Humble Beginnings

WE WERE BORN IN THE BACK OF A RESTAURANT  IN THE
HISTORIC KENSINGTON MARKET NEIGHBOURHOOD

Our story starts in 2011, when we set out with a simple goal: brew a hoppy pale ale that would compliment the house-ground burgers at our local burger spot. When our beer was a bigger hit than our burgers, we decided it was time to pursue an adventure in brewing, and pay homage to our home - Toronto's Kensington Market. Our mission was to represent the diverse flavours of our neighbourhood, with beer that reflected the eclectic culture.  


Growing from the culinary roots that led us into brewing, and our insistence on using local ingredients as both content and inspiration, we have thoughtfully crafted beer that is best enjoyed with food. We’re excited to bring you innovative new flavours, and explore with you the wonderful relationship between what we eat and what we drink. 

THE TEAM

Johnny Briggs, Head Brewer

Johnny Briggs

HEAD BREWER

Johnny manages the KBCo. brewing process, including recipe innovation and production.

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Mike Gurr

PRESIDENT

Mike oversees general business operations to deliver on a wide range of strategic and operational objectives of the company. His favourite part of the role is working with a talented team of beer professions to create a fantastic produc

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Emma Livingston, President

Emma Livingston

Emma is responsible for the overall financial health of the business. Her favourite part of this role is crunching data, soliciting feedback, and using this information to improve business operations

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SALES MANAGER

Chris oversees all licensee sales in the GTA and is a direct licensee rep for the GTA-West.

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Johnny Briggs, Head Brewer

Chris Bernachi

Stay tuned to learn a little more about our team here at KBCo!

Kensington Brewing Co.
Brewery + Bottle Shop
299 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2M2

2019 Kensington Brewing Co.