Pump House Brewery

131 Mill Street
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1A 6R1

Phone: (506) 854-2537
Fax: (506) 384-4204

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Member's Story

The Pump House poured its first beer on Sept. 3, 1999 at 4 p.m. and since then owners Shaun and Lilia Fraser have received many awards and accolades while working hard to keep the brewery and namesake Pump House Restaurant moving forward and ever-expanding.

The story of Pump House began in the 1980s when Shaun wanted to learn how to make beer but was turned away when he applied for jobs with the big breweries. On a whim, he wrote a letter to the TV show "Thrill of a Lifetime" and got a shot at making beer inside the Labatt plant in Ontario. A few years later, German brewer Hans Westner hired Shaun at the HansHaus Brewery. Later Moncton businessman Joel Attis employed him to make beer at the Fat Tuesday's brew pub on Main Street.

Fraser then got a job selling brewery supplies and travelled the world to help install and set up the equipment. While in Kazakhstan, he met his future wife Lilia and the two moved back to Moncton. Shaun decided it was time to stop setting up microbreweries for others, and to start his own, and the Pump House Restaurant and Brewery were born.

Why the name Pump House? Well, it's a question many people ask and has to do with the fact that Shaun is a full-time fireman at the Moncton Fire Department. The Pump House has won many brewing and business awards, including Canada's "Brewery of the Year."