Stop us if you've heard this before.
A few years ago we, a group of seasoned brewers, stared off into the middle distance, dreamed up a brewery and called it Red Circle. From there we started using traditional methods and all natural ingredients to carefully craft beer we were proud of and grew some epically luscious beards.
People like yourself started showing up at the brewery and drinking our beer. As far as we can tell, everyone seems to like it. From there we started to brew more beer, name it after places and people we cared about and bought a bunch of flannel shirts.
As you can tell, we’re not breaking ground or reinventing the wheel here. All beer is crafted with care, and made using time honoured processes. Ours just happens to be made with 35 years of collective brewing experience that encapsulates both German and American brewing techniques.
All totally obvious bragging aside, our award winning beer…sorry, we did it again…our beer is nothing special and neither are we, unless you ask our moms.
At the end of the day, it’s just good beer, made by good people trying to do good.
Quality & Tradition
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. All Red Circle Brewing Co. beers are handcrafted by formally educated Brewmasters who create fresh, unique, and award winning beers utilizing traditional methods and high-quality, all natural ingredients.
Inclusion & Collaboration
We believe that the best way to get something done is together. With this in mind, we stay true to the collaborative spirit of Kitchener-Waterloo by partnering with inventive and adventurous individuals and initiatives.
Taking a strong position on minimizing our carbon footprint, we focus on creating secondary uses for byproducts within the brewing process. An example of this is the spent grain sent to local farmers for feed, some of which is supplied directly to the beef we utilize on our menu at our Catalyst137 location.
All of our Core Four beers are inherently tied to Waterloo Region, each garnering its name from local historical reference.
By building these stories into the Red Circle experience, our hope is to inform beer lovers across the country of the deep-rooted history within Kitchener-Waterloo, dating back to the 1800s.
Meet The Maker
Brewmaster Brett Croft
Beer is in our Brewmaster’s blood.
As a second-generation beer baron, Brett pretty much grew up in a brewery. He began his career over a decade ago on the marketing and sales side of the business. After a few years working in the office, he decided to take his passion for beer and apply it to the arts and science of brewing.
Brett received his formal brewing education from Siebel World Brewing Academy, where he studied in Chicago and in Germany. After brewing school, he perfected his craft at breweries both large and small within Ontario, and in 2018 founded Red Circle Brewing Co.