OUR PHILOSOPHY & history

Banff Ave Brewing Co. was founded in 2010, five years after the opening of its sister brewpub Jasper Brewing Co. In a similar spirit as Jasper, the brewpub has developed into a beer culture hotbed for locals and tourists alike. Drawing strength from the dynamic Banff community and inspiration from the Rocky Mountains and wildlife, Banff Ave Brewing Co. is a central hub not to be missed in the National Parks.

Bearhill Brewing was founded by three best friends – Brett Ireland, Alexander Derksen, and Socrates Korogonas – who were born and raised in Jasper. Growing up in the food and beverage industry in their mountain town, they felt there was a large demand for truly local dining and drinking experiences. Combine this insight with their love of craft beer and the boys decided to open a brewpub. From the beginning, the intention was to create a beer culture inspired by community; one of locally produced craft beer that belongs to the community who drinks it. This has become the foundation of everything Bearhill does.

Jasper Brewing Co. (2005), Banff Ave Brewing Co. (2010), Last Best Brewing & Distilling (2014) and Campio Brewing Co. (2018) combine to tell the β€˜Albeertaβ€˜ story in Western Canada. Bearhill has grown into an exciting collection of brewpubs and craft retail products that reflect the communities they are a proud part of.

covid-19 update

Thank you.

Thank you for taking a risk and joining us for a bit of nostalgia, how crazy is it that gathering with people and sharing a laugh could be on the brink of becoming a nostalgic experience.

We are counting on you to change the fate of the restaurant/pub experience. How you ask? By letting us know what you think is working. Do you feel safe? Are you enjoying the experience? Can we do better? If we are going to find a new normal, we need your feedback.

Our Safety Measures:Β 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have remained committed to the safety of our team and our guests. In addition to closely following the Government mandated safety procedures, we have put in place additional protocols such as:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting
  • Physical distancing measures between tables
  • Temperature checks for staff and guests upon entering the building
  • The gathering of data for contact tracing

Our top priorities continue to be the health and safety of you and our team, and we encourage everyone to provide feedback from their experience. What can we do better? Do you have any awesome ideas that would improve your experience? Shoot us an email at covid19feedback@bearhill.ca. We truly appreciate it.

THE BEARHILL FAMILY