Henderson Brewery

The Neighbourhood Brewery


Find us at the LCBO or The Beer Store
11AM to 10PM Sunday – Thursday / 11AM to 11PM Friday – Saturday
11AM to 10PM, 7 days a week – Last Call at the bar: 9PM
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Best wins GOLD at the Ontario Brewing Awards

Food Truck wins SILVER at the Canadian 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, 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.

Pint Size Conversations

Wednesday at the brewery at 7:00 – Free

First Wednesday of the month with Myseum

Second Wednesday of the month MOCA

Third Wednesday of the month ANANSI

Fourth Wednesday of the month RSD (Vinyl-show-and-tell)


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Meet the Team

  • Lindsay Wood
    Lindsay Wood Area Sales Manager

    Lindsay’s Top 5 Horror / Sci-Fi picks

    It came from Outer Space


    Dead Alive

    The Man With Two Heads

    Chopping Mall


  • James Turco
    James Turco Brewer / Mission Control

    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.

  • Pippa
    Pippa Brewery Dog


    With the empty jar in the shot?

    That’s the one you’re going to use?

    Jeez, I need a smoke …

  • Maddie Embree
    Maddie Embree Office Manager / Pizza Keeper

    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

  • Sherri Moore
    Sherri Moore Retail Sales Manager - Eastern Hemisphere

    Sherri is the Ying

    Sherri is the bad cop

    Sherri is the pepper

    Sherri is the meatball

    Sherri is the peanut butter

  • Jamie Morris
    Jamie Morris Production mannager

    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.

  • Paul Sturino
    Paul Sturino Tap Room

    Prior to joining Michigan State, Paul spent two years in the Toronto FC Academy from November 2010 until departing in the Spring of 2012. Paul was part of the Canadian national team side that earned a silver medal at the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Jamaica. That same year, he was a member of the Canadian squad for the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

    We are lucky to have him.

  • Uncle Matty Marshall
    Uncle Matty Marshall Production / Logistics
    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.
  • Dylan Ryan
    Dylan Ryan Tap Room / Soda Jerk

    Ryan came to Toronto as part of a travelling ….


    His name is Dylan?

    His last name is Ryan?

    Well how was I supposed to know!?

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

  • 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.


    The Holiday Inn

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Steve Himel
    Steve Himel General Manager

    My favourite beer was that one we had at that place.  Oh, man it was good!

  • Jeff Kaldma
    Jeff Kaldma Brewer

    Jeff comes from county Cork and spent most of his life in its rural country side.  He is also a bit shy, making his thick broguish accent even harder to decipher.  Though over a beer, he is a great storyteller.

  • Mark Benzaquen
    Mark Benzaquen Head Brewer / QC Manager

    Mark has dedicated his life to the art and science of brewing.  He has travelled the world to learn traditional methods.  He has studied under the worlds best brewers.  He has made sacrifices to his personal health (mental and physical) to try the worlds beers.

    Recently, Mark has moved into a new realm for recipe development.  Combining Hypnosis, better living through chemistry, and cutting-edge virtual reality, Mark spends long days under a spell combining molecules and doing calculations until he peaks in a eureka moment.

  • Damien Mijatovic
    Damien Mijatovic Area Sales Manager

    Business school 101:  Always have a Damien on your team.

    They are reliable, hard working, charismatic and just the guy you need in your dressing room when the going gets tough.  Even when their names are difficult to pronounce.

  • Ellen McKinney Thorpe
    Ellen McKinney Thorpe Retail Sales Manager

    “10 Bands Ellen Has Seen (One of them is a lie) … Guess which one?”

    The Stooges – Academy of Music, New York, December, 1973

    Metallica – Tushino Airfield, Moscow,  Sept, 1991

    The Police – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto,  November, 1978

    The Wailers – Robertson’s Gym,  Santa Barbara, October, 1973

    Springsteen – Roxy Theatre, L.A. July, 1978

    Queen – Wembley stadium, London, August, 1986

    Nirvana – Reading Festival July, 1992

    Days of You – Channel 13, Regina July, 1992

    Sex Pistols – Themes riverboat, London, July, 1977

    Jay Z and Kanye West – Palais Omnisports, Paris, June 2012

  • Reece Pritchard
    Reece Pritchard Training and Activations Manager

    Efallai y bydd yn ymddangos yn wallgof yr hyn yr wyf ar fin ei ddweud Sunshine mae hi yma, gallwch chi gymryd egwyl Rwy’n balwn aer poeth a allai fynd i’r gofod Gyda’r aer, fel nad wyf yn gofalu, babi, ar y ffordd

  • Tony Halmos
    Tony Halmos Art Director / Brand Consultant

    Tony likes designing & illustrating. Tony likes beer.

    A fixture around the neighbourhood since the early 90s, Tony can often be seen peddling his bike, with his luxurious mane of silver hair blowing in the wind & a messenger bag full of who-knows-what, waving back at whoever just yelled “Hey Tony!”

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