OUR BREWERY

OUR STORY

Our story starts with four friends, a collective passion for better beer, and a garage. Brewing off a 20L rig consisting of a pot, a propane stand and a few glass fermenters, the 4 broad-headed (aka big noggined) fellas honed their skills.  Feedback was so positive that thirst quickly outgrew supply and the idea of opening a commercial brewery was born.

With a fraction of the capital advised to take on a project of this magnitude, the founders banked on their engineering prowess to retrofit and repurpose equipment in combination with a whole lot of sweat equity and late nights.  In the fall of 2011, Broadhead Brewery kicked its doors open to the public in Ottawa, Ontario.

Over the past decade, we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to live our dream and share that dream with our incredible team and amazing customers.  While much has changed since the garage days, our strong work ethic holds true, we remain focused on crafting high quality beer that’s innovative yet approachable, while leveraging the backgrounds of our founders to conduct regular feats of engineering.

10 years later.  103 recipes crafted.  No stop in sight.

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2011

2013

OUR STORY

Like many craft brewery success stories, ours starts with friends, a collective passion for better beer, and a garage. Brewing off a 20L rig consisting of a pot, a propane stand and a few glass fermenters, the 4 broad-headed (aka big noggined) fellas honed their skills.  Feedback was so positive that thirst quickly outgrew supply and the idea of opening a commercial brewery was born.

With a fraction of the capital advised to take on a project of this magnitude, the founders banked on their engineering prowess to retrofit and repurpose equipment in combination with a whole lot of sweat equity and late nights.  In the spring of 2011, Broadhead Brewery kicked its doors open to the public in Ottawa, Ontario.

Over the past decade, we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to live our dream and share that dream with our incredible team and amazing customers.  While much has changed since the garage days, our strong work ethic holds true, we remain focused on crafting high quality beer that’s innovative yet approachable, while leveraging the backgrounds of our founders to conduct regular feats of engineering.

10 years later.  103 recipes crafted.  No stop in sight.

2010

2011

2013

OUR TEAM

Words alone cannot describe how important the staff are that make up the Broadhead family.  We’re a small, tightly knit group that work hard and play harder.  We’re good people, we celebrate diversity, we challenge each other, and we pull in the same direction.  We’re not just coworkers, we’re friends.

Interested in joining the team?  You’d be crazy not to.  Check out our careers page.

NOW HIRING!

THE BREWERY

Moving a brewery is not easy, but in 2019 we made the jump. We moved from our well loved 1,800 square foot home on Auriga Drive into a shiny new 13,500 square foot building in Ottawa’s East end community of Orleans. This being our second relocation over a 10 year stretch, finding a space that allowed for long term growth was critical.

The engineering backgrounds of our team proved instrumental from the facility layout to the custom design of the brewery itself, with focus revolving around efficiency and sustainability.  We’re proud to have sourced all our equipment from Canadian manufactures, with the exception of an Italian filter (they’re the best).

The operation consists of a 20 HL brewhouse, a 1M BTU boiler, nine fermenters ranging from 20 to 80 HL’s, two 40HL brite tanks, a canning line and a heat tunnel.  Being able to keep all our production and packaging in house has proven instrumental in putting out consistent, high quality beer.

 

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