Our Story

Scott Peterson

President and Resident Carpenter

Where Craftsmanship Thrives

Enter into our historically designated building and experience the effect of lovingly crafted woodworking in contrast to the limestone walls and heritage beams running across the vaulted ceilings of our renovated Axelworks and Spring Factory. 

About The brewery

GBC started as a contract brewery in 2011. In 2018, Scott assumed majority ownership and completed extensive renovations on our facility with the generous help of extended family and close friends. In early 2019, our award-winning brewer, Eric Ross, returned to Gan Brewing Company and launched a brand new slate of beers to compliment our well-known flagship beer, the Naughty Otter Lager. Our General Manager, Tikvah Mindorff, joined the team in the late summer of 2019. We are pleased to provide a beautiful and inviting atmosphere, quality craft beer and friendly service to our community of Gananoque and the surrounding area in Eastern Ontario. 

GBC Management

GBC President, Scott Peterson (left), Brewer Eric Ross (middle), and General Manager Tikvah Mindorff.

local craftsmanship

Every piece of woodworking in our brewery has its start in Scott and his brother Dave's wood working shops, from the beautiful live edge counters to the wood-burned coasters and crates you can take home with you. We supply all of our lumber from wood produced from trees felled on family property in Eastern Ontario. Hobby welders, Dave and Scott also forge the piping for the shelving and metalwork signs visible around every corner. 

Family owned and operated

The present brewery results from many family work days, coming together over the mutual enjoyment of woodworking and craft beer. You will often find Scott puttering around the brewery, always adding features that provide additional functionality and flair to the space. Scott’s son Ryan, is also a part owner, along with a couple of his Queen's University commerce classmates, Cord and Donald; all contributing in their own way.

Contact the Owners

Gan Brewing Company is majority owned and operated by the Peterson Family of Kingston, Ontario. To contact our owners directly, please email Scott Peterson (admin@ganbeer.com).

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