Who we are
Amidst a recent explosion of contract breweries, we, at Barn Hammer, have remained true to our spirit as a brick-and-mortar brewery that exists in a symbiotic relationship with our local community. We are self-funded, self-built, and self-reliant. We do not rely on outside investors for our growth. We built this brewery with our own hands and have maintained it as a family-run endeavour with strong ties to our city, community, and neighbourhood. All our design work is done in house, as well as all repairs, construction, and marketing. We do not put profit first, and instead measure our success by the impact we have on our community. We have purposefully stayed small to maintain these values while those around us have pushed growth and profit above all else. Our small stature has come with extra challenges during the pandemic, but it has allowed us to stay true to our values and remain steadfast in our commitment to our community. We do not do anything the easy way, which to us, as lifelong Winnipeggers, defines our city and the spirit of those who choose it as their home.
Winnipeggers–often recognized for their strength and down-to-earth personalities–can also be fiercely loyal. Barn Hammer embodies this core Winnipegger trait. We believe craft beer is truly about taking a different approach to business.
We encourage and empower our staff, no matter what their role, to learn and grow within our company. We want them to experience every facet of the brewing industry, from the actual brewing to improving their flavour palates and how they are able to speak about beer with our customers. We also hold the same loyalty for our customers and our city. We work to foster connections between our customers and the broader Winnipeg community, whether it be through events where we host local artists in our tap room or partnering with local companies like apiaries to introduce our customers to local ingredients,
Recently we have increased our focus on our safer space policy. Through staff training, informative signage, and seminars with professionals in this field, we look to go even farther in cementing our reputation as an inclusive, safe space for all beer lovers and those who wish to experience the culture without consuming alcohol.
Please visit us in the West End. We’d love to see you.