We aspire to be eastern Ontario's best local brewer, brewing quality beers in small batches using only the finest natural ingredients. Our aim is to build a profitable and sustainable company, using local ingredients where possible, managing our business in a fair, professional and environmentally responsible way.



In 2008 GBC founder Bruce Davis spent too much time in a Gananoque bar, listening to tourists ask for a "local" beer. And there wasn't one. So he did something about it.


In 2011 the company was incorporated and started by working with Niagara's Best Brewery in Niagara Falls to develop and sell beer. We started with Naughty Otter Lager, our safe patio beer, and the riskier Train Wreck Strong Ale (a very hoppy IPA) and then expanded our repertoire by developing our terroir series -- beers that use local organic ingredients: Shiver Eisbock, Red Fife Heritage Wheat Ale, Valour Rye Beer and Remarkable Session Ale.


In 2013 new partners joined the company. GBC is now owned by Dr. Scott Peterson, Red Line Asset Management, Bruce Davis and Lynn Matthews, an investor from Toronto. The company's Board of Directors are Scott Peterson, Chairman, Bruce Davis, President, Chris Wooding, Secretary/Treasurer and Mike Dabros, Director.

Our mission

it all started with an idea

In the past our beer batches were financed by individuals or companies who provide short-term loans to GBC. The lenders got their money back, plus interest, in 90-120 days. Minimum participation was $3,000. Ask how you can participate by emailing Bruce at instigator@ganbeer.com 




Our funding syndicates

Can't pronounce our name? Just call us "Gan"