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2019 PRESENTER

MATTHEW O’HARA
MASTER BREWER

BEAU’S ALL NATURAL BREWING CO
VANKLEEK HILL, ON

 

Matthew O’Hara is the Master Brewer at Beau’s, Canada’s family-run, employee-owned organic craft brewery. Born and raised in Montréal, Matthew developed a taste and passion for quality beer and decided to make it a career path. He started on the bottling line of local brewery McAuslan, and rose up the ranks. Apprenticing in Toronto with Denison’s Michael Hancock, Matthew developed an affinity for the German styles he is known for brewing. Serendipity brought Matthew to the Vankleek Hill area in 2003, where he joined forces with Beau’s co-founders Tim and Steve Beauchesne. With Matt at the helm of the brew team, Beau’s has won more than 85 national and international awards. Matthew has a fondness for collaborative beer projects with his fellow brewers. He’s enthusiastic about good food, fine wine and loves music and film. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys cross-country skiing, travelling to various beer Meccas, and spending time with his daughter, Grace.