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Joe van Heerden, General Manager & CEO

Posted in Meet the Team

Joe van Heerden joined District Brewing Co. as General Manager & CEO in June 2016 after serving as a board adviser to the brewery in a financial consulting capacity. He brings an expertise in public practice auditing and business consulting for various industries (including medical, real estate...


Mbaku Hamidu Adamu, Brewmaster

Mbaku Hamidu Adamu, Brewmaster

Posted in Meet the Team

Our master brewer Mbaku Hamidu Admau hails from Cameroon. Relocating to Canada in 2015, and later to Saskatchewan in 2018, he settled his family down in the small-town big-city lifestyle of Regina. Mbaku has been making beer for seven years and counting, inspired to brew simply because “beer...


Jerry Swetlow, Production Assistant

Jerry Swetlow, Production Assistant

Posted in Meet the Team

Jerry Swetlow is a production assistant at District Brewing Co. who loves the Lemon Ginger Radler and “making something people like.” Born and raised in Regina, he enjoys cooking, hanging out with his army buddies and helping out his mom. His favorite memory working at District was learning to...


Walter Martin, Assistant Brewer

Walter Martin, Assistant Brewer

Posted in Meet the Team

Walter Martin is the assistant brewer at District Brewing Co., having joined the team in January 2017. He’s passionate about beer, a BJCP certified beer judge and proud member of the ALES Club of Saskatchewan—brewing up his own beer, wine and mead for many moons now. His all-time favorite lager...


Jeff Lukomski, Sales Rep

Jeff Lukomski, Sales Rep

Posted in Meet the Team

Jeff Lukomski is the guy who gets all your favorite District Brewing Co. beer into stores and pubs near you! He joined District January 2017 as our sales representative “because I love working with people and always being on the go”. He has a hankering for black cherry ice cream, enjoys all...


Melanie Mitchell, Sales Assistant

Melanie Mitchell, Sales Assistant

Posted in Meet the Team

Our sales assistant Melanie Mitchell is a new to the expanding District Brewing Co. team, having joined in summer 2018. Born in New Brunswick, she hopped around Canada before settling in Regina in 2017. Following her through her transitions is Melanie’s personal business, where she is as a...


Nicole Martin, Packaging Lead

Nicole Martin, Packaging Lead

Posted in Meet the Team

Nicole Martin is the packaging lead here at District. She took on this role in January 2018, but has been around brewery operations months before that. A Hermione Granger wannabe (for the magic powers and pure awesomeness of course), Nicole is an avid open world video game player who “spends...


Colleen Cretin, Accountant

Colleen Cretin, Accountant

Posted in Meet the Team

Colleen Cretin is the new resident accountant at District, having joined August 2018. She loves the feeling of community the small office provides, and feels inspired by the support of local beer-lovers and other local companies. Her passion for local beer began when she first tried Lucky...


Casee Johnston, Office Manager

Casee Johnston, Office Manager

Posted in Meet the Team

As the office manager, Casee Johnston is the person who holds District Brewing Co. together. A Regina native, she spent a lot of time growing up on family farms and enjoying the countryside—maybe that’s why she loves country music and is an avid rodeo goer! Casee enjoys going to the gym and...


Brewer and Cellar Person Wanted in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Brewer and Cellar Person Wanted in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted in Jobs

Job Specifics District Brewing Company is looking for an experienced brewer to help grow our brewing efforts. This position at District Brewing Co. includes working within all areas of the brewery including brewing, packaging, and maintenance as well as ensuring implementation of all...


District Brewing Co. Announces Resignation of Founder and Brewmaster Jay Cooke

District Brewing Co. Announces Resignation of Founder and Brewmaster Jay Cooke

Posted in Announcements

(REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN) May 18, 2018 — Founder Jay Cooke has resigned from District Brewing Co. as Brewmaster, with his resignation taking effect today, Friday May 18, 2018. Jay founded District Brewing Co. in October 2012. Since the beginning, Jay has been the brains behind the brewing at...


Wait, what’s the difference between lagers and ales? The crafty truth behind the two beer types that started it all

Wait, what’s the difference between lagers and ales? The crafty truth behind the two beer types that started it all

Posted in District Drinker

Often asked among new-to-the-scene beer drinkers are the age-old questions like: How can I differentiate between ales and lagers? How do I know which one I’m drinking? Have no fear, District Brewing Company is here to help you, once and for all, become an expert in what qualities...


Yoga + Beer Night @ District:  A Combination to Achieve the Ultimate Zen

Yoga + Beer Night @ District: A Combination to Achieve the Ultimate Zen

Posted in Events

This fall District brewery held its first yoga and beer event in support of Movember Regina! Tables and chairs aside, both novice and experienced yogis filled the brewery with yoga mats, pints of lagers and their limber bodies for an evening of sun salutations in between sips of West Coast...


Meats and Malts: District Brewing Co. to House Reid's Meat Shop at the Brewery Beginning January 2018

Meats and Malts: District Brewing Co. to House Reid's Meat Shop at the Brewery Beginning January 2018

Posted in Announcements

Beginning this month District Brewery is pleased to announce a new working partnership with Reid’s Meats. The locally and ethically sourced protein provider will be opening a retail shop here at the brewery. Guests can stop on in for a lager and leave with a lamb chop! We are thrilled to open...


Office Manager - District Brewing Co.

Office Manager - District Brewing Co.

Posted in Jobs

Who we Are District Brewing Company is a Saskatchewan brewery manufacturing the highest quality of craft beer. From four simple ingredients we brew a diverse variety of styles of beer that please any pallet. Through a passion for beer making we have found our craft and we encourage others to...


Digital Media Specialist - District Brewing Co.

Digital Media Specialist - District Brewing Co.

Posted in Jobs

Job Specifics District Brewing Co. is looking for an experienced design and photography savvy individual to fulfill a role as digital media specialist. This position will be responsible for conducting monthly photoshoots and compiling event photos for social and digital media use, managing...


District Brewing Co. Celebrates One-Year Anniversary... Again!

District Brewing Co. Celebrates One-Year Anniversary... Again!

As the 2017 year comes to a close, we’d like to take the time to thank you, our steadfast supporters, for standing by us through a momentous year of embracing our philosophy to rebrand, grow and further connect with our local Saskatchewan community. This December celebrates District...


20 Gift-Giving Ideas for the Beer-Lover on Your Christmas List

20 Gift-Giving Ideas for the Beer-Lover on Your Christmas List

Posted in District Drinker

Have a beer enthusiast on your holiday gift list? Check out these fun (and sometimes functional) beer-themed gift ideas to gift this holiday season. Sourced from the best the web has to offer, this list includes items from a range of prices and enthusiast level. A guided beer tour at yours...


The Canning Process by Caitlyn Dixon

The Canning Process by Caitlyn Dixon

Did you know that District Brewing Co. cans it's own beer?  #canning a fresh batch of #districtgermanpilsner. #findyourcraft #slowmo #craftbeer @caskcanning A post shared by District Brewing Co. (@districtbrewing) on Apr 6, 2017 at 2:33pm PDT The process is fun but lot's of...


Best of Regina

Best of Regina

Posted in Awards / Regina Brewery / Announcements / Contract Brewing

We certainly don’t shy away from the idea of a little friendly competition!  Which is why we were super pumped to hear that we’ve been nominated for Best Microbrewery in Regina for the Prairie Dog Magazine’s Best of Regina 2017 Issue!   Thanks for the Nomination Prairie Dog! Vote for us...


Award Winning Beer

Award Winning Beer

Posted in Events / Awards / Saskatoon

A couple of weeks ago District Brewing had the opportunity to take part in the “Arts and Craft Beer Night” at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, SK. This fundraiser treated guests to a “Beer 101” session to explain the characteristics of craft beer, including IBUs, ingredients, the...


Farewell Chris

Farewell Chris

Posted in Regina Brewery / Announcements

Chris joined the District Brewing Co. sales team 3 years ago(1168 days). During this time, he has worked hard to help us grow as a company, build brand awareness and of course “test” a few products along the way. Being a small company, we often need people to step outside of their...


3...2...1… Lift Off!!!

3...2...1… Lift Off!!!

Posted in Events / Regina Brewery / District Drinker

So now that the holiday season has passed and feels like a distant memory, it’s time to check in with all those “resolutions” we made just a month ago. In fact, studies show that many people have already called it quits or fallen of the “resolution-wagon”. (But not you of course!) Speaking...


The Trifecta: BBB

The Trifecta: BBB

Posted in Events / Regina Brewery / District Drinker

No it’s not Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica… or The Better Business Bureau... It’s Beer. Bacon. Bands! Each of these things are pretty awesome on their own, but when combined in the name of a local charity, you get a deadly outcome (sorry piggies)! On Friday, January 27th, and...


New Year’s Eve Times Square Formal at The Owl

New Year’s Eve Times Square Formal at The Owl

Posted in Events / Regina Brewery

I don’t know about any of you, but I’ve been counting down the days of 2016 since roughly November 10th. So now that we are down to the wire, it’s time to start thinking about how I’m actually going to celebrate the New Year! Last Year, we teamed up with Events Unlimited to help host the...