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Help us Buy A World Class Keg Filler for Our World Class Beer
188 backers pledged CA$ 55,813 to help bring this project to life.

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The Pitch:

Henderson Brewing was born to add strength to the small-brewery revolution growing in Canada, Ontario and, specifically, Toronto. The partners behind the business bring their love of beer and near 75 years of brewery experience to this project. We are fully funded to get up and running next spring and have a great space at 128 Sterling Rd. in Toronto.

Brewery in progress at 128 Sterling Rd. Toronto
Brewery in progress at 128 Sterling Rd. Toronto

We have top-notch staff on board and one of the best brewers in the country in Mark Benzaquen. Construction began in September and we are on schedule with both our brewery build and our equipment manufacturing.

But we can't do it alone. We've received financing from our friends and from the bank. We've gone through the cushions in our couches and returned all our empties.

What we still need is a world class kegging line. This will allow us to get the freshest beer to all the great bars, restaurants and hotels in Toronto.

Our Story:

We used to make the best beer in the world right here in Toronto. But, over time, that changed. Now it's changing again as we are seeing some really exciting beers being brewed right here. The Henderson Brewing Company wants to be a part of that.

Why Henderson?:

The name was inspired by Toronto’s first brewer (circa 1800) and the street name outside a favourite Toronto watering hole. 

Our feature beer is Henderson's Best; a new take on the classic English Ale that would have been brewed by the first settlers in Toronto.

Each month we are also going to brew a unique beer, inspired by the history, stories, events and people of the city.  These one-off beers, released in the middle of each month and called the 'Ides' series, will be brewed in small batches and have unique recipes and labels.

We are committed to delivering the freshest and highest quality beer to our customers and are sourcing the best equipment to achieve that.

Our Ask:

Now we're asking you to have a look under your cushions, too. The money raised here will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art kegging machine that will make sure our high quality beers will be packaged properly to maintain quality and stay fresh longer.

Everyone who donates or subscribes will be invited to be an honoured guest at our opening party sometime around the first of April, 2016.

Become a supporter of Henderson Brewing - It's Easy:

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Our campaign goes until the end of the year and all founding subscribers will get their name on a plaque in the brewery

The Reward:

Become a Henderson Beer Subscriber and get beer every month!

  • You must be 19 years of age or older to purchase beer in Ontario

All subscribers get: 

An invitation to launch party of each month's 'Ides' beer  (Friday before release) 

The opportunity to order more of our monthly 'Ides' beer before it goes on sale anywhere else

Unique, branded item each year (i.e. opener, T-shirt, etc)


A special year end beer not sold to the public

For just $28 a month ($300 for the year) you get 2 x 650ml bottles of our monthly beer + 2 x 650ml Bottles of Henderson’s Best

For $83.33 a month ($1000 for the year) you get 6 x 650ml bottles of our monthly beer + 6 x 650ml bottles Henderson’s Best

Want to get more involved?  For $4000 you and up to 3 friends can have a hand in making one of our monthly 'Ides' beers.

Note: There may not be a release every month if we are not happy with product - if this is the case the monthly beer will come from the following month (double batch)

Don't want to subscribe?  No problem, choose a one time reward.  

For $2 we will toast your good decision to support small brewers

No idea who this guy is, but I'd want him to toast me!
No idea who this guy is, but I'd want him to toast me!

 For $5 you can open all the beer you want with a custom Henderson bottle opener.  Or for $27 you can get the opener and 4 x 650ml bottles of the first batch

 $18 gets you a spiffy Henderson Brewing Co Shirt in the colour of your choice

Better than your own personal beer umbrella, these caps capture that old-time look and feel and show your support for small brewers!

Put your delicious, fresh beer on these made-in-Toronto birch coasters for a $50 pledge

$60 gets you a selection of all our swag

Want to get the scoop from the brewer himself?  For $100 you can be part of a brewers dinner, including a tour of the facility by Mark himself, beer tastings and a Q &A.

Or for $120 you can sit in on a brew and ask all the questions you can cram into 120 minutes one-on-one with our award winning brewmaster.

Want a bigger night out?  For $500 we will take you and 5 friends on the ultimate brewery tour and food pairing dinner in the brewery. 

Want to see more?  

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Risks and challenges

Every business has risks, but the time seems right for making fresh, craft-brewed beer in Toronto. In fact, a few others already have and with quite a bit of success.

The small brewery business has been growing in Ontario very quickly. Craft beer continues to be the fastest growing segment within the LCBO’s beer category, growing at anywhere from 20 to 30% per year over the past 5 years. While volume is near 5% in Ontario currently, many see the potential for small brewers to grow to 10% or more of the total provincial volume. Our beer will be fresh and go through strict quality control, making it one of the tastiest offerings available in Toronto

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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About $1.50

    A toast. That's right. A small donation gets you a toast - by name - at our opening day event. Cheers!

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    Henderson opening day bottle opener (pick up at the brewery)

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    Pledge CA$ 27 or more About $20

    4 x 650ml of the first batch of Henderson's Best and Henderson Bottle opener

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    6 x 650ml of the first batch of Henderson's Best plus a set of custom, made in Toronto, Birch wood coasters

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    All the swag - A t-shirt, 4 pack of birch coasters, bottle opener and cap

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $90

    Brewing lesson - Spend two hours with our experienced and professional brewmaster. Experience a brew first hand while Mark answers any and all of your technical questions, and/or provides insights into specific requested subject.

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    Pledge CA$ 336 or more About $252

    12 month subscription - 2 x 650ml bottles of our monthly beer + 2 x 650ml Bottles of Henderson’s Best plus an invitation to the launch party each month (Friday before release) and the opportunity to order more beer before it goes on sale. Unique, branded item each year (i.e. opener, T-shirt, etc)
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    A private brewery tour for you and 5 friends including a catered dinner with beer pairings at the brewery.

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    12 month subscription - 6 x 650ml bottles of our monthly beer + 6 x 650ml bottles Henderson’s Best plus an invitation to the launch party each month (Friday before release) and the opportunity to order more beer before it goes on sale. Unique, branded item each year (i.e. opener, T-shirt, etc)
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    Pledge CA$ 4,000 or more About $3,005

    Be involved in the creation of one of our monthly 'Ides' beers. From the planning and recipe development through to the brewing and bottling, you will be a part of it all. Plus your name and signature will go on the bottle.
    This includes a12 month subscription - 6 x 650ml bottles of our monthly beer + 6 x 650ml bottles Henderson’s Best plus an invitation to the launch party each month (Friday before release) and the opportunity to order more beer before it goes on sale. Unique, branded item each year (i.e. opener, T-shirt, etc)
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    Dinner with our award winning brewer, Mark Benzaquen. It includes a detailed tour and product sampling, explanation of all our beer styles and processes and full Q & A. Each participant will also get a sampling of products to take home

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