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About GP Brewing Co.

Locals are the true heart of Peace Country—this is the ethos we infuse into every aspect of GP Brewing Co. From local barley, to natural, locally sourced spring water, to 100% Canadian made processing equipment, we provide Grande Prairie with the freshest, highest quality, original brews.

Located in central Grande Prairie on Main Street, GP Brewing Co. operates as both a full service microbrewery and tasting room, serving beer markets across Western Canada. We produce and sell a series of small-batch brews that are the freshest on the market. Nothing is mass produced, and our brews are turned over within 7 days of production.

The GP Brewing Co. Story

You always want what you can't have. This is the story of the GP Brewing Co.

Let's take it back to the year 2012, when Chris, Matt, Derek and Shawn made their way to Whiskey Fest in Victoria, BC. Four guys combined with endless amounts of, arguably, the world's most potent liquor... what could possibly happen?

After navigating their way through the Whiskey Fest lines, our group finally arrived to one of the last whiskeys being offered for sample, where they were denied a taste by the distiller. Feeling perhaps a little too self-confident our heroes responded to their new adversary: they would make their own. The whiskey maker, of course, laughed in their faces and went on with his day, not thinking much of it. Little did he know, Matt was already on his phone ordering a distilling kit.

After returning to Grande Prairie, the new still was put to work. A few test batches later, the guys quickly decided that the distilling process took too long to complete; they wanted to share their creations with the world now. Feeling not even the slightest bit of defeat, they soon realized that brewing beer uses a very similar process to that of whiskey—at a fraction of the time.

It was settled. The guys were going to brew beer. And it was going to be the freshest, tastiest beer that anyone and everyone could drink the sh*t out of.

It would not be an easy road. The city of Grande Prairie had never even heard of a micro brewery. Enter Jay; the man, the myth, the legend that sat through countless meetings with city officials, tirelessly re-defining their perceptions of microbreweries. Our dedication to the community and our eco-friendly brewing system eventually won the officials over. It was a long, hard venture for your beer, Grande Prairie!

You always want what you can't have, and although our group never did get their whiskey, they ended up creating some incredible beer. To this day, we still don't know why that distiller denied the guys of his whiskey, but boy, it's a good thing he did.


Our Mission

Doing it right, from the very beginning—that’s our mission.
We are dedicated to brewing fresh, premium craft beer that the Peace Country can be proud of.


Our Core Values

  1. Do it right, from the very beginning. From choosing the absolute best of the best equipment during construction to, the comprehensive quality control testing done on every single batch we brew, we believe in taking the time to make sure things are done right the first time.
  2. Make good times affordable again. We believe that you shouldn't have to re mortgage your home to enjoy a good beer. our business model produces a premium product, without the premium price tag.
  3. Brew beer that everyone can enjoy. Whether you're a craft connoisseur obsessed with flavor profiles or simply, someone who enjoys a dang good lager - we've got a brew for you.
  4. Support the community. Our business is 100% locally owned and operated. We are dedicated to building meaningful relationships within the community and helping out whenever possible.
  5. #farm2can. Here at GP Brewing Co. we are passionate about using Peace Country products in our production process to create the freshest beer you've ever tasted. It starts with growing, harvesting and processing our own malt right here in our backyard. We do not pasteurize or use any preservatives in our brews.
  6. Team spirit. Our staff is our most important assest. At GP Brewing Co., we embrace challenges, pursue growth and conquer adversities together as a team.

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