Square Brew started as any other business does - as a thought for the future. It would not have been possible without the support of our partners, our family, and the community.
Alex fell in love with beer while home brewing in college. From the many yeasts that influence flavour, to the flavourful hops, and the important malt characters, he wanted to know it all. Hours were spent reading and learning about the brewing process. Even more time was spent travelling to find the best beer in Ontario, Canada, the United States and Europe.
After attending brewing school in Sunderland, UK, Alex returned to Ontario to begin working in the craft beer industry. Alex brewed at both Block 3 Brewery Company in St. Jacob's and Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto.
Growing up the small town of Milverton, in Perth county, and with family scattered throughout Huron-Perth, Goderich was of great appeal. After a weekend at “Uncle Rob’s” on Lake Huron, we could think of no better place to be but the beautiful town of Goderich. And so, Square Brew was born.
To produce high quality, approachable craft beer in a wide range of styles. Our goal is to create a space where everyone in the community feels welcome, can socialize, and enjoy fresh craft beer. The importance of our community is highlighted in the name. With the downtown square of Goderich being in the shape of an octagon, it only seemed fitting to embrace this quirky custom.
Many thanks to all the people who helped make Square Brew possible - we couldn’t have done it without you!