The Canadian Homebrewers Association was established in 2018 as a non-profit organization to further the hobby of homebrewing in Canada through education and legislation. Feel free to reach out to us via email. If you have a more general question, send us an email
Kathy Yan Li (Director) Shilo, MB. Kathy really likes homebrewing and the community it creates, and would love to see the various pockets of homebrewers connect with each other and share their awesome stories. She’s an avid beer, mead and cider judge who loves to travel for homebrew competitions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott Butchart (Director) Vancouver, BC. Having always been a fan of craft beer, Scott started homebrewing back in 2008. Being involved with VanBrewers for 8 years as an executive member allowed him to see just how passionate homebrewers are, and to see that this kind of positive attitude could be fostered across Canada. Scott is a BJCP certified beer and mead judge based in Vancouver. Contact email@example.com. Warren Everton (British Columbia Representative) Penticton, BC. Warren is from Penticton BC, where there is a very active beer culture in the heart of wine country. He’s been all-grain brewing for five years with a strong commitment to his local homebrewing group Okanagan Brewers. Although he’s placed well and won a number of competitions through his short brewing experience, he really values the feedback he’s received and has a strong commitment to improvement. He also believes that well organized, diverse and well supported home brew clubs improve the hobby for all. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Malcolm MacKenzie (Alberta Representative) Calgary, AB. Malcolm is obsessed with all things fermented. He has been homebrewing for about 5 years, and, over the years, has tried his hands at making beer, wine, cheese, yogurt, sourdough bread, kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut. He is a certified beer, wine and bbq judge and enjoys travelling the world to discover new places, foods, and drink; and to meet the people who are passionate about making (and consuming!) them. He considers being the Alberta rep for the CHA to be a righteous and excellent way to continue these pursuits, and looks forward to meeting homebrewers from across the country. Contact email@example.com Mike Chowns (Saskatchewan and Manitoba Representative) Moose Jaw, SK. Mike started home brewing when his wife bought him a copy of John Palmer’s “How to Brew” for Christmas in 2012. He picked up a Brooklyn Brew Shop Every Day IPA kit and he has become obsessed since. Originally from Ontario, Mike lives in Moose Jaw where he is a full-time cook. When he’s not working or spending time with his wife and two sons, he’s brewing. Mike currently brews on a Robobrew v3 but also has a ginormous propane burner and keggle to do larger batches when it isn’t -40 degrees outside. Mike is excited to be a part of the CHA and share his passion for homebrewing and to give back to the rad community that has helped him become a better brewer. If you have any questions about brewing or the home brew scene in Saskatchewan or Manitoba, shoot Mike an email and if he doesn’t have the answer, he’ll help you find it! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Eric Cousineau (Ontario Representative) Toronto, ON. Eric is an avid homebrewer, BJCP judge, and computer engineer from Toronto, ON. He is also the Founder and President of Toronto’s local homebrew club, GTA Brews. He believes in the CHA because he wants to see more cooperation between Canadian homebrew clubs. Contact email@example.com. Cedric Malitte (Quebec representative) St-Jean-De-Brebeuf, QC. Cedric is born and raised in France. He became interested in beer while studying at mechanical engineering school, and sharing a flat with a pub owner in the late 90’s. He learned beer styles and history and visited many breweries by this time, but he only started homebrewing in 2003 with concentrates he bought on a trip to Canada. That sparked the passion. He rapidly moved to all grain, building his first pico-brewery from kegs and cooler. He moved to Canada in 2007 and still brews his favourites old European styles: cask ale, saison and lambic, but also new styles like hazy hopped ones! He’s also fond of lost historical beers and from tries to reproduce some from time to time with varying success! Michael Orr (Atlantic Representative) Halifax, NS. Originally from PEI and now living in Nova Scotia, Michael has lived in all four Atlantic provinces. A member of the local Brewnosers club, he’s been homebrewing (beer, cider, gluten-reduced) since 2014 and looking forward to helping Atlantic Canada’s homebrewing community grow. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Shawn Paul Brennan (Territories Representative)
Yellowknife, NWT. Shawn is a born and raised Northerner from Yellowknife, NWT. He started homebrewing in 2014 with very basic extract kits, then moving to brew in a bag, and on to a 3 vessel electric brewery setup. He also brew ciders, meads, and a variety of different kinds of wines. He is very proud to be representing the Territories and look forward to hearing any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have. Contact email@example.com.