It’s a beer story that starts in a bar. Many, many bars, to be precise.
Back during their days as Royal Canadian Navy reservists, brothers Kevin and Mike Sirko travelled the breadth of Canada, but there was always something missing.
“We’d go to a lot of bars, and there was never a beer we could raise in honour of Canada, one that was truly Canadian and Canadian-owned. I’d been brewing at home for about 10 years, so we trained with professionals, then opened our own brewery last May,” says Mike.
Thus did the brothers’ sudsy dreams come true, with their bricks-and-mortar brewery now located in Hintonburg. The brewery also has a well-loved community event space, together with three flagship beers to draw the crowds.
The Sirkos – and their beers – will be featured at the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival, Nov 3-5.