Bierbrier Brewing Inc.

1250 Réne-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 2200
Montréal, Québec
H3B 4WB

Phone: (514) 933-7576
Fax: (514) 933-9986

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Member's Story

Bierbrier Brewing Inc. was founded by Charles Bierbrier in Montreal in 2005. Some might say that he was destined to brew beer. His last name, Bierbrier (pronounced Beer-Briar), derives from the German word literally meaning “beer brewer”. This is in fact what the Bierbrier family did generations ago in Europe.

When Charles’ great-grandfather arrived in Canada at the turn of the 20th century, he used his knowledge of the beer industry to open a liquor wholesale store which grew into a chain called "The Canada Liquor Stores". This came to an end in 1921, when the government nationalized all the liquor stores within the province of Quebec. That was until Charles Bierbrier picked up where they had left off, with the founding of his new beer company.

Bierbrier initially launched his flagship Bierbrier Premium Ale, and had an immediate following within some of Montreal’s most sought-after restaurants. Celebrity chef-owners of these hip establishments started to spread the word among their peers, and the beer started appearing in more and more bars and restaurants throughout the city.

After several years, Bierbrier Brewing Inc., was growing at such a fast pace, a second beer was added to the portfolio. Bierbrier Pilsner Lager was launched in the summer of 2009, to the delight of loyal Bierbrier customers. Always engaged in the community, sponsoring events, and supporting the arts, music, great food and worthwhile causes, Bierbrier gained a reputation for quality and excellence in the industry.

Today, the company has evolved from the early days when Charles would brew the beer and make deliveries to customers himself. The company may no longer be based in its original brewing location, and the distribution network may be larger, but Charles still possesses the same passion and excitement for his beer as the day the first bottle was brewed.