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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Best wins GOLD at the Ontario Brewing Awards

 

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

  • Adin Wener
    Adin Wener Sales / Tap Room

    Dear Adin

    I hope you enjoyed your recent visit to our hotel, but please be advised that you are no longer welcome at the Midtown Holiday Inn.  Your behaviour can not be tolerated at our establishment. Quite frankly, I don’t know anyplace that will allow wheelbarrow racing though their halls or vistis to the breakfast room in your undergarments.

    Additionally, we’d like to be reimbursed for the damage to the carpets and television, an invoice is attached.  We’d appreciate a response by mail only.

    Regards,

    The Holiday Inn

  • James Turco
    James Turco Brewer

    James has a masters degree in engineering from MIT and played a key role in the launch of the last space shuttle.

    James spends a lot of time looking to the sky and doing long calculations in his head.

  • 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.

  • Dylan Ryan
    Dylan Ryan Tap Room

    Ryan came to Toronto as part of a travelling ….

    What?

    His name is Dylan?

    His last name is Ryan?

    Well how was I supposed to know!?

    Alright ….  Dylan came to Toronto… , never mind.

  • Buffy Steringa
    Buffy Steringa Events

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    1. polish and make shiny
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  • Uncle Matty Marshall
    Uncle Matty Marshall Tap Room / Events
    When Uncle Matty was a little tiny baby
    Sitting on his mama’s knee,
    He picked up a hammer and a little piece of steel
    Saying, “Hammer’s going to be the death of me, Lord, Lord,
        Hammer’s going to be the death of me.”
    Uncle Matty was a man just six feet high,
    Nearly two feet and a half across his breast.
    He’d hammer with a nine-pound hammer all day
    And never get tired and want to rest, Lord, Lord,
        And never get tired and want to rest.
  • Lindsay Wood
    Lindsay Wood Area Sales Manager

    Lindsay’s Top 5 Horror / Sci-Fi picks

    It came from Outer Space

    L’interieur

    Dead Alive

    The Man With Two Heads

    Chopping Mall

     

  • 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

    By the end of the first day at Kim’s retreat, Steve had his first multi-ball, double plinth game experience. By the second day he was having multiple free-plays  and dominating the ‘buzzers and bells’! Were there tears of happiness? Um… yes! This is amazing to say the least, but it’s only the surface! Steve’s seven day retreat was indescribable and worth its weight in gold. If you value yourself and your table skills, you have to do it. You’ll never look back.  3030, here I come!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pippa
    Pippa Brewery Dog

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

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

  • 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.

     

  • 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

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