Bearhill Brewing was founded by three best friends – Brett Ireland, Alexander Derksen, and Socrates Korogonas – who were born and raised in Jasper. Growing up in the food and beverage industry in their mountain town, they felt there was a large demand for truly local dining and drinking experiences. Combine this insight with their love of craft beer and the boys decided to open a brewpub. From the beginning, the intention was to create a beer culture inspired by community; one of locally produced craft beer that belongs to the community who drinks it. This has become the foundation of everything Bearhill does.
Jasper Brewing Co. (2005), Banff Ave Brewing Co. (2010), Last Best Brewing & Distilling (2014) and Campio Brewing Co. (2018) combine to tell the ‘Albeerta‘ story in Western Canada. Bearhill has grown into an exciting collection of brewpubs and craft retail products that reflect the communities they are a proud part of.