, Carly Jenkins?
    No, I won’t drink wine when the BEST is so fine
    I’ll buy me a fol-de-rol-dy, til-de-tol-dy
    Seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a, roll-a-find-me
    Roll, Carly Jenkins, roll.

  • Annie Dingwall
    Annie Dingwall Brand Representative

    Annie is a Toronto girl, born and raised. She loves her city and is elated to be part of our neighbourhood brewery. A lover of all things beer, Annie’s perfect day includes lots of sun, a patio and a cold pint (of Best!). Her years of experience in the food and beverage scene have left her with an obsession for experiencing the best of Toronto’s restaurants.  An avid traveler, she chooses her destinations based on food and drink. Tacos al pastor in Tulum? The best pizza in NYC? Microbrewery in Santorini? Sign her up.

    Keep an eye out for Annie cruising around the city in our Henderson smart car or exploring new neighbourhoods on her bike!

  • Tony Halmos
    Tony Halmos Art Director / Brand Consultant

    Tony has been designing print, broadcast, motion, online & mobile content for, gulp, 20 years now for the likes of TIFF, Corus Entertainment & Holt Renfrew, but his consumer-side experience in the beer community dates back a whole lot further than that.

    Toronto-born, and a fixture in the brewery neighbourhood since the early 90s, Tony is usually spotted downtown on his bicycle, with a messenger bag full of who-knows-what, waving back at whoever just yelled “Hey Tony!” while keeping his eyes on the road.

    Tony’s fridge is always full of interesting beers, but most of them are for his cats.


  • Cody Hicks
    Cody Hicks Logistics / Draught services

    Cody can spot a bad draught line from 300 meters away.  He is also capable of crushing an empty keg like its a beer can!

    Cody’s hair is similar to a Chia Pet and if he ever stops for lunch you can actually watch it grow.